Reliable Electronic Components for Smart Fitness, Tracking and Medical Wearable Devices

The concept of wearable devices/technology is not new. In the year 1500, German inventor, Peter Henlein created a small watch that could be worn as a necklace. Over the years, Henlein’s groundbreaking innovation was reinvented time and time again, each improvement more advance than the last.

Today, the field of wearable technologies have merged smart electronic devices with clothing and other accessories. It is now commonplace to find wearable devices, such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, in almost every aspect of our modern world. As one of the most common Internet of Things (IoT), these devices can seamlessly connect to the internet, track and store a wide variety of user data. The data is then served back to the user via the device itelf, desktop cloudbased applications, or tablet/mobile apps.

The Advantages of Wearable Device Technology

As the technology for wearable devices progresses, the applications for which they can be used have become almost boundless. Advances in navigation systems, textile construction, and microelectronic engineering have granted creators the chance to bind these smart devices to virtually any apparel type or accessory. Listed below are a few of the common items that have integrated wearable technology:

  • Clothing/Garments
  • Smart Watches
  • Hearing Aids
  • Medical Devices
  • Glasses/Eyewear
  • Jewelry/Rings/Pins/Necklaces
  • Sneakers
  • Wristbands/Fitness Trackers
  • Chest Straps
  • Body Sensors
  • Gaming/VR Headsets
  • Identification Badges

How Wearable Devices Improve Daily Life

Countless industries use wearable technology to enhance how they operate. Wearable devices enhanced the medical field, the safety of first responders, improve personal fitness, and security. Listed below are a few of the industries and occpations that routinely use wearable technology:

Military, Police, and Firefighters
The military has embraced wearable technology for both training and fieldwork. Using modified chest rigs and VR goggles, the military can provide an element of simulated realism in combat training for their troops. Beyond training, military leaders use wearable technology to monitor their soldiers’ safety in the field. Police officers routinely use body cameras to record active crime scenes to gather evidence.

On hazardous scenes, firefighters wear personal alert safety system devices, called PASS monitors. This device is a motion sensor that releases a shrieking alarm if firefighter becomes motionless for a predetermined amount of time. This helps fellow crewmembers locate and deliver aid in an emergency.

Doctors and other health professionals use various wearable technologies as diagnostic tools to remotely monitor data. Wearable devices are routinely used to record a patient’s heart rate, ECG, and blood oxygen level. Patients with medically fragile conditions, like epilepsy, wear seizure alert devices that alert family and first responders to their location when they have a seizure.

People who wish to improve their health use smartwatches and fitness trackers as an automated lifestyle coach. They can track their heart rate, steps walked, calories burned, and time spent exercising. Coupled with device lifestyle apps they can also input and monitor calorie intake, water intake, and sleep health.

Family members can purchase multiple wearable devices to effectively monitor the safety and location of loved ones. Families can outfit their children, disabled members, or parents suffering from dementia, with GPS location enabled wearables. These types of applications are incredibly helpful in preventing vulnerable individuals from becoming lost or injured. Pet owners can also take advantage of GPS location trackers attached to the collar of their dog or cat, to help keep their four-legged family members safe.

Why Quality Electronic Components Matter in the Design and Engineering of Wearable Devices

Many factors can affect how a wearable device performes and operates. Most wearable devices are built to monitor data from their users during a given activity. Special attention should be paid to the overall capability and durability of the electrical components in the design and engineering of wearable devices to ensure longterm reliable performance during the rigors of its intended use.

Electronic components for wearable devices should also be engineered for their overall energy efficiency. The less power required for operation of the device means that more functions can be performed by the device. Low power consumption designs also save energy when a device is not active. Lower power consumption electrical components not only keep wearable devices powered longer but they also help devices last longer.

Wearable devices have improved dramatically over the years and have saved countless lives. Invest in the manufacturing and purchase of wearables that incorporate high-quality design, engineering, and reliable electronic components.

ECS Inc. has developed new products to help enhance the performance of wearable devices. Our products offer the smallest package sizes in the industry. Each part has been performance optimized to add to the overall performance and battery life of the devices that will be used in. They feature small form factor for easy implementation. Low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and Low Load Capacitance (LC) for easy start up and low power consumption.

To ensure your wearable devices have the highest quality clocks available. ECS Inc. would highly recement these products for you design.

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32.768 Watch Crystals

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ECX-1632.768 kHz2 Pad1.6 x 1.0Inventory
ECX-1232.768 kHz2 Pad2.0 x 1.2Inventory


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ECS-2520MV0.75 – 60 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0Inventory
ECS-2520SMV8 – 60 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0Inventory
ECS-2520MVLC1 – 75 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0Inventory
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ECS-327MVATX32.768 kHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6
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