Wearable Technology, Defined
Ultimately, wearable technology is shorthand for any tech device that you can wear on your body. What arguably began with the invention of eyeglasses in the thirteenth century has since morphed into items such as smart headgear and high-tech clothing that’s tapped into your emails -- quite literally -- through each fiber.
Wearable technology can encompass actual products -- such as activity trackers -- or apps that compliment wearable technology, such as Apple Watch add-ons. In fact, even mobile devices can be considered wearable tech by certain standards. And although you may or may not have directly heard of this form of technology, you've been around it for years -- it’s a $19 billion dollar industry, and one in five Americans regularly wears some form of technology.