High Tech Meets High Fashion

Wearable tech is getting a makeover.

Ever since DVF sparked the fashionable tech trend by accessorizing models with Google Glass during her Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week, more and more brands are putting a stylish spin on the tech world by designing functional and fashionable tech accessories. From jewelry that helps keep you healthy to eyewear that better connects you with the world around you, technology is evolving in the chicest way yet.

 

Tory Burch for Fitbit

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Tory Burch teamed up with Fitbit to design an activity tracker that blends seamlessly with your wardrobe. A metal pendant, a hinged bracelet and a silicone bracelet are available to record your daily activity levels, including monitoring sleep activity, tracking steps and counting calories burned. ($38-$195)

 

Ringly

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Technology makes it easy to stay connected 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you won’t miss a call or a text when your phone ends up in the bottom of your purse or clear across the house. With Ringly, you can stay connected at all times thanks to custom vibration and light patterns that alert you when someone tries to reach you. ($195-$260. Preorders only.)

 

 

MICA

MICA

Offering a more sophisticated design to the market of wearable tech is MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory), designed by Opening Ceremony and powered by Intel. The smart bracelet syncs with your Google account and Facebook calendar to send you event alerts and to keep you better connected to friends. ($495)

 

Apple Watch

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The much-anticipated Apple Watch takes time-telling to a completely new level of intelligence. This groundbreaking device syncs to your iPhone so you can answer calls and send texts directly from the timepiece. Also, apps allow you to check the weather and listen to music, among an array of other features that are sure to be constantly advancing. (starting at $349)

 

 Stellé Audio Clutch

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Your next picnic gets a whole lot chicer with the Stellé Audio Clutch, a purse that transforms into a bluetooth speaker. Not only will this wireless speaker play up to 15 hours of your favorite Taylor Swift songs, but it also contains a built-in speakerphone that connects to your phone via bluetooth. ($149-$199)

 

 

Rebecca Minkoff for Case-Mate

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Not only are wearable technologies improving, but their accessories are becoming more stylish as well. Rebecca Minkoff created a collection with mobile accessories brand Case-Mate that resulted in glamorous phone chargers and phone cases in shimmering blacks and golds. According to the Rebecca Minkoff blog, you can also expect a lightning cable bracelet that acts as a portable charger later this year. ($38-$80)

 

DVF | Made for Glass

GoogleGlass

Google Glass has received a fair amount of criticism since being released in 2013, but with DVF designing a line of frames in the summer of 2014, it seemed that all hope was not lost thanks to the more stylish design of the specs. However, a recent announcement by the tech giant revealed that Google Glass will be temporarily removed from the marketplace in order to make improvements the device. Hopefully DVF and her sleek, futuristic designs stick around for the next launch of a more affordable version of the device.

 

Polo Tech Shirt

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Ralph Lauren introduces one of the first smart technologies in apparel with the Polo Tech Shirt. The workout shirt records biometric information such as heart rate and calories burned through sensors embedded into the garment. The data is transmitted to an app on your smartphone so you can have real-time reporting of your current fitness performance. (Available for men early 2015.)

We’ll take one of each, please.

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