For those who have never been to the Consumer Electronics Show, I can't begin to tell you how overwhelming it is. With the entire Las Vegas Convention Center to cover as well as exhibits at the Venetian Hotel, it is nearly impossible to see everything. This is my third year attending the CES show and I love the wearable technology which means I spend most of my time at the Venetian.
I love to share with other outdoor enthusiasts the awesome finds at the CES show. It's so hard to choose favorites but it always boils down to what I would actually use. This means I look for both innovative and practical products. To the left, I'm wearing my favorite innovative gadget of the show, the Solos Smart glasses.
For the Cyclist
Solos Smart Glasses
One of the things about seeing products at CES is that I never know if they will really work in a practical environment. I have high hopes for Solos Smart glasses for cycling. When paired with a smartphone, the glasses have a display right on the lens that show how fast I'm going on my bike. The best thing is that it does this without obstructing my vision of the road. The only drawback I see with this is that the glasses felt like they were squeezing enough that I worry about wearing them too long. These are not available yet to the general public but I hope the company seriously considers comfort along with the cool technology.
Linx Smart Cycling Helmet by Coros
Okay runners and swimmers, I'm not ignoring you this show but two favorite gadgets fell in the cycling department. The Linx Smart Cycling Helmet by Coros finally has it figured out in the music department. The built in earbuds work through bone conduction technology so you don't have to put an earbud in your ear and can still hear the traffic coming up behind you during a ride. I rarely if ever listen to music while biking as my life is more important than my music. I would love to try this helmet on a ride. Not only are the earphones integrated but the helmet comes with an app to manage GPS ride details. It will also integrate with other riding apps. I can also hear my navigation through the headphones. I want one of these for my next ride.
For the Skier
My Core Heated Jacket
One of the cool things about wearable technology is the ability to add heating coils inside of clothing. Some ski days, I get so cold, I have to leave early. The My Core Heated Women's Jacket could solve my problem. With heating coils near the pulse point of the wrist, the theory is that it could keep an core warm. I have no idea if it works but it sure is enticing and the best thing is that it's already available on Amazon.
For the Runner
AiQ Smart Clothing
Wearable technology works for so many sports. AiQ Smart Clothing integrates electronics with clothing fibers so runners and other athletes will be able keep track of heart rate and other metrics just by wearing athletic clothing. While still in development, I can't wait to see how it will work.
For the Hiker and Backpacker
For those who follow my blog, you already know I love to hike. I do a lot of solo hiking which means I rely on my phone for emergencies. If it dies, I'm in trouble. I usually carry an extra battery charger with me but the idea of having a carabiner and charger in one with the re-fuel PowerBiner is awesome. No hiker or backpacker likes to carry extra weight so any gadget that is multipurpose is a bonus. The rechargeable power bank has 3000mAh of power. That is usually enough power to charge my Samsung Galaxy once.
TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor WatchThe TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch is really a multi-sport outdoor watch as it tracks heart rate, speed, distance, and even altitude. What's most appealing is the idea of starting it at the beginning of my hike and having the navigation ability to get me back to my car. It can also show me a route so I can discover new trails. It will definitely be on my next gift list.
For the Adventure Traveler
I travel enough that I keep a backpack ready at all times. I love the idea of the JamBag Backpack. It has an internal battery pack so I can keep my devices charged while on the go. It also has built in Bluetooth speakers for those who like music. I like the pocket for my tablet with extra padding for protection. The best part of the bag is the security pocket along the back. I can put my money and valuables in the pocket and when I put the backpack on, it sits along my back so a thief can't reach in and grab it like the outside pockets. I'm excited that this is already available on Amazon and will soon be in office supply stores.
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