By Staff Writer
The wearables aren’t dead. They’re just shifting focus as the market grows.
“The wearables market is entering a new phase,” IDC Wearable’s team research manager Ramon T. Llamas, noted recently.
“Since the market’s inception, it’s been a matter of getting a product out there to generate awareness and interest. Now it’s about getting the experience right – from the way the hardware looks and feels to how software collects, analyzes, and presents insightful data.”
In 2017, the IDC estimates vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices, representing an increase of more than 20 percent compared to 2016.
Ngxokolo is an award winning South African textile and knitwear designer, who is best known for his men’s knitwear range inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork.
The wearable stylish cuff is known as Mna Nam and integrates a QR code that’s linked to your WeChat Savings Wallet, powered by South Africa’s banking group Standard Bank.
“If you’ve made a couple of smart decisions or just feel like rewarding yourself, saving is only a scan of the QR code away.”
The Mna Nam is a subtle yet stylish enabler of more conscious saving decisions, so the more you use it, the more valuable it becomes.