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The Coolest Smartwatches Being Shown at CES 2015

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Even without the hotly anticipated Apple Watch making a showing, smartwatches are emerging as one of the hottest trends of the 2015 International CES. Companies from Garmin to Withings are introducing new products at this year’s show. Here’s a look at all the smartwatches that have been unveiled so far:


Garmin epix, vivoactive, and fenix 3 watchesGarmin

You probably know Garmin better as a GPS company, but it makes lots of other gadgets, too. Garmin introduced three new smartwatches this year, including the Fenix 3, the Epix and the Vivoactive. What’s the difference between them? The Fenix 3 is meant for hardcore outdoor athletes—it’s packed with features like GPS and recovery time estimates—who want the look of a regular, if sporty, watch. The Epix, meanwhile, is basically GPS on your wrist, handy for hikers and bikers. Finally, the Pebble-like Vivoactive can track your activity in various sports, but it looks much more like a typical smartwatch than Garmin’s other offerings.

Alcatel Onetouch Watch

Alcatel One Touch
Alcatel One TouchAlcatel One Touch

Alcatel’s first foray into the smartwatch world is the Onetouch WATCH. Its big selling point so far is the price: $149. That’s $50 cheaper than Motorola’s Moto 360, often considered among the best smartwatches on the market today. Unlike the Android Wear-powered Moto 360, however, Alcatel’s WATCH is compatible with both Android and Apple devices. It has all the features you’d expect of a full-fledged smartwatch, like Bluetooth and fitness-tracking. No word yet on when it’ll be available.

Withings Activité Pop

Activité Pop
Withings Activité PopWithings

Withings’ Activité Pop hides its smarts behind a classic timepiece design—even a prolonged look doesn’t reveal that it’s a smartwatch. And at $149, it’s priced for the mainstream, as opposed to Withings’ $450 Activité. The Pop’s primary hand tracks the time, while the secondary hand can be used to track daily fitness goals. The Pop also monitors sleep and tracks time zone changes automatically thanks to a companion phone app.

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