There were a few products I came across that are intended to be worn on the wrist, but don’t necessarily fall into the “smartwatch” category. Here’s a quick look at those:
- Martian Watches did roll out a bunch of new smartwatches (pictured right) that employ its mVip discreet notification technology, but the company took that system, teamed up with PC Jeweller Limited, and launched a new series of smart jewelry.
- The ReliefBand is a new wrist device that gives users a drug-free option for treating nausea related to morning or motion sickness. The band, which will hit stores this quarter and retail for $89.99, uses the body’s natural neural pathways to block the waves of nausea produced by the stomach, according to its makers.
- It’s technically a smartwatch, but the dokiWatch is aimed at parents as a way to keep tabs on their kids. This 3G-enabled smart device has video calling, voice calling, location-tracking, and messaging capabilities, and parents can monitor their child through the dedicated doki app.
- The Helix Cuff by Ashley Chloe, Inc., is a fashion-forward wearable that gives the user a convenient and stylish way to store their Bluetooth wireless earbuds. The wristbands come in six colors.
Beyond the Wrist