You’re probably familiar with wearable electronics. Many people nowadays own personal wearable electronic devices such as FitBit, Apple’s iWatch, or other fitness trackers. Personally, I love the convenience of wearable electronics for my personal use. Recently, companies have started to adapt wearable electronics for commercial usage in the business world.
The goal of wearable electronics in the business world is to increase workplace productivity and efficiency. By providing employees with wireless technology that can be worn around their neck or on their wrist, businesses allow employees to quickly access information on the go. This not only saves time for busy employees, but it also saves companies money.
In addition to providing employees with wearable electronics, some companies might soon be using wearable electronics to provide faster checkout to customers. Imagine going to a store and filling your cart with a huge pile of groceries. Once you arrive at the checkout, you realize that you forgot your wallet. Normally this would result in returning the groceries or at the very least, running home to get your wallet and returning to the store to pay for your groceries. A new app for smartwatches could stop you from running into issues as described above. The new app will allow companies to instantly receive PayPal payments by simply scanning a customer’s iWatch. If used regularly, this could also decrease the amount of time you spend waiting in line.
Companies are just starting to introduce wearable technology to employees and customers, but it’s something that we will likely see expanding the near future. The wearable technology market is becoming more competitive with technological advances, so it will be important for businesses to choose the right type of wearable technology for their employees. In the future, it’s possible that almost every large corporation will use some sort of wearable technology. The smartwatch application industry is just beginning to unfold, and we will see that companies will soon gravitate towards producing apps targeting the smaller, more refined smartwatch screens.