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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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Memoto's Lifelogging Camera can record everyday moments -- and we do mean every day. The small, 5-megapixel camera clips to your clothing and takes two geotagged photos every minute of every day, as long as you're wearing the device. Its app works together with the camera to organize your photos chronologically so you can later search them all based on time, place and light. The battery lasts approximately two days and can be recharged through your computer. Preorder Memoto for $279. Got a relative who already bombards you with cute pet pics? This gadget could bring over-sharing to a whole new level.

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Alex Kane Rudansky
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9/23/2013 | 3:15:49 PM
re: 8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Becca L
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9/24/2013 | 3:44:04 PM
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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....
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9/26/2013 | 3:31:13 PM
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Very cool!
WKash
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9/26/2013 | 9:08:49 PM
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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".
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11/29/2013 | 7:21:08 AM
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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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