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thumbnail Prepare your body parts for more! 24 wearables to watch in 2014
Jan 14th 2014, 11:00, by Jon Phillips

They're coming for your foreheads and wrists
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Don't be alarmed. At last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the tech industry announced that 2014 will be the year of wearable gadgetry, but your body parts are still safe from exploitation—at least until all the gear in this slideshow begins to ship.

Follow along as I reveal the more intriguing wearables I saw in Las Vegas. This by no means accounts for all the face- and wristwear demoed at the show. I generally avoided eyewear not intended to be worn throughout the course of a normal day, as well as fit-tech devices with narrow, ultra-specific use cases. That said, if you think I left out the one, amazing, life-changing wearable, tweet suggestions to @jonphillipssf.

Sony Core SmartBand
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Sony's Smartwatch effort is still a work in progress, but the Core band promises to be a more tenable device. At first glance, it appears to be just a simple wristband for recording steps, sleep, and other biometric data. There's no visual display, and Sony projects battery life at just five days. It'll come in multiple colors when it hits the United States this spring (the price is still unknown). Pedestrian, you think? Not so fast...

Extra special feature: The Core syncs up with Sony's Lifelog smartphone app to align your bio data with geolocation, weather, and other data on a visually rich timeline. For example, at a glance you can tell what album you were listening to when you logged your longest run three months earlier. It's a novel approach, and I dig Sony's simple, nonwatchy design.

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