This post is part of my partnership with the US Cellular Blogger Brigade Ambassador Program.
I was alive during Y2K, yes that means I’m old, but it also means I’ve seen my fair share of tech.
As the calendar turned into the 21st century, there were visions of flying cars, Jetson’s type housekeepers and James Bond type watch phones.
While there aren’t any flying cars just yet, and I’m still [im}patiently waiting for my housekeeping robot, technology has brought about wearable tech.
A recent survey from U.S. Cellular found that 63 percent of smartphone owners check their mobile devices every hour, so why not have it right at your wrist?
Per a recent report from ABI Research, wearable health and fitness devices are expected to hit 169.5 million, a sizable increase from the almost 21 million devices sold in 2013.
Whether you’re a business professional, fitness fanatic, or even a James Bond wannabe there’s a wearable for you.
US Cellular has compiled a list of the hottest wearables for 2015:
The new Apple iWatch.
Apple’s first wearable gadget allows users to access emails, texts, social media updates, apps, navigation, Siri and more right from your wrist. Wearing this device means users won’t have to constantly take out their iPhone 6 to check notifications. It also features health sensors and notifications for easy, hands-free fitness tracking. This iPhone-compatible watch works seamlessly with iOS8 devices, and will be available in early 2015.
The Moto 360.
Motorola is bringing functionality to the wearers’ wrists with this new device. They are available with either leather or stainless steel bands and a Corning® Gorilla® glass face to help prevent scratches. With the Moto 360 you can take hands-free calls, listen to music, track mileage, take pictures and videos, and check your texts, emails, and social media.
For anyone interested in fitness, the Polar Loop Fitness Band for Apple is one of the hottest accessories for 2015.
You can use this custom fit device for 24/7 tracking of daily activities such as calories burned, steps taken and even sleep cycles. This device gives great feedback on daily, weekly and monthly goals. The device is water resistant so it is suitable for swimming as well. It is also compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensors.
All these wearable devices empower people to simplify their To Do Lists, improve their lives, and have a little fun while they are at it.
Disclosure: Through the rest of the year I’ll be sharing some more of My BETTER MOMENTS as a US Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade Ambassador. All opinions are my own and an honest view of my story as a US Cellular customer.