This year, we saw a lot of wearable devices flood to the market. However, it seems that none of them get absolute success. In the next year, I believe more vendors who bring their own products will rush to this market one after another. For this trend, what should we expect?
Fitness technology continues to develop
Recently, Fitbit, Nike, Withings and Jawbone are actively promoting their own software and fitness wristband. These manufacturers will not stop the pace in the next year and more other competitors will also step into the market.
At next year’s CES show, fitness tracker will be seen everywhere. Making such kind of products is relatively simple with low cost, but their quality may also be mixed. Fitness accessories ecosystems may become more intelligent and more social. The adding of more networked devices and sensor technology will help the development of healthy technology. Some heart rate monitors are already available, such as Adidas miCoach Smart Run and Basis Band, while other devices may not only be satisfied with such a simple step function in mind.
The second wave of smart glasses
As Google glasses have opened up the road, more similar products will be shown at CES. Some of them are familiar, such as Avegant’s virtual retinal glasses and Vuzix M100 smart glasses. But it will probably also have new software applications and hardware surprise waiting for us. What’s more, Oculus Rift device will return to the time with new investments and the commitments for Android.
Smart Watch 2.0
Pebble, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm Toq and the second-generation of Sony Smartwatch will debut this year which makes the smart watch market particularly lively. However, these products are still on the lack of maturity.
In the next year, we look forward to Apple, Google and Microsoft which may bring us their products. Samsung and Sony will also further improve their own equipment. But unfortunately, Apple, Google and Microsoft will not participate in CES. I believe a lot of start-up companies will grasp the opportunity to promote their products. They might bring surprises what we want.
Internet invades wearable technology field
People are always interested in the topic of Internet. By means of a tiny device or application, we will be able to control home appliances and equipments. With this technology, we can experience the so-called smart home.
So far, there are few wearable devices can promise to connect to your home thermostat or lighting systems, but such applications may get a promotion at CES. A smart watch maybe will become a dashboard of all your family information. Jawbone’s Up application already supports IFTTT, and it therefore has the potential in this regard. And other wearable devices will follow it?