We define wearable technology/ wearable gadgets as a category of technology devices that can be worn by consumers. Wearables are being developed to make technology devices fashionable and trendy to be a part of our everyday life. This year we have seen smart accessories expanding from the niche market to becoming more mainstream. A lot of technology companies are entering this market. We believe wearables make a great gift. We will be listing few of the great wearables to look out for.
MICA by Intel X Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony and Intel teamed up to create the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) bracelet. Threadchannel team got a chance to meet with MICA creator Sandra Lopez at a St. John's event. We got a great opportunity to learn more about the creation process of this device. This luxury smart accessory is created for the working women. Intel has solved the problem of transforming wearables from looking geeky by partnering with two big fashion houses Opening Ceremony and Barney's New York to bring this device to market. This makes as a great holiday gift for the woman who wants her wearables to look fashionable.
FitBit with Tory Burch
To help make the New Year resolution of a healthy lifestyle a glamorous FitBit is a great gift. It is an activity tracker which keeps track of important statistics like calories burned, sleep cycle etc. to keep our health monitored. FitBit has been in market for a while but they have made their aesthetics more appealing this season by collaborating with Tory Burch to introduce gold and silver bracelets as well as a pendant.
Polo Tech by Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren has extended their expertise with men athletic wear to enter the wearable market. This Polo tech shirt is made with biosensing fiber, which tracks biometrics data. It helps in transmitting real time data directly to your smart phone. This garment is even made to increase active life performance. This is set to be launched by early 2015. A great gift idea for someone with an active outdoor lifestyle.
Case Mate Accessories by Rebecca Minkoff
This wearable tech accessory line made its debut at Spring 15 New York Fashion Show. This collection of wearables tackle a big problem we all face. How many times are we running out of charge on our smartphones or are sitting in a meeting looking at our phone for that important text. The enterprising designer Rebeca Minkoff found a creative solution to this problem by creating a collection of good looking accessories along with Case Mate , which helps give you bluetooth notifications for important calls as well as other accessories with USB to charge phones. This is a good looking collection which makes for a perfect gift.
Cuff- Smart Jewelry
A trendy fashion accessory line Cuff introduces jewelry wearables with an alert system. The collection consists of keychains, bracelets and necklaces. This is a unisex collection. These accessories come along with mobile app. The jewelry is capable of sending alerts (vibrations) to bring your attention to urgent mails or calls. These accessories help us avoid looking at our phones at social settings.We believe the best part of this accessory is that it does not need to be charged and needs a replacement just once a year.
Google Glass with DVF
This collaboration between Google and DVF reflects one of the biggest overlap between tech and fashion. Google glass is a product that allows an eyewear to control a lot of activities such as taking pictures, looking at maps, live video sharing etc. DVF helped create a fashionable look for these high tech headpiece. This line consisted of five new frames and eight new shades. These can be bought on Net-a-Porter. These glasses made its debut on the spring runway show.
A fashion accessory everyone is looking forward to in 2015 is the Apple Watch. Apple has always been able to create technology products which become a mainstream must have. The primary function of watches have been replaced by smartphones. A smart watch could be a way to bring back this accessory. Apple is introducing a diverse collection early next year. This can be a great holiday gift if you are gifting someone who can wait for it till early 2015.
Ringly are rings made with precious and semi-precious stones set in 18 carat heavy gold or rhodium plated brass setting. These rings are made to support both the Android and iOS apps. These rings can be ordered in four colors. It is a beautiful ring, which helps bring all important information from your smart phone in a form of an alert to your ring. These are gorgeous and make great gift articles.