From swarms of drones to sensors hidden in your socks, experts weigh in on how we might use fitness technology to track our workouts and health in the future.
I like this article, but not the assumption that consumers are not interested in wrist-worn wearables. I personally like to have a smartwatch I can glance at throughout the day. I am in sales and like having the ability to discretely check messages. I am excited to see what the future holds in the way of fitness technology, but I don’t want to see the industry so hyper-focused on not having some of that technology reside on the wrist. I am just as concerned that we see Google Glass as a failure. There is something to be said for timing. I think that some of the initiatives currently underway are just not peaking at the right time to get the consumers’ eyes.
I am not a business or marketing specialist in the area of wearable technology. I am a simple consumer and tech blogger who is interested in technology in general. I do think that we will find some formats of wearables just do not work over the long term. I just don’t want the industry so concerned with looking outside the box that they forget the easy kills. We know that science fiction drives a lot of the advancements in personal technology. The ability to make calls from our wrist has been a secret wish for many since the days of Dick Tracy. The same can be said for the personal phone which was promised by science fiction for years.
Is the wrist-worn wearable really that disliked by the technical community? I just don’t see it that way at this time. I am interested in your thoughts. I know I have some very strong opinions as a geek and I would love to have sensors and gadgets all over me if that was a possibility, but we each have our own ideas of what technology should exist and where it should exist. Do you have thoughts as to what we should be looking for in fitness technology. Please share with the community.