Wearable Technology Essay

1747 words - 7 pages

I. Introduction:
Wearable technology is the kind of technology that can be worn by a customer. Although the idea of wearable technology is not new, it has been acknowledged that our time is the time for wearable devices and its new revolution in technology nowadays. This paper will keep an eye on wearable devices via Bill Wasik article “why wearable tech will be as big as the smartphones and it will argue the challenges and problems that has been represented in the article.
II. Is wearable technology popular?
According to Louisa Manalastas in her article “the explanation for recent wearable technology abandonment “The Guardian posted today that one-third of consumers are ...view middle of the document...

Also in this article the author represents that plenty of companies have used wearable technology to create new products such as Goggle, Samsung, and Pebble. Google, for example, has used this technology to create google glass. Also, Samsung company have used wearable technology to create smart watches that can be connected and monitor their phones. It also establishes new markets and drives for fashionable technology. As matter of fact, as devices get "smarter” the major questions are: will we still need our smartphones? What is wearable technology? When it begin? How it will be as big as smartphones? What is the challenges that wearable technology might face? Will wearable technology be popular in the future?

III. Challenges that face wearable technology:

As I mentioned before Wearable technology is not new tech, according to the author, the first product (ski googles) was created in 2008 that has many functions such as navigation GPS that can be connected to the camera via Bluetooth, showing speed, and tucking. Also, it can be access to the smartphone via Bluetooth and display photos, play music and reading messages, and answering calls. Ski googles can integrate with smartphones and act as the same as smartphones. Even though the glass act the functions that smartphones has, the people prefer this technology and use it instead and with their phones. Ski googles was popular and the company gain a lot of money from the ski googles and other version. After that google has created google glasses then Samsung has created smart watches for its smartphones, and google started to think similar.

The author illustrates several challenges that face wearable technology. The first challenge that the author presents is the social messages. He exhibits the Bluetooth earpiece as an example for bluedouche principle. Negative social messages has affected Bluetooth earpiece (product) negatively as the same as wearable technology. The second challenge consider to be an obstacle for wearable technology which is called the Trucker Hat principle. Which means if everyone has the same product that will make the product lose its steam. Because everyone has the same product that makes other customers do not want to have one. The author in the article gives an example about google glass that use wearable technology, so if all the people have google glass that will make the product lost its uniqueness.

To me, I totally disagree with the first challenge and the second problem that the author represents in the article because nowadays the customers own their smartphones due to the fashion, and everyone has the same smartphones or technologies. Customers nowadays are technology lover and want to own every new devices. For instance, once Samsung display their new smart watchers that can connected to their smart phones, the number of selling increase rapidly for both smart watches and smartphones. That makes Apple Company take smart watches into...

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