CES: Intel demos wearable devices

Ear buds for fitness & smart headset are included

drop your devices in to charge them

In the pre-show keynote speech for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel,demonstrated Intel-developed designs for wearable devices including smart earbuds with biometric and fitness capabilities. There was also an always-on smart headset that integrates with existing personal assistant technologies, and a smart wireless charging bowl. Significantly, Krzanich claimed that Intel is the first microprocessor company to support devices that combine the best of the Windows and Android operating systems in a single device.

Krzanich said Intel’s approach to the next evolution in computing is to imagine and create reference design devices and platforms ready for use by customers in developing wearable products.

For example, the company is bringing human senses to Intel-based devices in a new family of hardware and software products called Intel RealSense technology.

Intel’s CEO highlighted number of wearable reference devices including smart earbuds that provide biometric and fitness capabilities.

He also revealed a smart headset that is always ready to engage and can integrate with existing personal assistant technologies to make the consumer experience more intuitive.

In addition to developing reference devices for wearable technology, Intel will offer a number of accessible, low-cost entry platforms.

“Wearables are not everywhere today because they aren’t yet solving real problems and they aren’t yet integrated with our lifestyles,” said Krzanich.

“We’re focused on addressing this engineering innovation challenge. Our goal is, if something computes and connects, it does it best with Intel inside,” he added.

Krzanich also showed a smart wireless charging bowl which can re-charge a number of different devices simultaneously.

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