Creating the next great wearable device

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How do startups and product development partners collaborate for better products?

Wearables, meaning any device you can wear, are fueled by technological advancements. Whether they are smart watches, headsets, smart rings, or technology-powered clothes, there is a growing interest in these through the rise of personal health and wellbeing rising to the top. The market for wearables is expected to grow more than 20% annually and is expected to be 150 billion EUR by 2028. For startups, this sector offers vast opportunities to innovate and redefine how consumers interact with technology. 

Entering this competitive market requires not just innovative ideas but also strategic partnerships. In this article, we review how collaborating with experienced product development partners helps startups navigate the complexities of designing, developing, and deploying a wearable product. Choosing the right partner helps transform your ambitious ideas into successful, mass-production-ready wearable products. 

Understanding the innovation of wearables

Wearable technology has evolved from simple fitness trackers to sophisticated devices, offering a wide range of functionalities, including health monitoring, mobile connectivity, and augmented reality experiences. Despite the market’s potential, startups face significant challenges like hardware design, software integration, and user experience optimization. 

When trying to address these challenges, smaller teams may struggle with resource limitations, such as manpower, time, and budget. Smart product development often requires specialized hardware, software, UX and UI design expertise, and more. Finding these diverse skill sets can prove difficult, and not all companies can hire experts in these fields.  

Creating a new wearable device requires a deep understanding of the technology and market needs. A seasoned product development partner can work with startups to innovate efficiently, ensuring that the ideas are turned into products that meet today’s high expectations of consumers.

Value of partnerships in wearable device creation

The journey of bringing a wearable device from concept to market is fraught with technical and business challenges, where an experienced partner can add a lot of value. A typical wearable device creation process begins with discussing the long-term goals of the product so that the process is as straightforward as possible. 

Through product concepting, the startup should get an idea of the device’s physical size, how it looks and feels, and what it will cost. In addition, the partner should give the startup schedules for mass production and cost estimates for productization. These things ensure that the productization phase will be efficient and smooth.  

A great product creation partner guides startups through these phases, offering them a unique advantage. Partnerships enable startups to leverage specialized knowledge, technical resources, and market insight, significantly reducing development time and costs. 

Partnering with seasoned product development experts helps you tackle challenges you didn’t even think about. Great partners do not shy away from challenges but rather work with the startup to deliver the best possible products. Creating unique or first-of-kind products faces blockers, like how they are powered or how they can be fit into usable form factors. Our approach to this has been praised. Read more about how we helped our customers do it. 

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Working with the right partner allows startups to focus on their core competencies while ensuring that their product development is in capable hands, leading to better product outcomes and increased chances of market success.

A case study on world-class wearables

We have extensive knowledge of creating groundbreaking wearable devices. One of our key successes was the development of the Oura ring, for improving personal health monitoring. 

Through this partnership, the then-startup, now a global player in the wearables market, was able to leverage our expertise in sensor technology, data collection, and IoT integration. The development process involved close cooperation between the startup’s visionaries and our engineers, leading to a product that not only met but exceeded market expectations.

The success of this venture underscored the value of strategic partnerships in overcoming development challenges and achieving innovation in the wearable device sector.

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The journey of developing a wearable device is complex, requiring innovative ideas and strategic partnerships. Collaborating with experienced product development partners can provide startups with the expertise, resources, and support needed to navigate the challenges of the wearable technology market. 

As wearable devices continue to evolve, partnerships between startups and product development experts will be key to driving innovation and delivering products that meet consumers’ ever-changing needs.

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