If you're not a fan of wearable tech, the CES 2014 might be the biggest disappointment of your life.
If it clips on a shirt, straps to your wrist, sits on your face or even squeezes into your shoe, it's probably on display in Las Vegas right now.
Here's just a small sample of the wearable technology that companies are pushing this year.
Pebble ups the smartwatch game with the Steel. It's a more stylish (and more expensive) version of the original Pebble E Ink watch. The company is also promising that the fabled Pebble app store will be open by the end of January... fingers crossed.
Core is all still a bit of a mystery. It's a "life tracker" that's part of Sony's "SmartWear" range and it'll help with you "entertainment, communications, ideas and recommendations". Sony is planning to reveal more during Mobile World Congress, but for what it's worth, those bands aren't actually the Core. They're the SmartBand that you can use to wear the Core.
Even Razer, a company best known for its gaming gear, is getting into the wearable game. (See what we did there?) The Nabu is a fitness tracker that allows for smartphone notifications and works with Razer's in-game Comms messenging service. We're not totally sure how, but all will be revealed when the Nabu launches in the first quarter of this year.
With a touch-sensitive OLED screen, the LifeBand Touch seems to bridge the gap between a simple fitness tracker like the Jawbone Up and a full-blown smartwatch like the Galaxy Gear, allowing you limited smartphone controls such as a call screening and music controls.
US-based Wellograph tempts the high-end fitness tracker fans at CES 2014 with its Sapphire Wellness Watch, expected to retail for around US$320 when it goes on sale in April 2014.
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As part of the push on its SD card-sized Edison computer, Intel talked about a range of wearable ideas from the bizarre (such as smart onesies for babies) to the prosaic, like the smartwatch that can also be used to "geofence" people into certain areas.
The Avegant Glyph is intended as mobile ear and eye display headgear, for use with your movies, games, and whatever else you'd need a display for. The head display actually uses DLP technology to project a 1280x800 display right onto your retinas. Read our hands-on right here.