High shine: Tech gadgets we'd actually wear
Wired in and good-lookin'
From smart jewellery to super-watches, the future is now and it's impeccably (and thankfully) chic. We've rounded up three must-haves from the world of wearable tech.
Gucci x will.i.am
Musician will.i.am has teamed up with Gucci to create the sleekest smartband yet. The smartband sings to the tune of will.i.am's notions of "fashionology" — the fusion of fashion and technology. It has the ability to send and receive text messages and emails, store music, track your fitness regime, and even packs in a voice-activated personal assistant. This Gucci and will.i.am collaboration signals the beginning of wearable technology getting in with the big players in fashion, and we'll certainly welcome the future if it looks this good.
There's a pun to be made somewhere about how it all comes back around to a ring. Ringly introduces a novel collection of smart jewellery that's both a fashion and tech accessory. Hook your ring up with the Ringly app on your smartphone and it'll send you subtle notifications — through customisable light or vibration patterns — for emails, meetings, and even the arrival of your Uber ride. With Ringly, it has never been easier to put your phone aside and live in the moment. These smart rings are charmingly crafted with a matte gold-plated setting and a selection of precious stones. The launch collection comes in five dreamy designs and are all up for pre-order online.
Keeping fit isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, and the little steps you take bring you closer to your final goal. With Fitbit, you can track your progress to ensure you're well on your way to achieving your fitness goals. There's something for everyone with Fitbit's range of products. If you're taking your first baby steps in your fitness regime, there's the Fitbit Zip — a straightforward pedometer and timer that comes in a simple and practical package. Full-fledged fitness buffs should opt for the Fitbit Surge — a super-watch that measures steps, calories and distance, and comes equipped with GPS, music control, and phone and text capabilities.