Top 10 wearables from CES 20148
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 Touch||Sony Core||Neptun Pine||Razer Nabu||Garmin Vivofit||Pebble Steel||Jaybird Reign||Mio Link||Movea G-Series||Meta|
|Availability||Q1 2014||Q1 2014||Q1 2014||Q1 2014||Q1 2014||Q1 2014||Q1 2014|
|Sleep pattern monitor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Burnt calories tracker||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor||Yes*||Yes*||Yes|
|3rd party apps||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Display type||OLED||Dual OLED|
Disclaimer: These devices have not yet been released. Therefore, by the time of their release, some of their specifications might be subject to change.