The 19 Coolest Wearable Gadgets In 2017
The world of technology seems to be moving faster than ever before. These days we seem to be trying to squeeze as much technology into as small a space as possible, then make it portable so we can carry it anywhere.
By all accounts this year looks set to be the year of wearable technology. With everything from watches to vests, if you can wear it, then you can guarantee that someone's trying to incorporate a smart piece of tech into it.
Below you'll find 19 of this year's coolest wearable gadgets. If they haven't been released already they soon will be, so watch this space!
Contactless payment is nothing new in the world of technology – simply place your bank card over a sensor and the payment comes straight off. The clever folk at Barclaycard have taken this one step further by turning contactless payment systems into something wearable, in the form of a wrist strap.
There isn’t even a need to get the card out anymore, because in many ways the strap acts like a card itself. There has been some discussion over whether or not this will enable fraudsters, but if it offers a way to wear our electronic money, then it’s a risk we’re willing to take!
Skully Motorcycle Helmet
Virtual reality headsets have been around for a very long time, so it’s surprising that technology hasn’t been introduced into motorcycle helmets sooner, as the two are very similar concepts.
The Skully motorcycle helmet is operated by voice recognition software, offering up a whole load of features which the rider would miss out on otherwise. This includes everything from a heads-up display to GPS tracking and even a rear-view camera, making maneuvering a doddle!
Tag Heuer Smartwatch
The Tag Heuer Smartwatch is still yet to hit the stores, but it’s one of the most hotly anticipated items of wearable technology of the year.
The brand name is synonymous with quality workmanship and classic timepieces, but this model will blend that seamlessly with the newest smart technology. The exact features we can expect are a little sketchy, but they will probably include apps to monitor health and fitness, as well as links to various social networking sites.
Magellan Echo Fit Smartwatch
We’ve all had the struggle of wanting the latest smartphone or smartwatch technology but being bitterly disappointed with the battery life. The batteries seem to drain after what seems like a matter of minutes, which can be incredibly frustrating. However, those worries are all allayed with the Magellan Echo Fit Smartwatch.
On the face of it this smartwatch has all the standard fitness tracking features that you’d expect from a smartwatch, but that’s not all. It claims to be able to survive with enough power to last for as many as eight months on just one battery. If this is a glimpse of the future, who knows how long batteries could end up lasting for?
Withings Activité Smartwatch
We just had to include this smartwatch on this list, not because of any extra impressive features (although it does measure all the usual things like steps taken, calories burned and distance travelled), but because of its looks.
This is one of the most stylish, sexy smartwatches on the market; this is technology that makes a real style statement.