Thursday, January 14

Wearable Tech: the rise of the fitness tracker

In the world of technology, there’s possibly never been such a rapid and concentrated proliferation of ideas, designs and iterations as with wearable technology in the last five years. Here's my quick round-up of some of the latest products for The Irish Times.

"Even the phrase itself would have provoked much head-scratching until recently. Now it’s not unusual to see friends casually comparing step counts on their smartphone’s app while the launch of the Apple Watch prompted a mainstream media feeding frenzy. There are personal monitors to measure everything from sleep patterns to heart rates, to nag wearers to do more exercise, even some which track periods."

The Irish Times, Jan 14, 2016.