Smartwatches are the new ‘it’ device

This year at CES the show floor is packed with various kinds of wearable technology and some of these new devices look very promising. With the Apple Watch’s launch looming on the horizon, almost every major manufacturer revealed some sort of fancy new smartwatch-like device. LG’s WebOS-based watch, scheduled for an early 2016 release, is interestingly built on Palm’s webOS platform rather than the more popular smartwatch operating system, Android Wear.

Other notable smartwatches include a watch from LG Audi that has the ability to control Audi cars, including the ability to start the vehicle, drive it a short distance and tweak climate control settings, as well as open and lock doors.

GPS manufacturer Garmin also announced a new smartwatch called the Vivoactive and a slew of other companies — including Kronzo, Lenovo, Mota and more — all have their own take on the smartwatch. A range of new devices dubbed “smart connected” watches have also emerged from traditional watch manufacturers like the Guess Connect and Withings Activité Pop.

Smartwatches are the hot tech device at CES 2015.