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8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch

From a wristband that replaces passwords to a device that helps you read on the treadmill, these wearable tech gadgets break new ground. See what they can do for you.
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The new iPhone 5s may use fingerprint technology for security, but Nymi's wristband confirms your identity through electrocardiogram sensors that monitor the pattern of your heartbeat. Nymi works when you place a finger on the topside sensor while your wrist is in contact with the bottom sensor, completing an electrical circuit. When you feel a vibration and see the LEDs illuminate, the gadget knows who you are and your devices -- such as your smartphone, computer and car -- know to authenticate you when you're nearby. Nymi is expected to ship in early 2014; you can preorder the device for $79 or wait for the next batch for $99.

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kennedyronna
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11/29/2013 | 7:21:08 AM
re: 8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
In addition to the socks there are other types kinds if stuffs also such as knee braces that helps to knee compressed. Which help in getting a relif from the pain !! 

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WKash
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WKash,
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9/26/2013 | 9:08:49 PM
re: 8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
Interesting to note, the Defense Department is reportedly taking a serious look at these socks to monitor the well being of "boots on the ground".
AnthonyR779
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9/26/2013 | 3:31:13 PM
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Very cool!
Becca L
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Becca L,
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9/24/2013 | 3:44:04 PM
re: 8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
These socks seem pretty fantastic. Not for the reasons mentions so much as learning where you're putting pressure on your foot, the first step towards improving balance/knee aches/back pain, etc. PTs and Foot doctors can ask their patients to wear one so they can treat them better. Athletic apparel stores could help you pick out the perfect sneakers for support. Interesting....
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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9/23/2013 | 9:15:51 PM
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The Embrace+ bracelet really takes smartphone addiction to a new level. A device on your wrist that notifies you about a device that's in your pocket 80% of the time.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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9/23/2013 | 9:11:34 PM
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I'm with you. A smartphone should qualify as "wearable tech" at this point.
ChrisMurphy
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9/23/2013 | 5:33:33 PM
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Most seem pretty niche to me. I'm more interested in apps that use the smartphone to do this kind of monitoring without a new gadget. More Strava than smart socks.
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9/23/2013 | 4:28:25 PM
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Socks that chide me for being lazy. A wristband that chides me for opening the fridge for a snack can't be far behind.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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9/23/2013 | 3:15:49 PM
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I'm surprised by how accessible these devices are -- their prices aren't prohibitive and the technology is pretty advanced (smart socks?!).
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