Fjord Kitchen: When will wearables go mainstream?

Annie Woodhead

Fjord will host our next Kitchen event on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and will focus on emerging trends in wearable tech. If you’re  interested in joining us for what promises to be a lively discussion, please click here to RSVP as space is limited.

Our esteemed speakers bring their expertise and insights from the frontline of innovating and analyzing this next wave of technology. They include:

Sarah Rotman Epps Senior Analyst, Forrester Research

Adam Gazzaley Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Bill Geiser CEO, MetaWatch

Olof Schybergson CEO, Fjord

Sonny Vu CEO, Misfit Wearables

Dave Wang CEO, Striiv

Wearable tech was all the rage at CES this year, with products like the Basis Band, the Pebble Watch, and Vuzix M100 smart glasses generating a ton of buzz. Most analysts agree that the market is set to explode over the next five years. A new study by Juniper Research estimates that 70 million wearable devices are likely to be sold in 2017, making it a market worth $10.5 billion.

Strata from Meta Watch

While these emerging products are proving intriguing enough for consumers to buy—how will they evolve to become an integrated part of our lives and not something that we put in a drawer once the initial appeal wears off? Whether it’s a fashion statement or a fitness tool, wearables have the potential to overtake the mobile phone in terms of utility as technology that blends seamlessly into our daily routines.

The Smart Pedometer from Striiv

Annie Woodhead

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