Tech Finds You Need to Have in 2014February 2, 2014 7:10 pm
Welcome the brand new year with a bang by having these unique and ingenious tech finds to date from the recent 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) trade show held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Although your gadgets from 2013 will suffice, it won’t hurt to have one (or 2!) of these this brand new 2014.
1. An earphone that monitors your heart rate
For those who resolve to be extra healthy this year, make the headphones you wear do more as you do a 5 kilometer run in the morning. Aside from pumping you up with good music, the latest LG earphones can measure blood flow signals detected on the auricle of the ear. It also has a built-in sensor that can count your heart rate and oxygen consumption.
A somewhat similar tool that individuals who resolve to be fitter this year is Garmin’s Vivofit fitness band. This device shows your daily fitness goals, your current progress and provides you with reminders to get you going. It is intuitive such that it has the capacity to learn the person’s activity level and recommend daily fitness goals based on that level.
2. A curved phone
Just because flat rectangular phones are so mainstream! A first from LG, the LG G Flex is the world’s second curved 4G smart phone with the first being the Samsung Galaxy Round. The LG G Flex comes with a bendable screen, a 720p display and a 13 megapixel camera to name a few of its features. Aside from releasing a curved smart phone, LG also released the world’s first 105-inch curved HD television. Viewing the world differently has never been this literal.
3. A bracelet that measures your sun exposure
Did you get enough sunlight today? Netatmo’s June bracelet is the first bracelet that can measure sun impact. It is not surprising that this ingenious bracelet comes from Netatmo since they are widely known for their weather station monitors.
The June bracelet can measure the sun’s UV intensity. The jewels on the bracelet syncs with an iOS device. Once it detects that the skin has had too much exposure to sunlight, it will alert the user. It is important that daily sun exposure is kept at a minimum. Too much sunlight can cause sun damage on the skin.
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