Smart wearable devices can be worn on human body or clothes which provide hand free operations and precise health insights. Some characteristics of smart wearable device are listed below:

  • Notification
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness tracking
  • Make/receive phone call
  • Health and Safety tracking (e.g. heart rate, fall detection, sleep tracking)

Currently, wearable technology devices have gained popularity due to technological advances. Based on the data of International Data Corporation (IDC), approximately 368.2 million devices have been sold in 2019, and a prediction of 526.8 million units will be delivered to consumer by the end of 2024. Most popular smart wearable devices are:

  • Apple Watch
  • Fitbit Versa 2 & Flyer
  • Huawei Watch GT2 & FreeBuds Lite
  • Garmin fÄ“nix 6S and Xiaomi Mi Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Wireless Buds

Source: Data retrieved from International Data Corporation 2020

We believe smart wearable technology is a potential solution to improve the quality of living for its users. Parallel with the growing of advance technologies we will see significant transformation of wearable devices in the next few years.