I just tried on every single wearable I could find at CES 2015, and yes, I’m freaking exhausted.
The total count (so far) totals to 56 wearables across every category you can think of, from clip-on trackers to full-fledged Android and Linux-powered wrist computers. Heck, I even wore a smart sweatband.
In aggregate, this vast list captures the state of the wearables industry today; it’s absolutely massive, it’s growing; and nobody’s really figured out how to make these clunky things work seamlessly — save for a few major players. Scroll through our list and check back for more.
The big names
I started off my journey with some of the most popular brands in wearables.
1. Fitbit Charge
2. Fitbit Surge
3. Fitbit One
5. Misfit Shine
6. Misfit Flash
8. Withings Pulse Ox
9. Withings Activité Pop
10. Withings Activité
Niche, weird, and quirky
Niche wearables proved to be some of the most interesting gadgets on the showroom floor — one focused on Epilepsy, another on Narcolepsy. As for the quirky/weird ones, this is where you’ll find that super-sweet smart sweatband.
11. Burg “Watch Phone”
(I tried on other Burg gadgets later on.)
(This thing is glorious.)
15. Ribx connected backpack
17. SmartMonitor SmartWatch
19. Narrative Clip
21. Jins Meme
Health and fitness
Almost all wearables play some role in the health/fitness/wellness space. These wearables specifically prioritize it.
(This “FitSignal” has a curious UI design.)
23. Burg clip-on tracker
25. iChoiceLife (1)
26. iChoiceLife (2)
28. iHealth Edge
(Weird, interesting mirror display on the iHealth Edge.)
29. InBody Band
30. Mio (1)
31. Mio (2)
33. Soleus Thrive
Watches that are smart
More watch than smartwatch.
35. Cogito (they wouldn’t let me try it on)
38. Martian (1)
39. Martian (2)
I know I’ll get some heat for this. This group is for wearables which were either designed for wholesale or weren’t associated with a very clear brand name.
41. Unknown brand
42. Unknown brand
43. Imaze Corp
(I don’t think this one even turned on.)
46. “Health Wristband” by Phyode
47. Apps Com
Alright. Enough is enough. Here’s the rest, which didn’t exactly fit in any single category.
49. Burg 13 “Watch Phone”
50. LifeTrak (1)
51. LifeTrak (2)
53. My Kronoz (1)
54. My Kronoz (2)
I found 56, but many more wearables exist in CES land. Smartwatches from Pebble, Samsung, and LG, for example, are noticably absent from this list; but, there is only so much time in a day.
Stay tuned for our takeaways. Until then, thanks for scrolling!
The next day
I tried on a few more, for good measure.
57. Sony SmartWatch 3
58. LG G Watch R
59. Samsung Gear S
Updated 8:37 p.m. PT with additional commentary. Updated Jan 8, 2:17 p.m. PT with three more photos.
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