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The Rising Adoption of Wearables and the Internet of Things

Author: Oodles Technologies
by Oodles Technologies
Posted: Oct 10, 2019
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The most visible application of IoT technology is wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers. The demand for wearables has surpassed that of smartphones in the consumer electronics segment. From checking notifications to tracking physical activity, these devices provide novel means to accomplish routine tasks.

A survey conducted by Forrester’s Consumer Technographics stated that "14% of US online youth (ages 12 to 17) use a wearable device.

As per the latest Gartner’s recent report, the global shipment of wearable devices are anticipated to rise by 25.8% every year to $225 million (GBP 176.3 million) in 2019.

Clutch surveyed 500 people who owned connected devices to learn how they interact with popular consumer IoT technologies. The results were as follows:

  • Apple Watch (41%) is the most popular wearable product followed by Fitbit(35%)", and Samsung (21%).
  • Smartwatches(61%) are the first preferred wearable device ahead of fitness trackers(21%)
  • 91% of the wearable devices are connected to smartphones to track sleep analysis, steps taken, flights climbed and more.

We are an IoT app development company that connects devices securely to gather data and take intelligent actions to meet operational and management needs. We enable you to use the potential of analytics, IoT, and AI to make your business smart (cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud), efficient, and secure. Power up your business with our IoT consulting and application development services.

Benefits of IoT Enabled Wearables

Wearables use a network of sensors connected by cloud services to collect raw data. IoT analytics solutions hosted on the cloud provide detailed insights to users about their health and fitness. In addition, wearables enable personal safety, instant interoperability, data collection, profile management, notifications, and data security. Let’s explore some benefits of IoT based wearables:

Answering Calls: Attending phone calls while driving or on the move can be difficult sometimes. IoT enabled wearables like smartwatches enable users to attend or decline a call while moving. It also makes it easier for people with busy schedules to stay connected on-the-go.

Tracking Fitness: Working professionals’ hectic schedules refrains them from keeping up with their fitness goals. Wearable IoT devices like smart wristbands generate a huge volume of users’ personal data to enable them to accomplish their fitness goals easily.

Notifications: Handling smartphones can be strenuous when done repeatedly. IoT enabled wearables can sync up with mailboxes to notify users about meetings, appointments, and other important events.

Digital Payments: Payments is another area where IoT wearables are making a significant impact. Users can make online or in-person payment transactions without the use of wallets with few taps on their wearable devices.

Automated Sending and Receiving of Data: Wearables share data with the smart device ecosystem (gateway device, smart home, smart vehicle, cloud services, etc.,) for process analysis, autonomous interoperability in the IoT ecosystem and notifying users with text messages or app alerts.

While the current adoption of wearable technology is centered around the fitness industry, it has other applications too. Let’s find out other domains that can benefit through this technology.

Wearables at Work: Wearables devices for office and factory environments can provide relief from physical strain. For instance, wearables like chairless chair exoskeleton systems prevent employee fatigue to improve productivity and efficiency

Entertainment: Media, entertainment, and communication sectors are ripe for wearable technology. Wearable technology can make 7D movies more impactful with tactile features and provide better mechanisms to generate video content

Wearable for Manufacturing: The growth of industrial IoT applications includes wearable devices that improve productivity. Leading manufacturers use wearable devices that enable factory workers to pick up heavy objects with minimum physical strain to accelerate processes and prevent injuries. Also, in a warehousing and distribution setting, Google glass applications can enable employees to sort orders with precision and efficiency.

Our Wearable Application Development Services

Software developers at Oodles technologies, an Android wear app development company, develop Android and Apple wear apps that perform versatile tasks without straining device memory and power.

Android Wear App Development

We create intuitive apps for Android Wear devices with detailed user research. Some of the key Android wear app development services provided by us are:

Android Wear app development for IoT devices

Android Wear app for chat, quick messaging, and document collaboration

Android Wear Utility Apps Development

Android Smart Watch App Development

Android wear app for wristbands and other emerging wearables like smart shoes

Migrating Existing Apps to Wearables

Apple Watch App Development

We use the binary action concept and iOS technologies to develop interactive and innovative apple watch apps. We develop essential features and design interfaces for users to receive notifications and respond to them conveniently. Our Apple Watch Wearable app development services include:

Apple Watch Custom App Development

Apple Watch Utility App Development

Apple Watch E-commerce Apps

Apple Watch Web-based Apps

Health and Fitness Apps

Wearable technology will continue to transform entertainment, media, health, and fitness industries. Businesses are now investing in wearable payment apps, messaging wearable apps, notification apps, wearable music apps and more. Also, retail businesses can use wearable technology to enhance the customer experience.

Are you planning to use wearable devices to improve processes and productivity? Contact our wearable app development experts at Oodles Technologies. We are a renowned wearable app development company in India that builds robust and feature-rich applications for enterprises across the globe. We create wearable apps for glasses, watches, fitness bands, iWatch and more. Apart from Wear app development solutions, our developers provide solutions using next-gen technologies like machine learning, ERP, mobile, and video solutions, augmented and virtual reality, big data, DevOps and cloud solutions. Contact our experts today for more details!

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