Every so often I’ll come across a wearable tech story while scrolling through my Facebook, that tugs at my heartstrings, a story that shows why so many people are invested in creating tech that can improve the quality of someone’s lives. Read more
My head is always in the clouds, I love to travel. Meeting new people, exploring new lands, tasting new food, immersing myself in a new culture has always driven me to travel more. One of the largest problems that arise when I travel, besides the state of my bank account, is language barriers.
January. A time for new beginnings, new resolutions, and new gym memberships. A time where the gyms are packed with people hoping to lose their holiday weight gain and become a healthier version of themselves. Wearable tech has become an asset to people who are serious about the gym. Fitness trackers have grown from cheap and simple step trackers to devices that can monitor your heart and track your sleep. Here are a list of the best wearable gadgets for getting in shape.
The countdown to Christmas has begun and if you’re anything like me, you have not even thought about what you’re getting your loved ones this year! This is probably one of the the most stressful, busy, hectic times of the year, but don’t worry- here are 9 cool wearable tech gift ideas for your tech loving friends / family!
Last week Snap Inc. (formerly known as Snapchat) released Spectacles, making this their first step into the wearable world. Spectacles is a pair of cute, cat eye, sunglasses that record real time, hands free, video for their app, Snapchat. They really only do one thing, record video, but supposedly they do that thing well. The sunglasses come in a variety of bright colours that would look funky on anyone!
In ancient Egyptian mythology there was god named Horus. His right eye was white and represented the sun and his left was black representing the moon. According to the myth, Horus lost his left eye during a fight with his uncle to avenge his father’s death. His uncle tore out his eye but lost the fight because the assembly of gods declared Horus the winner. His left eye was restored by another god. The Eye of Horus became a symbol of healing and safety, making it the perfect name for a new wearable device for the blind and visually impaired.
It’s not wearable tech, per say, but it’s pretty darn cool technology. I struggle with learning other languages and I know I’m not alone in that. From butchering my way through pronouncing french words, in my beginners French course, to butchering my own mother tongue of Amharic (sorry grandma). I have many friends who also struggle picking up a language either their own or one they want to learn just because.
Sports are an important part of our society and culture. From on the field to in your house, wearable technology is proving to be vital in the sports and fitness world. Here are a few cool technologies that are helping, or hope to help, world of sporting:
We live in a world where technology completely engulfs us, we’re never too far from our smartphones, laptops, or tablets. Critics have claimed that this is a bad thing, that we’re too attached to our devices, but tech enthusiasts and innovators are trying to entwine technology more seamlessly (get it??) into our lives. Wearable technology is advancing daily and it’s getting faster, smarter, smaller, and less noticeable.