Exciting new wearable devices – whether they fit on your wrist, face, or finger – were in abundance at CES 2022. New smartwatches from Garmin and Fossil have rubbed shoulders with smart rings, smart glasses and even smart masks, showing that wearable technology continues to be one of the most interesting and innovative sections of the mobile industry today.
There was enough news that you might have missed some of the announcements, so we’re here to help you catch up with the best wearable tech from CES 2022.
Garmin Vivomove Sport
Let’s start with a subtle hybrid smartwatch that goes with everything with a minimalist face, real hands, and a display that you’d never know was there until it’s active. The $ 179 Garmin Vivomove Sport comes in a choice of colors if the standard black model isn’t flashy enough, has five days of battery life, and offers plenty of fitness and health tracking features. It is available for purchase now from Garmin.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus
Garmin’s second new smartwatch for CES 2022 is the Venu 2 Plus touchscreen, which is more in line with what we’ve come to expect from the brand in that it’s a premium sports watch with an equally high price. At $ 450, the 43mm Venu 2 Plus has an AMOLED display to make the most of the tons of fitness and health data it presents, from workouts to personal coaching. He also takes calls and connects with a virtual assistant. It is available now from Garmin.
Fossil X Razer Gen 6
Only 1,337 limited edition Razer X Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are made, so if you want one, don’t wait too long. Embracing the iconic bright green color of the famous gaming brand, the smartwatch offers a choice of bands in that color or a more sensitive black, as well as several custom Razer watch faces, including one with an RGB lighting look. . It costs $ 329 and will be available in January 2022.
Skagen Falster Gen 6
The Falster Gen 6 is the first Skagen smartwatch built around Fossil’s Gen 6 platform. It includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+ processor, 1 GB of RAM and many other improvements. It is packaged in a typically elegant case and, of course, is available with the brand’s beautiful stainless steel mesh bracelet. It’s priced at $ 295 and will be released in January.
TCL NXTWEAR Air
TCL’s NXTWEAR Air is best described as a portable display rather than a pair of smart glasses, as they put the equivalent of a 140-inch screen in front of your eyes, but connect to your phone or laptop with a cable. USB Type-C rather than Bluetooth. This new model is lighter and more elegant than its predecessor. It does not yet have a price or release date.
Designed for professional use rather than at home, the Sheild smart glasses from Vuzix are always very interesting. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 platform and fitted with microLED displays, they function as a heads-up display, while the stereo cameras enable augmented reality, making them ideal for remote viewing or even guiding. live tasks.
Razer Zephyr Pro
The Pro version of Razer’s Zephyr goggle comes with an internal microphone and external speakers to amplify your voice. They work together to make your voice loud and clear when you wear it. The mask has two N95 grade filters (it’s important to note that this is not the same as the N95 certification), an internal fan, and RGB lighting. It’s slated to launch this year and will cost $ 149 – or $ 199 if you want to include another set of filters.
the Circular is a smart ring that weighs only 4 grams, has interchangeable outer rings, a resin body, and an unusual set of sensors to monitor your body and health. Expect it to tell you about heart rate, blood oxygen, body temperature, and movement, and monitor your sleep. Exceptionally, the ring has an actual button which can be personalized to perform particular actions. It’s not available for pre-order until late February, with prices starting at around $ 300.
Movano designed their fantastic looking smart ring for women, and it will come in many different styles and a choice of black, copper, gold or silver finishes. While its basic functionality is similar to other models – it monitors health and fitness, as well as sleep, and connects to an app on your phone – the company is working towards Food and Drug certification. Administration (FDA), which will set it apart from competing models. It’s under development right now, and we should hear more of it in the second half of the year. it is definitely one to watch.
HTC Vive Wrist Tracker
An accessory for HTC’s Vive Focus 3 VR headset, the Wrist Tracker tracks real-world movements and objects for use in VR environments. Worn mainly, as the name suggests, on your wrist, what makes the tracker unusual is that it can also be attached to objects so that it can be used for training purposes or to improve the gameplay. It’s still a work in progress, however, with support only for the Vive Focus 3 and no final launch date available at this time.
Shiftall worked with Panasonic on this unusual new VR headset designed for metaverse use. It’s light at 250 grams, relatively discreet in size and style, and even folds up for easy storage. The MeganeX uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform as Vuzix’s Shield smart glasses and has a 1.3-inch micro-display to display 5.2K resolution images at 120Hz. The final launch date is n has not been announced, but the price is expected to be less than $ 900.
That’s it for the show’s wearables, but if you want to know more about what was unveiled at CES 2022, then take a look at our top picks.