2014 will be the year of mobile, with drastic increases in mobile users and mobile consumers. Mobile now accounts for 12 percent of Americans’ media consumption time, and that number only continues to rise. While mobile app owners and companies continue to adapt to consumer demands, smart device creators are also adapting to a growing need of convenient technology. In 2014, we will see more wearable smart devices becoming main stream. Below are just a few of the devices expected to do well in the coming year.
Smart watches, like the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, are increasing in popularity. The device connects to the Note 3 and allows users to access their phone from the convenience of a wrist watch instead. The Pebble Smartwatch, Martian Smartwatch and Sony Smartwatch are other options for those interested.
One development that could help smart watches along in 2014 is the improvement of device software. Most reviews claim that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear prevails as the best and most streamlined watch on the market so far.
Clip On Devices
Multi-tasking is at the top of the list for many who want to get the most out of their day. A new device called Run-n-Read clips on to a runner’s outfit and allows them to read a book on their tablet while on the go. It serves as an alternative to simply listening to an audio book or music while running or jogging. In 2014, we will continue to see wearable devices that allow users to get the most out of their day and complete tasks with simplicity.
The most talked about wearable device of the year, Google Glass, began prototype testing in 2012 and started being tested by an exclusive number of people in 2013. Still largely unavailable to most, as more apps and developments take place, we can predict that Google Glass will be more available to the general public in 2014. Although the device still has enormous potential for improvement, Google’s contribution to wearable devices has set the tone for developing technology.