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The Internet of Me : 11 Wearable Predictions to Watch In 2016

How Wearable Tech is changing IoT?

The “Internet of Me”.

“With more than 35 million connected wearable devices in use by the end of 2014, developers are on the cusp of a technological point-of-no-return, and opportunities for innovation are riper than ever. As the connected world spills over into an ever-connected personal lifestyle, the ‘Internet of Me’ will continue to evolve at a rapid pace.”

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According to CNBC, the top wearable tech gadgets in 2015 are:

  • Google Glass
  • Apple Watch
  • Fitbit Surge and Charge
  • Skully Motorcycle Helmet
  • SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds
  • TAG Heuer Smartwatch
  • Pebble Time
  • Digitsole
  • Oculus Rift
  • Quell
  • FITGuard

What is going to happen for the wearable tech in the year to come?

Tom Emrich wrote an excellent article called “11 Predictions for Wearable Tech in 2016”. The article lists the 11 most interesting predictions for wearable technologies that will happen in 2016:

  1. Hype begins to fade as wearables make their way down the trough
  2. The wearable melting pot gets taken off the stove
  3. Data begins to eat hardware
  4. Wearables join drones, smart fridges and connected toys as targets for hacks
  5. Wearables will not disappear in 2016
  6. 2016 will be the year of the fitness band with Fitbit continuing its reign
  7. Next generation smart watches will provide a better foundation for apps
  8. Mobile VR will have a banner year while dedicated devices will drive innovation
  9. he enterprise sees success through the lens of smart glasses
  10. Smart clothing continues to be a niche, new tools emerge for designers
  11. Jedi envy, BCI hype heats up

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