What is the definition of a “wearables”?

I live in a wearable world. I have a startup built around wearables & data. It’s easy for me to understand what a wearable is, or is it? How do you explain to a smart normal person what “wearables” mean?

The other day one of my colleagues received exactly this comment (see below):

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I think we are using a lot of terms in parallel nowadays. Specifically, fitness tracker, wearable devices, smartwatch, fitness band. All these refer to devices which you put on your wrist (unless you are creative and you put on other body parts…). I am going to try to provide a definition for each one of these term.

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The History of Wearable Technology


CEO & Co-founder of Addapp. I love tracking, coffee, anything cooked
by my mom, startups, and quantified self.

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