The CES Innovation Awards, a focal point of CES 2024, recognise groundbreaking achievements in this dynamic field. This year the star performer was the Venu 3 with its triple win. Garmin has snapped up a few more awards, along with Samsung and Movano Health.
CES, a cornerstone event in the tech world, is scheduled to take place between January 9th and 12th, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s slightly later than last year. Some 2,400 business were there in 2023, showcasing their products to more than 100,000 people who attended the gathering. In 2024, we are expecting an even bigger turnout.
Leading into the event, the CES Innovation Awards take center stage. Organisers distribute these awards to winners and honourable mentions across a wide spectrum of categories. A key caveat to note: companies must actively register their products for eligibility. This requirement narrows the competition field, as it excludes products not registered. Nonetheless, the awards maintain high esteem, bolstered by a panel of over 100 respected judges from various tech backgrounds.
Wearable tech CES Innovation Awards 2024 – the winners
Now, turning our focus to the wearable tech winners of 2024, and Garmin emerges as a notable achiever with six awards.
The Garmin Venu 3, in particular, stands out as the star performer, clinching three awards including the Best of Innovation Winner, Sports and Fitness Category Honoree, and Accessibility Category Honoree. The last on this list is particularly noteworthy. The user-friendly design of Venu 3 and features cater to a diverse range of users, including those with disabilities. In fact, this is the first Garmin watch with fitness features for wheelchair users, allowing them to track pushes, follow wheelchair-specific workouts and more.
Additionally, Garmin’s MARQ Golfer Carbon Edition and Epix Pro also received honors in the Wearable Technologies category. The MARQ Golfer Carbon Edition, a sophisticated golfing wearable, combines style with functionality, offering features like course maps and shot tracking. The Epix Pro, on the other hand, is Garmin’s latest innovation in the realm of multi-sport GPS watches. It boasts advanced features like a high-resolution, sunlight-readable display and extended battery life for the most demanding outdoor activities.
The Samsung Health app significantly marked Samsung’s presence, securing the Honoree Award in the Mobile Devices, Accessories & Apps category at the CES Innovation Awards. This recognition underscores the app’s contribution to personal health management through its comprehensive and user friendly wellness features. In the realm of sports and fitness, the Galaxy Watch 6 Series received accolades for its blend of style, health monitoring capabilities, and enhanced connectivity features. The Galaxy Buds FE also earned recognition in the Headphones & Personal Audio category, applauded for their sound quality and innovative features like active noise cancellation and ambient sound options.
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Another notable mention is the Evie Ring by Movino Health, an Honoree in the Wearable Technologies category. The device was recently made available for purchase, with shipping expected in January. This sleek and stylish ring, primarily designed for women, blends aesthetics with functionality in a seamless manner.It blends aesthetics with functionality with features such as activity, sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep, restoration, temperature, blood oxygen, steps, calories, menstrual cycle, ovulation and more.
Check out the full list of awards on this link.
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