How to Look and Travel Smart in 2015 – Black Enterprise

How to Look and Travel Smart in 2015

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Thanks to our obsession with smartphones, the word “smart” has taken on a whole new meaning. Aside from the smartphone replacing our newspaper and personal computer, we’ve caught a glimpse of “smart” clothing and accessories to enhance our on the go lifestyles. A Ralph Lauren Polo Technology Shirt. A clothing line of city-specific, GPS enabled apparel dedicated to Paris, New York and Sydney. And of course Fit bit, the most well-known fitness wearable. So, right about now we’re all a fixated on the next best thing.

With mobile technology set to integrate more social and travel experiences next year, it’s only natural for brands to feed our addiction with more advanced technologies that give us the best of both worlds in one sleek device. Here are a few devices to keep in mind:

Fashionably “Smart” on the Go
Ringly provides “smart” jewelry and accessories. A stylish 18K ring with precious stone syncs with your mobile to alert you with notifications and even includes Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and even Tinder.

Notifications to Your Wrist
Set to debut this Spring, the Apple Watch, a companion device for the iPhone will be among one of the most highly anticipated gadgets of 2015. With notifications at your risk, Apple promises to make this wearable technology more accessible, relevant and personal.

Health, Fitness, and Music Collide
The collaboration between Intel and 50 Cent will spark the next generation of fitness tracking with the SMS Audio BioSport buds. The “smart” earbuds includes biometric sensors, combined with a built-in optical heart sensor, that monitor a runner’s heart beat and activity levels. And, the earbuds are sweat and water-resistant.

Improve Your Swing, Change the Game
If you’re one to plan golfing vacations Zepp is a wearable tech worth exploring. Zepp helps you improve your golf swing through instant 3D and Video analysis of your swing on a smartphone screen next to side-by-side comparisons with many of the world’s best athletes.

Fashionably Fit
MICA, a $1,000 wearable made of snakeskin and precious stone. According to, MICA, stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory, is the result of a collaboration with Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. “MICA is a duo of smart bands that offer notifications such as incoming calls, text messages, emails and calendar reminders on a 1.6-inch, OLED touchscreen display. One MICA band boasts black watersnake skin, pearls from China and Madagascan lapis stones, while the other packs in white watersnake skin, tiger’s eye from South Africa, and obsidian from Russia. A report on Cnet also mentions 3G connectivity, meaning the MICA bands are smartphone independent, much like the Samsung Gear S.”