Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off wearable computing devices including earbuds that monitor your heart rate and a smart headset as the world's largest chipmaker tries to get back on track after missing out on smartphones. The Intel smart earbuds provide full stereo audio, monitor heart rate and pulse all while the applications on the user's phone keep track of run distance and calories burned.
ZTE introduced its first smart watch, the BlueWatch, which features a built-in pedometer, and records and analyses data around the clock. The watch tethers to a smartphone via Bluetooth, enabling on-wrist control of calls, content, photography, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
CSR showcased a range of connected jewellery, powered by its latest Bluetooth Smart solution, to demonstrate the future of wearable technology. The pendant-style connected necklaces contain integrated electronics that enable the user to customise the colour and brightness emitted to suit their mood or to coordinate with a particular outfit. The electronics integrated into the jewellery have been designed to support a range of functions and so they can also alert users to new notifications on their smartphones, an application that would be suited to a connected bracelet.
Garmin announced a fitness band - Vivofit. The band automatically greets users with a personalised daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it is time to move. Featuring a curved display that always stays on, Vivofit also shows steps, goal countdown, calories, distance, and time of day. Vivofit will be available in black, purple, teal, blue and slate and both small and large sizes come in the box. It will begin shipping Q1 2014 at a retail price of $129.99.
Pebble introduced its second-gen smartwatch - Pebble Steel - at CES 2014. Priced at $249, the Pebble Steel will begin shipping January 28th, 2014.
The Nabu, a wristband that acts like a fitness tracker but also serves up notifications, texts and emails like a smartwatch, is on display at the Razer booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Sony unveiled the new Smartband and Core during the Sony news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Smartband and Core track your daily life on your smart phone.
Panasonic unveiled a product Monday that combines two big tech trends - ultra HD and wearable devices - with a portable, camera that hooks onto your ear and records in ultra-high definition 4K video.
A Reign health tracker bracelet by Jaybird is displayed during Pepcom's "Digital Experience," a consumer electronics showcase, in Las Vegas. Sensors in the bracelet monitor activity and sleep to give a "Go-score" that tells you how ready your body is to be active. The $199.00 device is expected to be in stores in May 2014.
A Liquid Image wearable camera is paired with a 4G LTE module (R) during CES Unveiled," a media preview event to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas.
As expected, several companies unveiled wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing, at CES 2014.A Basis health tracker is shown during Pepcom's Digital Experience", a consumer electronics showcase, in Las Vegas. The $199.00 device has sensors that track various activity. The data is then translated into key metrics such as caloric burn, activity duration and even an array of sleep metrics.