Wearable Tech That Does More Than Just Count Calories

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The rise of wearable technology through gadgets like Fitbits, Jawbones and of course the Apple Watch have ushered in a new age in which our clothing and accessories are expected to do more than simply cover us. As wearable tech advances, and blissfully becomes more fashion forward, we can now expect more from our gadgets.

Here are four wearable tech items worth checking out. 

  1. Ringly Jewelry

Ringly rings come customized in 5 different colors with 4 different vibrations and light patterns users can set up to differentiate between various cell phone notifications. The ring alert means users can put their phone away and not have to worry about missing that important call. Whether it’s a reminder about a big meeting coming up in five minutes, or an urgent text from a friend, Ringly is a great gadget that lets you enjoy the moment in style.

Put a Ringly on it! Pre-order your own here.

 2. Smart Swimsuits

Just in time for summer, French beachwear company, Spinali Design has come out with smart swimsuits and beach towels. Perfect for those who worry about sun exposure, each bikini and towel is embedded with a waterproof sensor that measures time and duration of exposure to harmful ultra-violet light. The sensor then alerts the wearer through a smartphone app when it is time to re-up on the sunscreen, or get out of the sun altogether.

Learn more about Smart Swimsuits here.

 3.   The Natalia Project Smart Bracelet

The Natalia Project was spawned when activist, Natalia Estemirova, was tragically abducted and murdered in Chechnya in 2009. In order to provide activists with some measure of safety, the founders of the Natalia Project created a smart bracelet equipped with GPS and GSM technology. The data collected provides information about where and when the wearer was attacked, and Natalia Project members are notified via social media so they too can raise awareness of the attack.

Join the Natalia Project today and help civil rights defenders all over the world stay safe.

 4. Jewelbots

Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets for teens and pre-teens. Users are able to set up their bracelet to light up when a friend is near or to send a message to them across the classroom. By programming the Jewelbot, the user actually learns the fundamentals of coding and computer science.

Fashionable and educational, Jewelbots are a fun way to get more girls involved in STEM at a young age.

Support Jewelbots on Kickstarter here.  


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