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4 pieces of wearable tech for 'smart' real estate agents

By Mike Wheatley | February 5, 2015

Remember when Walter Cronkite predicted that “in the 21st century, it may be that no home will be complete without a computerized communications console”? And now, of course, we all carry smartphones in our pockets and tablets everywhere we go.


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Well, it’s time to go even one step farther. Today we’re showing the latest in wearable tech for real estate agents, because why should you have to dig in your purse or pocket for what you need? Nobody has time for that. It’s time to embrace computers as part of your daily wardrobe.

1. Smart Watches

Watches are the easiest way to embrace this trend. They aren’t overly expensive, they sync up with your other devices, and you might even already be used to wearing one. Better still, almost all smartwatches have the ability to call 911 and geotrack your location, providing an extra level of safety for agents in the field. These are our top 3 picks:

  • Pebble: A simple, inexpensive smartwatch that works with both iOS and Android devices and apps. Plus, it has a battery that lasts for days!
  • Android Wear: Android’s stylish watch can receive text messages, tell you the weather, Google anything and so much more.
  • iWatch: Set to be released early in 2015 (fingers crossed for March), this is the perfect companion to the iPhone, iPad, MacBook air set up so many Apple-enthusiasts already have going.

2. Smart Jewelry

Because not everyone enjoys wearing a clunky old watch. Today’s new generation of smart jewelry helps the wearer by tracking activity, alerting you to calls and keeping you safe. Check out this interesting video by the makers of Cuff:

3. Smart Eyewear

Google Glass may be dead – for now – but that doesn’t mean other brands aren’t going ahead with the smart eyewear vision. The nice thing about a wearable computer that’s built into a set of eyeglasses is that it leaves your hands free to do other things, like update your agent website and high five your clients. Check out these alternatives by GlassUp and Optinvent.

4. Fitness Gadgets

Perhaps the easiest (and healthiest way) to get started with wearable tech is through a wearable fitness monitor. No doubt some of you already use an app to track your your activity levels throughout the day or have some sort of pedometer that tracks your footsteps. Fitness wearables seamlessly integrate into your life to help keep you healthy. They can even help you sleep better! Our favorite is the super tiny and affordable Fitbit One; it measure the calories you burn, the quality of your sleep and has a dashboard that helps you interpret your stats.

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected].
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