AZ Tech Beat searched for some interesting wearable technology for our readers and came back with gadgets for the adventurer, traveler, exercise enthusiast, fashion guru and gadget collector.
This mountable camera allows users to shoot shake-free video, with its SteadyShot image stabilization, in full HD 1080/60p. The camera has the ability to connect to Wi-Fi or Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow you control it via remote, and view and transfer photos and videos with your smartphone. The camera can be mounted to any adventurer’s arm, bike, helmet, chest and more to catch all of the action in its ultra-wide 170-degree angle, professional quality lens. Additionally, the Sony Action Cam is equipped with a GPS to track your speed and performance. $299.99 sony.com
For the high-tech dapper gentleman, these cuff links are your new solution to looking stylish and staying connected. By installing the included software to your laptop and connecting the USB hidden within one of the two cufflinks, you have created your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot. The additional cuff link hides a 2GB USB flash drive to store your digital files. The cuff links feature an oval rhodium-plated base with a silver finish and are compatible with Windows computers. $249.95 gifts.redenvelope.com
The MIO Alpha is a continuous heart rate monitor watch that works without a chest strap. After setting your upper limit, lower limit and target heart rate zone in “Exercise” mode, the optical sensor on the back of the watch will record the user’s heart rate. When you are in your target heart rate zone, the MIO will flash different colors: green when you are within the zone, red when you are exercising above your set limit and blue when you are exercising below your set limit. Following the workout, users can view their statistics, such as average heart rate, the amount of time they spent within their set zone and more. The MIO is compatible with several fitness apps and can be connected via Bluetooth. $199.00 shop.alphaheartrate.com
The Kinekt Gear Ring is made from matte stainless steel and features micro-precision gears that turn when the outer gears are spun. It is available in sixteen standard ring sizes 5-20. $165 kinektdesign.com
Gear up for the winter and protect your technology. SCOTTEVEST is a line of clothing equipped with hidden and secure pockets for your gadgets. The Fleece 5.0 has 24 pockets with the ability to hold an iPod, iPhone, GPS unit, water bottle, iPad, sunglasses, camera and more. The jacket is made of soft, mid-weight micro-fleece and features breathable mesh lining, removable sleeves and clear interior touch pockets for your phone. SCOTTEVEST uses their HangingPocket design to create a no-bulge look. $140 scottevest.com