Wearable tech typically makes a strong showing at CES. In 2020 we saw the launch of Huami’s Amazfit Bip S and T-rex, the unveiling of Muse S, Withings Scanwatch, Suunto 7, UrgoNightband, Diesel On Fadelite, NURVV Run, Skagen Falster 3, Mobvoi Ticpods Pro 2 and much more.
Garmin will be there, as well as Huami, Samsung and Omron. However a lot of the big names are missing from the list. This includes Fitbit, Polar, Huawei, Mobvoi, Fossil, Withings, Suunto and Apple. None of these companies are currently registered as attendees. If it stays this way, there may not be that much in terms of wearable tech news.
Most tech events in 2020 have gone down the virtual route or been cancelled. The Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona was not held, and Apple held an online version of its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. London’s Wearable Tech show did take place in early March but it was a much smaller affair than usually. IFA 2020 in Berlin adopted a virtual event combined with some live gatherings.
It is unfortunate, but understandable considering the circumstances, that events are changing format. Let’s hope that things return to normal very soon.
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