The Multi-Billion Dollar Wearable Tech Sector Headlines CES 2016

Wearable Tech Expands into Additional Lifestyle Verticals

Nov 25, 2015, 14:08 ET from Living in Digital Times

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The wearable tech industry is projected to grow 64 percent over the next three years, reaching $25 billion in 2019 when more than 245 million devices are expected to ship.* The growth of this market is paralleled on the CES® 2016  show floor where the Wearables Marketplace and related lifestyle exhibit areas have more than tripled in size since 2015.

The best way to witness the wearable tech expansion is by visiting the lifestyle-focused marketplaces and conferences presented by Living in Digital Times  at CES Tech West in the Sands.  In addition to the Wearables Marketplace, wearables are on display in the Fitness & Technology Marketplace, Health & Wellness Marketplace, and within showcases including Beauty Tech, Baby Tech, all presented by Living in Digital Times

"Wristwear, eyewear, fingerwear, clothing, accessories- thanks to the advances in mobile technology you can now carry the power of your desktop on your body.  The innovation that stems from the wearables market is one of the main themes of CES 2016," stated Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times.  "As wearable technology improves it has become a part of our daily lives and is now the "It" technology at CES 2016." 

Wearables will be on display at the Living in Digital Times' Marketplace and Showcases at Tech West in the Sands. Here is a guide on where to find them:

Baby Tech- Wearables are starting to change the way we parent. Some of the wearable companies at the Baby Tech Showcase are Mimo Baby, a monitor that gives parents a new level of insight into their baby's sleep quality and BuddyTag, a stylish way to wear a waterproof wristband that uses Bluetooth technology to monitor a child.

Health & Wellness- As innovation improves the ability to diagnose, monitor and treat illnesses and diseases, wearables is taking over the digital health space and it is a booming business - the wearable health-tracking industry expected to be worth $5 billion in 2016.  There are several exhibiting companies in the Health & Wellness Marketplace such as Qardio, 4iiii Innovations, Dexom, ANT+, MobileHelp, NeuroMetrix, IDEALlife, iHealth Labs, Philips, WiseWear, InteraXon, BeWellConnect, A&D Medical and Omron.  Wearable tech will be a hot topic at the Digital Health Summit with 'The Evolutions of Wearables: Sleeker, Smarter, Faster' session that includes two panels: 'Wearables With Wisdom' and 'Superpowers in Sensing.'

Family & TechnologyWearables can be seen everywhere in families today as tech savvy parents use a host of high-tech products to make their homes safer and keep their families connected. One can track their kids, dogs and luggage with devices such as TrackR. And with smart jewelry like Mighty Cast, a tech-heavy wristband one will have a more pleasurable gaming experience. A session at Family Tech Summit, 'A Family of Wearables,' will examine new ways people are wearing their technology to stay connectedOne can track their kids and dog with netatmo, one's home is better connected.

Fitness & Technology –It is now easier to achieve a healthier lifestyle with the next generation of wearable fitness gadgets. Some of the wearable tech companies exhibiting within the Fitness & Technology Marketplace are Slendertone, a weight reduction belt that targets and tones muscles anywhere and anytime, and Oaxis, a fitness band that will change one's health and training habits by turning daily exercise and activities into a game. Other companies are AfterShokz, Sensora, Fitbit, iFIT, Lyte, MYZONE, Moff, Polar, Kiwi wearables, Kuai, Tupelo, VERT, Wahoo and Withings.  'Battle of the Bands 3.0' explores how devices are a mainstay in our lives - is the first session at the FitnessTech Summit.

Wearables and FashionWare- Wearable tech style has arrived as companies have graduated from geek to chic.   Style-conscious men and tech loving fashionistas are now wearing trackers, smart jewelry and smart clothes. SCOTTeVEST, the first clothing company to make a clothing line designed for today's modern gear-toting consumer and OrCam, a wearable computer vision device that assists the visually impaired, are some of the companies that will launch new products at CES. And FashionWare is where fashion and technology will collide. 

FashionWare- A high-tech fashion extravaganza hosted by Project Runway's Nick Verreros on Thursday January 7 at 10:30AM, 12:30PM and 2:30PM, located at the Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom G.

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About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.

*Paul Lamkin, Forbes/Tech October 29, 2015; s CCS Insight's Wearable Forecast, Worldwide, 2015-2019

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