The World of Wearables
“Wearable technology has established itself as a vital daily asset both in the workplace as well as personal life, and has become a fundamental solution behind completing even the simplest tasks,” asserts Paul Gordon, the Senior Vice President of Sales, Rymax Marketing Services Inc. “Wearables” as of recent, have dominated the technological marketplace and has begun incorporating its brilliance in the workplace. As technology continues to advance it is important to keep up both mentally and physically with these changes.
The Impact of Wearable Technology in the Workplace
The rise of wearable technology is growing quickly as technology permeates every aspect of life. Individuals use them for a myriad of daily functions such as running, swimming, tracking heart rates, etc. Terms that are being used to describe such wearable technologies are “interesting”, “convenient”, and also “fun”. The most important term to take away from that list would be the convenience portion. At Rymax, we look to simplify our tasks and solve problems in the most efficient and convenient manner, and with the help of wearable technology, we are able to zone-in and accomplish this goal each and every day. Wearable technology is not limited to just smart watches, it also comes in the form of eye wear as well as health products like the Apple Watch and Nike’s Fuelband. With top of the line sensor integration, wearables offer a unique, advanced, and most importantly, an accurate solution to virtually any problem that exists. The wearable technology market globally is estimated to be worth $34 Billion by 2020, as stated by a recent Forbes report . At Rymax, we look to capitalize on this growing market by offering a wide range of wearable technologies for our customers ranging from Apple watches to the brand new Sona bracelet by Caeden that monitors stress level and teaches you proper breathing techniques. Many corporations have welcomed wearable technology into the workplace as part of their wellness programs which promote health and productivity which results in reduced health related costs. As Rymax continues to partner up with brands in the wearable industry, corporations such as Coca-Cola and Amazon are also investing in the business for their employees. Amazon is dedicated to selling wearable devices including the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch as well as the Motorola Moto 360. Coca-Cola on the other hand has partnered with Misfit and created a sleep and activity monitor that is appealing on the wrist and are working on t-shirt technology as well as enhanced eyewear. By bringing wearables into the work place, Rymax is allowing fitness and health to become a part of the culture and moral fiber behind the company. Companies like Swarovski and Citizen have taken wearables a step further and have begun developing fashionable wearable devices that are both stylish and sophisticated. Since established, wearables have controlled the field of technology and now that it has begun incorporating itself into the fashion industry, there is no telling where wearables will show up in the future both in and out of the workplace.
A More Wearable Future
As mentioned before, wearable technology has emerged almost everywhere, including offices, and there are no signs of this slowing down. It won’t be long before tangible assets like technology and intangibles like happiness converge. When the menial day-to-day tasks at the office are no longer part of your employee’s schedule, they will have more time to apply their knowledge, abilities and skills into project that are more complex and important. Employees will also have more time to develop strategies for marketing and growth, and creativity and innovation; things that cannot be automated. Meanwhile, robotic process automation can be utilized to improve productivity and attain optimum allocation of human investment.
With the rise of wearables, it’s without question that the new shift is changing the way we work and do business. This will only continue to grow as more and more organizations jump on the bandwagon. It’s no secret that sitting on an office chair all day doesn’t really boost health. By providing wearables into a wellness program, employers can create a livelier and energetic environment. This makes it easier for employees to get up, move around and make healthier decisions in the workplace. Companies can get their employees excited about setting goals, tracking stats and share their information with others. Engaged employees are healthier, happier and more efficient when conducting business.