With wearable tech being all the rage right now, we’ve rounded up six of our favorites for you to add to your wish list to improve your life.
If health is at the forefront of your mind, the Fitbit Blaze wins for best overall fitness tracker. With a snazzy color display, this gadget is a perfect starter piece. The Fitbit Blaze offers a plethora of stats on your steps, sleep and heart rate. It also boasts a built-in GPS and multi-sport options for a variety of needs. Plus, it hits the mark for being stylish.
Instead of having to pull out your phone, now you can stay in touch via talk, text and email right from your wrist. The Samsung Gear S2 watch is truly an all-in-one wearable tech device. Offering a sleek design and tons of capability, including activity tracking, calling, texting and emailing, this watch is both fashionable and functional. As a bonus, it can be added to your current phone plan for $15 a month through T-Mobile. There’s no more forgetting your phone at home, either, because you’re wearing it.
The Hexoskin Smart Shirt offers Bluetooth capability along with the ability to measure your heart rate, breathing level, step count, calorie count and activity level. If you don’t want to be bogged down by smart bands, chest straps and the like while you’re exercising, this gadget is for you. Plus, it is compatible with your fitness apps and other devices. If that’s not a reason to go the gym and take your fitness routine to the next level, we don’t know what is.
Reality is augmented with Sony SmartEyeglass, a headset that allows you to dabble with virtual reality. This transparent lens eyewear connects with your smartphone to superimpose your text messages, images and more onto your field of view for seamless integration for a truly futuristic experience.
A company called Thync is opting to shift mindsets in mere minutes with its new wearable technology. The product claims to alter your thoughts through neurosignaling to lower stress, improve your sleep and boost your mood. It promises that it is safe and effective, and it has been independently tested and is compliant with international safety standards. So before you reach for that midday coffee or energy drink, slap Thync on your head instead. Or, if you’re looking to calm your nerves, it can do that, too.
If you or your kids like to stay on trend with the latest and greatest tech gadgets and social media, the Gemio smart friendship bracelet is a great piece of wearable tech. With different light patterns that represent different messages, this wearable smart and social bracelet lets you connect with friends, design your own light effects and send messages to your pals.
Whatever your wearable tech preference right now, you’re sure to find something that fits your lifestyle. And one thing is for sure, there will always be another “next best thing.” So if you haven’t found your go-to piece, rest assured you will soon enough.