Wearables have spiked in popularity recently, with what seems like every single company intending on entering the market with a smartwatch, a fitness tracker, or something similar. But are wearables the future? Not in my opinion just yet. It seems the tech giants and smaller start-ups all vying for the top wearables spot are still missing a trick and here are five reasons why.
1. They still need other devices to function
The big thing is that wearables can’t function independently and require something else to reach their full potential. Often it’s a smartphone, but some of them require a computer. Even Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch, the first 3G enabled smartwatch, requires another Galaxy device to do much more than tell the time.
This doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon, and if it doesn’t then wearables will fail to match people’s expectations and will fall out of favour.