Wear Action is exploring the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. On this first day of exhibits, we hit up the Las Vegas Convention Center, where there wasn’t much pertaining to fitness tech, but plenty of cool stuff nonetheless. Let’s take a look at recent announcements and a few of the cool things we saw today.
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Garmin’s Big Announcement: Forerunner 645
Garmin generated buzz with their launch of the Forerunner 645, a sports watch that can give other smartwatches a run for their money. The 645 includes contactless payments and music storage (if you choose that option) that holds up to 500 songs. It has all the fitness technology, sports features, and smartwatch abilities as the Vivoactive 3, but it’s geared toward runners and hard core athletes. It also has physical buttons instead of touchscreen navigation, making it a more appealing option to some shoppers. It’s available to order now.
Caught Our Attention: Jetson
While the LVCC didn’t feature much in terms of fitness gear, wearables, or equipment, we did still find a cool up and comer that deserves some love here. Jetson has some pretty cool electric bikes, scooters, and hooverboards to help you get active.
What’s Creating Buzz
Here at CES, the biggest buzz is around smart homes, smart cities, AI, and voice assistance. Fitness tech is quieter, as is everything wearable related. This is largely due to late-2017 releases and the rumors that big brands will be releasing devices on their own terms.
What We’re Looking for Tomorrow
Tomorrow will be a huge day for us, as we’ll be venturing over to the Sands Expo where all things fitness and wearable live. We’ll bring you up to date on what we see over there tomorrow, but here’s what we’re looking forward to.
- VR: VR is HUGE this year, with plenty of companies showcasing VR for fitness.
- Wearables: While there won’t be too much to see that’s new, we’re still excited to take a peek at the offerings.
- Sleep/stress/swim tech: We’ve seen a lot leading up to CES about the growing trend of wellness, sleep, and health based tech. There are plenty of sleep and stress trackers and devices, as well as some cool new tech for swimmers.
- Shoes: Rumor has it there are some neat items to wear, including IoT-enabled shoes.
Check back tomorrow for even more from CES!