Finally a story here from CES that isn't just about the latest TVs and tablets. To end this busy pre-CES week, Babylist announced the winners of the CES Best of Babytech Awards.
Technology is changing the way we approach pregnancy and parenting, and the industry is booming -- this year's competition had an increase of 88% in entries.
Baby Sleep and Audience Favorite
MIKU is a baby monitor that uses proprietary technology developed by a team of military engineers to accurately track your baby’s breathing, sound and sleeping patterns with no wires or wearables. It works to detect baby’s breathing, sound and motion even if the WiFI connection is lost, and has an embedded, tamper-resistant secure chip. Price: $399.
Fertility & Pregnancy
Tempdrop is a smart thermometer that gives you insight into your body’s cycle without sacrificing sleep. Worn under the arm overnight, Tempdrop has a patent-pending algorithm that learns monthly and nightly sleeping temperature patterns, providing the most accurate reading possible—without the need for early morning wake-ups. Price: $149; available now.
Baby Health & Safety
Jiobit is the first-of-its kind location-tracking platform, enabling the longest-lasting and smallest real-time location products (indoor or out). Another thing? Best-in-class security. Price: $99.99-$149.99, plus $8.99/month.
Play & Learn
Woobo is a fuzzy robot version of an imaginary friend every child dreams of. Woobo can answer questions, express feelings, sing songs and play games for kids 4 and up. Price: $149; available now.
Elvie Pump is the world’s first silent wearable breast pump. The truly hands-free pump gives women the flexibility to go about their daily routine while pumping, without worrying about cords, wardrobe changes or the sound of traditional electric breast pumps. The app lets users monitor pumping progress and automatically pause pumping when the bottle is full. Price: $499.