With the upcoming release of the Apple Watch, the wearables-era is rapidly approaching.

While past wearable devices have centered on specific activities, the next generation of devices are showing a shift in order to transform the way people stay connected, pursue healthy lifestyles, and maintain productive work habits all in one product.

Combining the integration of connectivity and data, wearable devices are becoming more useful and further ingrained into users’ daily lives. From Google Glass to Sensoria’s Smart Fabrics and Bionym’s Nymi, here is a look at a few of the advanced wearable technologies on the market: