When I think about wearable tech, I think about fit bits and health tracking accessories or other health models, but I don't link the topic with fashion. However, new advances are quickly changing that. Wearable tech has already come a long way, technologically speaking, but it is apparent that the two need to be seamlessly integrated for optimal results, which means that wearable technology and fashion need to closely coincide.
Currently, invisible means of this wearable tech are being tested in Google's Project Jacquard, where digital technology is, quite literally, woven into smart apparel and accessories. Fashion brands, like Levi’s and Adidas, are at the forefront of this innovation. Physical football and gaming meet in the sole of specially designed Adidas shoes, with Jacquard technology, and Levi’s apparel will also have Jacquard woven into their apparel, allowing users to interact with their phones without physically touching them. Some highly functioning wearables already exist, like the Nadi X smart yoga pants. They vibrate to correct the users' posture during yoga.
As the popularity of wearable tech rises, it will continue to be important that all smart garments moving forward are more reliable and comfortable than all other means of wearables while still enabling fitness and technology.