The wearable market is projected to be worth approximately $25 billion by 2019. While most experts predict smartwatches will have a commanding 60 percent share of the industry, the wearables market goes well beyond smartwatches. Granted most of the wearables industry is still in its infancy, the different number of gadgets and devices that comprise this market include head and eyewear like helmets and glasses, smart clothing like sweaters and shoes, even accessories like purses.
The diverse array of wearables currently featured in the market perform various functions like monitoring different bodily vitals that range from emotion levels, to body temperature and heart rate. Although some wearables have more practical uses like providing wireless charging compartments for other electronics, one commonality among these products is the ability to sync with devices like smartphones to keep track of the bodily signs and other statistics being monitored from a centralized location. The infographic below offers a thorough breakdown of wearable products by type, functions they implement, and what particular aspects of the body each one monitors.
Filed Under: M2M (machine to machine)