A Dive Into the Wearables Industry


In taking a dive into the wearable industry it’s obvious that everything old is new again. Wearables per se are not new. People have been wearing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, watches, and jewelry for centuries. Over time some wearables have faded out of fashion only to be re-invented and born again as a popular faddish accessory.

Although eyeglasses are a necessity for some people who wear them, when they were not fashionable, they were replaced by contact lenses. As the wheel of fashion spins, eyeglasses have not only had a resurgence for those who need them, they are worn as a fashion accessory by others.

Watches once found on most adult wrists by the 1990s were replaced by the phone which was carried all day. The spinning wheel of fashion landed on watch, and it again became a fashion statement.

Joining these two wearables that have spun around through the decades from in favor and out of fashion, there are other wearables such as hearing aids that are essential. Although their footprint became smaller and they were less noticeable, securing them in place was always a problem.

Old, New, and Wearables of the Future

Along with wristwatches and eyewear making a full-out fashion comeback in recent years, high-tech wearables are also commanding attention. Wearables that track workout times, heart rates, mileage, calories, and more are now prominent on the forearms of runners, bikers, and walkers.

Cell-based communication devices are competing with wristwatches for that body spot, while earbuds that serve dual purposes are pushing out traditional hearing aids. Others wear microphones attached to collars, chest pockets, and other parts of the body for hands-free communications over cellular devices.

The announcement that the age of the metaverse is upon us means that even more wearables will dominate everyday life. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) devices will explode as more people align their everyday lives with the metaverse.

Already on the drawing boards and set to join a lengthy list of future wearables are microchipped jewelry that can keep track of biometrics, control business and personal Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and also produce a hologram for your metaverse avatar.

Securing Wearables Today and Tomorrow

The wave of wearables from clothing embedded with tech to prototype devices that access AI, VR, and the IoT are in the near future. Beyond that one only needs to look at Sci-Fi shows and movies to guess at what the future of wearables will look like in the next few decades.

Securing wearables today and tomorrow requires a gravity-defying solution. In securing wearables the solution requires comfort. It must be able to firmly hold wearables in place while walking, jogging, running, biking, even during water sports. It must be removable and reusable. It can’t leave behind a film or sticky residue. Luckily, it is already here to secure wearables today and into the future.

Studying the past opens the doors to the future. Setex Technologies was born from studying nature. By learning how a gecko defies gravity Setex learned how to make advanced innovative products that grip, stick, and fasten. The result is an advanced micro-fibrillar polymer-based dry adhesive technology. For the wearable industry today, tomorrow, and into the coming AI, VR, and Space Age, Setex Elastomeric polymers have been converted into Setex Grip structures which demonstrate a remarkable power to adhere, grip, and fasten even on wet, sweaty, and oily skin. Setex is ready to secure wearables today, tomorrow, and beyond.