As is the case with any type of technology, changes are normal. And when we talk about fitness wearables and other such technology, we have to note how much these items have changed over the past few years. If you look at a fitness wearable from 2012, it is going to look, feel and act drastically different from one that was made in 2016. And the same is going to be said for the ones made in 2017 and beyond. Major changes are coming, and we are super excited about them. You can go here for more information about these changes.
One of the biggest changes that we are looking forward to seeing is how these wearables could help those who have a long-term health condition. For instance, if you have a heart condition, the wearable could constantly monitor your heart rate when you are sitting at home, going to work or exercising. If there is any unusual behavior from your heart rate, the wearable could be programmed to immediately phone your emergency contact or the ambulance services. These types of features could genuinely save lives, especially among the elderly or sick. And they would really improve sales for wearables as well!
Another interesting idea we have heard is how these wearables could incorporate some protections for those who have mental health issues. It sounds like such a far-fetched idea, but there is already preliminary technology where a wearable could determine a person’s mood. And since those who suffer from mental health issues often have to deal with mood swings, these wearables could indicate when a person’s mood is “shifting” based on certain vitals and signs in their body. The technology is still being worked on – but we think this has a lot of potential as well. It could really make a splash on the market.