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Some wearable technologies are becoming more mainstream
Fitness wrist bands are becoming all the rage. Ideally, for many who may be switched off by the ideas of "Terminator"-style cyborgs and human-interfaces can find a modest middle-ground with something they can relate to. In the case of the popular Nike FuelBand, it's not just a fitness tracking bracelet, but a platform that others' can build upon.
Google Glass is obviously a huge contender
The search-turned-"everything else"' giant is powering through from early eyeglass concepts into a fully-fledged consumer wearable computer. Google will likely release its Glass eyewear in 2014, but until then it has many others clambering to make their own versions of the popular gadget. Almost everyone has an idea for it: from the fashion industry to law enforcement.
But so are smart watches…
Next up we have smart watches, which are likely shaping up to be the next major hotly contested area in the technology market. From the point Apple was pegged to create one, Samsung jumped on board, as did Microsoft, and Google, according to reports. An estimated five million smart watches will ship next year, that is if the industry can get its act together and release something feasible first and foremost.