Wearable computing is evolving into separate niche markets. The ‘old’ days of cramming every function into one product has gone. At CES 2015 new offerings are targeted at specific user profiles – such as wearables with storage for maps and GPS targeted at cross-country hikers. This specialisation reflects the fact that many wearables are often discarded by consumers within a year of purchase.
You may have heard the latest internet buzzword – the Internet of Things. You can see it around you as everyday objects and other features of the physical world become smart. Wireless technology is used to connect objects, locations or even animals to directly transmit and share data with the purpose of co-ordinating all their individual responses in one ongoing seamless flow.