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4 Types of Wearable Technology & Where to Buy Them

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From the widespread trend of smartwatches to the innovative smart rings, we are amid a wearable technology revolution. Watches, rings, fitness bands, and head-mounted displays can track your distance, send messages, control your camera, answer calls, and immerse you in the virtual world.

In this article, you will get a bird’s-eye view of the top wearable technology trends in 2022.

#1: SMARTWATCHES

It is hard to miss an advertisement tailored to highlight the capabilities of smartwatches. These are one of the most used wearable devices today. Connecting your smartphone to a mobile app enables you to read messages from the watch, to monitor your sleeping patterns, to control your camera switch, and so on. Smartwatch designers are finding new ways to innovate such as adding an electrocardiogram heart reading in Apple’s Apple Watch and a blood oxygen monitor in Realme’s Realme Watch 2.

Online prices start at S$599 for Apple Watch Series 7 and S$85 for Realme Watch 2.

#2: FITNESS TRACKERS

Fitness trackers are the modern successors to pedometers. These trackers enable you to monitor steps taken, heart rate, calories burned, and other fitness metrics. The difference between fitness trackers and smartwatches has become small as fitness-oriented devices have included features such as phone notification alerts and weather forecasts. Nonetheless, fitness trackers tend to be cheaper than smartwatches.

Online prices for FitBit devices start at S$138.

#3: HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

As the name suggests, head-mounted displays (HMDs) go on the head and provide a display in the user’s field of view. It is bulkier than all the devices listed here. HMDs provide a one-of-a-kind experience for its users as they provide information superimposed over reality via augmented reality (AR), or completely immerse its user in a virtual reality (VR) setting. VR examples include Oculus Quest 2.

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Online prices for Oculus Quest 2 start at S$551.

#4: SMART JEWELRY

Smart jewelry includes an array of unique accessories such as smart bracelets and smart rings. Smart rings are worn on the finger like a normal ring. However, smart rings obtain health-tracking data that you can review on your smartphone.

For instance, the NFC OPN rings control apps, unlocks doors, and transfers data to your smartphone. It seems like a prop from a science fiction movie! It is available for S$24 or £12.99 with shipping options from United Kingdom.

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