Back in 2018, Smart Insights predicted that it will be a year of Wearable Mobile App and that by 2021, Gartner estimates that smartwatch sales will hit 81 million units.
Mobile App Development Services currently are experiencing a rising demand to develop an application that is not only limited to smartwatches or bands, but to smart sneakers and smart homes.
Consumers want a sneaker that analyzes their walking patterns and they want watches that count calories and they even want smart gloves that assist you when you swing a golf club!
However, it is safe to assume, that the industry of mobile wearable devices will only get bigger.
Applications of Wearable Technology
Wearable apps are in constant contact with your body unless, of course, you take them off. Since wearables have diminished CPU power, connectivity and better battery life, they work more efficiently than smartphones when it comes to data exchange in real time.
So, right now, you can see the application of wearable development in many sectors, such as:
Google Glass is a new innovation and they have opened up an avenue for marketing, including insights and data collection on user interaction.
Currently, healthcare wearable apps make up a huge chunk of the wearable tech market. It might be the most competitive field for wearables in the near future.
The medical and healthcare industry is already using wearable apps to collect data like blood pressure, pH levels, and other clinical tests.
☛ Hospitality and Tourism
Tourism, hospitality, and travel industries use wearable apps to simplify mapping places of interest based on location, contactless or keyless access and so on.
Financial institutions like banks can use smart wearable technology to explore avenues such as money transactions, locating nearest ATM or back and balance checking among others.
Most Popular Wearable Technology
In the year of 2019, experts at Lifewire have compiled lists of popular wearable tech, which are as follows:
☛ Apple Watch 4
Even if Apple didn’t invent the smartwatch, they did perfect it. The Apple Watch 4 has a sleek design, colorful and bright screen and superior app support.
It is also relatively easy to use and a single charge will last you two days. Another major convenient feature of this watch is that you can use your voice to start up apps, turn on music and so on.
It also tracks your heart rate as fitness trackers do and you can even take it swimming.
☛ VTech Kidzoom Action Cam
Every parent knows how you cannot trust your children with any tech piece. So this action cam is perfect if you want to give your kids a gadget to record their life.
It comes in bright colors, with a sensible strap that can be attached to skateboards, helmets, and bikes. It is also water-resistant so you don’t have to worry if an impromptu water fight breaks out.
☛ Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Fitness trackers are amongst the most popular mobile and wearable devices in the market right now. Most of them are pretty expensive but the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 falls under the affordable category.
This gadget is amazing for its size and price—it tracks heart rate, steps, sleep pattern, calories burnt and so much more. It also syncs with your phone to display calls, messages and social media notifications.
☛ Oculus Rift Headset and Controllers
Every hardcore gamer’s dream is probably to own a virtual reality headset and the Oculus Rift is one of those gadgets that are highly coveted.
It released in 2016 and it has slowly proven itself to be the best among the competition. It is comfortable to wear and it is highly immersive (thanks to the high res and quality sound).
☛ Garmin Forerunner 735XT Tracker
The XT tag tells you that you are now in the high-end section of watch models from Garmin. The 735XT is a multi-sports tracker that is high quality, expensive and filled with features.
Triathletes really love this watch but anyone who does cycling, running, hiking or swimming seriously can also use this. It stands above other multi-sports tracker with its slimline design, flawless built-in GPS and a lasting battery.
☛ Coros Omni Smart Helmet
It is expected that helmets are not what you think when you think of wearable tech, but Coros is working hard to change it with their smart helmets.
Besides the fundamental requirement of protection during accidents, Omni has a bone-conduction audio system, an in-built microphone, and noise-cancellation. LED lights on the helmet’s rear also let users see in dim lighting conditions.
Also, a single charge will last you eight hours and you can sync it with your phone to take calls, play music without needing to take your hands off your bike.
☛ Skagen Falster Smartwatch
A slimline design, a sleek gold finish, leather or steel straps set the Skagen Falster Smartwatch apart—especially if you want your smartwatch to look more stylish than bulky.
It takes calls and texts like any other smartwatch and you can use apps and talk to Google Assistant. It doesn’t have too many complex systems to track heart rates, but it is compatible with basic workout and exercise tracking.
☛ Whistle 3 Pet Tracker
It is not only humans who can gain much from wearable tech, animals too can benefit from it.
Waterproof and durable, the device lets you track your furry friend using cell service and GPS.
If your dog or cat are strolling somewhere they shouldn’t, you will immediately receive an alert.
What the Future Looks Like For Us
The future of wearables is exciting
- It has an impact on the artificial intelligence sector, the power of which they can harness to see some huge results.
- Devices are bound to get smaller and smaller so they stick to our bodies better and provide the ultimate ergonomic user experience.
- Soon, the Cloud will be the sole data center for wearable tech during the process of IoT Mobile App Development.
- You may have noticed the rise of biometrics with face-recognition sensors, heart rate detectors, fingerprint sensors, etc. Biometrics and semantic will soon mesh and then devices will even be able to read your emotions!
It is easy to see that wearable apps have shaken up the market of mobile app development and ushered in some lasting changes to the industry.
Consumers are looking forward to each innovation while entrepreneurs are watching new opportunities arise with in-app features and ideas.
Since consumers are getting great value from these apps, the evolution of Mobile app technology is inevitable.
And when smart wearable technology gets modified to serve sectors like healthcare and travel, we can safely say the future is promising for wearable apps.