Wearables take the stage at CES 2014.
Quite possibly the most talked about category of gadgets this year at the International CES in Las Vegas is WEARABLES. Wearables refers to any gadget that is, you guessed it, worn. This year the category includes smart watches, onesies for infants, virtual reality eyewear, cameras and fitness monitors. In this mini-recap of the announcements this week, we will recap 5 of the most talked about wearables at CES.
1) Pebble Steel
Earlier this week, we published an article on the announcement by Pebble about their newest smart watch, Pebble Steel. This gadget has continued to shine this week as other products have been revealed and is known by some as the winner of the wearables. Pebble Steel is a premium smart and retails for $249.
2) Mimo the Smart Baby Monitor
The company, Rest, developed this wearable smart baby monitor that is designed around a onesie for infants. The sensors are built into the onesie that report back to the parents’ smart phones. Mimo is made from organic cotton and fitted with non-contact, machine washable sensors. The sensors measure the baby’s respiration. When paired with the Mimo Turtle, it can also monitor skin temperature, body position and activity level. The Mimo starter kit retails for $199.99.
3) Basis Carbon Steel Edition
Fitness monitor maker, Basis, has developed on of the most advanced activity monitors. The most interesting thing about this wearable is that it has an automatic sleep monitor built in. The Basis Carbon Steel Edition retails for $199.
4) Garmin Vivofit
One of the other fitness monitors featured at CES was the Garmin Vivofit. It keeps track of steps, calories, step goals, sleep cycles, heart rate and time. It comes equipped with wireless sync and is water resistant. The Garmin Vivofit is intended to be worn 24/7 and keep you moving. It comes in a variety of colors and helps you meet milestones by keeping track of your daily progress without having to sync it to a computer.
Intel announced a smart headset nicknamed, Jarvis. Jarvis integrates with existing personal assistant technologies and operates very much like Apple’s Siri. The big difference is that Jarvis is always on. You simply place the headset in your ear and speak to it.