Cleverly Accessorised: Wearable Tech

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Dec 20 2016 / 18:30 PM

Considering fashion’s fascination of injecting smart elements into outfit extras, Bazaar flips the notion and explores wearable products by tech experts…

Cleverly Accessorised: Wearable Tech
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In a world of technological development that is constantly evolving, it’s a valid worry that we are saturated with information. It's not just designers pushing the boundaries with light up dresses à la Clare Danes Met Gala gown designed by Zac Posen, respected fashion labels are now repeatedly launching collections of products under the ‘wearable tech’ umbrella. Examples include Michael Kors recently dipped into the domain with the Access watch, powered by Android Wear, and Topshop proudly promoting bPay accessories with contactless capabilities. A similar concept by MasterCard sees the ‘Kerv’ ring giving users the ability to pay for their Starbucks via a single wave of the hand, and there has even been a Puls smartwatch designed by a few seasons ago, featuring special edition designs created by Zaha Hadid… To name but a few.

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Into the mix we also have the ultra-accessible and efficient likes of FitBit, and residing on the face rather than the wrist – Snapchat's foray into eyewear and Google’s much discussed, awe-inspiring Google Glass launch (also seen worn by models on the Diane von Furstenberg catwalk not so long ago). Both were the very definition of futuristic when introduced to the public, but neither could necessarily be labelled ‘classic’.

Step In Samsung's Latest Innovation 

With an aesthetic inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of Swiss watchmaking. The Gear S3 combines a solid, traditional visual design by Swiss-based creative Yvan Arpa, with military durability, and the latest in mobile technology. Its streamlined look not only provides water resistance but also the opportunity of mobile payments and LTE connectivity, as well as a built-in speaker and GPS – meaning the opportunity of going out and about sans phone is closer than you think.

The Sleek Gear S3 Classic (Left) Dnd Gear S3 Frontier (Right), Both Dhs1,399 Each

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