Not all of the devices pictured below are technically smartwatches, and it might surprise you to learn that some of the watches with E-ink screens aren't smart. What's even more interesting is that some of the smartwatches don't have screens.
Some of the watches with an ordinary watchface can receive notifications from a smartphone and either flash a symbol or light up. Does that make them smart?
Maybe not, but they do serve a similar purpose to a "true" smartwatch. Until the product category is better defined I think they should be included.
The gallery of photos above include watches from the following companies. Unfortunately I cannot embed the links in the gallery of images, so instead I have to post the links in a separate list. Click the links for more information.
- Neptune Pine (this one is a real smartwatch, and not a smartphone accessory)
- Transmart (an E-ink sub)
- Central Standard Timing
And last but not least, the final smartwatch from CES 2014 is a development kit from E--ink. They'll sell you a curved screen unit similar to the one used on the Sonostar and let you build something from it.
And to make things even more interesting, I haven't even mentioned the dozen other wearable devices I saw for the first time at CES 2014. Most, but not all, are exercise accessories. 2014 is going to be a very interesting year if all of these gadgets hit the market, don't you think?