When Becky Stern, director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries says, “Having technology on you, around you, inside you 24/7 is going to be totally commonplace,” she's right (check out the video below). The resulting implications for society and whole industries in general is immense. The melding of the physical and digital worlds continues and what it means for health clubs, fitness, and wellness in general is quite interesting. Apple's upcoming IWatch, Google Glass, and other advancing technologies will all enable increased digital connectivity. Wearable technologies are coming to the mainstream. This next new era of devices will take us places that few might imagine and will likely replace the smartphone at some point.
So what does this mean for fitness and health clubs ?