Top wearable tech gadgets to watch in 2015
Apple is promoting this as a comprehensive health and fitness device, though with the app market, it will likely quickly evolve beyond that. Apple has shown a variety of demos already, including letting the watch unlock hotel rooms at SPG properties, locating your BMW in a crowded parking lot and receiving push updates from airlines.
Fitbit Surge and Charge
This year it has released two new fitness trackers: the Surge and the Charge. The Surge is the new top-of-the-line model, with a GPS tracker, caller ID and music controls on top of its usual health¬tracking elements.
Skully Motorcycle Helmet
Imagine the best features of Google Glass in a motorcycle helmet and you start to get a good idea of what Skully hopes to offer. Equipped with a heads-up display, a 180-degree rearview camera and GPS navigation, this DOT-approved helmet also lets you voice-control your phone and music.
sms audio biosport earbuds
One of the biggest frustrations with most wearables is the need to regularly charge them. That’s something you don’t have to worry about with these high-end earbuds. With an embedded biometric sensor, they’re able to collect fitness data.
TAG Heuer Smartwatch
While the luxury watchmaker has confirmed plans to jump into the smartwatch category this year, it has not yet shown off a prototype or offered a complete list of the features it plans to include. Health monitoring and GPS features are certainly on the way, as well as apps specific to the sports it .
Pebble Time is compatible with the more than 6,500 apps that exist for the current Pebble Watch. As with the original, the company turned to Kickstarter to launch the device, selling it for $159. It doubled its campaign goal of $500,000 in just 33 minutes. After the campaign ends, the price will jump to $199.
Digitsole is an insole for your shoes that can keep better track of your daily steps (and, presumably, calories burned) and even keep your feet warm. The $200 soles transfer data via Bluetooth and, as a bonus, add a layer of padding in your footwear to absorb shock and vibrations as you walk and run.
The company has said its latest demos are on par with what the consumer version will be, with integrated surround sound and belief-suspending visual effects. And with mobile versions of the device already on the market via product partner Samsung, it’s now a matter of ensuring that there’s an adequate software catalog to support the Rift when it makes it debut.
Quell is a wearable meant to help people who suffer from chronic pain conditions. It’s a drug¬free device that stimulates nerves below the knee, tricking the brain into releasing chemicals that relieve that pain.
Most wearables help you track your activities and get in better shape. FITGuard is meant to alert you when you may be hurt worse than you thought. It’s a mouth guard designed for athletes who might be susceptible to head injuries, such as football players.