If you find your regular fitness tracker cumbersome, perhaps you should put a ring on it. The sleek Motiv Ring can do all the things your Fitbit can…just smaller.
With Pebble gone, there’s a vacuum in the smartwatch space. The Misfit Vapor is a stylish smartwatch with a beautiful display and advanced fitness tracking for a reasonable price, along with a few operability quirks that need to be smoothed out before launch. It arrives this summer for $199.
Fossil’s Army of Hybrid Smartwatches
Aside from the Misfit Vapor, Fossil came to CES armed with a whole array of fashion-forward smartwatches and trackers. Don’t be fooled if they look like an ordinary watch—they can track your steps, workouts, and sleep. An added bonus? No need for chargers.
Omron Project Zero 2.0
This looks like your average smartwatch, but there’s a twist: It can measure your blood pressure. How? The strap inflates to mimic a cuff. It’s still waiting for FDA approval, but you might see it out by the end of the year for $300.
Speaking of health monitoring, Valencell—the Intel or Qualcomm of wearables—is working on an optical sensor that will measure your blood pressure with just a touch. It’s farther down the line—maybe CES 2020—but eventually, we’ll start to see these sensors in our phones and other wearables.
The Nuheara IQbuds are like a cross between noise-cancelling headphones and hearing aids. You can dampen ambient sounds while amplifying the voice of the person you’re talking to, as well as listen to music and take phone calls. Perfect for loud and noisy public spaces. Pre-order now for $299.
The Slice caught our eye when it was just a prototype at CES 2016 thanks to its innovative and simple Pai score—just keep the score at or above 100. Along with the Motiv Ring, this is one example of wearables moving away from steps as the best metric to keep you fit and healthy.
Sgnl Smart Strap
Have you ever wanted to look like a spy and take secret calls? Sgnl is a strap that you can use with either a regular watch or smartwatch (Samsung Gear, Apple Watch, Pebble Time) that pairs with your phone over Bluetooth. All you have to do is seal your eardrum with your finger, and the strap sends vibrations to your ear and voila! Private calls. It’s a bit freaky at first, but super cool. Pre-order now for $149.
The Fuse from Ashley Chloe might look like a fitness tracker, but it’s actually a chic and convenient way to carry your headphones. The modular ceramic headphones snap together and fit in a bracelet like a wearable. No more tangled cords! It will be available this fall for $199.
UnderArmor Athlete Recovery Sleepwear
Tom Brady loves sleeping so much, he teamed up with UnderArmor to create smart PJs with “special bioceramic particles that absorb infrared wavelengths emitted by the body and reflect back Far Infrared, helping the body recover faster while promoting better sleep,” according to the company. It’s pricey at $160-$200 for a set, but if it works for Brady. Order for men or women now.