Wearable electronics are moving beyond wrist worn devices into other forms of apparel that collect data, analyze it, and act on the insight. According to Thomas Dawidczyk, Analyst, Lux Research Inc., these days, we explore how smart apparel is made smart via various means of sensor integration. Smart apparel can have sensors incorporated via weaving, printing or integration of standalone sensors, that will lead to varying levels of obtrusiveness, sensor function, flexibility, and wash-ability. While the sensor integration may vary, the subsequent development steps remain the same. However, all of this current innovation in hardware is being superseded by innovation in analytics and what kinds of insight can be provided by smart textiles and apparel. While the current focus may be around the hardware and materials the very near future focus will be more around the value that the device provides to the user and less about the specific hardware.