This study examines the use and perceptions of wearable technologies (e.g. smartwatches, fitness trackers, etc.) and their likelihood for adoption and/or rejection by students in higher education for educational purposes. Using the Diffusion of Innovations theoretical framework, this study surveyed students at a southwestern university about their adoption, use and perceptions of wearable technologies. The implications of this study can open new pathways to understanding new forms of learning in higher education, particularly in journalism education.