In the past decade, the rise of digital technology has spurred the generation of new techniques and strategies for healthcare professionals to utilize in chronic disease management. These types of technology vary in terms of accessibility and usability, but include remote monitoring, mobile health apps installable on phones and wearables—i.e. activity trackers. The innovative development of medical wearables technology and devices are currently being studied in a variety of settings. Many healthcare providers believe that the potential of the technology is endless, as wearables can improve access to care while simultaneously enhancing convenience, and likely patient compliance. Perhaps more importantly, wearables indicate a new opportunity for early detection and prevention of disease: in helping people maintain active lifestyles and track heart health, wearables can ultimately assist in warding off diabetes and heart disease.