Which Stylish Wearable Should You Rock This Year?
Cell phones are basically an extension of ourselves. We show our personality through colorful cases and ringtones. It’s not much different when it comes to wearables. With such a wide variety out on the market now, rocking a Jawbone might scream, “Fitness is life!” while a Ringly gives off a style-conscious vibe. Either way, you’re going to want your wearable to look as good as it is useful, especially with New York Fashion Week on the horizon. That’s why we found 11 super chic, runway-worthy wearables that you can work all day, errday.
1. Cuff ($49): You never know when your GPS is going to make you head down a sketchy alleyway in a town brand new to you. Or maybe you’re working late and your night commute requires you to walk through the city by yourself. Stay safe by alerting your loved ones when something goes wrong with Cuff. Just hold down the black square jewel and your smart bracelet will notify those within your Cuff circle until someone responds. You can manage your Cuff circle of family and friends on the Cuff iOS app.
2. Misfit Shine ($120): With a colorful silicone band, you’re ready to tackle the track or dive into the ocean (because Wonder Woman does not take laps in some pool), and all your biometric analytics will appear on the companion app. But if you want to get ready for a fancy dinner atop one of the finest hotels around, simply add your favorite Swarovski chain to your Misfit Shine and you can monitor your activity for the night.
3. Sony Core + SmartBand ($99): Sony’s bright wearables are great for the organization obsessed. Not only will you be able to keep track of your fitness and activity, but it will also help you remember what songs you listened to and what pictures you took. It even has your back while you’re asleep (aka the only time when you can’t organize your life). Sony’s Core and SmartBand are sure to wake you up at the right time and show you how last night’s sleep went. Ahh, finally everything is in order.
4. Olive ($130): What’s better than a stress-relieving wearable? This stunning piece analyzes your bio patterns as you check off tasks on your usually packed schedule. You may not realize it when stress creeps out of nowhere, but Olive does. Through a variety of physical changes, like body temperature, heart rate, activity and quality of sleep, Olive can analyze what gets your shoulders all knotted up. To track your emtions, you’re going to have to help it out a little. If you’re feeling good, tap the wearable once and Olive will review your previous stats so it can take note of what makes you feel chill. If your annoying neighbor’s thumping party jams are hampering you from getting work done, rub the textured portion of the wearable and Olive will find out what else (besides your neighbors) made you stressed. Olive will even suggest stress management exercises via the companion app so you can breathe in peace.
5. Durr ($129): Every day is an adventure, and a 24-hour cycle is definitely not enough for your upbeat spirit. Time may be a hinderance to all of you jolly peeps out there, and in order to manage all that fun, you’re going to have to keep track of time. But watches only serve as a reminder that time is running out day after day. That’s where Durr comes in. Durr looks like a watch, but it tells time a little differently. Every five minutes, the wearable will shiver so that you can keep track of your personalized sense of time.
6. Activité ($450): The Withings Activité is ideal for the meticulous planner. You probably have three different physical planners and a handful of holy grail calendar/reminder apps to make sure you’re always on schedule. It’s only right for you to have a meticulously detailed wearable. Activité offers the beauty of the Helvetica Watch and the intelligence of smart devices. In addition to tracking your fitness, the time shown on the watch will always be correct. Seriously, always. Whether you’re flying back and forth between time zones or forgot about daylight savings (which you wouldn’t, because you made a reminder for that), this wearable will always give you the correct time so all your plans and schedules will be executed perfectly to the millisecond.
7. Siren ($250): This techy ring is for the night owl. You love the nightlife on the weekends and you love taking self-reflecting midnight walks during the weekdays. Siren is going to be the wearable you’ll have on you at all times. It may just look like an awesome chunky ring, but if you twist the gem, it’ll let out a super high-pitched sound and act as an ear-ringing (pun intended) distraction.
8. Ringly ($195-$260): “Seriously, why do you even have a phone?” If you hear this from your friends all the time, we get it. You’re just going with life’s flow, and if that means your phone kindasortamaybe always just ends up at the bottom of your purse for 70% of the day, then you go with it. But to silence those people who are super fed up with you never answering calls or texts, there’s Ringly. With Ringly, it’s a win-win sitch for you because you get to continue with your daily ways and Ringly will notify you if something important comes up. Just let this wearable know what calls, texts, emails and social media interactions you want to be notified about and you will have a unique vibration tone and/or flashing, colored light for each person.
9. QBracelet ($78): You’re always playing games, listening to music, watching videos and thumbing through all the super cool articles on the Brit + Co app (#ShamelessPlug), meaning your battery is always dying before the day is done. That’s why you’re going to need the QBracelet. Packed with a lithium-ion battery, the QBracelet is equipped to juice up your phone any time. When you don’t need it, it’s flying undercover as awesome arm candy. It comes with the option of either a micro-USB or an Apple lightning connector, so it’s compatible with Windows, Android and Apple phones.
10. MICA Bracelet ($495): This fashionable piece is for all the popular kids out there. You’re expecting calls from work and from your friends on the regular, you’re super fast at texting and switching between the emoji keyboard and your default language keyboard and everyone is inviting you to everything on all of your social media platforms. But because there’s nothing more dizzying than looking at your flooded notifications menu on your phone, the MICA Bracelet can ease your mind by only showing you all your general notifications on its touchscreen. If you want an edgier piece that does the same thing as the MICA Bracelet, you might want to check out Rebecca Minkoff’s notifications wearable ($120).
11. Tory Burch for Fitbit ($175-$195): Health nuts, it’s time to assemble. No more counting calories, no more guesstimating how far you ran (and rounding up) and definitely no more boring workouts. Did we mention that you’ll be rocking Tory Burch’s signature design while you do all this? Tory Burch’s Fitbit line features jewelry pieces that can hold a Fitbit Flex inside. For the necklace, it’s in the pendant. For the bracelet, it’s in the rectangular charm. The Fitbit Flex tracks your physical activity, sleep quality, how many calories you’ve burned, how many steps you took that day and more. You can set goals, earn badges and see your progress on the app and in the mirror because girl, you look gooood.
Which fashionable wearable was totally you? What was your favorite feature out of all of them? We really want to hear all about it in the comments!