The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show has just started and wearable devices have already taken over the spotlight. Here are four models to look for, with more coming all week long.
Misfit Swarovski Shine
A collaboration between a maker of utilitarian wearable devices and a purveyor of glitzy Austrian crystal jewelry may sound like a mismatch but when the result is a totally fabulous smartwatch, it’s a match made in Heaven. The Misfit Swarovski Shine is undoubtedly the most glamorous waterproof sleep and activity tracker on the market. Given what most of the others look like, that’s not saying much, but the Shine is an attractive fashion accessory that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, sleep duration and quality. Add in six months of battery life and solar charging capacity for a wearable device that beautifully mixes fashion and fitness.
The Shine is now available for pre-order at misfit.com with prices starting at $169.99. Accessories for the Shine from Swarovski will be available starting at $69.99. The Shine and accessories will be sold at Swarovski retailers starting in the spring.
Magellan Echo Fit Smart Sports Watch
Want a smartwatch that works with your iPhone but don’t feel like plunking down $350+ for the Apple Watch? The Magellan Echo Fit Smart Sports Watch delivers fitness and fun for a much lower price, plus it’s compatible with a bunch of iPhone fitness apps like MapMyFitness, Men’s Health Personal Fitness Trainer, Jog Note and more.
The Echo Fit lets you track your sleep and activities, control your music and interface with the Magellan Active App. The hi-res display gives exceptional readability outdoors while the replaceable battery is good for up to eight months. The Echo Fit is available now in black, gray, blue or pink for $129.99 or $179.99 with Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor.
Withing’s Activité Pop Watch
If you’re looking for a smartwatch with the look of a luxury watch, the Activité Pop from Withing’s is worth checking out. With the looks of a traditional watch, this attractive wearable can go from the office to the gym and just about anywhere else your daily activities may take you. The analog face has the addition of a daily step tracker and notifies the user when the goal of 10,000 steps per day has been reached.
The Activité Pop is compatible with iOS only and works with the Withing’s Health Mate App included. This smartwatch offers both style and substance for the relatively low price of $149.00.
First Alert Onelink Watch
First Alert is best known for alarm systems, and while the company is showing the expected lineup of smoke detectors and connected thermostats at CES, there’s also a new item on display: the Onelink Watch. This wearable device focuses on safety and wellness, giving users the ability to share status updates and locations in case of emergency using just a tap of the screen. The Onelink also has everyday non-emergency functions like tracking workouts, heart rate and sleep data.
CES will be going on all week long and there will be more smartwatches and wearable devices to check out.