CES Recap & High-Tech Friendship Bracelets

On today’s show, Amanda shares her experience at CES 2016 before interviewing two wearable tech companies reinventing the friendship bracelet.

Some Brands from CES We’re not Bullish About:

(For more, check out our video on 3 Fashion Tech companies to watch from CES 2016)


Texas-based WiseWear has come up with a bracelet that’s both stylish and smart. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what makes this piece of jewelry different and why we think partnering with style icon Iris Apfel was a brilliant decision.

Oura Ring

San Francisco based Oura ring is differentiating itself from other smart rings on the market by focusing on sleep—something we all could use a little more of.


Other projects mentioned….

Wearable Experiments Introduces Nadi—Smart Yoga Pants

Billie Whitehouse of Wearable Experiments is at it again. This time, she’s come up with connected yoga pants that nudge you towards perfect posture via haptic feedback.

GIF via Wearable Experiments
GIF via Wearable Experiments

Link Love:

In the podcast, I reference three articles I think help shed some light on CES this year. Here they are for your reading pleasure:

1.  Tom Emrich for Mobile Syrup – Wearable Tech Trends from CES 2016

2. Maghan McDowell for WWD – CES 2016: The Best of Wearable Technology

3. Mona Bijoor for Fast Company – Why the Fashion World Hates Wearables.

On Today’s Episode

Amanda sits down with two companies at CES reimagining the friendship bracelet, both for the purpose of empowering women.

First, Amanda speaks with Michael Bettua, CEO & Co-Founder of Gemio, a high-tech friendship bracelet for girls (see also: 3 Fashion Tech Companies to Watch from CES 2016)

Image via Gemio
Image via Gemio
Image via Gemio
Image via Gemio

Second, Amanda’s interview with Sara Chipps, CEO and Co-Founder of Jewelbots (such an impressive and smart woman working in fashion tech ?).


Image via Jewelbots
Image via Jewelbots
Image via Jewelbots
Image via Jewelbots


Amanda is speaking on a panel on wearable tech trends at CES 2016 at We Are Wearables January 25th in Toronto.

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Amanda Cosco
Amanda Cosco is a Fashion Futurist and the founder of Electric Runway

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