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Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

  Today I was privileged to have RCR Wireless publish my new article on wearable technologies, titled ‘Wearable tech is here – are you ready?‘: As businesses take the lead in delivering compelling new services with wearable technology, they have to step up their game to be sure wearable tech meets consumer expectations. With wearable technology, you’re enhancing the customer experience. But you’re also adding another layer of things that can go wrong and end up annoying that customer. Wearable is beginning to transition from an interesting, convenient new tech to something that businesses and consumers rely on. What was once gee-whiz amazing is now something we just take for granted. The same will happen as wearable technology becomes more successful. Read more at the original, over at RCR Wireless – http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20140413/readerforum/reader-forum-wearable-tech-ready/

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Are wearables just a fad?

Are wearables just a fad?

My mate Andy Patrizio recently put an interesting article up on IT World, ‘The wearable fad is quickly wearing out its welcome‘. In it he reviews some interesting research, including a new white paper from Endeavour Partners and data from Strategy Analytics. eBay is rapidly filling with second-hand Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches, a hint that the wearable gimmick may be running its course already. Considering that it just started last year, that’s remarkable even by the usual 15 minutes of fame standards. Then there’s Google Glasses, where the reaction has been rather negative as people fear being recorded. One woman was assaulted for wearing them in a San Francisco bar, of all places. So what’s going on? Why are the few people who buy smartwatches dumping them? Andy puts up some interesting ideas to explain this, and I think he is onto something. But I think this is reflecting more…

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