Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:22

Is wearable tech and women’s fashion compatible?

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Combining technology with fashion has been the latest movement in technology and it seems that wearable tech is here to stay. Despite the common prejudice that wearable tech will only appeal to 'geeks', there are some available tech pieces that many women would wear as a part of their outfit.

However if technology and fashion combine, how will technology keep up with the ever-changing trends that the fashion industry dish out throughout the year? With iPhones updating their phones up to twice a year with the additional release of each model, it may be too difficult a task to constantly embed technology with the 'must-haves' of the season. Forbes.com look further into the debate of technology fusing with fashion whilst giving some fashion tips too.

Nicole Sherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls hit the headlines recently with her 'Twitter Dress' which was made up of 2,000 LED lights that flashed incoming tweets. Is this the start of a wearable tech craze in the fashion industry? Quite possibly as wearable tech clothing and even accessories lit up the catwalks this season.

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Phone companies seem to be missing out by not partnering with the big upmarket fashion brands as the women fashion industry are always open to new trends and with the influence of the catwalks and celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger sporting wearable tech, it won't be long before everyone will want a piece of wearable clothing. To date the majority of partnerships have been fitness focussed with Oakley and Nike partnering with the wearable tech firms. Here are some examples of some wearable tech pieces that have become increasingly popular within the fashion industry.

MEMI Bracelets

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Image from fastcompany.com

These fun bracelets from MEMI alert their users to incoming calls and text warrants. The bracelet can either flash or vibrate in order to get the attention of the owner. These bracelets will be popular amongst women because they look sleek, modern and they act as a regular bracelet so nobody will even notice the difference. See more examples of wearable tech that will appeal to women on fastcompany.com.

Google Glass

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Image from seroundtable.com

These rather modern looking glasses present visual information on the lens in front of the wearer's eyes. They have become particularly popular amongst football fans and are thought to be a great way in which referees can make sure they don't misjudge a match as they can watch it in front of them as if they were viewing the match from home.

Smartband

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Image from phones4u.co.uk

These handy wrist accessories focus on your health and fitness as they are able to track both your movements and activity. By linking your smartband to your smartphone, you are given detailed information on your exercise management.

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