by Kimberly Tien
During Christmas shopping, it’s the social norm to focus on buying products that people want and not products that people need.
Wearable technology has been a hot topic lately, and one of the many aspects of it that makes it so appealing is the fact that it caters to both our wants and our needs.
Featured below are five spectacular wearable technology products you should consider purchasing for your loved ones.
A stylish biometric bracelet that tracks your physical as well as emotional health, the LeafUrban is truly a unique creation. The companion app for the bracelet learns your lifestyle habits, mood patterns, and emotional triggers (for both negative and positive emotions) overtime in order to help you maintain your mental health. The wearable technology industry heavily focuses on physical health, so for those who would like to improve their mental health the LeafUrban is perfect.
Designed to work best when worn on your wrist, the sleek LVL Wearable Hydration Monitor is an easy way to track your hydration levels. It is easy for us to forget to drink water, especially when we’re busy. The LVL monitor is able to solve that problem by delivering real-time hydration stats and sweat level notifications to your device(s) to ensure that you always remember to drink up.
Meditation is one of the world’s oldest health practices, but it is a difficult task to master. Muse is a wearable brain sensing headband that effectively assists with meditation. The device measures brainwave activity via electroencephalography sensors to determine your current mental state, then gives the user feedback on how to achieve complete calm and clearness.
Biking is a very healthy but high risk activity. To make the biking experience safer, the Coros Smart Helmet has bone-conducting earphones so you can safely listen to music and GPS directions while on the road. The helmet also tracks your mileage and has a built-in collision detector that will automatically send a message to those in your contacts if an accident occurs.
This super customizable bracelet tracks your steps, distance, calories, and sleep. And there’s more! You can receive call, text, alarm, and movement reminders, as well as control household devices. The Misfit Ray is an extremely verstile product, suitable for people of all lifestyles. It is swimproof, non-charging (batteries can be replaced every four years), and reflective in the dark.