The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off 2013 with a bang showcasing new creative consumer products built with the lastest, leading edge technologies. CES is said to be the world’s largest consumer electronics show, covering a wide range of products ranging from 110-inch televisions to smart kitchens to wrist bands with embedded computer processors! You name it and you will likely see that product in one of the 1000+ CES exhibits!
This year there were about 283 exhibitors who presented products focused on digital health, wellness, and fitness. Amongst those products, there was one product that caught my attention; it’s called the One(TM) powered by FitBit. At first glance, it looks like a fancier pedometer, but as I learned more about how this product works, I discovered that it is more than that! In fact, the One is classified as “wearable technology” that will track almost everything. According to Fitbit’s website, the One tracks steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, and sleep cycles. Also, the One automatically syncs the tracked data with the PC, Mac, iPhone 4s and 5, 3rd generation iPad, and iPod Touch devices. Lastly, the One offers users achievement badges for reaching milestones! With all of these features, it’s clear why the One was selected as one of the 2013 CES Innovative Awards Honorees.
Currently, the One can be purchased from the Fitbit website for $99.99.
There were other honorees selected for their innovative products, such as HAPILabs. HAPILabs created the HAPIfork, which is an electronic fork that monitors a person’s eating by alerting a person when they are eating too fast as well as the amount of servings on the fork with indicator lights and vibrations. Currently the HAPIfork is not for sale but can be pre-ordered online by entering a valid email address.
To see a list of the other health and fitness awardees, click here to visit the CES website.