The 19 Coolest Wearable Gadgets In 2021
It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the VEST is, in fact, a vest. This is taking wearable technology in a literal sense, mirroring foundation garments rather than just being a fashion accessory. However, far from being boring, arguably the VEST (which stands for Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer) is having a more worthwhile impact on the world than most of the other items on this list.
This wearable vest uses technology to combine different sensors in the wearer. In other words, they learn to associate various touches with certain words or object. In turn, this is changing the lives of blind and deaf people; this technology has already allowed people who have lost their sight to conquer an obstacle course, so it really is opening up a whole new world of possibilities!
The mammoth social networking site that is Facebook seems to be wading into every aspect of technology these days, and the world of wearable technology hasn’t been left out. This is a virtual reality headset: yes, it’s wearable, but it’s not the sort of accessory you’d be able to wear out the house.
The things that set this headset apart from other similar ones on the market are the surround sound and amazing visual effects, all of which go together into making this an entirely all-encompassing experience. Mobile versions of this Facebook-owned headset are already on the market, so we look forward to seeing the full version soon!
SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds
Fitness junkies will know that it can be a real hassle to carry lots of different types of technology during a workout. Headphones plugged into a smartphone or portable music player in addition to a smartwatch or similar fitness tracker end up leaving you feeling very bulky and cumbersome. That’s why the SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds are so brilliant; they avoid the need for quite so many gadgets.
These in-ear earbuds are built with fitness trackers inside them, so you’ll still be able to listen to music but you won’t need to wear a separate smartwatch. Biometric sensors collect all sorts of accurate measurements including the heart rate. In turn, this data will be sent straight to your smartphone ready for you to review at the end of your workout!
Wearable technology that combines fitness tracking with comfort – what more could you want? The Digitsole is a special insole which fits inside your shoe, offering an extra layer of comfort, support and shock absorption. However, these insoles are unlike any other foot care product you’ll find for sale in your nearest pharmacy.
For starters, they’re priced at $200, so a Digitsole is really an investment. It’s money well spent, though, as this insole tracks various things such as the number of steps you take, the distance you’ve covered and even the number of calories you’ve burned. Using Bluetooth, you’re then able to transfer all the measurements to your computer or smartphone as and when you like!
Most fitness-related items of wearable technology that we’ve seen so far have monitored biometrics and tracked data about workouts, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way in which technology can be used in the sport world.
The FITGuard is a mouth guard which is designed to be worn by sportsmen and women who enjoy potentially dangerous sports such as ice hockey. This mouth guard measures the impact of blows which the wearer receives, alerting the medics and team officials if the blow is so hard that it might require medical attention. On the surface of it this might seem unnecessary, but it could end up saving lives in cases where the sportsperson doesn’t realize just how badly they’ve been injured.