The Top Smartwatches Of CES 2017
January 8, 2017 - running watch
CES 2017 is in full pitch over in Las Vegas and wearable tech – in sold new smartwatches – has really been one of a categorical themes of a show.
We’ve seen not usually Android Wear smartwatches from normal watch companies and sports brands; yet hard-core intelligent regulating watches too. There’s also been a totally new smartwatch height denounced and fashion-conscious hybrid analogue timepieces too.
Read on for my collect of a tip 5 new smartwatches from CES 2017…
Casio’s second moment during a Android Wear marketplace includes a pivotal part blank from a rough-and-tumble-friendly original… GPS. The inclusion of a GPS radio means accurate run tracking, of course, yet also means that Casio’s movement apps will be a lot some-more useful. The F20 is waterproof to 50m and is troops approved 810G for ruggedness. It’s positively some-more G-Shock than LG G Watch.
The new Casio, like a original, boasts a twin covering arrangement – one a monochrome LCD for simple time gripping and one a unchanging multi-colour one for unchanging Android Wear functions. With usually a monochrome chronicle selected, a battery life is a whopping 30 days – no other Android Wear smartwatch has this functionality.
The Casio WSD-F20 will on Apr 21st, labelled during $500.
Misfit, a maestro in a wearable tech diversion (and now owned by a Fossil Group), used CES 2017 to exhibit a initial touchscreen arrangement smartwatch – a Vapor. The 1.39-inch round OLED display, with a 326 ppi pixel density, doesn’t have that irritating black tyre during a bottom of a screen, that is common on Android Wear smartwatches; and is a good pointer for destiny Fossil Group watches from brands such as Armani, Michael Kors and Diesel.
The Vapor isn’t a Wear device yet – instead Misfit is regulating a possess OS, with a bezel-based control complement that lets we crop watch faces, apps and respond to notifications. There’s a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor regulating a show, so it should be poignant enough. Time will tell what – if any – apps are done accessible though.
The Vapor is set to cost $199, yet isn’t rising until after in 2017.
Garmin Fenix 5 series
Garmin’s Fenix array has been around for years and is a go-to code for critical athletes looking to exam their tech as most as they exam themselves. The Fenix 5 array consists of 3 designs: a 47mm Fenix 5 that offers 24 hours in GPS mode; a 42mm Fenix 5S that is directed during womanlike adventurers; and a top-of-the-range 51mm Fenix 5X that comes with pre-loaded maps, has a turquoise lens and boasts Wi-Fi.
The new contingent are all waterproof to 100 metres and there’s a three-axis compass on board, as good as a gyroscope and barometric altimeter, while GPS and GLONASS connectivity means accurate tracking won’t be an issue.
All 3 will go on sale in early 2017, costing from $500.
New Balance RunIQ
Casio isn’t a usually code with imperishable Android Wear ambitions. Boston sports hulk New Balance used CES 2016 to announce a new Digital Sport division, “dedicated exclusively to joining consumers with a record they enterprise to urge their jaunty performance” and, a year later, a RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch, done in partnership with Intel, was strictly revealed.
The smartwatch packs a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, GPS, a heart rate guard and a song actor vouchsafing we span Bluetooth buds directly to a watch. It’s also 5ATM H2O resistant so we can take it for a drop in a pool.
Costing $299, it’ll be on sale in February. You can pre-order directly from New Balance now.
Another Fossil code jumping on a wearable tech bandwagon during CES 2017 was Armani Exchange, who announced a initial hybrid smartwatch – a AX Connected.
Hitting a shops in 4 colours: white, black, blue, and black and orange, a AX will count steps, lane nap and yield smartphone notifications. It also has facilities to take selfies and control song playback from a interconnected smartphone. The tiny dial provides a swell sign for your daily activity goal.
The Armani Exchange Connected will be accessible from February, pricing is still TBC.