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Wearable computing market forecasted to hit $1.5 billion by 2014

By Shawn Knight
Nov 1, 2012
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  1. A new study from Juniper suggests wearable computing will soon become a huge market. Revenue from this emerging industry is expected to reach $800 million this year from existing products like smart watches and personal health and fitness devices.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +388

    Protip: stop trying to make "wearable computing" look stupid and out of the ordinary, no on wants to be known as the guy with the high tech monocle.
     
  3. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I cannot imagine how small a computer will get in 2 years considering the rate we are going.

    I cannot imagine where we are planning to wear them besides wrist, arm, or google style ::shivers::, on the eye. Wow but hitting a billion in 2 years, I guess I can see that now that I have considered that he already have it. It is reasonable to see it go that far. I wonder how many people will shift from one thing to another and how many of the people that consume will be new.
     
  4. Trechie

    Trechie TS Rookie

    You will become one with the Google. Resistance is futile.
     
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  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +388

    in soviet internet, clothes wear you
     
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  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,452   +562

    That's all fine and dandy until some pesky little troglodyte injects a little individuality into the Google collective.
     
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  7. On the darker side:
    So far the annoyance was that people are wired, put earplugs on so they can't hear others shouting their name. Still had the option to wave to get their attention.

    Now they'll be wearing this glasses too and won't see one waving either.
     
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  8. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Or they'll see G+ notification that someone's waving at them, and if the person is in their contacts, then maybe even his name. :p
     
  9. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Wearable computing is ok once you iron the bugs out - when I first tried it, I kept bumping into things, but found that if you pop a couple of blanks out of the expansion bay, you can see quite well.
     
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  10. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Enthusiast Posts: 154


    And don't forget the option to remotely take control over his body and wave back! ;)
     
  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,133   +731

    Considering the only place I see people wearing Bluetooth headsets is Walmart, I don't really expect this technology to be any cooler.
     
     
  12. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    LOL - Silly Billy! ;)
     
  13. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    I see a lot of people Borg'd up with little blue lights while driving, too. It's simply practical and doesn't put you out of touch with the environment. VR glasses woihile driving would be pretty dangerous, but as heads-up displays they'd make sense.
     
  14. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    $800 million this year... I don't know of anyone with one of these devices. I am confused am I missing something!?
     
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +388

    its referring to watches and nike fitness stuff, etc etc.
     
  16. Each driving category will have a subcategory indicating the ability of the driver to wear those 'glasses'.
    Basically, If you wear these 'glasses', you'll need a new driving license.
     


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