Today, CES 2021 closes its doors for another year. This is the first time the conference has used a virtual-only format in its 54-year history.
Of course, it is required due to the current global coronavirus pandemic. It’s also preferable to canceling the event entirely.
CES 2020 was able to get in just as the coronavirus was spreading. The organizers, on the other hand, have played it safe for this one, which runs from January 11th to 14th.
What exactly is it?
The Consumer Electronics Show is abbreviated as CES. Since its inception in 1967, it has served as the launch pad for tens of thousands of goods, including those that have revolutionized our lives.
The convention is usually hosted at a 2.75 million-square-foot convention center. It will host around 4,500 exhibiting companies in 2020, including consumer technology hardware and content producers, developers, and suppliers. A conference programme with over 1,000 speakers was held in conjunction with this.
Expect wearables and fitness technology at CES 2020.
But things were different in 2021, and we didn’t see the scenes depicted above. The event has gone completely digital. Rather than driving to Las Vegas, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.
People who have registered can access the online digital venue until February 15th. This should give you plenty of time to interact with exhibitors and respond to programming requests.
The majority of technology events in 2020 have gone virtual or have been canceled. The Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona was canceled, and Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference was conducted online in June. The Wearable Tech event in London did happen in early March, although it was much smaller than normal. IFA 2020 in Berlin will feature a virtual event as well as some live events.
The fact that events are changing format is regrettable, but understandable given the circumstances. Let’s hope everything gets back to normal as quickly as possible.
CES 2021 will include wearable technology.
Due to security concerns, CES 2021 will be an online-only event.
At CES, wearable technology usually makes a strong showing. Huami’s Amazfit Bip S and T-rex were released in 2020, as were the Muse S, Withings Scanwatch, Suunto 7, UrgoNightband, Diesel On Fadelite, NURVV Run, Skagen Falster 3, Mobvoi Tripods Pro 2, and many others.
Garmin, Huami, Samsung, Fossil, and Omron are all present. However, many well-known names were absent from the list. Fitbit, Polar, Huawei, Mobvoi, Withings, Suunto, and Apple are all missing from the list.
The wearables and health gadgets that attracted our curiosity in 2021 are listed below.
AirPop Active+ is a new product from AirPop.
AirPop wants to make the masks we’re all supposed to wear a little more sophisticated. Their masks are fitted with technology that allows them to gather breathing-related health data in addition to a high-quality filter.
AirPop Active+ is a mask that tracks your respiratory health.
The gadget is controlled using a smartphone app. The software’s AI combines data on internal respiration with information on outside air quality and location. Additionally, the app will notify you when it’s time to alter the filter. AirPop Active+ will be available across the United States and Canada later this month.
Scosche Rhythm+ 2.0 HR wristband debuts at CES 2021: Scosche unveils the redesigned and improved Rhythm+ 2.0 HR armband.
Scosche, a regular at this event, has unveiled Rhythm+ 2.0. This is a newer version of the original device, which was released in 2014.
You can also monitor your heart rate from your upper forearm, biceps, or triceps with the second generation. This time around, the increased value comes in the form of significantly longer battery life and enhanced sensors. Aside from that, you get IP68 water resistance as well as Dual ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connectivity.
The Sixth Honor Band
This one was first unveiled a few months ago, but Honor announced global availability at CES 2021. The device’s biggest selling point is its massive screen. With a diameter of 1.47 inches, it blurs the distinction between fitness trackers and smartwatches.
With a full-screen display, the Honor Band 6 blurs the line between smartwatches and fitness trackers.
Honor has kept the pricing as low as possible, with a cost of only $35. Given that the fitness band has all of the typical sensors, as well as blood oxygen saturation, this is quite excellent.
Fossil LTE Generation 5
Pre-orders for two LTE-enabled Generation 5 watches have begun at Fossil. They have the same specifications as the original, so we’ll have to wait for a Fossil watch with the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor.
Fossil is getting ready to launch its Generation 5 LTE watches.
The most significant development is the newly obtained cellular capability, which is compatible with the Verizon network. This, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, should ensure that the watch runs well.
The watches cost about $50 more than the regular models. The first shipment will be made next week.
GTS/GTR 2e Amazfit
The GTS 2e and GTR 2e watches from Huami are now available worldwide. Since last month, the due date has been offered in China. More intriguingly, the company has stated that an LTE version of the Amazfit GTR 2 will be released soon.
Wearable tech preview of the online-only CES 2021
The GTS 2e and GTR 2e are less expensive than the original, although they do so at the expense of some features. Music storage, WiFi access, and a microphone are all included. On the bright side, you get a temperature sensor and a substantially longer battery life.
Wondercise is stepping up its game now that Apple has released its Fitness+ programme. A new Multi-Point Motion Match personal training system has been introduced. As a result, this now monitors both upper and lower body form.
The Wondercise 2 features a leg strap as well as two wristbands, one of which can be a Garmin or Apple Watch. The three-point system works in tandem to monitor your whole range of movements. All of the information is compared in real time to the motions of on-screen trainers, thus gamifying the experience.
Michael Kors Gen 5E and Skagen Jorn watches.
We received a few more revisions to Gen 5E. The Kors Access Gen 5E Darci and Gen 5E MKGO are examples of these. Skagen, a Danish town, has recently joined in the fun.
These are watches that essentially cram Gen 5 features into a design that is compatible with Gen 2 and 3. In October, we spotted quite a few of them. This means you’ll receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, as well as GPS, NFC, and all the other fitness features you’d expect.