Hong Kong Fair Report: U.S. Products
The 35th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), currently in progress, is drawing industry experts for its Oct. 13-16 run with what show management said is an unprecedented number of exhibitors, numbering over 3,400, from 30 countries and regions, The show is also seeing record-breaking numbers in attendance, amounting to 68,000 visitors. The Fair is operated in conjunction with the component show electronicAsia at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the Fair, some companies sat down with Dealerscope to talk about current and future products hitting U.S. soil.
• Papago is introducing the GOLiFE Fit smartbands, including a GPS-enhanced sport smartwatch, that Bluetooth-connect to smartphones and act as health-, activity- and sleep-trackers. Spanning the $140-$220 price range, these smartbands and smartwatches retail in quality tiers that include different materials and function additions, such as GPS tracking in the latest sportwatch, the IronMan. Papago also provides dashcams that slip behind rearview mirrors and even come built into rearview mirrors. These cameras are capable of detecting collisions, speeding, and even police radar. Price ranges vary from as low as $80 to as high as $210.
• EZIO smartwatches are traditional-looking watches that intend to “sneak in” to the market by appealing to the fondness people have for the visually familiar. The line of watches includes varying degrees of material quality, from stainless steal to plastic. The watch face functions as an analog clock, with “simple tech” built into the design that lights the face up with an optional beep to let the wearer know they have a message. The pairing app supplies instructions for use as well as preferences, even going as far as to indicate to the owner where they might have lost their watch. The high-end watches sell for $199, and offer 1.5 years of battery life and 165-foot waterproofing.