Smart watches to fitness-tracking shirts: 5 amazing wearable gadgets

These five wearable tech devices could change the way you wear technology.

2. Apple Watch

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The new Apple Watch is shown during a new product release on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Cupertino, Calif.

One of the most anticipated wearable devices is the Apple Watch, which is expected out in early 2015. These watches do way more than tell time. Apple Watch will be connected to Apple Pay, allowing users to pay for goods with the watch, and allows you to read text messages without pulling out the phone. The smart watch will also use sensors to track users health information, which is stored in an iPhone app. 

Apple wants its smart watch to be a companion to its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but Apple says the watch won't be a smaller version of its phones. They've designed a specific interface for the watch and will develop Apple Watch specific apps. 

The problem with Apple Watch is that you must own an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for it to work. For those who have to buy a corresponding phone, the pair of devices can get quite expensive. Apple Watches start at $349.

Other companies have already come out with their version of the smart watch. Fitbit fitness bands and the Pebble smart watch have become quite popular. And Samsung has come out with a line of smart watches, which work with Samsung phones. Samsung's Gear S watch is due out on Nov. 7. 

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