Every time someone asked me how I thought “wearables” would do in the greater technology marketplace I would scoff. Of course they won’t succeed! Who wants to be plugged in 24 hours a day, seven days a week? My phone is beeping all the time, and I wasn’t interested in having my wrist constantly vibrating.
Now that we’re right on the brink of Apple rolling out its own smartwatch, wearable devices are on everyone’s mind. And take it from me, they should be.
This is the future.
Six months ago, a funny change of events led me to actually buy a smartwatch myself, and I’ll never be able to live without this beautiful little wrist-dweller again.
It started innocently enough when I began an intense exercise program. It’s a series of DVDs with a trainer, and on the cardio days he was always pushing us to monitor our heart rate. Get a heart rate monitor! Stay in your zone!