CES 2023 always wows with its new releases in the health and wellness space; Athletech rounded up a preview of some of the biggest expected launches this year
CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is one of the most influential technology events in the world. An annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES has debuted everything from the first VCR to Blu-ray DVDs and internet gaming. In the world of health and fitness, CES has launched innovations ranging from smart gym equipment to groundbreaking wearables. Athletech has rounded up a preview of the biggest products and concepts at this year’s CES, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5-8.
While most major wearable companies revealed their latest devices ahead of the holiday season, all major device makers will be showing off their latest models (except for Apple, which has never had a CES booth). Garmin will show off its MARQ Adventurer (Gen 2) luxury smartwatch, which goes for $2,100 and which will be making its US trade show debut.
Movano Health’s first smart ring, called Evie, will also be making waves in the wearables space. Unlike many other smart rings, Evie will not have a subscription, and will be priced under $300. The device is designed to track heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), blood oxygen (Sp02), temperature, sleep, sleep stages, activity, calories burned, menstrual cycles, ovulation, and mood, among other information.
The importance of sleep has never been more popular in the world of health and wellness, and CES will have the latest gadgets in the realm of sleep tech. Somalytics is expected to reveal its REM-tracking sleep mask, which allows users to record detailed REM data while sleeping in their home environment. The mask helps consumers better understand their sleep stages and disruptions to improve health outcomes. It’s powered by Somalytics’s Soman Cap, which is the “world’s smallest nano-based capacitive sensor.” The patent-pending sensors can “feel” human presence up to 200mm, but use less energy and are less expensive than similar technological offerings. The mask will be available for consumers to in December 2023 at a retail cost of $199.
Wondercise will announce a new fitness concept at CES 2023 to serve as an extension of its online fitness service. The Wondercise Gym is set to open its first flagship location in Taiwan, and merges online and offline users into one dimension, giving consumers the fluid choice between the two options. The facility will feature three main types of group fitness courses: aerobics, yoga, and spinning. The patented Live Motion Matching™ scores will be displayed on leaderboards, along with live rankings and statistics for friendly competition among users. CES will have live demonstrations of the Wondercise Gym for CES attendees.