World Leisure Jobs - Latest wearable tech innovations revealed at CES 2014...
21 Sep 2021 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

07 Jan 2014

Latest wearable tech innovations revealed at CES 2014
BY Tom Anstey

LG’s Lifeband Touch is coupled with a pair of earphones that measure your heartbeat in your ears while playing you music as you work out

LG’s Lifeband Touch is coupled with a pair of earphones that measure your heartbeat in your ears while playing you music as you work out
photo: LG

A host of new and innovative wearable tech devices have been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

CES 2014 showcases more than 20,000 new products to 152,000 attendees on an annual basis and a notable piece of health and fitness technology came from Intel, which revealed a pair of biometric earbuds that can track your heart rate (and display it on a companion app), keep tabs on your running and get power from your device's headphone jack.

Not to be outdone, LG unveiled a pair of earphones that measure your heartbeat in your ears while playing you music as you work out. These new headphones are coupled with LG’s Lifeband Touch, which tracks your activity like a Nike Fuelband, but includes a touch-sensitive screen on the top of the band. It connects via Bluetooth to a phone and LG’s fitness app, but will also display notifications for calls and text messages and control music playback on your smartphone.

Among the new products was the Tao Wellshell, which is designed to track your motions like everything else, but also to integrate a full workout. Based on isometrics, it measures your compressive power and produces precise workouts using your own muscle strength against you.

Also introduces were Notch – a new modular approach to fitness tracking which links up to 10 sensors mounted around your body tracking individual motions – and the Sony SmartBand – A device that tracks your motions like any other activity monitor, but also logs things like the music you listen to and where you’ve been via the Lifelog Android smartphone app.

RunPhones and RunPhones Intensity put an interesting twist on fitness training with a headband that integrates a set of headphones to play music with an integrated personal trainer who barks out motivation for 10-minute high intensity workouts.

According to a recent study by ON World, more than a quarter of a billion wearable health and fitness sensing devices will be shipped worldwide by 2017 as fitness technology becomes more dominant in the wireless marketplace.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer   20 Sep 2021

Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO). WTS .... more>>
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market   20 Sep 2021

Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it acquired earlier this year. The new, expanded .... more>>
Six Senses’ first spa resort in India to open within 14th-century walled fort, formerly home to royalty
Six Senses’ first spa resort in India to open within 14th-century walled fort, formerly home to royalty   20 Sep 2021

Six Senses is scheduled to open its first Indian destination in Rajasthan in mid-October 2021, complete with a 2,800sq m spa. The wellness sanctuary .... more>>
ComRes poll: half of Brits 'not as fit as they'd like to be' during pandemic
ComRes poll: half of Brits 'not as fit as they'd like to be' during pandemic   20 Sep 2021

Half of UK adults aren't happy with their physical fitness levels, according to a study by Savanta ComRes. A poll of more than 2,000 adults .... more>>
Company profile


RISE Fitness Franchise

RISE is a brand-new franchise created to fill an emerging gap. Outdoor workouts have become popular as pandemic lockdowns and gym closures have made people explore their communities.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK

Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK

Despite the Prime Minister’s claims that trade with the EU would be tariff-free post-Brexit, the reality has become very different when importing gym equipment from the EU. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



World Leisure jobs




Contract Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Company: InspireAll
Active Communities Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Midlands
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Solihull, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Solihull, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

21-24 Sep 2021

Interbad

Messe Stuttgart, Germany


26 Sep 2021

We Work Well North America

The Langham Huntington , Pasadena, United States



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>
  Interview: Katy Bowman
In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>
  Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd