You may think of wearable tech as just a fitness band and an app to accompany it. But many elements that make up your overall experience with a wearable; like badges, points, showing your progress and providing support, are all also key ingredients in what makes a good game.

The question is, are these game mechanics actually being used to create compelling experiences? Or are we throwing meaningless badges out into the ether in the misguided hope someone will be motivated to run a 10k in exchange for one?

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