From the looks of my family and friend’s wrists this holiday: A New Year means New Wearable Tech. From the dinner table to opening presents, at least one Apple Watch was spotted, and I’ve definitely taken note for my 2017 want list. Fashionistas, just wait though… more fashion-forward smartwatch designs are settling into place.
Last year, Apple marked the frontier in wearable tech with its Apple Watch inspiring a pinch of fashion brands like Michael Kors and Fossil to follow along.
InStyle states that in 2016:
Michael Kors launched the Access smartwatch and so did Fossil, with its highly customizable Android Wear piece.
You guessed it. This fashion innovation has caught on like wildfire. This year we will see more cutting edge fashion brands hopping aboard with their own smartwatch visions.
The new kids on the smartwatch block will be Swarovski and Armani Exchange. Can I get a…sweet luxury amen!
On the other spectrum, Armani Exchange will be revealing its first batch of hybrid smartwatches, “AX Connected,” in February. Their wearable tech version will be chock full of new features like smartphone notifications, non-charging capabilities, music control and more.
Will you be surfing the new wave of fashion-forward wearable tech this year? Weigh in below!