by Matthias Neuner

February 13, 2017

Wearable Highlights of ISPO tradeshow

The 11th edition of the Wearable Technologies Conference Europe is just over. The 2017 conference took again place in line with ISPO, the world´s largest sports trade show for the sports business with over 2,700 international exhibitors presenting their newest products from the fields of outdoor, ski, action, performance sports and health & fitness. Especially wearables played a big role in this year´s show. On the first day of the conference, Wearable Technologies invited the exhibitors and attendees of the conference to a guided tour through the fairground. Therefore, CEO of Wearable Technologies Christian Stammel showed some interesting products from the wearable market. So please have a look.

Clim8

Clim8 is the first heating clothing technology that is intelligent enough to monitor and analyze the wearer’s temperature, it’s activity and the climate. Thanks to a dedicated app and a complex algorithm, clim8 also takes into account the wearer’s sensitivity to the cold and personal profile to automatically deliver the appropriate amount of heat in real time. The product is intelligent enough to regulate temperature and of course, enhance the comfort. As the temperature changes, the shirt also changes to meet your needs. The advanced body mapping concept ensures you retain warmth in specific areas where you are most sensitive. The Clim8 app lets you calibrate the heating, track an activity or assess your energy levels. The same named company took part in the Innovation Wild Fire Session at Wearable Technologies Conference Europe 2017 as a finalist of the WT Innovation World Cup 2016.

Uvex

Uvex has been developing innovative personal protective equipment since the company was founded in 1926. The majority of products are manufactured in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Uvex sports is one of the two brands of the uvex sports group, which comprises three areas of business: winter sports: ski goggles, ski helmets, sports eyewear, protectors cycling: cycling helmets, cycling eyewear equestrian: riding helmets, sports eyewear, protectors As a partner for international top-level sport, uvex equips more than 1,000 professional athletes worldwide. Uvex sports operates throughout the world and plays a decisive role in shaping the uvex brand. At Uvex sports, we strive to manufacture our products in Germany where possible, otherwise working with proficient partners. Every uvex product is engineered in Germany.

Oakley

Oakley manufactures and distributes sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles and accessories. The company also offers apparel, including sweaters and hoodies, jackets and vests, tops, tees, sports bras, pants, shorts and skirts and accessories, such as headwear, gloves, belts or socks. Very famous are their Ski googles with a heads-up display that shows speed, altitude and jump analytics on a small 1-inch display. With integrated GPS users can record their routes and review their performance stats, like max speed, total vert and max air. Most of Oakley’s technological designs, fashion pieces, gear, etc. were developed with extensive athlete input and testing in the field – including extreme conditions. Oakley also maintains US Standard Issue, which provides U.S. military and law enforcement eye protection.line.

Rossignol

With its gold-winning team of athletes and its unique expertise, the Rossignol team creates the most amazing skis and boots on the world stage. Thanks to the power of the PIQ ROBOT, users get real-time actionable information that will allow them to improve their runs. With PIQ you get to know how explosive you were from one edge to the other, how much angle and force you’ve put into each of your turns (angle, transition, and G-Force). It records jump-specific performance metrics like rotations, airtime and G-Force at landing. Ski maker Rossignol and consumer electronics company PIQ also announced on that they have created the world’s first “connected” ski. Behold, the Hero Master. This prototype ski integrates a PIQ nano-computer and LED readout in front of the bindings. The computer is running PIQ’s GAIA AI system, which autonomously collects and analyzes a swath of performance metrics.

These are only some of many wearable highlights at ISPO 2017. In the next few years we will see more and more interesting wearable devices on the market. So let´s see what comes up next.