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.
- 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 use
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 past
Those are devices I no longer use and / or own.
- Pebble Time
- Sony Smartwatch (1st Gen)