Oliver Stokes reports that wearable technology is the big buzz area in consumer electronics today. Via rumours of Apple’s curved glass ‘smart watch’, fueled again by Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent interview at D11 and the vast amount of blog coverage surrounding Google Glass, it’s certain that the age of ‘wearables’ is soon to be upon us.
Even with these exciting product concepts there are still many questions to be asked about what the future holds and how consumers will accept the ‘new normal’ for wearable technology. We’ve all adjusted to the role of the smart phone in our lives, the ‘always on’ feeds of information which are pushed to us from Twitter or Facebook. We’ve all seen the masses stood on train stations gazing through Gorilla Glass screens, revealing the reams of information available to us. ‘Wearables’, however, are set to completely re-programme how we currently see our relationship with information and technology.