With so many breakthroughs in the world of technology, it became very hard to keep up with it all. The leading trends in consumer technologies are gadgets and smart devices – phones, watches and home improvement gizmos. But, we also see that this year, virtual reality was in the spotlight along with car technologies.
For me, it was always interesting to test or experience new technologies and devices in any available way. They year is coming to an end, and I have decided to put together a list of interesting devices and technologies that definitely deserve your attention.
We live in an age when staying healthy and maintaining physical activity is an imperative. This need was recognized by many companies, so we have witnessed many gadgets that help people track their physical activity and their improvements. There are many excellent smartwatches you can choose from but here are several fitness watches that have caught many people’s attention.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is one of the best fitness gadgets out there. It’s very simple and functional in terms of design and it will help you access various pieces of information in real-time – 24/7 heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking, steps and sleep monitoring, etc. The battery life has been extended a whole week. It is water resistant, but it lacks the swimming mode; a bit confusing if you ask me.
The Fitbit Blaze shines when it comes to design and features. It has a simple UI, accessible via a colorful touch screen. You can monitor your heartbeat and count your steps, but you will also be able to pair it with your phone in order to answer phone calls, receive updates and notifications from your calendar, and you can even read text messages. It also features stainless steel bands and stylish leather.
Moov Now is a device that really excels when it comes to helping you get better at sports. It can be paired with your smartphone and it can help you improve and track your running, swimming and cycling efforts. The ability to increase levels of difficulty is a feature that really pushes this device up to the very top of the fitness gadgets ladder.
Drones have become very popular and people have found a purpose of using them in many different situations. While drones can be a very fun hobby, they are also used by professionals, especially the ones in the filming industry. We have seen many improvements in the past and this year, especially when it comes to battery capacity, maximum altitude and the capabilities of carrying heavier loads of additional gear.
But, there is one drone that certainly deserves to be mentioned and that is the Ehang passenger drone. Ehang, a Chinese drone manufacturer, stands behind this drone that is capable of transporting humans. Its spacey and elegant design really catches attention. The maximum speed of this drone is 100 kilometers per hour and it packs batteries that allow it to fly for approximately 23 minutes. It also packs additional redundant equipment to ensure safety in bad weather.
The HTC Vive Pre is a virtual-reality headset that comes from HTC. One interesting feature that it packs is the front-facing camera. With this cam, users will be able to experience the real world as they are immersed in an impressive virtual one. It actually blends real-world elements into the virtual world. With the Chaperone guidance system, you will be kept safe within the boundaries of your play area.
The Oculus Rift VR headset is also another powerful VR solution that offers a unique experience to its users. It is real to the point that you will actually feel like you have been transported to another dimension. Digital entertainment defiantly entered a new era with Oculus coming to the stage. Users can now experience time and space travel within their cozy homes.
As you can see, there are quite a lot of interesting developments in this field. By now, the technology has entered almost every aspect of our lives. Needless to say, it seems that this trend will only continue in the future. In case you want to read about more new advancements in this field, feel free to go online and keep tabs on popular technology blogs, as well as field experts on social media.