Wearable Technology | Wearables

Wearables, or wearable technology, are devices worn as accessories or implanted within the body or clothing to monitor and augment our experiences. Since they are smart, wearables can communicate with other devices or different people via the Internet with no human input. Today, wearable technology has very many applications and you will find their usage in consumer electronics such as smartwatches and trackers, in healthcare, navigation systems, and in fashion technology as smart fabrics to amplify and customize apparel. With the growth and development in global mobile networks, manufacturing, and software around the world, affordable wearables have led to an explosion in fashion technology. Though wearables are important on their own, their main function is to enhance the usage of other primary devices through collecting data and augmenting decision making.

When did wearable technology start?

Wearable technology began with the watch and it was worn by people to help tell time. Watches were created in 1500 by Peter Henlein and were originally worn as necklaces. Throughout history various wearable technology has been developed in efforts to make the life of the user more efficient and continues to be incorporated into daily life.

Why is wearable technology important?

Wearable technology is important because it allows users to monitor their fitness levels, track their location through GPS, and view text messages more quickly and efficiently. Wearable technology is also hands-free, portable, can connect to other smart devices sending information to them that users can then view at a later time.

How does wearable technology benefit your workout?

Wearable technology can benefit a workout by making group fitness more personal, creating more attainable health goals, and minimizing overtraining and potential injuries. Wearable technology can help the user monitor their heart rate, steps, and the amount of exercise they do during a workout.

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Apple Watch Series 0 (1st Gen)

The Apple Watch First Generation is often referred to as Series 0 and uses a single-core S1 system on chip. The smartwatch does not have a built-in GPS chip, but relies on a paired iPhone to provide location services. The ‘Taptic Engine’ provides haptic feedback when an alert or notification is received. It is equipped with a built-in heart sensor that uses infrared and visible-light LEDs. All versions of the first-generation Apple Watch have 8 GB of storage and an operating system that lets the user store up to 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos.

The Apple Watch Series 0 is available in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes. The 38 mm watch has a height of 1.52” (38.6 mm), width of 1.31” (33.3 mm), depth of .41” (10.5 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is 1.337” (34 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 272 x 340 px at 326 ppi. The 42 mm watch has a height of 1.65” (42 mm), width of 1.41” (35.9 mm), depth of .41” (10.5 mm), and weighs 1.76 oz (50 g). The screen size is 1.566” (40 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 312 x 390 px at 326 ppi.

Pair of drawings of the Apple Watch Series 0 display with measured dimensions and resolution
The Apple Watch First Generation is often referred to as Series 0 and uses a single-core S1 system on chip. The smartwatch does not have a built-in GPS chip, but relies on a paired iPhone to provide location services.

The Apple Watch Series 0 is available in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes. The 38 mm watch has a height of 1.52” (38.6 mm), width of 1.31” (33.3 mm), depth of .41” (10.5 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is 1.337” (34 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 272 x 340 px at 326 ppi. The 42 mm watch has a height of 1.65” (42 mm), width of 1.41” (35.9 mm), depth of .41” (10.5 mm), and weighs 1.76 oz (50 g). The screen size is 1.566” (40 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 312 x 390 px at 326 ppi.

Pair of drawings of the Apple Watch Series 0 display with measured dimensions and resolution
Apple Watch Series 0 (1st Gen)
Height:
1.52”, 1.65” | 38.6, 42 mm
Width:
1.31”, 1.41” | 33.3, 35.9 mm
Length:
Depth:
.41” | 10.5 mm
Display Size
Resolution
Weight:
1.41, 1.76 oz | 40, 50 g
Area:

38 mm:

Height: 1.52” | 38.6 mm

Width: 1.31” | 33.3 mm

Weight: 1.41 oz | 40 g

Display Size: 1.337” | 34 mm

Resolution: 272 x 340 px; 326 ppi



42 mm:

Height: 1.65” | 42 mm

Width: 1.41” | 35.9 mm

Weight: 1.76 oz | 50 g

Display Size: 1.566” | 40 mm

Resolution: 312 x 390 px; 326 ppi



Discontinued: September 7, 2016

Storage
8 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
April 24, 2015

Drawings include:
Apple Watch Series 0 front elevation (38 mm), front (42 mm)

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Huawei TalkBand B3

The Huawei TalkBand B3 is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It supports Bluetooth, and has various features like answer, reject, or end incoming calls and take photos remotely. The Huawei TalkBand B3 detects and adjusts to different types of physical activities and has a seamless integration to the user’s phone.

The Huawei TalkBand B3 has a height of 2.1” (53.4 mm), width of .85” (21.7 mm), depth of .48” (12.2 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is .91” (23.1 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 128 x 80 px.

Dimensioned front elevation drawing of the Huawei TalkBand B3 with height, width, and resolution
The Huawei TalkBand B3 is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It supports Bluetooth, and has various features like answer, reject, or end incoming calls and take photos remotely. The Huawei TalkBand B3 detects and adjusts to different types of physical activities and seamless phone integration.

The Huawei TalkBand B3 has a height of 2.1” (53.4 mm), width of .85” (21.7 mm), depth of .48” (12.2 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is .91” (23.1 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 128 x 80 px.

