The hyper connected future

With the Apple Watch making smartwatches the norm, what does a hyper connected future look like?
The hyper connected future

Wearables are the future. Now that the Apple Watch is making smartwatches the norm, we’re at the point of no return. But what does a hyper connected future look like?

Cow wearable

Microsoft recently showed off one of the more obscure advantages of a wearable future by giving step trackers to cows in Japan.

The pedometers let farmers track exactly when each cow was in heat, which meant they could double the amount of successful pregnancies in the herd and make their business much more efficient.

So much data was gathered, in fact, that farmers found specific times for insemination that could determine the gender of the calf.

If big data from simple pedometers could tell us that much about cows, just imagine what we could learn about ourselves if we were all wearing a modern smartwatch.

The heart rate monitors that are in most wrist-worn gadgets, like the LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360, could gather enough information for doctors to see patterns in pulses that could be an early sign of heart disease.

We could find clear links between physical activity and depression, which could make us all happier in the long run.

smart tattooThose are just a couple of the things we could find out from the current crop of wearables.

High tech ‘tattoos’, which are like flexible computer chips that stick to your skin, are already being developed as a way to track blood sugar, hydration and more.

If everyone in the world was recording so much health information, there’s no telling what we might find out about ourselves.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
If you've picked up a smartwatch, you'll want to populate it with apps. Here are some of our favouri
Did you get an Android Wear smartwatch? This is how you set up your new wearable. We demonstrate wit
We went hands on with the wearable that everyone is talking about, the LG G Watch R. Here's what to

27 March, 2020
Looking for a next-level camera for perfect pictures and super smooth video? Then...
11 February, 2020
Excited for the Galaxy S20? Get the tech and specs for the S20, S20+ 5G and S20 Ultra...
15 November, 2019
Excited for Android 10? Here’s our round up of the best new features including Dark...
18 October, 2019
Excited about the new OPPO Reno 2? We check out the Quad cameras, battery life and...
15 October, 2019
Ready for the new Google Pixel 4 and 4? We get all the latest news about cameras,...
24 September, 2019
Excited about the new Google Pixel 4? We get all the latest news about cameras, battery...
10 September, 2019
Want to buy an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or an iPhone 11 Pro? Find out the specs and...
29 August, 2019
The next Apple smartphone is on its way. There are lots of rumours circulating, so...
8 August, 2019
Samsung has officially launched the new Note 10 at their Galaxy Unpacked event in...
9 July, 2019
Vodafone has rolled out 5G coverage across the UK, rumours abound from Sony and Google....
27 June, 2019
See the latest news and events in mobile tech, including Facebook's new crypto wallets...
14 June, 2019
Google’s Pixel 4 leaks and one new craze: Pokémon Sleep. We’ve got the latest mobile...