Amazon opens wearable tech store
The store will be offering more than 100 different wearable devices including activity trackers, smart watches, smart glasses and wearable cameras.
As well as items from top brands including Sony, Samsung, Garmin, Jawbone and GoPro, emerging brands like Basis and Misfit, as well as more unusual items like British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage's wireless charging trousers.
WIRELESS CHARGING TROUSERS.
Customers will also be able to keep an eye on future developments in wearable tech, and can eventually submit themselves fully to the hive for final processing when they've scooped up all the necessary gadgets.
The new store also features a ‘Learning Centre’ featuring product details, compatibility information, images and videos, reviews and in-depth buying guides, as well as expert recommendations.
Let's hear what suitably futuristically named Xavier Garambois, who is the vice president of EU retail at Amazon, has to say:
“The advances in wearable technology mean that customers can now charge their phone through their clothing, monitor their sleep patterns and even track their pets,”
“This new store allows customers to find whatever they are looking for in one place – whether that is tracking fitness, staying connected through smart watches or capturing every adventure with wearable cameras.”
Wearable technology has already caused a fair bit of fuss as one of the things of the year, and looks likely to become some of the must-have gadgets for the Christmas market.
The global market for wearable technology was reportedly worth $2.7 billion (£1.6bn) in revenue in 2012 and is expected to reach $8.3 billion (£4.9bn) in 2018.
And you thought that your mate with Google Glass was already insufferable, it is going to get worse.