Smartwatches at CES: Intel, LG, Pebble, Others Unveil Devices

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-01-13

Wearable technology was all over the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) floor in Las Vegas, and the expectations are that interest in such devices will only grow in the coming months and years. For example, Berg Insight in October said the sales of such devices as smart glasses, smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers will grow from 8.3 million units in 2012 to 64 million units in 2017. While there is a broad range of wearable devices out there—think Google Glass—smartwatches seem to get the most attention these days. An iWatch from Apple has been talked about for a couple of years, and now Samsung has its Galaxy Gear and Qualcomm its Toq. Other vendors big and small also are getting into the smartwatch market, and if CES was any indication, there will be no lack of devices to choose from. In this slide show, eWEEK offers a look at some of the smartwatches that caught the attention of attendees at the weeklong tech show that range from devices that sync with smartphones and offer touch-screens and apps, to others designed to stand alone without having to be paired with a smartphone, to others with simpler designs.


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