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Report: Smart wearables will blend in as normal accessories by 2017

It won't be too much longer before smart products blend in as normal accessories, the Gartner research group believes
By: Michael Hatamoto | Wearable Computing News | Posted: Dec 12, 2014 5:13 pm

The smart wearables market is growing at a rapid pace, and it won't take too long before these high-tech products are "completely unobtrusive" to the eye, according to Gartner. By 2017, 30 percent of consumer smart products will no longer be eye-sores that owners don't want to wear on a frequent basis.

 

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"Already, there are some interesting developments at the prototype stage that could pave the way for consumer wearables to blend seamlessly into their surroundings," said Annette Zimmermann, Gartner research director, in a statement.

 

Even though consumers are still curious about the market, there is a strong push to help ensure smart wearables blend in - as prices drop and technology increases - should only help the market mature even faster. Companies already are working on smart contact lenses and smart jewelry, catering to new revenue streams that tech companies sometimes miss.

NEWS SOURCES:Gartner.com, Punchkickinteractive.com

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