Your average wearable is good at conveying information – fitness trackers, email-alert rings, bracelets that tell you how much sun you’ve gotten – but not much more. Continue reading… “The future of wearables”
Last Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Napa region of Northern California was the strongest the area has seen in 25 years. The quake was so strong, in fact, that it woke many in the region — as we learned from a sudden change in the sleeping patterns of people nearby, thanks to data collected by Jawbone UP fitness trackers.
Is it technology limitations or are wearables not as disruptive as we might think?
One in six Americans own a piece of wearable technology, while more than half say they are interested in purchasing one. But wearables simply don’t have the same staying power as other disruptive technologies, like, say, smartphones, according to a new report in the Guardian.