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When I came house from CES this year, the one device I desired most of all others was an iPod nano with a wristband instance. In a world of 3D printers and also 4K Televisions, you may think me insane to want after something so lowly as an mp3 player positioned on a strip of colored silicon. And you could be validated in that evaluation. But 2012 is going to be the Year of Wearable Tech, and I desire to prepare! So a nanoWatch is the perfect area to start.

From belt-clipped pedometers to GPS-enabled residence apprehension anklets, we’re currently staying in the Era of Wearable Tech. We i simply haven’t yet relocated from particular niche (industrial/enthusiast) usage of silicon-laden glasses and lockets to mass acceptance of linked individual devices. We’re on the way there, and I assume 2012 will certainly be the year we obtain over the hump.

In some ways we’re already there, if you take into consideration iPod earbuds as well as Bluetooth earpieces as component of wearable tech. Even if you ignore these omnipresent screens of ‘my far away friends are a lot more vital compared to you which’s right below,’ mankind is still marching quickly in the direction of a reality that prioritizes personal grids over social connections. Bluetooth, NFC and also ad-hoc Wi-Fi have enabled an individual grid within which our shoes can chat to our heart monitors and our mobile phones could press Twitter updates bent on our wristwatches. And also you assumed walking as well as chewing gum at the exact same time was hard!

Look out for a couple of fads this year as wearable technology moves to a brand-new stage upon which style, convenience as well as function combine to feed your insatiable – if not undesirable – thirst for on-time information and also constantly collected data:

Google Goggles Gets Real

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A couple of weeks back Google revealed they’ll be marketing eyeglasses with incorporated heads-up display screens later this year. The Android-powered specifications will attach to the grid by means of 3G/4G mobile radios, and also are implied to be an experiment and not a ‘company version,’ baseding on el Goog. If they catch on, a revenue plan – and also rivals – will definitely follow.

Smartwatches: Fun or Fad?

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Folks have been trying to link your wristwear to the cloud for years now, as well as no one’s been all that successful (see: Microsoft AREA). 2012 could be a big year in the smartwatch group, as Bluetooth-powered individual area networks (Frying pans) combine with hi-res, affordable touchscreens to power products like Sony’s SmartWatch, as well as the uber-fashiony i’m watch – both of which are powered by Android OS.

Random Acts of Wearable Technology

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Toeing the line in between SmartWatch as well as something else totally are gizmos like the Fitbit Ultra, which track everything from your rest patterns to just how much range – and upright range – you cover each day in an initiative to improve your general health and wellness – or a minimum of to gather great deals of data associated with your health. Competitors including Jawbone’s UP as well as entries from Motorola and Nike have already boosted the wearable fitness/health technology area, it’ll interest view exactly what other niches emerge this year.

Are you happy to connect your phone to your watch to your glasses? As well as exactly what’s following? Dehydration-sensing apparel that advises you to consume even more water? Get in touch with lenses that take the Google Goggles concept to a sneaky, wear-it-all-the-time degree? Strike the comments as well as explain your vision of a utopian – or dystopian – future loadeded with wearable tech.