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
AnnouncedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AvailabilityQ1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014Q1 2014
MSRP$179$335-395$130-170$249$199$99
Functions:
PedometerYesYesYesYesYes
OdometerYesYesYesYesYes
SpeedometerYes
Sleep pattern monitorYesYesYesYesYes
Burnt calories trackerYesYes
YesYesYesYes
Posture detectionYesYesYes
Heart rate monitorYes*Yes*Yes
Push notificationsYesYesYesYes
VibrationYesYes
Clock functionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
3rd party appsYesYesYesYes
Hardware:
DisplayYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Display typeOLEDDual OLED
BluetoothYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wi-FiYes
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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8 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Pebble Steel for me!!

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Still not a fan of watches... Just don't like having something on my wrist

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Same here. I hate wearing watches. I do like glass though

3. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Garmin vivofit should be the best as per chart, price and all. Excited about Gear 2 and iWatch

4. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I would be interested in one of those bands if and only if it also had a mic and speaker.

6. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

In terms of the smart bands/fitness sensors, wouldn't the next move to take this to the next level be water proof? What if people want to swim using their sensors? Just saying.

7. YouDumDum

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Sony Core (SmartBand) is waterproof. See commercial in youtube.

8. JannyGarrets

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2014

Could you please provide me any infographic about top 10 wearable devices?

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