By Stephen Schenck | December 30, 2013 4:37 PM
CES-time means product announcements galore – and while you may have your interests firmly focused on a few big manufacturers, there are going to be dozens and dozens more hawking their wares. That spells plenty of announcements from companies that don’t generally dominate our coverage; bringing along a whole slew of new products to introduce – even in the absence of any singular hot-button item – can go a long way towards catching our attention. We’re looking at one of these players at the periphery today, as we hear about what Archos has in store for the show.
In advance of the CES, Archos just introduced three new product lines: Connected Home, Connected Self, and some smartwatches. Connected Home combines a seven-inch Smart Home Tablet with a number of external modules – cameras, weather sensors, motion detectors, and power controllers – letting you monitor and control your environment. The tablet itself is on the very much low-end, but users aren’t going to be using it to play first-person shooters in the first place.
Connected Self is a series of connected devices and wearables: a scale, fitness tracker, and blood pressure monitor. Users can link this hardware to apps available on both Android and iOS in order to monitor their bodies and any track changes over time.
Finally, Archos intends to introduce some swartwatches, but for this category at least, details are extremely scarce at the moment. With Archos planning to share more info about all this hardware at the CES, we stand to be getting some specific details quite soon.