By  on March 18, 2019

Wearables are catching on to what every stylist already knows — that a good item can become great with the right pairing. For the connected wrist, research firm IDC believes that voice assistants are increasingly looking like the ideal match.

“Though still in its infancy, the integration of these assistants with wearables opens up new use cases,” said research manager Jitesh Ubrani of IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers unit in the firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report. The effect turns devices like smartwatches and fitness bands into a voice-powered mission control for smart home systems, personal health or wellness coaching and other scenarios.

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