2015 Wearable Tech Trends: Swank Meets Science

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s Made for Google Glass Eyewear 

The original Google Glass seemed a bit conspicuous for many users. And once people began to recognize the design, they became leery of the technology and the person using it. But times have changed and are still changing. After collaborating with Google on a few more fashionable and perhaps less obvious styles, Diane Von Furstenberg now offers her DVF Made for Google Glass Eyewear on the Google Glass site. According to Engadget, Google Glass also offers a sporty new Titanium collection.

Most first-generation wearable technologies are functional but far from highly fashionable. You will find them on the bodies of those who love to adopt the latest and greatest fitness gadgets and those dedicated geeks who regularly put form above fashion.

Wearables may have begun with Google Glass, FitBit, Nike+ Fuel Band and the like, but the future is wide open. Gartner predicts that wearable electronic fitness device sales will grow to 68.1 million units in the next year. But for that to happen, it would seem that the designs might need to change to meet the needs and tastes of the users. Tech companies and fashion designers both seem to agree that the wearables of tomorrow will likely be fashion that incorporates technology instead of the other way around.

Designers who’ve already jumped at the chance to assist in creating wearable tech 2.0 include Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren and Rebecca Minkoff. They are looking to catch the eyes of the fashionistas along with the minds of the tech gurus.

Other companies have also decided to put style on equal footing with technology. In the coming year, we will likely see the design of smartwatches and other wearable gadgets look very similar to non-tech, fashion counterparts. Let’s take a look at the most chic tech available now and in the coming months.

 

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