The Wareable Tech Awards 2017 round up
See the winners of the 2017 Wareable Tech Awards, recognising the best wearable gadgets in the business...
The iconic Shoreditch Town Hall played host to London's most prestigious wearable technology awards on Thursday 9th November. Amongst some of the biggest innovators in wearable tech and budding tech journalists, we were there to see it all unfold.
Metro Technology Editor Lucy Hedges hosted the awards for the second year in a row, and as a judge herself expertly led the room through the best releases of the past 12 months.
Here are our highlights from 2017's Wareable Tech Awards...
Fitness tracker of the year
Winner: Fitbit Alta HR
As pioneers of wearable fitness tech, Fitbit's trackers have been the go-to gadget for fitness nuts as well as new beginners. The new Fitbit Alta HR is no different.
With a battery life of up to five days, it will track your health data for almost the entire week before needing to re-charge. Your exercise is recorded in expert detail, with information on heart rate, calories burned and distance travelled all available at just a tap on its pristine OLED display.
You can also connect it to your iOS, Android or Windows device to view your notifications from your wrist - so no more cutting a run short to check your phone.
Smartwatch of the year
Winner: Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch makes full use of voice commands for its Series 3. You can ask Siri to set the directions for your morning run, send out invitations for your meetings later in the day and remind you when they're about to start - all without using the screen.
Its Smart Coaching feature will be your daily source of motivation, prompting you to meet your set targets while sharing your progress with friends and family. You can compare your watch with them too - its customisable display allows you to create the watch face you prefer.
Smart Home tech of the year
In association with Ambient - Wareable's new Smart Home sister company
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is a game-changer for Smart Home security. With its 1080p video recording and infrared camera for low-light, it acts as the perfect burglar deterrent.
But the benefits don't stop there. While you're out, you can ask a courier to leave your package with a neighbour - so you don't have to sit in the house for hours on end waiting for a delivery.
Answer the door with your smartphone wherever you are, thanks to its video link with your device, prompting you whenever the Doorbell rings.
And finally, for the main event...
Wearable of the year
The final award of the evening celebrated the cream of the crop for wearable tech this year.
Winner: Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit can do no wrong at the moment. Taking its second award of the night, the Alta HR stormed the Wearable Tech Awards this year. And for good reason - Fitbit technology constantly outperforms its fitness wearable peers to be the best of the best.
With a complete focus on quality, it's no surprise that Fitbit often trumps its better-looking competitors.