I found two compelling articles about what users want from wearable technologies and made three suggestions for anyone who wants to grab a share in this highly promising market.
Engadget: Wearable Computing Should Constantly Monitor Its Surroundings
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All Things D: The Interfaces Are Melting
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3 Suggestions for Investors in Wearable Technologies
- Try New Sensors
Users don't want to "key-in" all the information by themselves with wearable technology. Both sensors that collect data about the environment and sensors that enable better voice control, gesture control, and brain control have the potential to be game changers. You definitely should try new sensors when consider investing in the wearable gadgets.
- Own a Category
Users want their wearable devices to be as strong as our mobile phone, but as light as a clip. And instead of just one device, users will end up having a set of devices, blended in their lives. Choose one category and own it and you will have your place in the future of wearable technologies.
- Invest in Building Blocks
Batteries and new materials will always be critical to wearable devices. Be sure to keep an eye on those building blocks.