Take away from CES 2017
As Bitcoin blew past the $1,000 mark (it's since come back to $900) CES kicked off in Las Vegas.
As the world's largest consumer electronics show and first big event of the year, there are always key threads, trends that carry forward. Here is our take...HEALTH & FITNESS
Lots of wearables and fitness monitoring at CES this year.
Maybe it's because it's around the New Year? This trend graph is using the search word Fitbit
Fischer Price Toys starting children young, getting them on "home trainers" early ... check this out.
Fitbit, anounced a number of new products and showcased integrations with Virzoom for virtual reality gaming, Pelotona revolutionary indoor bike and Habit for personalizing your nutrition. Find out more
Peloton also anounced taking their immersive fitness bike into commercial gyms Link
Future Faraday showed off one of the fastest electric cars and demo'd self parking with the first car for sale at the end of next year.
See how this self balancing and ride assist motorbike from Honda defies gravity
VR is definitely coming but there is significant compute power required to feed these devices
ODG(a dutch company)'s VR headset got all the buzz. This is the company supplying the technology to Microsoft for their Hololens
The battle is on in this category.
Platform as a Service
As goods become information rich, they lose their characteristics of products and turn into services. These goods provide a continuously growing firehose of information. Companies are now looking to establish themselves as a platform, and integrate this information with developers and their apps to better serve their customers while increasing the awareness for their brand or product.
Here an example of "works with fitbit"
Even Ohmibod invited developers to make cybersexy apps for their "intimacy products" Link