The Wearable Tech Show came to town earlier this week (18 – 19 March) to showcase the spectacular array of devices, apps and initiatives hitting the market in this much talked-about space. However, Mobile Today readers are still undecided about prominance of wearables in the foreseeable future.
A poll conducted by Mobile Today over a two week period found that 54% of readers didn’t think wearable tech would become the norm in 2014, compared to 29% who thought smart watches and Google Glass would be woven into the fabric of everyday life by the end of the year. Around 17% of respondents were undecided.
Last month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was a platform for the unveiling of several wearable devices, many of which will come to the UK over the next few weeks and months. Notable devices include Samsung’s new smartwatch proposition, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and Sony’s SmartBand SWR10. LG and Motorola have also revealed their plans this week, working alongside Google for their own smartwatch iterations.
In a separate but related poll, Mobile Today readers were also completely polarised when it came to the subject of Google Glass. Just under half of respondents (48%) thought there was a future for the device while 52% disagreed.
The event at Kensington Olympia brought together the tech heavyweights like Samsung and Intel with many new market entrants adding to the tapestry innovative, quirky and cool hardware and software on show.
Keep an eye on Mobile Today over the coming days for more features from the Wearable Tech Show.