Best Wearable Gadgets of 2017
As one of the world’s biggest and hottest events in the field of technology, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in tech conference Las Vegas 2017 showcased an amazing range of different tech companies, developers and manufacturers along with new and groundbreaking consumer technology content and hardware.
Even though tech conference las vegas CES 2017 featured a large number of product categories such as 3D printing, computer hardware and software, digital media, gaming, drones, robotics, start-ups and video, there was one category that piqued the interest of the audience in particular – wearable technology.
From smart jewellery to gadgets that track your activity, heart rate, mood, stress levels and even your pets, wearables are the next big thing on the market as they are quickly becoming the world’s best and fastest-selling consumer technological product.
We are not talking only about smart watches anymore. Smart clothes and jewellery, pregnancy trackers and VR gear are some of the top new wearables of 2017, as seen at tech conference las Vegas CES. Not only has the shape and use of wearable technology changed among consumers, its implications are developing rapidly and are getting more intelligent while being used in professional sports, health monitoring, physical and mental therapy and work safety.
With so many new and exciting launches, here is an overview of the best wearables of the tech conference Las Vegas 2017.
This beautifully designed piece of smart jewellery was selected as the Best of innovations in the Wearable technologies category at tech conference las vegas CES this January. Apart from being very discreet and elegant, this ring tracks your sleep patterns, heart rate and daily activity.
It is easy to wear, available in two different colours (Slate Gray and Rose Gold) and seven sizes. Motiv Ring stands out primarily because it’s virtually undetectable an 8mm wide ring complements every outfit you might choose to wear and doesn’t interrupt your daily activities.
Built from high-quality, ultralight Titanium, it is waterproof and armed with a smart LED sensor, optical heart rate sensor and an accelerometer.
Another awarded wearable of Tech conference las vegas CES 2017 is uBolt, a secure personal identity bracelet. It combines biometric fingerprint and voice recordings to recognise your identity, thus ensuring a high level of safety for the consumer.
Designed by a security company, it protects your identity at the highest level. Delicate transactions and information are stored easily, along with functions that offer interesting applications in B2B markets, government agencies and military. You can, of course, use it in a more relaxed manner, as it has a certain “James Bond” quality.
LINK AKC Smart Dog Collar
The third awarded as the Best of Innovations at CES this January is a smart collar for dogs, designed not only to locate and track your pet but also to create a stronger bond between dog and owner. Apart from location reading, it offers a possibility to setup digital safe zones for your dog and on-demand alerts when your pet leaves their safe zone.
The AKC Smart Collar is quite groundbreaking as it is accompanied by a software that uses an intelligent algorithm to calculate what is the best activity for your dog. It is highly personalised and encourages owners to bond with their pets and create beautiful memories that can be stored in the app album or scrapbook.
Polar Team Pro smart shirt offers a wide array of functions for athletes. It uses sensor embedded in the fabric to monitor heart rate and activity, along with GPS tracking. It is the best tool for performance tracking in various teams sports.
With virtual reality becoming more and more available in the technology world, big companies such as HP, Dell and Lenovo are presenting their new designs for improved VR headsets. As seen at CES, a new generation of VR headsets for Windows PC users will become available in 2017.
Equipped with virtual reality features and depth-sensing cameras, some of the headsets will be available for as low as $300, showing a rising trend of availability in the VR market.
Arriving this summer, Misfit Vapor is a lovely, minimalist smartwatch designed for advanced fitness tracking, weather monitoring and other interesting sports quirks, all for a very reasonable price. High-quality built and attractive design makes it a desirable gadget in 2017.
Bloomlife is a wearable quite different from others on this list, yet it is very interesting and simple to use. This stick-on pregnancy tracker uses a sensor to measure patterns and contractions in expecting mothers during their third trimester. It also has a health benefit as it recognises different anomalies in the patterns.
Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2
Fitbit is already one of the most popular brands of activity trackers on the market right now, however, the new models Charge 2 and Flex 2 have taken your average Fitbit tracker one step further. They include not only all of the fitness tracking functions you are used to, but also a relaxing breath guidance to reduce stress and optimise your energy levels.
Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear
This new brand of clothing is designed to improve your sleeping experience. Athlete Recovery Sleepwear increases your body potential to recover after strenuous activity by using fabric to reflect heat back to your body as you sleep. This activity increases blood flow and maximises muscle recovery during sleep.
Withings Steel HR
Very classy and elegant, this activity tracker is more like a high-end watch than an activity tracker. Made by a French company which recently joined the Nokia family, this minimalist watch features a continuous heart-rate monitor, along with an activity tracker and notifications for texts, calls and calendar events.
A debut in the wearable tech world, Lumo Run is an amazingly innovative gadget that helps you improve your posture. The device, worn on the torso, senses your slouching and sends a gentle vibrating alert to remind you to stand straight. Very smart and beneficial for your health.
Not the most elegant of headphones, but extremely intelligent as they are practically a mix between noise-cancelling headphones and a hearing aid. IQbuds optimise the surrounding noise by lowering ambient sounds and, at the same time, amplifying the voices of people you are talking to.