#WTS2016: Day 1, Who, What, Where?

Muchaneta Kapfunde | @FashNerdEditor

Today is day one of Wearable Tech Show at London’s ExCel conference centre. The event, which is in its 3rd year, is dedicated to connected technology and brags 225 speakers, over 140 exhibitors and more than 40 product launches.


With 64 hours of conference programming focusing on the big picture and roadmap for the future, we looked forward to attending the Business Startup theatre and the Tech Lab which is sponsored by Microsoft.


By the end of day one, we had attended many keynotes and indulged in interesting one on one conversations with start-ups, but it was the Wearable Awards 2016 event that stole the attention of many attendees.

Introduced in 2014, the Wearables Awards show recognises excellence in wearables, smart devices, IoT innovation by identifying  the best innovators in the market. This year it took place in the afternoon on the main stage were MYZONE, sports performance expert,  was named Overall Wearable Winner.

Dave Wright MYZONE and John Weir
Overall Winner Dave Wright of MYZONE and John Weir

This year the event received over 200 entries across the 11 categories, and 64 companies were shortlisted. With three new awards categories added, Rising Star, IoT Connect and Smart Home, this year’s list of winners include:

Best App
Winner – Octagon
Runner up – MyBivy
Best Consumer Product
Winner – Clara Swiss Tech
Runner up – Adlens
Runner UP Best consumer product Adlens
Runner UP Best consumer product Adlens
IOT Connect
Winner – NCube
Runner Up – Senlab
Healthcare Innovation 
Winner – Walk with Path
Runner Up – GTX
Innovation Award
Winner – EScent
Runner Up – Goldsmiths University
Rising Star
Winner – Octagon
Runner Up – Gait Up
Octagon Studios Best App
Octagon Studios Best App/Rising Star
Best AR/VR company
Winner – Anyline
Runner Up – Atheer
Smart Home Award
Winner – Senlab
Runner Up – iSocket
Business Start-Up Award
Winner- Walk With Path
Overall Wearable Winner
Winner – MYZONE
Runner Up – Misfit
Myzone Top Prize Overall
Myzone Top Prize Overall
Crunchwear Editor’s Award
Winner – Hexoskin
Runner Up – MIO Global
Crunchwear Editor's Award Hexoskin Smart Shirt
Crunchwear Editor’s Award Hexoskin Smart Shirt

On those who won, Wearable Technology Show COO John Weir shared, “Huge congratulations to all of this year’s Wearables Awards winners. The level of entries was overwhelmingly high and such a hard call for our judges to choose just one winner for each category. An extra special round of applause must go to MYZONE – the very worthy Overall Wearable Award winner. MYZONE is a true trailblazer in the sports performance market, continually pushing the technology to develop the most accurate devices on the market – we’re excited to see what they’ll be bringing to the show next year.”

Tomorrow we will be attending day two of the Wearable Tech Show. We look forward to hearing from some of the leading experts in Wearable Technology, Smart Textiles, Performance Sports and Fitness Trackers. We will also be getting involved in the latest product demonstrations by taking a moment to network with industry insiders.

If you too are attending the Wearable Technology show in London, use #AskFashNerd to connect. Otherwise, watch this space, because we will be bringing you the best of Day Two tomorrow.

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