Dimensioned front elevation drawing of the Huawei TalkBand B3 with height, width, and resolution
Huawei TalkBand B3
Height:
2.1” | 53.4 mm
Width:
.85” | 21.7 mm
Length:
Depth:
.48” | 12.2 mm
Display Size
.91” | 23.1 mm
Resolution
128 x 80 px
Weight:
1.41 oz | 40 g
Area:
Storage
16 MB
Designer
Huawei
Release
April 7, 2016

Drawings include:
Huawei TalkBand B3 front elevation

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Huawei TalkBand B5

The Huawei TalkBand B5 is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It has an elegant design with a screen that is bigger than the previous generation of Huawei TalkBands. The TalkBand comes with a headset which allows for a hands-free conversation and a dual-mic noise canceling to reduce environmental noise.

The Huawei TalkBand B5 has a height of 2.29” (58.2 mm), width of .92” (23.3 mm), depth of .51” (12.9 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is 1.13” (28.7 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 300 x 160 px .

Measured illustration of the Huawei TalkBand B5 display with overall width, height and resolution specifications
The Huawei TalkBand B5 is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It has an elegant design with a screen that is bigger than the previous generation of Huawei TalkBands. The TalkBand comes with a headset which allows for a hands-free conversation and a dual-mic noise canceling to reduce env. noise.

The Huawei TalkBand B5 has a height of 2.29” (58.2 mm), width of .92” (23.3 mm), depth of .51” (12.9 mm), and weighs 1.41 oz (40 g). The screen size is 1.13” (28.7 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 300 x 160 px .

Measured illustration of the Huawei TalkBand B5 display with overall width, height and resolution specifications
Huawei TalkBand B5
Height:
2.29” | 58.2 mm
Width:
.92” | 23.3 mm
Length:
Depth:
.51” | 12.9 mm
Display Size
1.13” | 28.7 mm
Resolution
300 x 160 px
Weight:
1.41 oz | 40 g
Area:
Storage
16 MB
Designer
Huawei
Release
July 2018

Drawings include:
Huawei TalkBand B5 front elevation

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Huawei Band 4e

The Huawei Band 4e is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It has a performance tracker, professional running guidance, and up to 2 weeks of battery life. It also has a dual wearing mode and is water resistant of up to 50 meters. The Huawei Band 4e was released on August of 2019.

The Huawei Band 4e has a height of 1.59” (40.5 mm), width of .58” (14.8 mm), depth of .44” (11.2 mm), and weighs .21 oz (6 g). The screen size is .5" (12.7 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 88 x 48 px.

Measured illustration of the Huawei Band 4e display with overall width, height and resolution specifications
The Huawei Band 4e is a smartwatch developed by Huawei. It has a performance tracker, professional running guidance, and up to 2 weeks of battery life. It also has a dual wearing mode and is water resistant of up to 50 meters. The Huawei Band 4e was released on August of 2019.

The Huawei Band 4e has a height of 1.59” (40.5 mm), width of .58” (14.8 mm), depth of .44” (11.2 mm), and weighs .21 oz (6 g). The screen size is .5" (12.7 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 88 x 48 px.

Measured illustration of the Huawei Band 4e display with overall width, height and resolution specifications
Huawei Band 4e
Height:
1.59” | 40.5 mm
Width:
.58” | 14.8 mm
Length:
Depth:
.44” | 11.2 mm
Display Size
.5" | 12.7 mm
Resolution
88 x 48 px
Weight:
.21 oz | 6 g
Area:
Storage
1 MB
Designer
Huawei
Release
October 2019

Drawings include:
Huawei Band 4e front elevation

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Huawei Watch

The Huawei Watch is an Android based smartwatch developed by Huawei. It was released on September 2, 2015 and was the first smartwatch developed by Huawei. Its design is based on the design of traditional watches. Huawei focused on creating a stylish design and not a standard gadget.

All versions of this watch have 512 RAM and 4 GB internal storage. It also has Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, and no GPS. The Huawei Watch also doesn’t offer cellular connectivity. It also features a loudspeaker, accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, MP3 player, photo viewer, voice dial/commands.

The Huawei Watch has a height of 1.65” (42 mm), width of 1.65” (42 mm), depth of .44” (11.3 mm), and weighs 2.15 oz (60.5 g). The screen size is 1.4" (35.6 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 400 x 400 px at 286 ppi.

Dimensioned front elevation drawing of the Huawei Watch with height, width, and resolution
The Huawei Watch is an Android based smartwatch developed by Huawei. It was released on September 2, 2015 and was the first smartwatch developed by Huawei. Its design is based on the design of traditional watches. Huawei focused on creating a stylish design and not a standard gadget.

The Huawei Watch has a height of 1.65” (42 mm), width of 1.65” (42 mm), depth of .44” (11.3 mm), and weighs 2.15 oz (60.5 g). The screen size is 1.4" (35.6 mm) diagonal with a resolution of 400 x 400 px at 286 ppi.

Dimensioned front elevation drawing of the Huawei Watch with height, width, and resolution
Huawei Watch
Height:
1.65” | 42 mm
Width:
1.65” | 42 mm
Length:
Depth:
.44” | 11.3 mm
Display Size
1.4" | 35.6 mm
Resolution
400 x 400 px; 286 ppi
Weight:
2.15 oz | 60.5 g
Area:
Storage
4 GB
Designer
Huawei
Release
September 2, 2015

Drawings include:
Huawei Watch front elevation

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