CEA: Smart-Watch Space Will Double At CES ’15

Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that the smart-watch footprint at the 2015 International CES will more than double in size from this year’s CES.
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Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that the smart-watch footprint at the 2015 International CES will more than double in size from this year’s CES.

The Smart Watch Marketplace will return for a second year and is set to feature innovative companies showcasing the latest advancements in smart-watch technology — state-of-the-art wrist-wear transformed by GPS capabilities with installed music players, health monitors, message indicators and more.

Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES will run Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas.

“There is an overwhelming demand for wearable technology in the marketplace right now and smart watches are quickly becoming the accessory to have,” said Karen Chupka, senior VP, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The huge increase in size and scope of our Smart Watch Marketplace shows the growth potential for this category as smart watches become both fashionable and mainstream, with new capabilities and functions set to debut at the 2015 CES.”

In total, smart-watch exhibits at the 2015 CES are expected to cover nearly 2,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 900 net square feet at the 2014 CES.

The Smart Watch Marketplace will be located at CES Tech West, which includes exhibits at the Sands Expo (Sands), the Venetian, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore). Major exhibitors located within the Smart Watch Marketplace include: Martian Watches, RIBX and Umeox.

CES Tech West will also feature leading companies and the newest innovations in lifestyle technologies, including fitness and health tech, the Internet of Things, sensors, start-ups and other high growth technologies.

The 2015 CES will feature 20 category-specific marketplaces highlighting innovation across diverse product areas. The 2015 CES will also feature conference sessions targeting wearable technology. More information will be available online this fall.

Companies interested in exhibiting in the Smart Watch Marketplace should contact Pedro Vittes at pvittes@CE.org or (703) 907-5245.

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