CES 2015: The Future is Now In The World of Wearable Devices – Vibe Band VB10 and Polar A300

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Time to let out your inner geek because the 2015 CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) starts their week in Las Vegas and the 4 day show will delight consumers with the latest in high tech electronics and gadgets. While 2014 introduced us to fitness tracker technology 2015 has expanded on that theme, as this year’s show is centered around all things wearable. Fitness trackers in CES have exciting new features that are sure to dazzle consumers and there are also a lot of new offerings, from smartwatches to GPS devices. While some of these devices may seem other worldly (ala ‘The Jetsons’), they are all fully functional and definitely worth checking out.

Vibe Band VB10

Stars of The ShowFitness trackers in CES are still the stars of this year’s show and there are several that consumers will want to keep their eye on. These gadgets have been written and raved about by some of the top tech experts, so pay close attention.

The Polar A300

The A300 is a fitness tracker designed to monitor all day activity and built to last. Featured in ‘Emerging Tech’ it boasts a month-long battery like and is waterproof so you don’t need to worry about where you wear it. Like other trackers it keeps track of calories, steps, quality of sleep and distances traveled.

Unlike other trackers it is built to work with wireless heart-rate monitors you wear on your chest, taking health consciousness to a whole new level.

The Vibe Band VB10

This tracker/smartwatch hybrid is from technology giant Lenovo and is an impressive blend of form and function. It has an E-ink display, which means it can last on a single charge for about a week, even when you run all of its features on a continual basis. It is waterproof and will also be both iOS and Android compatible when it is launched in April, so everyone can use it. There will be several fitness apps you can use with your smartphone along with smartphone capabilities built-in, like Facebook and Twitter notifications. VB10 will be available in the US April 2015.

Mashable agrees that “The Lenovo band might not be the most hyped or daring, but the price is certainly not bad.”

Zensorium Being

Created by a Singapore company called Zensorium, they have taken the accelerometer and vastly improved it. MIT Technology Review wrote about this tracker, which and can be worn either on your wrist or clipped on your clothes. The wow factor here is that when it is worn on your wrist there is an optical sensor that can measure blood pressure and heat rate to interpret stress levels. It takes trackers to a whole new level and is definitely a trend others will follow.

Zensorium Being Bio-sensing Wearable
Credit by Marketwired.

Back To The Future

In addition to fitness trackers there are also a lot of wearables on display that are all about the WOW factor this year, as they have a whole new look to them and go above and beyond the current models. Some of the gadgets being shown are quite advanced and have many people talking about them and admiring their futuristic features. Three of these buzzed about items are herO, The Ring and the Ego LS.

The hereO: This stylish and colorful watch is a dream come true for parents. It is GPS equipped so parents can know where their child is at all times. It works in sync with the herO family location app to give parents peace of mind in a world that can be quite scary at times

The Ring, which was highlighted in an article by Teena Hammond for ‘Emerging Tech’, truly looks like it came from the future. This small metal ring takes wearable devices to a whole new level. It is a Bluetooth device that can do everything with one sweep of the hand, from turning on music to controlling and managing smart devices. Think of it like a stylish Wii that you can wear instead of hold and that does a whole lot more. There is also a Ring Hub that has an infrared sensor, which will be released in March to compliment The Ring which is also set to come out in March is the brainchild of California company Liquid Image.

While the Ego LS is a wearable camera that will stream live video it is also set to be synced with certain tracking devices in order to display your activity stats live.

The 2015 CES is packed with gadgets meant to impressive on both an aesthetic and intellectual level. Many of these new devices truly push the envelope and take wearables to places we could only have imagined a short time ago. These latest additions to the fitness tracker field are sure to have everyone, from fitness fanatics to beginners excited about getting healthy and eager to snatch up these amazing devices.

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