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Wearable Devices

Class of electronic devices that are designed to wear as part of clothing or an accessory, excluding headsets, portable music players and a few others. They may share or derive their roots from mobile devices, but in my opinion they are significant enough to form a separate category.

Typically, I think of wearable devices as tiny specialized computers designed to do a highly specialized limited set of things while being more lightweight and compact than smartphones.

The most archetypic wearable devices in my mind are smartwatches and smartbands.

Personal notesโ€‹

  • I don't like the fact they're merely computers with a mediocre battery. Only Pebble Time was awesome enough to hold 1 week on a single charge
  • There are times when having phone notifications on your wrist is super useful, and times when I get tired of them and get back to traditional wristwatches

Wearable devices I currently useโ€‹

It doesn't mean I wear them every day, but I still own and wear them at least occasionally.

  • Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC

Wearable devices I used in the pastโ€‹

Those are devices I no longer use and / or own.

  • Bangle.js
  • Pebble Time
  • Sony Smartwatch (1st Gen)