Wearable gadgets arrived in all shapes and sizes throughout 2015 and that surge shows no signs of abating into the new year. Here at CES, the world's largest technology showcase, we've already seen a wide range of wearable hardware, with plenty more set to come over the next few days.
First up is the Misfit Ray. With its slick, minimalist capsule design, Misfit is clearly hoping the Ray will appeal to the more fashion-focused among you, while the health-conscious will appreciate its step-counting, sleep-tracking abilities.
The Ray can be preordered now for $100 with a thin sport band, or $120 for a leather-banded version and will be available worldwide this spring. International pricing isn't currently available, but $100 roughly converts to £70 or AU$140. $120 converts to about £80 or AU$170.
Editors' note: This article will be continuously updated as more wearable devices are unveiled at CES.
The CareTime from Alcatel isn't for your own wrist -- instead, it goes on your child's. It'll let you track where your little tyke is at any point and can send you alerts if he or she wanders out of a preset zone. They can even push an SOS button on the side to alert you if they're in danger.
It has a cellular connection, meaning you will have to pay a monthly fee to your provider. Specific pricing details aren't yet available, but stay tuned for more.
A wearable band forms only part of a whole connected fitness package from Under Armour. Comprising a band, a strap, connected shoes and scales, the HealthBox package aims to sync up all your fitness data to give you a thorough overview of how well you're training.
It's going on sale in the US later in January for $400 and is set for a wider release later in the year.
We had our misgivings about Healbe's first GoBe wearable activity tracker, specifically around Healbe's claims that it can measure calorie intake. The new model makes similar claims, but throws a thinner, lighter design into the mix, galvanic skin response sensors for stress monitoring and improved activity tracking.
It's in the prototype stage right now, but is due to go on sale sometime around June.
Not a fitness band, but still technically a wearable, the Varia Vision from Garmin is a device for cyclists. It clips onto your glasses to provide you with a mini display, showing directions for your cycle route, as well as speed and other bits of information. There's a touch panel on the side and it'll alert you about incoming calls, texts and emails. Hopefully it'll also remind you to keep your eyes on the road ahead.
The Varia Vision will go on sale at the end of March for $400. The US price converts to about £270 in the UK and AU$555 in Australia.
Rather than give you a standard step goal to reach every day, the Mio Slice takes your age, weight, gender and other factors into account to provide much more tailored exercise goals. The result? helping you live a longer, healthier life. At least, that's the idea. Whether you follow the advice and get moving is up to you.
OK, this isn't really a smartwatch but I'm including it anyway because it's great. The Force Band pairs with Sphero's BB-8 robot -- the toy version of the adorable new droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." You can control the toy with the band, and even send it spinning off across the room with a flick of the wrist.
It'll be going on sale as a standalone band to use with your existing robot companion, or will be available to buy as a package with a BB-8 droid included. Pricing and regional availability is yet to be announced.
More smartwatch than fitness tracker (a first for Fitbit), the Blaze is a stylish take on last year's Fitbit Surge, minus the baked-in GPS. It uses your phone's connection to track GPS for runs and to get buzzing notifications for incoming calls, texts and calendar appointments.
Running on Android Wear, the Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio has a built-in microphone, a compass and a pressure sensor. It's also water-resistant up to 50 meters and built to meet US military standards.
The Z1 is built from stainless steel, sealed from dust and water to keep it safe when you're out running or doing other sports. It's certified to IP68 ruggedness, making it waterproof to a depth of 1.5 meters.
Design is what sets the Opal apart from other fitness trackers. It comes in five colors like heart of gold and rose all day. Features, meanwhile, are pretty standard. It counts steps, elevation (how many stairs you've climbed), distance and calories.
There's a lot crammed into what looks like an ordinary bicycle helmet. It has has brake lights and turn signals, built-in Bluetooth speakers and a microphone, and even G-force sensors that detect if you crash your bike and take a tumble. If you don't get up after a few seconds, the helmet will send an alert to an emergency contact you assign so you can help.
Like any other watch, Razer's Nabu will tell you the time. But look again for the second scrolling stock-ticker-like screen that will track your steps and display your incoming emails and text messages.
Hitting the ski slopes this winter? Consider protecting your vital organs with the Smart Ski Airbag Vest. This wonder-wearable is packed with sensors to detect when you begin to fall, at which point, the vest inflates to help soften the impact on your spine and ribs. If, like me, you've dragged your aching self off the mountain more than once having taken a rough tumble on your snowboard then it's well worth considering. It will set you back $1,000 though.