5 Wearable tech trends to look out for in 2018


In a world where technology is thriving, fashion is not about to shy away from the innovation. Between Chanel launching a rocket during Paris Fashion Week and Dolce & Gabana using drones to fly handbags down the catwalk, we’ve already seen prominent fashion labels embracing high-tech advancements for their 2018 lines.

Take a look at these 5 wearables and innovative trends that are making waves in the fashion industry this year. 


1. Smart Watches 

Smart watches keep getting smarter and with Samsung’s latest fitness watch, you can easily get the most out of every workout. Some of the unique functions of this watch is that there's no need to tell your device whether you're walking, swimming or on the rowing machine - it just knows. The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro’s design is also unobtrusive, making it a fashion friendly wearable.

2. Smart RingsForget watches and wristbands - your finger is the next place to don some tech. The Motiv Smart Ring manages to pack an activity tracker, sleep tracker and heart rate monitor in a single, stylish ring. Described by the Wall Street Journal as an engineering marvel and “the first wearable tech that just blends in”, this nifty piece of jewellery will put you in the fast lane of future focused fashion.

3. Samsung Wireless earbuds We’ve seen the hype around wireless earphones for a while now, but this year Samsung upped their game with the Gear IconX 2018 earbuds. These earphones are unique because they work as standalone media players which are easily controlled by taps and swipes -without having to use a phone. The Gear IconX also keeps users vigilant while exercising by enabling them to specify exactly how much ambient sound they would like the earbuds to let in. “This makes it easier for users to pay attention to sounds around them, which makes the function especially useful when running or cycling outdoors,” says Craige Fleischer, Vice President of Integrated Mobility for Samsung SA. 

4. 3D printed Footgear First introduced in 2015, Adidas’ Futurecraft 3D is a 3D printed running shoe that can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. The Futurecraft 3D is not only super snazzy, but also demonstrates the potential influence that ground-breaking technology can have on the fashion industry. “We’re bringing the familiar into the future,” says Paul Gaudio, global creative director of Adidas.

5. Smart Glasses Smart glasses are getting smarter and it's not just about dropping a camera on your face either. Fitness monitoring and augmented reality are all powering the next generation of smart eyewear. Some smart eyewear models to keep an eye on are the Google Glass, the Vuzix M100 and the Samsung SSG.

Our top pick? Definitely the intuitive Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro that knows which exercise you’re doing and motivates you every step of the way.

This post and content is sponsored by Samsung and written by Brandstudio24 |

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