For those who can’t track their banking or investments closely enough, the world of wearable technology offers solutions. Google Glass, a hands-free computer worn on the user’s face like a pair of glasses, is the flashiest new installment in the growing world of wearable tech. Although only an army of beta testers can get Glass now, tech gurus expect it to be available to the general public sometime this year.
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And the financial apps will be there. Discover for Glass allows users to receive alerts and view their credit card account balance, cash-back balance and available credit line, as well as their 16 most recent transactions. Fidelity Investments’ Glass app shows users quotes each day at market close for the Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, and the Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 indexes.
Fidelity also has an app for Pebble, a smart watch selling for $150 to $250 (depending on style) at retailers including Target and Best Buy or online at www.getpebble.com. Fidelity’s Android app for Pebble allows you to view price quotes for up to 50 securities from a list you’ve created on your computer or smart phone.