2016 is a new year, with new goals and passions! It’s also a new year of technology and cool gadgets to get on board with to help make our everyday lives that much easier! Below is a list of four new gadgets to come in 2016 from CES 2016, the world’s biggest electronics and technology trade show:
The latest from the undisputed boss of wearable trackers? A fitness smartwatch. The hexagonal device’s high-resolution color screen clicks into a frame that’s attached to easily interchangeable bands (think: leather for evening, elastomer for the gym). In addition to tracking steps, sleep, and vitals, Blaze can ID your workout (so you don’t have to tell it if you’re biking or running), and comes with three on-screen workouts from personal-training app FitStar. The battery lasts an impressive five days between charges. Available in May for $200.
Chunky wrist wearables do a great job collecting data, but most look a bit garish with your LBD. The sleek, minimalist Ray puts function on equal footing with fashion. The 1.5-inch-long tubular body can be worn as a bracelet or necklace, and comes in ultra-hip rose gold and classic black. Wear it as much as you like—the battery of the $100 tracker lasts up to six months.
UNDER ARMOUR SPEEDFORM GEMINI 2 SNEAKERS
Sometimes you just want to go out for a run, without your smartphone—but still want to log your data. Enter UA’s Gemini 2, a souped-up version of the company’s most popular running shoe. Embedded in the soles are tiny sensors that track distance, calories, and pacing, then synch the info to UA’s Record app. And because your feet are closer to the ground than a wrist wearable, the data collected will likely be more accurate. These $150 sneaks even track wear-and-tear, letting you know when it’s time to replace them; important info for serious runners who need to replace their kicks every couple of hundred miles.
Forget invasive temperature-takers you stick in your ear, under your tongue, or…elsewhere. Tap the green rubber tip of this digital thermometer to your forehead for a mere two seconds, and 16 sensors take 4,000 measurements to see if you’re feverish. The results are displayed via a white LED display, and sent, via Bluetooth or wifi, to a free smartphone app that can keep track of multiple users. Available in March for $100.
IT BED BY SLEEP NUMBER
Most fitness trackers monitor your sleep, but who wants to wear an uncomfortable wristband to bed? With Sleep Number’s $1,000 It bed, you don’t have to. The foam-based (as opposed to air) mattress has “Sleep IQ” technology and embedded sensors in it to monitor your heartbeat, your breathing, and how much you toss and turn, then gives you scores based on your biometrics. Available online, with shipping right to your bedroom.