The highlights of CES 2016: more Samsung wearables to come. After promoting their large smartphones for years, the developer is determined to pay more attention to hidden devices that can perform more or less the same tasks as smartphones.
There haven’t been many announcement about products that companies plan to unveil at the CES presentation in 2016, which is just one week away. Even so, the few announcements that developers like Samsung have made, have given us a hint on what companies plan to do next.
It is clear that entertainment products will remain in the shadow for the moment as Samsung (and I’m sure other developers, too) will focus on wearable devices next year. Fashion and health care are the two main domains that Samsung will tackle in 2016, judging from the prototypes it will introduce next week.
Fitness trackers have been around for some time now. Samsung thinks they can bring a wind of change by introducing the WELT: the waist belt that can monitor a person’s physical conditions. The wearable is expected to be much more accurate than regular wrist bands because it will be placed directly on a person’s body.
Wearers can use various apps to personalize their belts and program them to monitor their heart rates and their caloric intakes. Similar to fitness trackers, WELT will keep track of the steps that users make on a regular basis and the amount of time they usually spend sitting down.
Moving on to a new futuristic wearable device, Samsung has announced the introduction of a new type of remote controlling technology that will be entirely based on users’ hand gestures and movements. The technology will help develop existing TV sets and game consoles, something that Samsung had in mind for a long time.
The hand motion device will come under the form of a wrist band that users will wear when playing games. The accessory will allow users to remotely control devices with a simple hand gesture.
Smartwatches and smart watch bands will not fall into oblivion in 2016. Samsung thinks there are many other functions they can bring to users, including a new TipTalk option. This technology will be added on the band of a smart or regular watch to help users take calls without accessing their smartphones.
The technology recalls James Bond movies as users will raise their hand to the mouth to answer incoming calls. Unlike regular smartphones, which can have low quality in loud environments, the TipTalk band guarantees the same sound quality event in loud places.
Samsung is not yet certain whether these devices will be commercialized or not, but they reveal the direction that the company will take next year.
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