Top 5 Wearables from Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile World Congress is behind us for another year, and as many mobile evangelists are already looking ahead to the 2016 show, we'[ve decided to recap the top five releases at the event from one of the most exciting corners of the mobility market at the moment - wearable technology.
While it is important to keep a primary focus on how the enterprise will benefit from the myriad of new technologies being launched at shows like this each year, with so many fascinating and attractive products on show from the world's leading brands, there is also a great opportunity to admire the more fun aspects as well.
Chinese solution provider Huawei demonstrated a new wearable device at MWC this year, in the form of a stylish watch powered by Android Wear. It comes with a built-in heart rate monitor and includes features such as a dedicated fitness app to keep record of the user's steps, distance and heart rate.
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LG Watch Urbane LTE
LG released the LG Watch Urbane LTE, one of the most talked about products to come from the event. Powered by WebOS, the watch comes with a range of first-party smartwatch apps including a pedometer and a GPS tracker, and can also be used to make phone calls.
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Acer Liquid Leap+
Taiwanese electronics company Acer used MWC as a platform to showcase its new fitness wearable, Liquid Leap+, a device which stands out from other products by interestingly connecting with all the main supported operating systems, including iOS, Windows and Android, allowing further user flexibility.
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In addition to the HTC Grip fitness band, HTC announced a new partnership with Valve for its virtual reality projects. The HTC Vive looks similar to the Oculus Rift or the Samsung Gear VR, based on the early version the company has shown. It will be highly connected with sensors, enabling features like hand tracking for a more immersive and interactive virtual reality experience.
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Finally, Pebble introduced its improved smartwatch, Pebble Time, displaying a new timeline interface, a new color e-paper display, and a useful microphone for responding to notifications. This innovative wearable allows users to navigate between app notifications and view their connected apps. The new timeline interface allows end users to connect to as many apps on their watch as they want, a significant upgrade on its previous restriction of eight.
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