Wearables, or wearable technology, is the name of the gear game at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show. This year’s show is already bringing us some innovative and surprising new products we can look forward to strapping on and trying out in 2015.
Garmin Epix, Vivoactive and Fenix 3
Garmin revealed three new smart watches/fitness trackers, each with their own specialized design and set of features: the rugged back-country navigating Epix, the fitness focused Vivoactive, and the multisport GPS smartwatch Fenix 3.
Read more about all three on Garmin.com
Misfit Swarovski Shine
Part high fashion, part fitness tracker, the Shine lives up to its name by standing out among the sea of similar products on the market. Made by the unlikely duo of fine jewelry company Swarovski and fitness tracking company Misfit, the Shine tracks steps, distances, calories burned, sleep metrics and boasts a solar charging capability through its crystal face.
More information on Swarovski.com
Withings Activité Pop
The Withings Activité Pop seems to be posterchild for wearables at this year’s CES. With its refined style and analog display, it looks more like a minimalistic sports watch than a piece of wearable tech. But the Activité Pop has all the bells and whistles that one comes to expect from a fitness tracker, and that smaller analog hand tracks your activity progress in terms of your goal throughout the day. The combination of form and function makes this a must have piece of gear for 2015.
More info on withings.com
Sensoria Fitness Socks
Sensoria’s products stand out in the “wearables” category; their products are shirts, bras and now socks that track biometrics instead of a fitness band worn on the wrist. Their new fitness socks are designed specifically for runners looking to improve their footing with some unique data.
More info on sensoriafitness.com
Magellan Echo Fit
New from GPS gadget company Magellan comes their latest fitness tracker called the Echo Fit. The new line tracks all the usual data like daily steps and distance, sleep activity, works with many 3rd part sports apps, and displays your fitness data right on the device instead of only to your mobile device. Magellan also claims the low power design allows the Echo Fit to run for 8 months on a single battery.
More info on magellangps.com
You may recognize the name FitLinxx as a company that’s developed industry-leading enterprise health and fitness technology over the years. But you probably won’t recognize their newest innovation (or see someone wearing it at all). The AmpStrip is a tiny, waterproof strip that can be worn 24/7 to track heart rate, sleep, body temperature, and a variety of other metrics in great detail.
More on ampstrip.com