So anybody that knows me, knows that I love technology, and wearable technology is absolutely one of my favorites.
Recently I started looking at a new business opportunity with World Global Network, and yes I know it’s MLM. Now before you get all up in arms about multi-level marketing it, it might be a good idea to read some of my previous articles where I discussed my views on future business.
I am a firm believer that in the future most sales will be direct sales, and many large businesses are already starting to follow this trend of selling directly to the customer and skipping out on the middleman. Direct sells allow companies to be much more competitive, and gives them necessary feedback about their product or service, without having to rely on a third-party.
I’ve covered this stuff in detail in some of my other articles, so I won’t go on too much about it here when what I really want to talk to you about is wearable technology and the advancements in this industry over the past few years.
Bring On The Calculator Watch
I remember when I got my first Calculator Watch and thinking what an amazing piece of technology it was, and how it was going to make me look like a genius in math class. Well, no one ever accused me of being a genius, and I’m pretty sure the teacher took my fancy wrist calculator away from me. If I only could learn to keep my mouth shut, instead of bragging to my classmates.
One of the first wearable Technologies was actually developed in the 1960s when Professor Edward Thorp developed a computer small enough to fit into a shoe with the purpose of defeating the roulette table. Over the next couple of decades, several popular devices in the wearable technology field emerged, such as my beloved calculator watch and then the Sony Walkman in 1979.
Wearable technology boomed in 2002 with the introduction of the Bluetooth headset, and then between 2006 and 2013, wearable technologies from Fitbit, Nike, and Google were released. 2014 was actually dubbed “The Year of Wearable Technology”.
Today, wearable technologies are the second best-selling consumer electronic behind the smartphone. Wearable technologies are expected to exceed sales of 305 million units by the year 2020, with a compounding annual growth rate of 55%.
These projected numbers are well above those projected for laptops and televisions. Smartphones still remain the dominant consumer electronic in the marketplace, with sales projected to top one 1.6 billion units sold in 2020.
There are obvious applications for wearable technology such as fitness and healthcare, but many other industries are also taking advantage of these amazing advancements in science, including the entertainment, media and communications companies. Retail experiences will also be enhanced by wearable technology. And the workplace Will be more efficient and see an increase in productivity.
The product that I’ve decided to back is called the Helo LX. It is a wearable technology wristband similar in look to a Fitbit but light years ahead in technology. Where Fitbit, Garmon, Nike, and other wristband style technology companies stop, by only offering tracking for sleep, steps, calories and distance traveled, the Helo LX also monitors blood pressure, ECG, breath rate, mood levels, and fatigue levels.
Watch the 2-minute video here: Helo LX
The Helo LX works by using the light sensor through the Toshiba application lite processor to collect data. The device tracks different data automatically and offers feedback via a smartphone application. Using a frequency sensor of 125Hz for sampling, it’s goal is to increase the accuracy of the readings and the data that it records.
Helo LX Emergency SOS Function
The Helo LX also features an emergency SOS button that allows you to let loved ones know when you were in trouble, and require assistance. With the simple double click of the side button, you can alert up to three people of your situation. The device is paired with your smart phone and sends a text message and or email to the three people of your choice. Learn More
Imagine the piece of mind knowing if your child needs help
Monitor Loved Ones With Guardian Feature
Pairing the device with your smart phone is also what allows you to check the data obtained in regards to your health. It also stores a long-term record that can be shared with your medical professional, and you can also monitor loved ones using the Guardian function.
When it comes to pricing of the Helo LX, it is a little bit more expensive than the products that it is compared to such as the Fitbit or Garman activity trackers, but it is so much more. You cannot purchase the Helo LX at any retail stores, it is only available for sale through direct sales reps. You can purchase a single device, a family pack, or a premium pack costing $320, $1349, $1999 respectively. These prices are in US dollars.
Firmware Update Coming Soon
Because this product is updated through the computer, there is a firmware update coming in the fourth quarter of 2017 that will see the functionality increased by including the ability to track blood sugar levels, body temperature, blood alcohol levels, and even a mosquito shield using frequency.
The one drawback is that it is not fully waterproof, so if you’re looking for an activity tracker that you can go swimming with this device is not for you. But if you are looking for a Health device that will provide accurate readings at any given time, and this is simply the best device available on the market today.
Check out more on the Helo LX here: www.helolx.ca
The future is incredibly exciting for the wearable technology market, I personally can’t wait to see what comes next both from World Global Media and their Helo product line and the other technology companies that are trying to catch up.