It is a smart sneaker that can be worn under your feet, a smart watch that can be worn on your wrist, a smart glasses that can be worn on the bridge of your nose to show you another world, and a TWS earphone that hangs by your ear to give you a wireless audio experience .
They, with a unified name, are called “smart wearable devices”!
In recent years, smart wearable devices have attracted more and more attention from the market and capital. There are three main reasons:
First, wearable devices are in close contact with the human body and can collect a variety of human data to provide interactive experiences in terms of vision, touch, hearing, health monitoring, etc. Second, wearable devices are an extension of mobile phone usage habits, and some message notifications, Functions such as listening to music, making calls, and health detection can be realized without taking out a mobile phone. It is easy to use and will develop in the direction of independent mobile terminals in the future.
The third is that with the advancement of science and technology and the development of Internet of Things technology, wearable devices are becoming more and more integrated, smaller and more practical, allowing people to have more room for imagination in the future. All kinds of technical difficulties are only a matter of time.
In fact, the word hardware device is not enough to summarize this industry. Behind the smart wearable products, there are related industry chains such as software support, data interaction, cloud big data, etc., in order to achieve such as health monitoring, data analysis, information feedback, Features such as solutions allow us to better understand our bodies, thereby improving our quality of life.
Therefore, smart wearable devices are the most ideal future of digital products, and they are also the next outlet for the world’s major Internet giants, mobile phone manufacturers, technology giants and capital to compete.
What are the specific types of smart wearable products?
There are many types of smart wearable products, which can be worn or worn, contact with the human body, collect human health information, help users hear or see content, and can transmit data through smartphones, all of which can be collectively referred to as “smart wearables”.
At present, the more common smart wearable products include: AR/VR/MR headsets, smart audio glasses, Bluetooth headsets, wearable speakers, smart watches/smart bracelets/smart rings, smart clothes/smart sports shoes, etc. The following will introduce its functions in detail.
VR/AR glasses is a kind of virtual reality head-mounted display device. It can close people’s vision and hearing to the outside world, and guide users to feel like they are in a virtual environment. The movie “Ready Player One” is very It’s a good demonstration of people’s good vision for this technology. However, virtual reality products such as VR glasses/AR glasses have high technical requirements and require a lot of capital investment. At the same time, the products are expensive and not portable, so they cannot achieve large-scale popularization. At present, they are mainly aimed at education, medical care, retail, In the aerospace and even military fields, the consumer market is dominated by audio-visual entertainment, which still needs to be further cultivated.
Smart Audio Glasses/Smart Glasses
The current smart glasses market is mainly through the combination of smart audio and glasses, so that it can have both functions, which can be used for fashion decoration and have an open audio experience. However, this is only the beginning of the direction of smart glasses for various manufacturers. With the continuous development of technology, smart audio glasses will gradually link with visual technology in the future to realize some functions of AR augmented reality and provide richer applications.
True Wireless Headphones/Bluetooth Headphones
TWS earphones are True Wireless Stereo true wireless stereo earphones, which completely abandon the way of wire connection on the outside, and mainly realize wireless transmission through Bluetooth technology. The main functions are listening to songs, talking, watching videos, games, etc., and it also has great potential to carry multimedia portals in the future. The biggest difference between TWS earphones and traditional Bluetooth earphones is that TWS earphones are small in size, and the left and right earphones have built-in independent audio master chips, which can be connected and used separately, and the left and right earphones can be switched seamlessly.
Wearable speakers are a “new audio species” between headphones and speakers. By fixing the transmission direction of audio, the wearer can enjoy the shocking effect of stereo sound without disturbing the surrounding crowd. Wearable speakers have the characteristics of lightness and portability that speaker products do not have. Compared with headphones, they can free both ears and avoid problems such as ear pain and hearing damage caused by long-term wearing.
Smart watch/smart bracelet/smart ring
Smart watches not only have customizable personalized dials, but also shoulder the function of human health monitoring. They are also an extension of the mobile phone screen, which can display message notifications, make mobile payments, and link with smart homes, and a few have complete mobile The telephone function can be used independently from the mobile phone. It has an independent embedded operating system, a data processing center, which needs to call the information collected by various sensors, as well as a screen, memory, battery, power management system, wireless radio frequency system, etc. And the structure design is more similar to the smart phone.
The smart bracelet can be regarded as a simplified version of the smart watch, with a smaller screen, reduced functions and configurations, and retains certain health monitoring functions, and has certain advantages in terms of battery life and price; It is expected that it has functions such as operation interaction, vibration reminder, and health monitoring.
Smart Clothes/Smart Sports Shoes
The Smart clothes need built-in sensors to collect human health information. Not only circuit design, battery safety, but also factors such as comfort and washability must be fully considered, making it difficult to design and manufacture; smart sports shoes need to be installed on the soles A sensor module that counts walking or movement data, provides health feedback, and more. Both types of products are currently not widely popularized, and the prices of mass-produced products are relatively high.