Google Glass may be an exciting device but Smart bands are going to be responsible for most of the growth in the wearable industry this year. Canalys predicts that smart bands will see 350% growth this year:
Though currently a relatively small market serving fitness enthusiasts, wearable bands represent a massive opportunity in the medical and wellness segment. 2014 will be the year that wearables become a key consumer technology
Of course, it all comes down to how well the Apple iWatch does. The device could accelerate wearable adoption rate or set it back if it fails to excite consumers.