Wearables Transforming the Future of Mobile Development

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By Akah Harvey, Director of Engineering, Seven GPS.

Wearable technology has taken over the market. They have entirely reformed the technological world, and its application has had a significant impact on our daily lives. With a wide range of technical possibilities, it has opened many doors for businesses and individuals to explore the era of automation. Multiple paradigms are explored in wearable technology, including fitness, fashion, music, transportation, and much more. The primary aim of this wearable mobile technology is to make it more available and solve problems on sport integrating functionality and convenience in everyday life.

Influence Of Wearables On Mobile Applications

With the wearable technology hopping in, mobile applications have taken an exciting turn. Not only has the functionality improved, but the attitude of people towards mobile apps has also changed. Here is how the wearable will revolutionize the future of mobile applications:

  • User-Friendly Interface

A wearable is a portable device you can eat to control your gadget without having to carry that device everywhere. It contains precise features that provide an on-spot solution. The options and menus of each app will have a more economical setting and assemble easy access for the user.

  • Advantage Of Carriage

Since you wear wearables on your body, the technology is lightweight and compact. The functionality is fast, so you will feel more comfortable using them instead of carrying your device.

  • Variable Screen Sizing

As a wearable (smartwatch) is small in size, which affects the display of applications, the future of applications’ screen size will be different. In the future, apps may have a smaller screen with relevant info to support wearable technology.

  • Customization

Customizations in mobile applications are quite what everybody needs right now. They display selective notifications and relevant information on the main screen which does not only make life easier but also keeps everything organized. Since wearables are small alternatives for your gadgets, they have smaller displays for which custom notifications and menus are a blessing. However, it might differ in some applications.

  • Battery Consumptions

Being a smarter and smaller alternative, wearables consume less energy and can last for quite a while. Where an application used to take in so much power, on a wearable, its low-power profile allows it to use far less energy.

  • Data Transmission

Wearable smart technology allows for seamless ways of data transmission. With an enabled Bluetooth technology, future applications will ease your data sharing even more.

  • Ease Of Communication

Quite evidently, wearables have improved over-net and wireless communication. You do not have to carry your mobile phone with yourself everywhere. Calls, emails, texts, and voicemails can be received and sent from your very own smartwatch as well.

Semantic And Biometric

Features like semantic elements and biometric have been integrated into the new wearable technology, which allows detecting emotions, pulse, and steps taken by a person, which makes the sports and health applications more legitimate and accurate in monitoring your progress. These fascinating features also have sensors like a multi-axis accelerometer and much more for bringing you closer to the technology even more.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Innovative technologies like articles intelligence is a part of almost every new gadget and application. Wearables Incorporate the AI algorithms for their future forms and make wearables far faster, more comfortable, and smarter. They will also have reality augmented in integrating the five senses in to have a fuller and more life-like experience

  • Data Storage

When it comes to compact and portable devices, people often think that their storage capacity would be just the same. Nonetheless, wearables support cloud storage, which provides limitless data storage and sharing along with secure and safe transfer.

Health And Fitness Applications

Remember when technology was the reason for obesity and people blamed computers for their out-of-shape children? Now, you might see athletes and movie stars advertising wearables and how they have managed to achieve their body shape goals and health aims by monitoring their progress via a wearable.

Form Of Wearables

  • Watches
  • Headbands
  • Shoes
  • Wristbands
  • Belts
  • Eyeglasses
  • Badges

What Do They Do?

The wearable technology does not only look trendy and super-fashionable on you, creating a fashion statement but also serves quite a noble purpose. They keep track of your health-related activities and watch out for you. This helps in monitoring the progress or lag in your health routine and mark point where you stand in the way of achieving your health goals.

Most of the wearables contain sensors that collect data (raw) which is sent to the data analyzer that in turn generates a response for the user. It can think of any sorts. For example, if a heart patient wears a smartwatch for monitoring the pulse and heart condition, the response can be based on hyper palpitation or shallow pulse. In this case, either it automatically contacts the physician or reminds you of the scheduled medication.


People who often juggle between tasks often neglect their health, which keeps on declining due to stress and workload. Wearables provide them scheduled healthcare tasks and monitor their present health along with their progressive or regressive behavior that contributes to their better or failing health, respectively.

A response can only occur when you know there is a problem. Constant contact with your skin will allow a more accurate reading of what you want monitors (like pulse, blood pressure, steps, body temperature, etc.).

Chronic Diseases

A more challenging thing than maintaining a fit lifestyle is to keep one with a chronic disease like arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, or cardiac problems. Where around 85% of the budget was spent on healthcare, now you can use wearables to remain connected with your mobile for monitoring and managing your health bar. This mobile technology comes in handy for the elderly who are unable to make frequent visits to the doctors and are unable to maintain their healthcare routine as it should be. Just make them wear one of the forms of this innovative technology and ease their life.

The Anywhere Anytime Opportunity

Wearables offer far more than just private assignation; it helps brands and companies in the endorsement of potential and personalized relationships with their customers over an offline system. As wearables can be worn all day without any hassle or problems, you can connect to them for most of your day, allowing brands to improve their reach and engagement.

Where mobiles are portable, wearables are even more compact and easy to carry. This makes it more convenient to take them with yourself wherever you want. The degree of portability majorly depends on the size, weight, and means of carrying; wearable devices like watches provide a higher level of portability to ease your life.


Not only has the wearables converged fashion and technology together, giving out smart and innovative technology, but within it, you can explore various paradigms of automation and functions converging to provide you the best outcomes, anywhere anytime. Using Bluetooth and earphones for calling is old news now. All you need to do is access your phonebook via a smartwatch and make a call through it.

Many differently-abled people have shared their anecdotes telling how wearables made their life more comfortable and made them more independent. Previously they needed someone else; tom operates their mobile phones for them for every little task. Now the voice recognition feature of their wearable device helps them access applications themselves.

Processing Capacity

For wearable technology, most of the people think the performance would be compromised based on size and portability. The misconceptions, like low computational capacities and little data processing, spread. This is somewhat untrue. With so many investments made in this innovative technology, they have much more to offer than you might expect it to.

Wearables exceptionally smartwatches have a fast computation capacity, which means a command would not take long to process just because it does not have the same processors as your mobile phone. The application designed for wearable has a real-input and on-the-go output integrated with it, which makes them processor and deliver fast.

People frequently raise questions about large files. Either they can be transferred and processed by a wearable device the same as mobile or system does. When it comes to bigger and more complex files, wearable devices process them based on sophisticated algorithms and data processing techniques.

Security Concerns

For a lot of people, the wearable device is not as secure as a regular mobile phone would be. This is nothing but another misconception. Mobile technology has taken a groundbreaking turn with wearable devices. For transferring, storing, and allocating data via a wearable device, people always feel concerned about breaching and cybersecurity. This is wearing features like biometric and semantics help you make your sensitive and confidential data score more.  Each wearable device, regardless of its type has a comprehensive security system with advanced settings to provide high security in this time of technological era where hacking and breaching, is common problems.

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