Name me a wearable tech category, and I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. Smartwatches? Not useful enough. VR headsets? Too clunky. Wireless earbuds? Sucky battery and controls. I also lost them while I was writing this sentence.
But all of this is, finally, changing. Here at IFA Berlin, I’ve seen tons of new wearables, and while they’re still far from perfect, the technology has finally matured enough to make them useful.
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Take smartwatches, for example. Gone are the days when smartwatch makers tried to peddle them as timeless timepieces that you proudly wear with your three-piece suit. Like smartphones, smartwatches need to be replaced every two to three years, so they can’t exactly be family heirloom. …
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