Are ‘wearables’ just a fad?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield discusses wearable technology & the real value in devices that are able to detect and track multiple health indicators from heart rate, movement, temperature, sleep patterns and location.

JOHANNESBURG - The pocket-watch is probably a good starting point for wearable technology and the term 'wearable' had a peak just after World War II before its current leap usually describing what is basically an updated watch.

The race may have only started a few years ago with the Kickstarter project for the Pebble watch in 2012.

But, with many new entrants, including big players like Apple and Google, you can bet there will be a big push to make these devices more powerful and cheaper.

As far as an appetite to buy them; the Pebble watch set a new record for money raised on Kickstarter at the time.

But do you really need to spend thousands of rands for a watch with a one-day battery life to tell you the time and view an email?

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