Wearable computing is one of the most excited trends in gadget tech today, and for good reason.
Collecting data about our habits, from what we eat to where we go to lunch, will let us learn about our daily patterns and change behaviors to improve our lives.
There’s also the fun side of wearables: the Oculus Rift lets gamers experience virtual worlds as if they were actually there, while Google’s (GOOG) Glass has science-fiction and comic nerds everywhere fantasizing about the possibilities of having an Iron Man-like heads-up display at all times.
We’ve rounded up the companies that have people most excited about wearable tech right now.
8. Jawbone’s stylish UP wristband lets you track your day-to-day activities to optimize your habits to improve mood and health.
7. Fitbit’s wristbands, sensors, scales, and apps let users keep track of their fitness, diet, and sleeping patterns to help them live healthier lifestyles.
6. Nike’s (NKE) FuelBand has been rather successful thanks to its sleek design and the company’s close collaboration with Apple to integrate its software with iOS. Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook wears one and praises the company’s focus on doing one thing very well.
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