Wearable technology is a bit of a sensitive subject among fashion circles. While the goal of succesfully integrating the progress and functionality of modern tech into the aesthetic heavy world of high fashion is admirable, it’s not always so easily achieved. Typically the allure of fancy add-ons and Back to the Future-like capabilities is undermined by less than stylish designs. Even mega company Google has had a hard enough pushing Google Glass into the mass market with the help of big fashion names like Diane Von Furstenberg and online retailer Net-a-Porter.
Enter Glance “the first smart accessory that turns any watch into a smartwatch.” According to a recent press release, Glance is an add-on that can be fixed to any existing timepiece and functions with both iOS and Android devices. Unlike more obvious tech fashion, Glance is discreet enough to provide next-level connectivity without sacrificing personal style. Finally, a wearable fashion brand we can totally get behind! And we’re kind of geeking out about it.
Never lose your phone again thanks to Glance’s bluetooth 4.0 technology. The accessory can also be synced up to a multitude of other devices including TV’s and laptops. In addition to counting steps and measuring activity levels, Glance features gesture control capabilities (i.e. a thumb gesture signaling a click). The accessory can also be worn alone on a leather band, if the wearer chooses to do so.
Sound to good to be true? At only $70 for the first 1,000 pre-orders and $80 thereafter, the smart accessory is more than affordable, so event the most frugal of us can walk around feeling like a Jetson.
What do you think? Is wearable technology truly the way of the future or a trend you’d rather pass on? Comment or tweet us @TheUrbanRealist to let us know.
And for more information or to pre-order Glance, visit www.kiwiwearables.com or check out the accessory’s Kickstarter campaign here.