We already have Google Glass
and Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, and LG and Sony are hot on their tail. The Apple's iWatch will be out in 2014.
If you're looking for high-end styling these may not be the fashion accessories for you, but they do offer a lot more than your conventional watch can deliver. The Google watch for instance will more than likely integrate Google Now, which aims to seamlessly provide relevant information when and where you want it.
As these watches become smarter, the technology will eventually be able to track your daily activities and behaviors and filter specific information and news to you based on that data.
Experts say smart CIOs and IT managers should be proactive in preparing for corporate wearables but also wary of embracing novel and untested devices.
The next couple of years (2014 - 2016) will mostly see pilots and early adoption of wearables, with vendors still bringing out finalized versions of their products. During this period, enterprise wearables will start to be used in healthcare and public safety.
Developer ecosystems for wearables will begin to mature in 2017, according to Forrester, and apps, back-end software and services for enterprises will become readily available through 2019.
By 2020, wearable technology will be common within many organizations -- and in the following four years, through 2024, wearables will become instrumental to how many employees do their jobs, Forrester says.