Men’s fashion is becoming more sophisticated every season and 2015 has seen a rise in wearable tech fashions and accessories for the geek chic set. From head to toe, wearable technology includes everything from a bluetooth-enabled ball cap that lets you control your devices to sneakers that let you change their design. With everyone obsessed over connectivity and the Internet of Things, the future of apparel hinges on successful wearable technology. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing wearable tech you could be wearing.

Snaptrax  

Snaptrax

The amount of wearable tech for men’s fashions and accessories trail behind what’s available for the women’s market, but wearable tech developer Snaptrax are capitalizing on this untapped-as-of-yet niche with some innovative wearable tech for the guys. Snaptrax is versatile and can be used everyday at home or office, in the car, as well as for sports and other activities. Their bluetooth-enabled baseball cap is popular among sports fans and are a hit at games.

 
Photochromia Garments  

Photochromia Garments

Kickstarter has unlocked the potential for countless opportunities, including within the realm of wearable technology. Photochromia is a new wearable tech studio collaboration between The Crated and Print All Over Me (PAOM) that is using the crowdfunding platform to bring their UV-responsive fashions to market. This technology is making wardrobes more playful, exciting, and full of options. It is likely that photochromic fashions will be the norm within a decade or so, given the rise in demand as more consumers will want to be able to fully customize their styles. Perfect for embracing the duality of life.

 
Helping You Shine  

Helping You ‘Shine’

Wearable tech developers Misfit have introduced the Shine, a sleep and fitness monitor that you can attach anywhere on yourself. Keep track of your pulse, check sleep patterns and more, while still looking incredibly dapper in a suit and tie. The Misfit Shine can also be worn as a bracelet or necklace, and is discreet. It has the functionality of a watch, is waterproof up to 50 meters, and never needs to be charged! If you are active or just like to keep up with your fitness, this kind of wearable tech is competing for the future market share against the likes of FitBit, LG, Apple and many others.

 
Solar Clothing  

Solar Clothing

When wearable tech developers join forces with a global superstar men’s fashion brand like Tommy Hilfiger, big and interesting things are bound to happen. Take Pvillion who partnered with the Hilfiger brand to create a brand new line of “solar clothing”. The solar jacket made its initial debut in late 2014. The solar panels that line the back of the jacket allows whoever dons it to charge their laptop, smartphone or other devices. Not only is it practically useful, but stylish, too.

 
Customize Your Kicks  

Customize Your Kicks

One of the coolest new wearable technologies is the ability to customize your sneakers with a variety of colors, patterns and styles directly from your mobile device. The Shift Sneaker is a concept by Rehab Studio that uses smart-surface technology that allows you to use the Shift app to control the various areas of the sneaker’s surface. You can also purchase an array of digital “packs” that can match your shoes to your attire, set and track your running pace, or even illuminate your shoes in the dark. It was a big deal at this year’s London Fashion Week.

 

 

Of course, there are many other cool wearable technologies out there. Do you think wearable tech is the future? If so, what is some of your favorite new wearable technology?