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The Effects of Wearable Technology on the Way we Work

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  1. Gary

    June 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I consider myself an early adopter, and backed the Pebble while it was a Kickstarter. I want to like wearable tech, and am fascinated by some of the applications you mention above.

    However, for my personal use, I quickly grew luke-warm with it for my personal use. More “cons” to consider:

    – I have developed charger/update fatigue. There are just too many things in my life to keep updated, charged, optimized, etc. While leaving the house, I start thinking about whether I need my laptop, chromebook, tablet, phone, Pebble, backup batteries, and/or portable solar panel. This is out of control and I need to pare back. Wearable tech that relies on a secondary device for full functionality is an easy place to start.

    – The dangers of constant interruption by phone are well known. It is becoming only slightly more socially acceptable to pull out your phone during a social/business interaction. However, peeking at your watch frequently during a human interaction sends an even stronger message via body language: “How soon can this be over?” As a leader, I became less and less comfortable with this.


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