What Is the Future of Wearable Devices?

Wearable technology has been the talk of the tech industry for years, but it has yet to become more than a bit player so far. Products like Fitbit (pre-recall) and Nike Fuel Band are gaining some traction, but Samsung Gear, Google  , and Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch have had a mix of success and disappointment. 

The question now is: What will consumers want in wearable devices, and who will succeed? 

Fool contributor Travis Hoium thinks there are three keys to success in wearables and highlights why chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm may be the best way to play this market, because they're not tied to the success of one product. Find out more in the following video. 

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