Developing Effective Design Strategies For Today’s Wearable Devices

Key factors driving the market. First of three parts.


While many new fitness bands, smartwatches, and other wearable devices have entered the market, most have under-whelmed prospects and users. It is quite clear the wearable industry is in its infancy and fraught with growing pains. Software developers, embedded systems architects and engineers must take heed in the early miscalculations of these devices (whether it’s functionality, utility, product design and/or aesthetic reasons) if they are to conceive and develop a wearable device that is truly accepted by the masses or even a niche user base. No question, we are in the early stages of a new electronic age, often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) where wearables, self-driving cars, smart homes, and devices with a variety of connected sensors and cameras will soon dot our modern landscape in ways never before imagined.

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