Wednesday, January 8, 2014
CES 2014: Wearable Technology
LAS VEGAS — Wearable gadget is the hottest trend at the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Here are some of it:
Epson Moverio BT-200 - Moverio BT-200 is an upgraded version of EPSON Moverio BT-100, it will have dual projectors and will project images directly to both lenses.
Epson will be offering the Moverio BT-200 directly on Amazon for $699 starting in March.
Garmin Vivofit - Garmin Ltd is a GPS company that offers GPS technology across diverse markets, including aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking and mobile apps. Their latest offering is the Vivofit, it is their first fitness tracker. They will be joining Jawbone and Fitbit to act as your personal trainer.
The Vivofit will track the location where you run and how long you run. It will also set goals for you.
As for Fitbit, they hire fashion designer Tory Burch to update their products design to look less like a Livestrong bracelet and more like a high-end accessory.
Pebble Steel - is a new smart watch with a classic design. It comes with a steel or leather straps instead of rubber or silicone. The company also said that they have a Pebble app store were you can customize your watches. There will be a dedicated downloadable section that will appear in the Pebble app for both Android and iOS.
Smart Earbuds from Intel - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented a pair of earbuds that offers a lot. It is powered by your phone's headphone jack, it can detect your heartbeat, so if you are not working hard enough it will give you an upbeat song to keep you pumped.