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CES 2014 Post-Mortem: The Qualified Quantified Self

CES 2014 Post-Mortem: The Qualified Quantified Self

CES 2014 has come and gone, and as the dust settles it's time to pick over the remains of the show. The Consumer Electronics Show demands a theme - or at least we in the industry demand a theme of it - and 2014 proved to be wearables, with a little competition from Ultra HD (again) and big, curved TVs (again). That came as no great shock, since analysts have been telling us 2014 is to be "the year of wearables" pretty much since 2013 started out; if there was any degree of surprise, it was in quite how "me too" the various devices were on show.

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Jaybird Reign, a hands-on with the best health monitor we’ve seen yet

Jaybird Reign, a hands-on with the best health monitor we’ve seen yet

When it comes to tracking health information, we’ve seen a lot of contenders this week in Las Vegas. CES brought a ton of wearables to our wrists, and collectively, we’re still up in the air. One bright spot was the Jaybird Reign, which doesn’t bring anything special in regard to form factor, but what they do with your info is interesting. We got a quick hands-on here at CES 2014, and in examining the wristwear, we found it something we’d likely use.

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Mimo baby monitor onesie hands-on

Mimo baby monitor onesie hands-on

Rest Devices has been showing off the Mimo baby monitor here at CES 2014. While the baby monitor portion of the name may bring thoughts of a camera and screen setup allowing you to remotely look in on your sleeping child -- the Rest Devices product is actually a wearable and as a result, it is able to offer quite a bit in terms of detail.

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Sony’s new Core wearable introduced at CES

Sony’s new Core wearable introduced at CES

Introduced to a hushed and confused crown at CES, the Core is the latest in wearables on offer from Sony. Though initially light on details, Sony has made their intentions a bit clearer over the past few days. Like the Smartwatch, Sony may just be ahead of the curve with their new wearable.

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LifeLogger wearable camera spots faces, speech & text: Hands-on

LifeLogger wearable camera spots faces, speech & text: Hands-on

Anybody can clip on a camera and call it a life-logger, but startup LifeLogger says its wearable goes the extra mile with its combination of face, text, and even audio recognition to make reviewing your "augmented memory" more meaningful. Showing at CES 2014 this week, LifeLogger's approach consists of a tiny, gum-packet sized stick camera weighing around 9g and which can record 720/30p HD video as well as stills, and a companion cloud service that does the heavy lifting by processing all that recorded content and allowing you to make better sense of it. We grabbed some hands-on time at the show to find out more.

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The Wearable Medic: GERO and figuring Parkinson’s from Fitbit

The Wearable Medic: GERO and figuring Parkinson’s from Fitbit

There's a suspicion among many that wearable tech is simply today's digital navel-gazing; a self-indulgent and meaningless set of metrics bordering on narcissistic over-obsession. The quantified self could soon become a whole lot more meaningful, however, if startup GERO has its way. Building on groundbreaking research by the Human Locomotome project, the Russian company says it can use the data from wearables like Fitbit's Force and Jawbone's UP to identify chronic conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression, and even type 2 diabetes, simply from the way we move. SlashGear caught up with GERO's co-founders at CES as they shift things out of stealth mode.

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Epson’s Pulsesense wearables, hands-on and heart stopping

Epson’s Pulsesense wearables, hands-on and heart stopping

Epson has come to market with a new line of wearable technology. On the surface, they’re your normal ‘monitor the heart rate’ wrist wear devices. Epson has surprised us with their forward thinking approach to wearables, though. We got the chance to check out their new wrist wear at CES 2014, and we were a bit surprised by what was on offer.

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Polar’s new V800 sports watch, hands-on

Polar’s new V800 sports watch, hands-on

Wearable technology is on display front and center here at CES 2014, with many offerings showing up at every turn. One of those is Polar’s V800, a new offering from the company who is no stranger to wearables. We got a chance to learn a bit more about the Polar, and went hands-on with the latest sports watch.

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LifeTrak Zone R415 hands-on: fitness metrics with heart rate

LifeTrak Zone R415 hands-on: fitness metrics with heart rate

With no shortage of fitness gadgets already on the market, the category seems to still be growing every day. These new arrivals come from both new companies and also from existing companies pushing new products. This time around we are looking at LifeTrak, which just so happens to be the latter, an existing company pushing out a new product.

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