Need any more proof that wearables have arrived? Today, AT&T announced they’ll be carrying six new wearables at their stores, with a little something for everyone. The wrist has become permanently smarter.
For us, the highlight is the sleek $120 Rebecca Minkoff Notification Bracelet, a classy-looking piece that sloughs off all the smart fluff of smartwatches. The bracelet will give you a gentle buzz when you get a call or text from specified contacts, and that’s about it. That’s great, because it’s the perfect example of a kind of wearable we’d like to see more of — one genuinely indistinguishable from a nice piece of jewelry. Better yet, the limited (but useful) functionality means this notification bracelet boasts a 30-day battery life.
Another wearable heading to AT&T is the Healbe GoBe, a fitness tracker that makes a bold claim — that it can track caloric intake as well as calories burned, even without you entering diet information into an app. It claims to do this by using multiple unspecified sensors and their proprietary Flow Technology. The GoBe also tracks sleep, hydration, blood pressure, heart rate, and the other usual fitness tracker stats, but at the high price of $300. Joining the GoBe is the Mio FUSE, a smaller, cheaper option that tracks your heart rate with EKG accuracy, along with the usual. The FUSE will sell for $150.
Joining those three are some more familiar faces — the Misfit Flash and the Withings Activité and Activité Pop. All six wearables will hit AT&T stores on June 26.