Wearable technology

Wearable technology, wearables, fashionable technology, wearable devices, tech togs, or fashion electronics are clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies.

The designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely critical or aesthetic agenda.

The calculator watch, introduced in the 1980s, was one original piece of widespread worn electronics. Wearable technology has applications in monitoring and real-time feedback for athletes as well.

The decreasing cost of processing power and other components is encouraging widespread adoption and availability.

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Apple Watch

This is the Apple Watch Sport, a smartwatch developed by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities as well as integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.

The Apple Watch Sport is one of 3 available collections, the other two being Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.

The product was announced in September 2014 and was available to buy from April 2015.

According to one source the Apple Watch became the world’s leading seller of wearables in the 2nd quarter of 2015 with the shipment of 4.2 million smartwatches. 

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