Wearable Bonding

Consumers turn to wearable gadgets as a form of bonding with their peers

Implications - Moving away from handmade jewelry options, young, tech-savvy consumers are turning to wearable devices as a means of bonding. Allowing consumers to easily connect and communicate with others, these accessories not only facilitate relationships, but also reflect the shift towards a more technologically inclined method of peer-to-peer interaction.
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Average 3,258 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 14
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Average 2,234 Clicks Pub: May 26, 15
Smart Friendship Bracelets
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Average 2,523 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 15
Wearable Programming Toys
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