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You carry your Moleskin to jot down your brilliant ideas. You have an organizer to keep track of your appointments. Your smartphone keeps you connected to the virtual social world. Phew! That’s a lot of things to tow around. Get the low-down on 9 quirky tech wearables that will help you simplify your life without weighing you down.

  1. Nixie


It’s a drone. It’s a camera. No, it’s Nixie!

Nixie is the world’s first wearable camera that can fly. If you are into selfies, read on because you need this.

Wear Nixie on your wrist. When you want to take an action selfie, Nixie will leap into the air, click a high-resolution photograph or shoot a crisp video, and snap back to its original position. You are left free to concentrate on getting the right pose and making a funny face without worrying about holding the camera in position.

  1. Ringly


You have smartphones. You have smartwatches. Now there is smart jewelry. Ringly is a “connected” finger ring that syncs with your smartphone and sends customized notifications for calls, messages, alerts, and social media updates through light signals and vibrations. Ringly is crafted from 18K gold in matte finish and is studded with precious and semi-precious stones. It is definitely fashion-meets-sci-fi!

  1. Moov


Amidst the plethora of fitness and activity trackers (most of which are little more than fanciful versions of pedometers), the Moov stands out as an all-round activity tracker that provides a mind-boggling array of data on your performance. For instance, strap the Moov on your ankle and learn about the landing impact, left-right bounce, and cadence as you pound the pavement. If you are into boxing, strap the Moov on your wrist and let it analyze your punches and jabs. Yes, the Moov actually analyzes your movements and provides feedback like how your jab didn’t land at the right spot because you didn’t rotate your shoulder enough. It is your personal fitness coach that is always by your side!

  1. LG G Watch R

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The LG G Watch R, an Android wear, does more than just keep time. This classy-looking timepiece lets you connect to your Google accounts, which means you can use the watch to navigate on the road and even keep track of how your stocks are faring. You can set up the watch to receive notifications and alerts for social media updates. You can use voice commands to set a timer, get the weather update, and pull up your schedule. The LG G Watch R also functions as an activity tracker that counts your heart rate and the number of steps you have taken.

The LG G Watch R packs in the power and functionalities of a sundry of other wearables. It truly is a time- and effort-saving device!

  1. Jabra Sport PulseTM Wireless Headphones


The Jabra Sport PulseTM Wireless in-ear headphones march to different a (tech) tune! Jabra offers a Dolby headphone-cum-heart-rate-monitor-cum-real-time-fitness-coach. It not only streams your favorite music but also keeps you updated on your vital parameters as you progress through the workout. These are comfortable to wear; just plug them in and forget about them till a voice tells you that you are pushing too hard. It is the first of its kind in the world, and it has just done away with the need to strap on a fitness tracker on your wrist.

  1. Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet


Now here’s a wearable tech device that will please not only the wearer but also the people around him.

The Skully AR-1 (the AR stands for augmented reality) motorcycle helmet has been designed to maximize the safety of the biker and that of the motorists and pedestrians around him. The helmet provides head up display, or HUD, that comes up about 15 feet ahead on the road and enables the rider to call up road or traffic information that he may need at any moment. A rear-mounted camera also feeds 180-degree rearview and blind spot images into the helmet that show up on the visor and in front of the rider’s eyes.

The Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet sports the kind of augmented reality that we had drooled over when the first Terminator movies came out. But the Skully AR-1 is for real, and it will make our roads safer.

  1. Apple Watch

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This is for the Apple loyalists who are besotted with the “i” tag. The Apple Watch is a nifty fitness tracker that measures the steps you have taken and tracks your heart rate, but you have to sync it with an iPhone. It features a “force-sensitive” touchscreen where you have to exert different degrees of pressure to access the many different functionalities of the phone.

  1. Whistle


You wear a fitness tracker. You are probably saving up to get an iWatch. Why should your beloved Sparky be left behind in the race to sport the latest and the quirkiest tech wearable?

Strap the Whistle band around Sparky’s neck, and you will always know where he is through your smartphone app. This is a convenient device for dog owners, but most harp on the absolute peace of mind it brings.

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