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When Fashion Meets Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is a device that you wear on your body as an accessory. This kind of tech recognizes, analyzes, and transmits data from body signals like vital signs and notify you immediately through biofeedback. This can be handy as most tech accessories are more involved in monitoring health.

One kind of wearable tech that’s on the market is the smartwatch which has experienced a rise in popularity. According to Grand View Research, the wearable tech market worldwide is “expected to reach USD 118.16 billion by 2028”. However, a complaint is that while wearable tech is practical, it often looks cumbersome and falls short in the aesthetic allure of fashionable accessories.

Of course, this opened up an avenue for fashionable, wearable tech to be made. Smart rings and smart clothes, like the designs from Kitty Yeung, are just perfect examples of this. This list will be just a few of the many fashionable tech accessories available now.

Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit is not a stranger to the wearable tech industry. As such, it’s no surprise that they would have collaborations with other companies. For the Fitbit Flex 2 Tracker, they collaborated with Tory Burch on this.

By itself, the Fitbit Flex 2 looks simple as it is, but what makes it stand out is that it can be paired with Tory Burch’s Fitbit Metal Hinged Bracelet. This lets you keep track of your steps, even when dressed to party. Unfortunately, these two are sold separately, with the tracker priced at £79 while the bracelet starts at £100.

invisaWear

One of the biggest appeals of wearable technology is that it can do multiple things like track one’s health and send messages. Innovative jewelry brings the same features but makes the design more discreet — so discreet that it doesn’t even look like wearable technology.

Full feature on invisaWear right here on TechAcute

An excellent example of this is invisaWear, a brand that has a variety of fashionable tech that looks like regular bracelets, fashion keychains, and necklaces. The innovative part about invisaWear’s jewelry is that it allows the wearer to call emergency services by just double-clicking the charm. Depending on the situation, this can even save a young woman’s life. Their items are priced differently depending on the product, but those that are tech-related may start at $149.

CORE Body Temperature Sensor

The last one on our list is the CORE Body Temperature Sensor. As mentioned earlier, most wearable tech is dedicated to monitoring your health. However, this product is much more in-depth in terms of checking your vitals during intense training sessions or competitions like enduro races, marathons, and Ironman triathlons.

Just as the name suggests, this device is a non-invasive solution that can accurately check your core body temperature. While this is mainly for athletes who need to monitor their heat levels in training more efficiently, it can also monitor your body temperature too in a very subtle way.

With wearable technology here to stay, it isn’t surprising that the fashion industry has started to embrace it. Whether you’re at a party, out for work, or working out, you now have tech choices that can fit each occasion perfectly and with style.

Photo credit: The feature image is owned by invisaWear.
Sources: Grand View Research / Don Alvin-Adegeest (Fashion United)

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Pauline Nicole Sael
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