We're super impressed with these pieces of wearable wellness tech that do everything from track your heart rate to help you get a good night's sleep.
You may already know about Hong Kong’s vintage stores and where to shop high-street fashion, but what’s happening in the world of wearable wellness tech? From double denim to biker shorts, the fashion industry is certainly no stranger to new trends. But, could technology be the latest to dominate the runway? What’s more, wearable tech looks set to shape the way we sleep, move, and even breathe. Read on to find out about everything we’re loving right now.
Everything you need to know about wearable wellness tech
Nicknamed wearables, wearable wellness technology is predicted to revolutionise the health and wellness industry as we know it! We’re shifting from carrying our devices, to wearing them.
Many of us will be no stranger to fitness tracking technology already, recording our workouts with apps and fitness bands. Over 100 million people are reported to own an Apple Watch, but the world of wearable wellness is only just beginning.
A SciFi fantasy turned reality? With technology advancing at a furious speed, this new generation of wellness wearables could become serious healthcare game changers. As wearable jewellery is having a moment, here are all the devices you need to know about.
The hottest wellness jewellery – we mean, tech accessories
1. Oura Ring
The Oura Ring looks like just another silver ring, yet it’s discretely fitted with advanced sensors. Tracking heart rate, body temperature, and respiratory rate, there’s no denying that the Oura Ring can provide you with a pretty sound-proof picture of your overall health. With a battery life of up to seven days, for a small piece of jewellery it surely packs a punch. Oh, and it’s waterproof, too!
Find out more about the Oura Ring.
Whilst mood rings might have previously been a childhood gimmick, Amazon’s Halo smart wristband is famed for its mood-predicting abilities and more. Through analysing the tone of your voice, the device weighs in on your mood, even time stamping notable moments of positive or negative energy recorded. The Halo has also made headlines for its ability to measure body fat composition, through the creation of a 3D body scan. Yep, that’s right!
Find out more about Halo.
3. Echo Frames
Launched in 2020, Amazon’s Echo Frames might have you feeling like you’re seeing things… Though these could be easily mistaken for a typical pair of glasses, they offer hands-free access for making calls, hearing notifications, and listening to music (through four tiny speakers directing audio to your ears) – state-of the-art tech meets style!
Find out more about the Echo Frames.
4. Apollo Neuro
We all know that groggy feeling that comes with a poor night’s sleep. But, wearable wellness could become the very solution. Experts at the Future Today Institute reported that sleep tech alone could be worth over $30 billion in 2026! So, if you’re looking for wearable wellness tech for better rest, try the Apollo Neuro. To be worn on the wrist or ankle, the Apollo Neuro uses waves of vibration to improve your heart rate variability (HRV). Essentially, this is the heart’s ability to adapt between nervous system alertness and calm. The waves help users transition from a fight or flight state to relaxation, making it easier to catch forty winks. Counting sheep might not cut it anymore…
Find out more about Apollo Neuro.
5. HyperAdapt 1.0
Footwear is taking a forward leap in the wearable wellness tech scene, too. While self-lacing shoes sound like something straight out of Back to The Future, Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 trainers are very much a reality. Traditional laces are out, replaced by tiny electric motors. A sensor detects the user’s foot, tightening the shoe to their mould, for a perfect fit.
Digitsole have produced intelligent insoles for “data scanned directly beneath” your feet. Providing insights on your stride length, balance, and the 3D position of your feet, it’s almost as if shoes could speak.
7. Health Tag
Futuristic fabrics to track stress levels?! Far from a stitch-up, researchers at Spire Health have created just that. Their Health Tag (which is both washer and dryer proof!) attaches to your clothing to capture information on sleep duration, heart rate, breathing rate, and much more.
8. Pivot Yoga
Pivot Yoga are also tailoring the way for futuristic fitness. We’ve all grown a little too familiar with home workouts this year. But, what if your online yoga instructor could detect and correct your posture, right down to each and every inch?! With small sensors fitted into each piece of clothing, data on your alignment can be synchronised to a specialist teacher. Then, prepare to receive customised feedback… all without leaving your home!
9. GOFA (Goal-Oriented Fitness App)
Okay, this one isn’t exactly a ‘wearable’ piece of technology, but the fact that it requires no equipment other than your phone makes it even more accessible, right? Using GPS, 3D motion-track technology, and machine learning, GOFA’s proprietary AI software can track your movements during your workout, thereby analysing your form and providing real-life feedback, as well as personalised fitness solutions. With 100 equipment-free workouts in its library, including HIIT, cardio, yoga, strength training, and more, GOFA is a must-have wellness tech to help you stay active at home during lockdown.
A final note
It seems that wearable wellness could shift the face of health, with lasting impact. Industry experts have even suggested that wearables have the potential to change how we take our everyday medication, to aiding how we walk. While we’re not due to become a society of spacesuits (not anytime soon, at least!), the way we track our well-being is undergoing a futuristic shake-up. Watch this space!