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CES 2015 Technology that just makes sense

Updated on January 1, 2015

Technology that just makes sense

At CES 2015 in Las Vegas January 6 through 9, we will have a chance to view the next round of products and companies that will make us oh and aah about what is new in technology. The excitement builds as we see new offerings of what could be the next big thing, but sometimes by the end of the year after things settle down, we may find that some of the products cannot be justified as a need; just a want.

Undeniably it is very hard not to succumb to the newest thing on the block. New phones, wearable technology, 3-D products, and new visual entertainment are changing at such a fast rate you always have the feeling of being left behind.

Products that can make sense to the user may be anything that can be viewed as beneficial on a regular basis. Possibly setting levels of priorities would help. Then we may not be sitting around with things that we have long since tired of, later to find that they never fulfilled our wants and needs. Phone companies are even getting in the act of telling about unnecessary updates to the television market. Vizio has put out an anti-curve video explaining the need for curve glasses; with the curve television now being produced by Samsung and LG.

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Navdy, manufactured by a company based in the Mission District of San Francisco, was founded by entrepreneur Doug Simpson. It is providing the public with more efficient ways of being hands free while driving their vehicles. Navdy just makes sense, using HUD (head-up display) technology, which will utilize a transparent space where data can be provided at eye level on a constant basis for the user. This technology initially has been used by the military, fighter pilots and other crucial units can be given instantaneous data without looking away from the view ahead.

At the present many who use GPS either on their cell phone or an individual GPS products find themselves often looking away from the road ahead of them; an event that could cost them dearly. Navdy will also offer the use of hand gestures to manipulate the information displayed, Navdy also answers your cell phone, plus with the use of voice recognition will be able to safely send your messages out to your social media friends.

At present you can only pre-order Navdy through the company's website at a pre-ordered cost of around $299, with a record price of $499 once the product is launched.



Garmin HUD is out on the market now if you want to try a more low-cost experience. The company offered a Groupon around Christmas time 2014 with it for $67 you would have your own personal HUD system.

No matter what; technology like this does make sense and will benefit the many who occupy our highways, helping them stay connected to what's going on the road.

Garmin HUD




Our communication devices have slowly evolved in a way where they could be looked at as centerpieces to our everyday life. The smart phone manufacturers, with constant change have given the smart phone a built-in obsolescence, the same way the fashion industry has continually made us follow trends of fashion. The commercials alone can give rise to why you need to make that move to a new smart phone, and with new technology allowing the smart phone to give better imaging, they are now poised to give everyone the ability to capture and broadcast images to the masses.

One great thing that seems to make perfect sense is allowing the smart phone to interact with its owner in a healthy way. By way of Plug-ins, Bluetooth smart watches, and wristbands offering fitness information transferable with Bluetooth to the smart phone.

The T-Mobile version of the Note IV comes with S Health prepackaged on the phone. This by way of a sensor placed next to the camera you can check your pulse, your oxygen intake. The phone will also keep track of your daily steps along with the ability to record your daily consumption of food using a daily diary with calorie information about food that you consume. With the companion watch you will be able to extend the plug-in’s ability to track your daily movements and heart rate.

Samsung Gear Fit- The Gear Fit was designed to wear not only while you’re working out, but for whatever situation you’re in, day or night. Its curved display contours comfortably to your wrist, while interchangeable bands provide you with multiple color options.

Samsung Gear Fit review

TAO Wellness- TAO Wellness created TAO: the completely unique, cell-phone-sized exercise device that allows you to work out anywhere, anytime (“a tiny gym in your pocket”-Venture Beat).

TAO Wellness


Fitbit- Fitbit tracks every part of your day, including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep, to help you find your fit, stay motivated, and see how small steps make a big impact.

Fibit review

These are just a few of the products in a growing market of healthcare products for the consumer to benefit from. It may be true that by using preventative care the growing costs of healthcare will go down. But as we have seen in the past the big challenge is not having instruments that will give you data to help you to a better way of living, but it's actually whether we will utilize it and not buy it as a fashion statement.


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