As I do every year, I went to CES to check out the new technologies. Of course, that included weartech as well. I am back and have a few items to show. I show off the Huawei Honor wearable and Sony Walkman I got at the show.
Wearable Today Episode #93 Show Notes
- Under Armour has unveiled its “Connected Fitness” platform, along with the first three devices: The HealthBox, the SpeedForm Gemeni 2 RE shoe, and set of connected headphones. The HealthBox includes a few other devices including a fitness band and scale, and will connect with the rest of the platform to help change the way athletes live. The devices will retail for between $150 and $400.
- The largest organ on the human body is the skin, so it’s important to take care of it. L’Oreal announced a new wearable at CES that helps detect the UV damage that hits our skin every day. It’s a patch that you put on your skin, and connects to your smartphone to tell you how much UV exposure you’re getting. Able to be worn for up to 5 days in the current iteration, the device should be lauching by the end of this year.
- What if your body became part of your next wearable tech? The TipTalk is a new smart band that attaches your watch, and can vibrate. But not just any vibrations, these vibrations are more like a speaker, and when you stick your finger in your ear, you can listen to calls or voicemails, completely covertly. Samsung says the device will retail for less than $100 by the end of the year.
- The Oculus Rift has come out of development and is ready for consumers… for $600. This price seems too high for some people, but the creator has taken his defense public, citing user experience as the main reason for the inflated price. Not wanting to cut corners and cause the destruction of VR before it even starts, Oculus is expecting technology costs to drop over time as they have in every other field, and eventually reach a lower price point. Palmer Luckey, the creator, cited Tesla as company following a similar route, creating great experiences to build excitement before creating more affordable experiences.
- CES Wearables – Jeff talks about:
Ember – a coffee mug that tells the temperature
Lumo – helping you sit up straight
OhMiBod – for Keegal exercises
3D Rudder – a board to move you around in VR gaming
80x lens for your iPhone
Oliba – wearable tracker for your stuffed animals
Griffin Travel Power Bank for Apple Watch
Wearable Translator – speaks 6 different languages
Fitbit Blaze – newest Fitbit wearable also alerts with texts, phone calls
Blocks – the startup that puts modules in the watch band
H20Pal – a hydration tracking system
MyKronos ZRound – newest wearable watch from MyKronos
- Luke also notes