By all accounts, 2014 is the year of the wearables. At CES in Las Vegas last month, wearables stole the show with the roll-out a slew of new devices alongside updates to existing ones. Wearables are being featured prominently at Mobile World Congress, happening now in Barcelona, with both Sony and Huawei unveiling their new wearable devices on day one of the show. SXSW Interactive will jump into the wearables fray next week in Austin, with sessions dedicated to the future of wearable technology and giving a platform to early stage technology startups to pitch their wearable products. Enthusiasm for wearable technology is growing, and technological capability is growing along with it. Longevity, however, will hinge on consumer adoption.