Wearables Are Big for 2016

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Image source: Cicret

It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest technology that can benefit event planners. In the way that smartphones are already transforming the attendee experience at tradeshows and events, other wearable smart devices will bring a new level of convenience.

One product a smart bracelet called Cicret (here’s the video), although very much in a development prototype stage, gives a glimpse of future possibilities for wearables. Their slogan is: “Like a tablet…but on your skin.” Hopefully this will go into production this year. There’s already a waiting list with people waiting eagerly to be notified when they’ll be able to purchase this very futuristic device.

Smart watches and other wearables will likely help event planners and participants to:

  • receive GPS directions
  • receive conference alerts
  • exchange contact/lead retrieval information
  • use as admission tickets
  • make audience polling responses
  • enable automated check-in for registration/meeting rooms

 

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