Wireless Charging and Wearable Devices

October 2nd, 2014

Wearable Devices

If you’ve been monitoring the news recently, you’ve probably heard about wearable devices, also known as “wearables”. These days, you probably carry some type of wearable in addition to your collection of handheld devices, which includes smartphones, tablets and laptops. Many interesting gadgets such as smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness trackers and heart monitors fall under the definition of wearables.

In light of new developments in the wearable tech space for medical purposes–such as wearable sensors that hold the promise of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) used by diabetes patients—it certainly seems that wearable technology enables consumers to be healthier and more active. But when it comes to charging these devices, we meet a problem which detracts from the overall experience.

Wireless Charging- No More CablesEach wearable device has its own specific charger which is unable to charge another device. Due to the short battery life, we constantly struggle with different chargers and cords, trying retain precious battery life throughout the day.


The Importance of Wireless Charging for Wearables

For an efficient solution, we turn to wireless charging for wearables. Imagine that all your devices are charged with a single charger in the form of a bowl or a box. Today’s radio frequency wireless charging technology fits this consumer need and allows for charging of all types of mobile devices. Humavox’s NEST wireless charging station can charge multiple devices while eliminating the need to actually connect them to an adaptor or other cords; you simply put the devices inside the Nest and leave them to charge.

The wearable device market has huge potential, and predictions are that the market will grow more than $12 billion per year by 2018. If companies are manufacturing charging portals with a user-friendly interface and mobility, it would be natural for public places and consumers’ homes to adopt the technology, thus creating a broader infrastructure for wireless charging.

Next time, when you hear about wearables in the news, think about wireless charging and how they can integrate harmonically in order to facilitate the ideal user experience.