Editor’s note: This was written by Kayla Matthews, a freelance writer focusing on technology and online media. You can find more of her work on VentureBeat, MakeUseOf, Motherboard and Gear Diary. 

Wearables have invaded just about every market and space you could imagine. There are smart clothes, wrist-worn devices and smartwatches, smart bags, and yes, even smart tools that you ingest inside your body.

Most of these gadgets come with the “smart” moniker, which essentially means they can interface with other devices, like a smartphone. Modern drones, for instance, are considered smart because you can control them remotely from a phone or tablet.

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John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...