Wearable Technologies Europe 2017! Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Morning! For those that don’t know, I was able to attend the Wearable Technologies Europe Conference in Munich last week on behalf of SlideBelts.
The talks at the conference consisted of product announcements, comments on the wearable market, ideas about how fitness tracker data could be more efficiently utilized, and so on. Of course, Pokemon GO also made multiple appearances.
One part of the conference was dedicated to the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup where the approximately 24 finalists had a chance to give a 3-minute elevator speech before the winners of each category of the competition were announced. It was super interesting to see what these teams and businesses have developed. The products ranged from noise cancelling earbuds to underwater communication devices for divers. But no matter what or how well executed the product was, speaking with the inventors and CEOs was intriguing. They were so eager to tell people about their product, and it showed how genuinely proud and passionate they were about it.
As we forge forward into this developing market, let’s stay excited. Motivated. Inquisitive. There is so much out there, but also so much to be discovered.
And don’t worry - although I was just there to do some recon, take notes, snap pics, and so on, I had a SlideBelt in my bag and regularly had the opportunity to pull it out and show it off ;)