Top 10 wearables from CES 2014

Top 10 wearables from CES 2014
Smartwatches. Smartbands. Wrist-worn fitness sensors. There are several things we can say about these trendy gadgets, and “too many” is one of them. They are all over CES 2014! Both major and fledgling companies have announced various upcoming projects, which are mostly centered around some kind of wearable tech.

Many claim that 2014 will be the "year of the wearable smart gadget". However, a small part of the recently announced wrist-worn gizmos were only reference designs, which means that they will probably never see the light of day. Yet, one can't argue that some of them have a lot of potential. Almost every wearable, announced at CES, has some feature that sets it apart from the crowd, but most of them have a lot of common. Some of them count how many steps you've made, measure the overall distance you have walked and calculate the amount of calories you've burned, while others monitor your sleep patterns, use sophisticated technologies to keep a close watch on your cardiac functions and some wearables even show notifications form your smartphone. Almost all wearables are dependent on your smartphone in order to reveal their full functionalities, but some are completely standalone.

Yes, it's quite easy to lose yourself among so many similar gadgets. For your convenience, we have systematized some of the more curios wearable gadgets from this year's CES at the table below.

LG Lifeband TouchSony CoreNeptun PineRazer NabuGarmin VivofitPebble SteelJaybird ReignMio LinkMovea G-SeriesMeta
AvailabilityQ1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014
Sleep pattern monitorYesYesYesYesYes
Burnt calories trackerYesYes
Posture detectionYesYesYes
Heart rate monitorYes*Yes*Yes
Push notificationsYesYesYesYes
Clock functionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
3rd party appsYesYesYesYes
Display typeOLEDDual OLED
LED indicatorsYesYesYesYes

* - available on selected models

Disclaimer: These devices have not yet been released. Therefore, by the time of their release, some of their specifications might be subject to change.

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