A Brief Visual History of Wearable Technology

From blinged-out pocket watches to lightning-fast displays, a lot has changed about how we wear tech.

Today, the world caught wind of the $83 manufacturing cost vs $349 price tag of the Apple Watch. Not absurd, when you consider all of the powerful tech that’s housed in such a compact and versatile package. But before the days when immediately attainable statistics about where you’ve been, where you’re going, and what you’ve just eaten were merely a glance away, designers were still creating products meant to bring information to their wearer. The history of the wearable is a rich one, which has impacted the style of today’s modern tech-sessories. Get a good look at the evolution in pictures over time. Quite frankly, we think the pocket watch is due for a comeback. 

Photos by Apple