Updated on

Wristable devices of the coming year

By Anil Damodaran and Satpal Daryanani

In our earlier piece, we explored wristable devices and identified a few key enablers that will help the wristable evolve to a wider consumer electronic device. In this blog entry, we will identify a number of devices that could help wristables make that shift:


Sony Core

The Sony Core is an indication of the immediate advancements made in wristables. Sony’s new Core product is a better indication of advanced wearables to come, in that the idea isn’t confined to fitness tracking. Sony plans to launch a life-logging app alongside the sensor, encouraging you to keep tabs on the music you’ve listened to, the photos you’ve snapped and the tweets you’ve sent.

Razer Nabu

Razer Nabu, a water-resistant wristband that’s crammed with sensors to track movement and sleep quality. It can also be paired with a smartphone to show phone, message and email alerts. But it catches our eye thanks to its dual screens, one of which is a discreet notification display, which keeps your data away from prying eyes.


Smash Tennis

Smash-Tennis is a lightweight band for tennis enthusiasts that use incredibly precise sensors that take hundreds of measurements every second to create an incredibly accurate picture of the user’s game. The device is paired with an app that provides easy access to technique analysis and personalized recommendations.


The Nymi is a biometric recognition system in the form of a wearable wristband. The wristband relies on authenticating identity by matching the overall shape of the user’s heartwave. Unlike other biotech authentication methods — like fingerprint scanning and iris-/facial-recognition tech — the system doesn’t require the user to authenticate every time they want to unlock something. Because it’s a wearable device, the system sustains authentication so long as the wearer keeps the wristband on.



The Wristify is a Responsive bracelet that sends thermoelectric pulses to heat or cool a person’s entire body. It looks like a wristwatch with a custom copper-alloy-based heat sink. This is attached to an automated control system that automatically adjusts the intensity and duration of thermal pulses that are delivered to the heat sink based on readings from thermometers integrated into the device that measure external and body temperature.

Apple Watch

Apple’s entry in the smart watch arena has excited critics alike. The Cupertino-based company’s latest offering, coupled with additional health and fitness accessories, aims at personalizing consumers interacting with connected devices.


For more details about this or any other post please contact us on marketintelligence@blueoceanmi.com

Sources:  Tech Radar  |  Business Insider  |  Om Signal

Share   |   

Anil Damodaran

Anil is an accomplished business leader and marketer with over 15 years of experience in the marketing analytics space. He currently manages Go-To-Market & Product...
Read More

Recent Articles