Wearables We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On in 2017

If you are a dedicated gadget-watcher like Michael Thomas Eckhardt, you are probably already on-call for the latest entries in the never-dull gadget market for 2017.  Something we always like to keep an eye on are developments in the wearable category.  In addition to updates and new entries in the traditional wrist-worn fitness tracker category, there are some really exciting new items will be rolled out, and we can’t wait!  Here are some of our favorites.

Motiv Smart Ring

If have want to track your fitness details but are not especially interest in a clunk and not-entirely fashionable wrist version, then the Motiv Smart Ring might be just what you are looking for.  Available in grey or rose gold titanium, this tracker is worn like a ring.  It tracks pulse, sleep and movement and is waterproof.


Another unconventional fitness tracker is worn in your ears.  These BodyTrak earbuds keep an eye on all of the traditional metrics, but also tracks VO2 and temperature.  Data is sent to your mobile device via Bluetooth.  Oh, and they play too.


This device looks vaguely like a cowbell, but performs a decidedly modern function.  The Plume monitors air pollution around you in real time, giving you information about particulates, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and other airborne nasties that might have an impact on your decision to exercise outdoors.

Milo Sensors

This wristband device looks very similar to other personal trackers in general size and style.  However, it really brings something new to the table – rather than tracking fitness indicators, this band provides a continuous reading of blood alcohol levels by analyzing your sweat.  The genius of this band is that rather than setting off an alarm when you are already over the limit, it sends real time data to an app that allows you to monitor your levels over the course of an evening out, helping you to make an informed decision about whether you should wait a bit before ordering your next beer.

Kolibree Ara Toothbrush

If you would like to spend less time in the dentist’s chair, this might be the gadget to help you do just that.  This toothbrush analyses your brushing habits with 3D motion sensors, an accelerometer and a gyroscope and sends the data to your devices to help support your dental hygiene.


If you have an expectant mother in your life, this is the gadget to get on line for.  This stick-on device is meant to be worn on the belly of a pregnant women in the third trimester, and will measure a range of indicators of interest to expectant moms, including contractions!

As you can see, there are some really cool wearable gadgets on the horizon in the coming year.  Be sure to keep an eye out so get can take advantage as soon as possible.