Jewelers who haven’t been paying attention to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas this week are going to be mighty surprised when customers start asking about the new wearable tech being introduced.
In addition to Netatmo’s June bracelet, which measures sun exposure, and CSR’s Bluetooth Pendant, JCK rounded up five more cool jewelry-related discoveries from CES 2014.
American Pearl’s 3-D Printed Jewelry
How many men are going to run out and buy a 3-D printer before Valentine’s Day? Guys, put your hands down, it’s a joke!
Magellan’s Echo Smart Running Watch
Compared with some GPS watches, this smart running from Magellan is actually a steal for $150. Simple design, running-app friendly, and super colorful is all a runner can hope for in an accessory. All you need is some encouraging friends to send you texts!
FashionTEQ’s Zazzi Jewelry Collection
This collection is currently accepting donations for crowdfunding on Dragon Innovations. Allowing women to receive messages and alerts through their jewelry is a great idea, but how many woman are going to dig the chunky style?
Razer’s Nabu Smart Band
This concept has a much better chance of catching on with consumers than the previous entry. It has a sleeker design that makes more of a fashion statement than a large piece of jewelry tech or smartwatch. Other plusses include a 7- to 10-day battery life on one charge and a retail price under $100.
Pebble Steel Smartwatch
This looks like a watch this generation’s James Bond will wear. However, it might be a little too bulky and pricey ($249!) for the average consumer.