Wearable computing market forecasted to hit $1.5 billion by 2014

Shawn Knight

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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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ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
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.
 

MrAnderson

TS Maniac
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.
 
G

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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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Pan Wah

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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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MilwaukeeMike

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

TJGeezer

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

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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.