The next wave of health and fitness wearables on Canada AM

Tom Emrich Canada AM

The general public is aware of step trackers like Fitbit or Jawbone, but it might not be familiar with the next wave of health and fitness wearables, which are able to track heart rate, sun exposure, and level of work. BetaKit Senior Editor Tom Emrich appeared on Canada AM this morning to demonstrate three health and fitness wearables moving the category forward: the June UV bracelet, Montreal-based Hexoskin, and the Toronto-based PUSH armband.

Not surprisingly, many of these next-gen wearables are designed to be ‘invisible’, as fashion continues to blend with the needs of tech. For more on that subject, check out Tom’s recent interview with Intel’s Ayse Ildeniz about the company’s fashion-first approach to wearables.

Canada AM
Canada AM wearables segment

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.