50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2017

Your essential guide to what’s going to be making headlines in the year ahead
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Experts haven't exactly had their finest 12 months, but when it comes to wearable tech, we know better than everyone else. So we're going full steam ahead with not one, not ten, but 50 predictions for wearable tech and the connected self for 2017.

We have previous form, of course. A year ago, the Wareable 50 predicted big things for VR, Fitbit and the Apple Watch 2. The fact that we also had 2016 down as the year of wearable payments, Magic Leap and Blocks is no matter because here we are again with a fresh list.

This time around with the Wareable 50 2017, we are sending 50 trends, people, products and companies out into the ether, asking nothing in return. We've hand-wringed and harrumphed over what makes the cut and the list has been shuffled and shimmied around until it's dizzy. We hope you like the list's new look, let us know in the comments whether you agree with our picks and what you think we've missed.


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Paul Lamkin


Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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