What are the pros and cons of wearable technology?

November 4, 2021

Advances in tech for wearable devices have introduced a number of different ways for people to interact with both other people and other types of technology. With these advances have come all sorts of new use cases for wearable devices, allowing this market to grow in terms of benefits and potential vulnerabilities.

With any new technology, there are all sorts of concerns for consumers to factor into their purchasing decisions, and any kind of wearable device faces this same situation. From security risks to inefficiencies in function, any piece of wearable tech comes with cons to take into consideration when deciding whether to start incorporating one into your activities.

The wearable tech sold at DOHA is part of this overall situation, and we’ve substantially researched both the positive and negative elements that come with using any type of device, no matter the setting or application.

So what are the pros and cons of wearable technology? Read through the rest of this article to learn more!

The benefits of wearable tech in work and life

Wearable devices’ benefits vary depending on how exactly you’re using them, but current devices have already proven extremely useful in a variety of different ways for many parts of daily life, and especially for certain industries.

In the workplace, wearable tech has proven to be a useful tool for gauging productivity among employees. This comes from a mix of having critical data immediately available as needed and tracking employee vitals to see which ones correlate most with high performance metrics. We’ve written before on our blog about how wearable technology can prove useful for businesses and their employees.

The power of wearable devices to track a person’s health data has also proven tremendously useful for applications related to health, including an individual person’s fitness and the health industry.

Specific uses that are particularly beneficial in both of these areas include:

  • Injury Response: Certain devices can warn you when you’re in danger of a physical injury, including for the elderly in particular, and track how your vitals change after receiving one and subsequent treatment. Some forms of wearable tech can even be helpful for relieving pain from an injury.
  • Sports: For physical athletic activities like running or swimming, the ability of wearable devices to track your vital physical data is useful for measuring performance and improvement, as well as anticipating and preventing injuries.

Cons of wearable tech

Of course, as a developing form of technology, wearable devices have shortcomings in certain areas that need to be kept in mind if you’re a consumer looking to integrate them into any of your activities.

  • Inefficiency: Some devices come with a short battery life, only lasting about a day or so before needing a recharge in some cases. This means certain devices need to be removed regularly to recharge. In comparison, the battery life of some smartphones allows them to last over 24 hours before needing to be recharged.
  • Inaccuracy: Health and fitness readings from many devices may not necessarily be accurate. This creates a barrier for many devices to be incorporated more strongly into spaces like the medical industry.
  • Security risks: Some devices, given their relatively new advancements, come with certain security vulnerabilities, including proximity-based ones that come with downloading data from the cloud or connecting with another device, like a laptop.

Get in touch to learn more about DOHA’s wearable devices

It’s important that you make the most informed decision possible when choosing your next wearable device, including when you buy from DOHA.

Our devices pair with other products like laptops to produce a more seamless, interconnected experience. If you’d like to learn more about any of them, check them out here, sign up for updates, or give us a call now!

A fitness bracelet, which is a common wearable device.