At CES 2016, wearables were bigger than ever. There were too many devices to take full stock of all of them, so we picked a few in each category to round up. Notably, fitness trackers are starting to look a lot more like jewelry as creators use metal finishes and target fashionistas in addition to active sports enthusiasts.
The oddball out, in my opinion, are the Bragi Dash smart headphones with gesture control. We’re looking forward to seeing how the new and revamped developments get incorporated into users’ lives this year and even hacked, modded, and open-interfaced to work with DIY electronics!
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