How Can Facebook Enhance Wearable Technology?

FacebookWearableDevices650Facebook recently held a hackathon at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Google, Jawbone, Fitbit, Recon, and Pebble, with a focus on wearable technology, but Facebook Head of Mobile Products Erick Tseng told Engadget the social network has not quite figured out its approach yet.

Tseng told Engadget:

Wearables are particularly interesting to us just because we’re starting to see a lot of really interesting data being contributed back to the Facebook Open Graph.

One of the big open questions in wearables today is how we continue to make these devices that we wear more useful.

According to Engadget, highlights from the hackathon included:

  • EmojiPet, a Pebble smartwatch combined with a 3-D printed animal-shaped frame.
  • Pigeon, which Engadget described as an Uber for sending packages and items.
  • Check OK, which pulls data from Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up devices to determine users’ physical health, and then factors in data from their Facebook activity to project their current moods.

Readers: How do you think Facebook can integrate with wearable technology?

Image courtesy of Engadget.

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