Wearables, Usables, and Expendables at CES 2016

1Q 2016 | IN-3985

CES 2016 continued the trend of a glut of connected devices on the market, fueled by easy-to-develop connectivity development kits and the ease of Bluetooth integration with apps. Wearables migrated from a pure fitness focus to integrated productivity (notifications) and fashion sense, while some brands sought differentiated ground with new quantification metrics that can be patented and trademarked. More medical wearables were present. The number of usable products (Bluetooth trackers, baseball bats, golf clubs, and car seats) proliferated as disposables (single-use baby patch thermometers) came onto the scene.

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