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What’s next in wearables

By Christa Avampato on Sep 16, 2014

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I have a practice of writing six impossible things before breakfast. Most of my ideas revolve around tech and increasingly my ideas revolve around seamlessly connected pieces of technology in the wearables space. At DMA 2014, there is a session titled "Mobile Darwinism: From Mobile to Mobility." This idea of seamlessly connected wearables is the crux of this session. With the recent Apple announcement of the iWatch, the world is a-twitter with what may be next in the world of wearables. Here’s what I’d like to see evolve in this industry sooner rather than later. Specialized auto-send instructions From wristbands to mobile phone apps to watches, we have dozens of devices that will chart our steps, sleep cycles and calories burned. Honestly, it’s a lot of da

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