CES 2022 Wearables Highlights

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By Filomena Iovino | 1Q 2022 | IN-6418

 

Showing off the Wearable Revolution

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At CES 2022, wearables again played a significant role at the show, which this year was staged as a hybrid virtual and in-person event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show had 276 fitness and wearables exhibitors, 56 more from the previous year, although not much had changed as wearable gadgets are still mainly focused on healthcare monitoring and hardware improvements. Some of the main changes across the wearable sector this year were with earbuds, smartwatches, and Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR) glasses. The technology focus for earbuds was on tiny low power architectures, personalized and immersive sound experiences, and wind noise protection, while smartwatches were presented as being more complex with lighting technology, sensors, and cellular connectivity. XR and AR vision was mainly focused on immersive gaming experiences, comfort, and aesthetics through 4G/5G solutions, and AR glasses were showcased as becoming more lightweight, thin, and portable, with some using interchangeable front lens.

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