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Why Wearable Computing Is the Next Big Thing

How chic is geek? Chic enough to make the rounds of fashion magazines, which could mean that we'll soon see celebrities become early adopters of wearable computing gear, Fool contributor Tim Beyers argues in the following video.

How soon is anyone's guess, of course, but there's little doubt this is a battleground area for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) , Tim says. That Glass is getting a serious PR push means Google wants to be known as a wearable-computing brand. Apple, meanwhile, is hiring fashion-industry talent in what looks like a bid to introduce not only an iWatch but also a whole line of wearable computing devices.

Picking a winner at this early stage is impossible, Tim says. Yet it's never too early to own the trend. In this case, that means taking small positions in both Apple and Google while keeping a lookout for other leading-edge producers, such as Rule Breaking eyewear maker Warby Parker.

The battle is fascinating to watch, if only because history says Apple will creatively destroying at least one of its current hits to profit from the wearable computing trend. Which will it be and why?. Read about the future of Apple in the special report "Apple Will Destroy Its Greatest Product." Your free copy is waiting -- click here to download now.

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  • Report this Comment On August 23, 2013, at 5:28 PM, archy wrote:

    That the fashion press has given some coverage to wearable electronics is overblown. It's important to keep in mind that "fashion" is identified foremost by fickleness, seldom by utility. We mustn't overlook that utility tends to be the principal driver of why people continue to use modern electronic devices or choose to update their choices.

    That having been said, I can't discount entirely your premise that wearables will be important adjuncts to our future lifestyles.

    I hold positions in AAPL, GOOG, and to a lesser extent AMZN for that reason.

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