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Top 30 Wearable Technology Innovations in July

From Connected Smart Gloves to Paper Sun Sensors

— July 8, 2016 — Tech
The top July 2016 wearable technology ideas take the form of everything from gloves and rings to clothing pieces and paper patches. As ever, wearables are being used for everything from health and fitness to gaming, showing that there are applications for this technology in virtually every industry. One of the most intriguing new wearables is a paper-based sensor that monitors a user's exposure to the sun, while also considering their unique skin tone and use of sunscreen products.

Olympic athletes will be able to use Visa's new contactless payment rings with NFC-enabled payment terminals in Rio for the 2016 Summer Games. While this type of technology has not yet made it into the mainstream, an initiative like this has the potential to propel the use of wearable technology for payment forward.
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Email Watch Faces
Email Watch Faces
Microsoft Has Revealed an Android Wear Version of Its Mobile Outlook Mail
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Environment-Analyzing Sleep Sensors
Environment-Analyzing Sleep Sensors
The ResMed S+ Helps Track Your Sleep without Wearables
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28
AR Anime Games
AR Anime Games
The 'Pokemon Go' Game Integrates Mobile and Wearable Technology
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27
Inexpensive OLED Wearables
Inexpensive OLED Wearables
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Will Retail For Only $23 at Launch
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26
Wearable Swimming Monitors
Wearable Swimming Monitors
The SwimSafe is a Smart Safety System For Parents to Track Children
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25
Autonomous Diagnostic Tools
Autonomous Diagnostic Tools
The Vitaliti Devices Can Be Used to Diagnose Chronic Conditions
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24
Amputee Gaming Wearables
Amputee Gaming Wearables
This Foot Attachment Helps Upper-Body Amputees Play Video Games
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23
Fitness-Tracking Headphones
Fitness-Tracking Headphones
The Samsung Gear 'IconX' Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are Sporty
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22
Mental Health Jaw-Trackers
Mental Health Jaw-Trackers
HeadScan is a Wearable System to Track Wellbeing Through Jaw Movement
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21
Child-Centric Wearables
Child-Centric Wearables
The 'Wanderwatch' Smartwatch is a Child Watch that Encourages Outdoor Play
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Paper Sun Sensors
Paper Sun Sensors
This Paper-Based Sensor Monitors Sun Exposure, Sunscreen Use and Skin Tone
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Kid-Friendly Smartwatches
Kid-Friendly Smartwatches
The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX Helps Kids Become Amateur Photographers
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18
Payment-Processing Rings
Payment-Processing Rings
VISA's New Payment Ring Allows Consumers to Buy Things with Their Jewelry
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Connected Smart Gloves
Connected Smart Gloves
The Glovdi Helps Skiers and Bikers Enjoy Improved Smartphone Connectivity
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Power-Boosting Wearable Processors
Power-Boosting Wearable Processors
Qualcomm's New Processor Promises Longer Wearable Battery Life
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Wearable Hiking Devices
Wearable Hiking Devices
Microsoft's Band 2 Now Features the 'Explore Tile' for Outdoor Adventures
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Independent Fitness Wearables
Independent Fitness Wearables
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Works Separately from Smartphones
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Weather-Resistant Smartwatches
Weather-Resistant Smartwatches
The Lunatik Epik H20 Band Converts a Digital Watch for Outdoor Use
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12
Educational Children's T-Shirts
Educational Children's T-Shirts
This Circuit Board Helps Students Learn Electronics and Computing
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11
Fitness-Logging Sport Watches
Fitness-Logging Sport Watches
The Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS Watch is Ready for Workouts and More
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10
Emotion-Detecting Dresses
Emotion-Detecting Dresses
Ying Gao's Couture Garments Can Decode the Wearer's Feelings
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9
Wearable Technology Voice Assistants
Wearable Technology Voice Assistants
The Amazon Alexa Voice Assistance is Now Part of Pebble Core
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8
Pregnancy-Tracking Watches
Pregnancy-Tracking Watches
Laks' Pregnancy Watch Keeps Track of the Weeks a Woman Spends Pregnant
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7
Protective Pregnancy Wearables
Protective Pregnancy Wearables
The Birthstone Protects Expecting Mothers From Radiation
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6
Wearable VR Computer Packs
Wearable VR Computer Packs
The Alienware VR Backpack Computer Frees Users from Stationary PCs
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5
Routine-Teaching Child Watches
Routine-Teaching Child Watches
The Octopus Smartwatch for Kids Helps Children Stick to a Schedule
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4
Smart Safety Rings
Smart Safety Rings
Nimb is a Wearable Safety Device That is App-Enabled with GPS Capabilities
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3
Prenatal Monitoring Devices
Prenatal Monitoring Devices
The 'Thread' System Gives Parents Pregnancy Updates
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2
Non-Invasive Diabetes Wearables
Non-Invasive Diabetes Wearables
Glucowear by Malvin Gonzales Checks Glucose Levels Comfortably
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1
Exoskeleton Arm Bands
Exoskeleton Arm Bands
Armor is an Exercising Gadget to Boost Performance by Adding Resistance
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