Wearable technology includes clothing and accessories that incorporate computer and advanced electronic technologies. Many designs offer practical functions and features, though they also tend to have aesthetic, design-conscious qualities.

Google Glass is an optical head-mounted technology that brings text, notifications and other information straight to your eyes. Various companies have also pioneered wrist-wearable technology with a health and fitness orientation. The devices, including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Misfit Shine, Withings Pulse and Nike Fuel Band, connect to apps on smartphones to update users on their personal biometric data.

Other brands are breaking into the smartwatch market with devices that will run on Android Wear: the LG G; Motorola’s Moto 360; and the Samsung Gear line. Apple is expected to release the iWatch in early 2015.