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 Our personal favorites are the clear and leopard print frames, which feel modern yet wearable with any outfit. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2022 The Apple Watch is still arguably the best wearable on the market. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2022 You were recently added to the board of directors at The Good Patch, a wearable wellness brand that’s doing some interesting things. Bykristine Gill, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2022 The big announcement was the Apple Watch Ultra, which is a beefy version of Apple's wearable aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts. WIRED, 12 Sep. 2022 Futuristic military dreams of an Iron Man exoskeleton suit might be giving way for something simpler: a lightweight wearable to help with back pain. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2022 While the Apple Watch is the most dominant wearable in the smartwatch category, Garmin leads in models over $500, according to analytics firm Counterpoint Research. WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 On the runway, Benefield's designs merged at the intersection of effortless and wearable, while also demonstrating her ability to invent organic shapes and play with portions. Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2022 Equally as captivating was the multicolor, crayon-print gown that Jodie Turner-Smith wore to the same premiere—a look that doubled as a wearable painting. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 4 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Inspire 3 is an update to Fitbit’s entry-level wearable. WIRED, 26 Aug. 2022 The Oura Smart Ring is a smart wearable that looks like a regular ring but has sensors that can read heart rate, temperature and respiratory rate. David Phelan, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Apple’s midrange wearable, the Apple Watch SE, serves as a step up from the Series 3, with features and a design similar to the last-gen Series 6. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2021 That means the wearable will get a processor bump all the way to the S8 SiP, the same chip that powers the Apple Watch Series 8. Like its predecessor, the new Apple Watch SE will not get all of Apple’s health sensors. Chris Smith, BGR, 7 Sep. 2022 And while certain people may benefit from a wearable that suggests ways to deal with difficult moments, some experts say those who feel routinely beset by stress should look beyond gadgets. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2022 Apple’s unannounced mixed reality device is the new wearable that has received the most attention in recent years. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 June 2022 With a slim, 11-millimeter band (10 percent slimmer than last year’s model), the stainless-steel Fitbit Charge 5 is a great option for those who want a wearable that’s subtler than a watch. Outside Online, 27 May 2022 The Pixel Watch will probably be Google’s highest-end wearable, joining the $229.95 Fitbit Versa 3 and $299.99 Fitbit Sense. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 4 Oct. 2022.

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