I've been thinking a lot lately about wearable devices, especially after the announcement of the Apple Watch.
My biggest concern with wearables is the element of distraction. What happens when a device with potential to be incredibly distracting is not just in your pocket, but strapped to your wrist? Can devices like Google Glass augment our activities without distracting us from the physical world?
I'm a fan of "uni-tasking" and I know for sure that the fact that people can multi-task without any loss in the quality of their work is simply a great myth.
Right now the "wearable" trend is happening simply because it can be done.
For me gadgets like the Apple Watch, Google Glass need to be artifacts that can enhance human abilities. I am fully dependent upon modern technologies, because they make me more productive, not less.
For this reason I wanted to start researching the world of wearable devices with something simple. A fitness band.
I spent a good amount of time reading reviews regarding what would be my next purchase, and I ended up buying the Jawbone Up24.Read More