Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Wearable

The Burg lets users place calls, send messages and more, right from their wrist

The Burg 12 smartwatch from lifestyle designer Hermen van den Burg allows users to make phone calls, send messages and more, without the need to connect the device to a smartphone. It’s not the best looking wearable we’ve seen, but it offers significant standalone functionality.  Read More

The Woojer adds a new dimension to music listening (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

About this time last year, the Woojer hit popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise production funds. Rather than merely massaging or enhancing the output from a mobile music player with the aid of a headphone amp, the so-called wearable woofer sends beat-driven vibrations throughout the region of the body where it's placed, adding a new dimension to the personal music listening experience. The matchbox-sized device entered the consumer space at the end of October, and Gizmag has been grooving to Woojer's polyphonic beat ever since.  Read More

The wearable tracks heart rate by monitoring blood flow in the skin, using an LED and meas...

Though the majority of recent wearables take the form of watches or smart bands, Canadian company BioSensive Technologies is taking a different approach, creating the world’s first smart earring. The Ear-o-Smart may have the look of traditional earlobe jewelry, but is designed to function as a fitness tracker.  Read More

BitBite is worn discreetly behind the ear and keeps tabs on your chewing habits

Even with the growing number of calorie-counting gadgets on the market, keeping track of how healthily we are eating requires a certain amount of discipline. We are seeing devices emerge that are aimed at automating this even further, such as the Bite Counter and the Automatic Ingestion Monitor. The BitBite is the latest take on the eating monitor, relying an a discreet ear-clip to keep tabs on every little nibble.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Samsung's (almost) standalone smartwatch, the Gear S (Photo: Will Shanklin/...

Samsung has released so many smartwatches in the last year that it's easy to start tuning them out. But no matter what you think of the Gear S, it certainly isn't forgettable. Read on, as Gizmag reviews the most forward-thinking smartwatch you can buy.  Read More

Elvie is a newly announced pelvic floor muscle exercise tracking device and smartphone app

Further proof that there's almost always "an app for that," Elvie is a personal fitness aid that works with an accompanying app to provide women with real-time guidance and tracking of pelvic floor exercises.  Read More

Gizmag shares some early thoughts on the Gear S (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

Samsung's Gear S isn't the first cellular-enabled smartwatch, but it is the first from a big name brand. We have an AT&T Gear S in house, and, before running our full review, have some early thoughts.  Read More

A combination of new sensors and predictive algorithms could make the Jawbon UP3 the most ...

With its new flagship device, the UP3, Jawbone introduces a new set of sensors and software features that could finally provide reliable sleep and activity tracking data, succeeding where so many others have fallen short.  Read More

The MB Chronowing is a fashion timepiece with smartwatch features (Image: Gilt)

HP has quietly announced a partnership with fashion designer Michael Bastian, producing a new wearable that opts for classic timepiece looks over cutting edge technology. The device, known as the MB Chronowing, isn’t fitted with a touchscreen and might only offer limited smartwatch functionality, but may well appeal to more fashion-conscious consumers.  Read More

The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt

The Belt Scooter by designer Ádám Török is a concept for a simple mode of transport you can wear around your waist. Thus making it much less likely you'll get stuck at a house party without any way of getting home.  Read More

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