A wearable device is a type of computing device that can be worn to collect data about the wearer’s activities or perform tasks. They may be intended as fitness trackers, watches, headsets, glasses or other accessories. The term wearable technology has been used to refer to both general wearables and smartwatches with cellular phone functionality. Wearable tech has grown from 10.4 million units shipped in 2013 to 24.1 million in 2014, an increase of over 130%. In terms of market share, Fitbit remains the leader at 43% while Apple Watch holds 20%. Wearable tech adoption is most popular among teens and millennials who want to improve their health through daily exercise and diet tracking.
However, interest also comes from fields such as health care where hospital staff might benefit from tracking patients’ medical information in real-time without having to manually enter it into computers. Fitness bands have also become increasingly sophisticated, incorporating heart rate monitors, pedometers and GPS capabilities. Activity monitors like FitBit use motion sensors to measure physical activity (number of steps walked) and quality of sleep. They then display this data on the user’s smartphone app so they can better understand their activity levels throughout the day and plan better time periods for exercise. These activity trackers can be paired with accompanying apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Strava, MapMyRun etc., which provide additional insights into caloric intake versus expenditure. Here are some of the main benefits:
Each type of mobile device has its own pros and cons, but which one is best for you will depend on your needs. For example, if you need a business phone that lets you work remotely, then a smartphone is probably your best bet. If you’re looking for something small enough to fit in your pocket yet still capable enough to play games or watch videos comfortably, then a tablet might be more appropriate. Basic phones are often cheaper than smartphones and offer less features but make up for this by being easier to operate and providing better battery life.
Tablets, meanwhile, come in two varieties – touchscreen and keyboard. Tablets with keyboards typically have bigger screens than those without. You should choose between them based on what you feel would be best for your specific situation. Keyboards add convenience when browsing the web or typing long emails but do take up more space and tend to cost more money. Touchscreens are generally easier to hold for long periods of time and don’t require any extra effort when typing messages but keyboards allow people to type faster because they give users better control over each finger’s placement. There is no best type of mobile device – what matters most is finding the device that suits your needs best!