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Five reasons IT should get to know wearable tech

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Consumers are going to buy wearable electronics

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You know what they say: If you build it, they will come. As sensor and wireless technology advance, wearable electronics will become more viable, and consumers will open their wallets. The worldwide revenue from wearable devices, apps and services for fitness will reach $5 billion by 2016, according to Gartner. For now, the biggest use case remains personal fitness and health -- with options like Samsung's Gear Fit -- but the technology will continue to mature. As it does, consumers will find more reasons to buy wearable electronics. And then…

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