wear·​able | \ ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce wearable (audio) \

Definition of wearable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: capable of being worn : suitable to be worn wearable art a wearable fitness tracker These were clothes that were fun to look at, and even more fun to wear. They were costumey, but at the same time curiously wearable— Carrie Donovan



Definition of wearable (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (such as a garment or a device) that can be worn usually used in plural summer wearablesConsumer wearables … have the potential to move from tracking simple metrics like steps and heart rates to providing actionable health information.— Rinku Patel

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wearability \ ˌwer-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce wearable (audio) \ noun

Examples of wearable in a Sentence

Adjective high-fashion clothes that are not really wearable
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective However, for fast charging to work, wearable devices need USB-C chargers. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Aug. 2022 Tech companies are seeing the effects in everything from lower online retail activity and slumping sales of wearable devices, to small businesses investing more cautiously in their IT. Meghan Bobrowsky, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Digital health is a discipline that includes digital care programs, technologies that span mobile health (mHealth), health information technology, wearable devices, telemedicine, personalized medicine, diagnostics and biologics. Mukesh Kakkar, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Now, however, new research is adding more abilities and complexities to bring this field closer to its ultimate goal: an electronic skin, or e-skin, with uses ranging from covering robots to sticking wearable devices onto humans. Fionna M. D. Samuels, Scientific American, 30 June 2022 Instead of visible bra straps and questionable DIY cut-outs, designers are elevating the peeking underwear trend to a look that's actually wearable outside of the house. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 9 June 2022 The wearable alert button must be worn within a 600-foot range of your mobile device. Kat Tretina, Health.com, 28 May 2021 The wearable technology has more interactive powers than its predecessor, with games and activities connected to theme park visitors’ wrists. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 21 July 2022 Sports teams are turning to wearable tracking technology to gather data on their athletes. Matt Craig, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The watch, Apple’s first wearable, was another device that cropped up as a rumor years before finally making its consumer debut in 2015. Adario Strange, Quartz, 24 June 2022 Take existing sensors or PPE and add or expand connectivity or deploy a wearable to protect against a specific high-risk activity. Saikat Dey, Forbes, 5 July 2022 The fitness tracking wearable makes a great difference in her training. Aley Arion, Essence, 11 July 2022 While Apple Watch improvements over the past few years have largely been incremental, Apple has some big plans in store for its popular wearable. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 12 Apr. 2022 Triathlon participants, marathoners, and anyone else looking for a solid wearable for their workouts—this deal is for you. Dale Arden Chong, Men's Health, 23 May 2022 Google will continue its partnership with Samsung for this wearable, with the Pixel Watch to run on WearOS 3.1. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 Apr. 2022 For a wearable at this price to measure blood oxygen levels is pretty impressive. David Phelan, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 The new wearable did not get any exciting new health sensors either. Chris Smith, BGR, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wearable


1590, in the meaning defined above


1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Wearable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearable. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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