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Tech giants have another reason to feel elated about as a new study has revealed that the wearable technology is set to take off and will increase dramatically by 2018. The study by Juniper found that not only will the attraction of wearable technology increase, but that the arena will become increasingly competitive. Also Read - Beginners guide to purchasing a budget smartwatch
However, manufacturers have to entice users with functionality and assurance about privacy, which has become a much concerning issue with modern-day technology. According to News24, research firm Gartner’s VP Carolina Milanesi agreed that for wearables to be successful, developers need to add to the user experience by complementing and enhancing what other devices already offer at the right price. Also Read - Flix S1 smartwatch with 24/7 temperature tracking launched in India
Meanwhile, the Juniper study argued that competition in the new segment would be ramped up as manufacturers raced to increase the features of new devices. Some of the highly anticipated wearables include Google’s eyewear Glass, Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Apple’s speculated i-series smartwatch.
Juniper indicated that significant legal and privacy hurdles remain in the adoption of the devices, and several US jurisdictions have already placed restrictions of the use of Google Glass, the report added.