“year of the wearable”, in practice it may take a little longer before these portable nuggets of technology become fully mainstream. While the release of Samsung’s Gear smart watch at the end of 2013 and the Apple Watch a few months ago helped to up the profile of such gadgets, the market is still very much in its infancy.Sales of "wearables" such as smart watches will treble next year, analysts predict. But how can employers harness the trend responsibly, asks Cath Everett? Although 2014 was predicted by some to be the
Cath has been a journalist and editor for more than 20 years, specialising in HR and technology issues.