It’s no secret that wearable devices are poised to explode. According to data from Juniper Research, the market is expected to expand rapidly within the next few years, going from $4.5 billion by the end of 2014 to reach $53.2 billion by 2019.
This is great news for product makers who are investing heavily in wearable tech initiatives—though the path to success will be fraught with challenges.
Several things need to fall into place before these technologies can really achieve their full potential. Problems like dismal battery life, complicated user experiences and sometimes pointless data collection top the list. Let’s take a closer look at these issues.