CBR looks at ten of the latest smart devices announced this year.
4. Dog collar
Photo credit: Whistles
Whistle is a wireless based sensor device attached to a dog’s collar that collects data depending on a dog’s age, breed and weight during the day. The data is sent to an accompanying iOS device, which can be translated into a graph by special algorithms, to reveal how much and how quickly the dog has moved around.
The device also tracks the dog’s exact location using GPS, an accelerometer and cellular wireless technology. Battery life is said to be 10 days with an LED light showing when it needs topping up.
Whistle, the makers behind the $100 tracker, said it will give owners "a new perspective on day-to-day behaviour and long-term health trends".
Photo credit: Kolibree
Kolibree’s electric toothbrush keeps track of brushing habits and techniques by analysing the movements and the length of brushing with monitoring and scoring scales. The waterproof device sends data to your smartphone with notes on whether you brushed long enough and reached the important parts of your teeth and gums.
The app, which includes tips on how to brush better, can also be configured to track the brushing data of family and friends unless they choose to keep it private.
6. Baby Onesie
Photo credit: Mimo baby
The wearable gadget, developed by Rest Devices, is a sleep suit and baby monitor that tracks a baby wearer’s temperature, breathing rate, body position and activity level.
The waterproof plastic turtle above has a temperature sensor, accelerometer and Bluetooth low-energy chip that sends audio and data in real time to connected apps for iOS and Android devices.
Users can also view past logs to understand their baby’s sleeping patterns.
Photo credit: Dacor
Dacor, a kitchen appliances maker, unveiled the world’s first smart oven at CES. Powered by a Samsung 1GHz Processor, the Dacor Discovery iQ cooker has self-cleaning tools, its own colour touch control screen and a four-part convection system that reduces cooking time.
The oven is controlled from an Android or iOS smartphone, which include apps that provide cooking instructions and recipe videos. Users are alerted when heating is completed and guests can be told when dinner is ready.