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26 Examples of Affordable Wearable Tech

From Cheap Camera Drones to Inexpensive Augmented Reality

— February 11, 2015 — Lifestyle
Virtual reality headsets and fitness tracking wristbands are products to get excited about, but the trick is discovering the affordable wearable tech amidst rather new sorts of advanced electronic devices. Costs inevitably start out quite high when a cutting-edge gadget makes it to the market, but an astute company, team or individual will typically come up with a more inexpensive alternative soon after.

In order to make things like video-enabled headgear and health-monitoring watches more accessible, one of the most common solutions is to integrate them with robust smartphone apps. Devices like the wonderfully cheap Google Cardboard binoculars rely on the power of the handset; meanwhile, smartwatches require fewer features if they can send the bulk of their data to a mobile. The use of less costly materials is naturally very common, with 3D printing technology introducing great potential for economy in manufacturing headphones and the like. If you're eager for the hottest new products, these examples of affordable wearable tech are the most competitive you'll find.
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Inexpensive Augmented Reality Headsets
Inexpensive Augmented Reality Headsets
The Smart Cap Can Be Built Using Easily Available Parts
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Immersive Gaming Headpieces
Immersive Gaming Headpieces
Stefan Welker Crafts a Virtual Reality Gaming Head Gear
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Inexpensive Computational Headsets
Inexpensive Computational Headsets
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is Ready for Action
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Invisible Hearing Aids
Invisible Hearing Aids
Nanoplug is the World's First 100% Invisible Hearing Aid
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Video Head Helmets
Video Head Helmets
Put Your Head in the Future with This Portable Recorder
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Integrated Fitness Watches
Integrated Fitness Watches
This GPS Fitness Watch Makes Working Out a Communal Endeavor
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Proactively Notifying Smartwatches
Proactively Notifying Smartwatches
The Martian Notifier Smartwatch Looks Like a Regular Watch
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Chic Tech Accessory Concepts
Chic Tech Accessory Concepts
The AEON Touchpoint Glove Boasts a Fashionable and Practical Design
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Phone-Transforming Chest Plates
Phone-Transforming Chest Plates
The Camrig Miveu Turns Your Existing iPhone Into a POV Camera
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Cozy Tech-Friendly Gloves
Cozy Tech-Friendly Gloves
The Leather Crochet Touchscreen Gloves by Mujjo are Stylishly Practical
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Hybrid Fitness Watches
Hybrid Fitness Watches
Withings Launched Activite Pop at CES 2015 as an Affordable Fitness Tracker
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Affordable Tech-Controlling Garments
Affordable Tech-Controlling Garments
The Zuzance Hoodie Can Control Your Devices
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Simplistic Virtual Reality Headsets
Simplistic Virtual Reality Headsets
The Google Cardboard is for Everyone with Smartphones
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Child-Tracking Wristbands
Child-Tracking Wristbands
Lineable is a Smart Child Tracker Device That Makes Use of Beacon Tech
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Affordable Fitness Trackers
Affordable Fitness Trackers
Misfit Flash is an Activity and Sleep Monitor that Retails for $50
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Affordable Fitness Trackers
Affordable Fitness Trackers
Movo Wave is a Stylish and Accessibly-Priced Personal Fitness Tracker
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Tech-Integrated Hearing Aids
Tech-Integrated Hearing Aids
The CS10 Personal Sound Amplifier Adjusts Itself Through Bluetooth
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Portable Tablet Holders
Portable Tablet Holders
Thanko Designs a Shoulder Bag for Tech-Loving Commuters
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Bluetooth Activity Trackers
Bluetooth Activity Trackers
The Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip Motivates People to Lead Healthier Lives
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Fashionable Electronic Accessories
Fashionable Electronic Accessories
Fabrick.it Provides Tutorials to Create DIY Jewelry
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Affordable Fitness Smartbands
Affordable Fitness Smartbands
The Razer Nabu X Was Introduced At CES 2015
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Virtual Reality iPads
Virtual Reality iPads
AirVR is a Headset That Leverages iOS Retina Hardware
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Fitness Cardio Wristbands
Fitness Cardio Wristbands
B1 Basis Band Keeps Track of Your Health at an Affordable Price
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Keychain Digital Cameras
Keychain Digital Cameras
The Sanwa 400 CAM-007 is Small Enough to be Swallowed
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Sleek Storage Stationery
Sleek Storage Stationery
The Verbatim 'Clip-It USB Drive' Gives you Virtual and Hard Copies
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Wearable Memory Sticks
Wearable Memory Sticks
The USB Leather Braided Bracelet Will Keep Info Stylishly Safe
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