The New York Times looks into why most wearables are focused on the wrist. Smartwatches, wristband fitness trackers – why are they all focused on the wrist?
The conclusion: It’s an easy entry point. Wearables are in their infancy and moving from a wristwatch to a wrist sensor, often with time display is an easy way to get adoption without major change management.
As technology continues to improve smaller, lighter wearables will continue to be integrated into things like cellphone cases and glasses but also other things like jewellery, hair accessories, and more.