Dress To Impress: The 10 Coolest Wearable Devices At CES 2014

What Are You Wearing?

No matter how you spin it, wearable devices dominated this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

And it wasn't just about the smart watch. While there were certainly plenty of smart, time-telling devices on the show floor, the wearable category ended up being a lot more far-reaching than many show-goers expected. There were glasses so carefully designed you could barely tell an HD camera was hidden inside; there was surprisingly cool-looking jewelry that was more high-tech than the eye could ever tell; and there was even a set of PJs that could potentially save lives.

Here are the 10 coolest wearable devices showcased at CES 2014.

Filip Smart Locator

One of several CES technologies built with parents in mind, Filip is a wearable device for kids that doubles as a tracking device and a smartphone.

The idea is that kids wear Filip as a watch, while built-in GPS technology lets mom and dad track their location directly on their smartphones. Parents can even set up "SafeZones," or a virtual radius around a certain location such as home or school, and then receive a push notification on their phones when Filip detects the child has crossed out of the zone.

Another cool feature of Filip is that it basically eases kids into having a smartphone. It works as a fully functional phone, but can only hold a maximum of five phone numbers, so parents always know who their little ones are talking to. Filip can receive short text messages from a parent's phone, but can't be used to send them.

The device comes in four bright colors and sells for $199.

Tom Tom's Multi-Sport GPS Watch

For the ultimate athlete -- and especially triathlon trainees -- there's Tom Tom's Multi-Sport GPS watch. While most other fitness-tracking watches at CES only monitor users' progress running, cycling or swimming, Tom Tom's watch can track all three. It also includes built-in GPS technology for athletes to brave those new running or cycling trails worry-free.

A built-in graphical training partner lets users' track their training goals and progress at a glance, but the watch also syncs to Tom Tom's MySports website, where they can see dashboards, maps and other visuals depicting their distance, pace and other stats.

The watch sells for $199 on tomtom.com.

Epiphany Eyewear

Of all the wearable gear at CES, Epiphany Eyewear's HD video glasses were definitely among the coolest-looking.

In fact, at first glance, these shades look more like a classic pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers than they do high-tech gear. That's because designer David Meisenholder (pictured) set his sights on creating a high-performance wearable device that didn't compromise style.

But don't be fooled by their look; Epiphany glasses come with a built-in mobile computer and full HD digital video camera that can be turned on and off with the simple push of a button on their frame. When done filming, users can transfer their video and audio content to a laptop or other device via a discrete micro-USB plug, hidden on the bottom of the right side of the glasses' temple. Epiphany shades also have a smart lens technology that lets users control the darkness of their lenses.

They come in 8-GB, 16-GB and 32-GB models, which go for $299, $399 and $499, respectively, on epiphanyeyewear.com.

Netamo June Bracelet

Another wearable device that strikes a balance between style and high-tech functionality is Netamo June, a UV-tracking bracelet that warns users when they're catching too many rays.

The leather bracelet has a built-in sensor that keeps track of UV radiation and wirelessly sends an alert to its wearer's smartphone when it senses it's time to get out of the sun (or to reapply that sunscreen). A corresponding Netamo app lets users see exactly how much exposure to the sun they've had and offers advice to users based on skin type.

The bracelet is set to be released later this year.

OrCam Eyeglasses

One of CES' most unique wearable devices for the health-care market was OrCam, a pair of eyeglasses designed for those with poor or complete loss of vision.

When wearing OrCam, users can simply point to any body of text -- whether a sign, a page in a book or a newspaper article -- and then the glasses use a built-in sensor to "read" that text and feed it to the wearer through an attached earpiece.

What's more, OrCam can even learn to recognize the faces of its users' family and friends, helping them identify people who walk into a room.

OrCam sells for $2,500 but, according to its website, they're currently out of stock. Future orders, however, can be placed.

Rest Devices Mimo Onesie

Interestingly enough, one of the coolest wearables at this year's CES was a pair of PJs.

But don't be fooled -- Rest Devices' Mimo onesie isn't your average pair of jammies. Designed specifically for babies, the Mimo onesie comes with tiny, embedded sensors that can track everything from babies' breathing, to skin temperature to sleep patterns, and can then transmit that data, in real time, to parents' smartphones.

The Mimo app offers detailed dashboards depicting all of baby's nighttime activities, alerting mom and dad of even the slightest of stirrings.

The Mimo starter kit starts at $199. Traditional baby monitors, watch out.

Oculus Rift

At first glance, Oculus Rift looks like a funky pair of ski goggles. In reality, it's a next-generation virtual reality headset that, according to its maker Oculus VR, is "revolutionizing" the way people experience video games.

Designed to make players feel as if they are actually in a game, rather than just playing it, Oculus Rift uses custom tracking technology to provide 360-degree head tracking, allowing users to look and move around a virtual world just as they would in real life. According to Oculus VR, literally every movement of a player's head, no matter how subtle, is tracked in real time and re-created in the game.

At CES, Oculus VR was showcasing "Crystal Cove," the latest prototype for its goggles that replicates not just the motion of players' heads, but their entire upper bodies, meaning it can mimic the experience of leaning back or looking around a corner.

Garmin Forerunner 220

"A coach in every watch" -- that's Garmin's tagline for its Forerunner 220 smart watch.

Targeted at running fanatics, the Forerunner 220 does a lot more than keep time. Using its built-in GPS, the Forerunner tracks a runner's distance, pace and heart rate, all while keeping track of his or her personal records.

Coolest of all, though, is the Forerunner's social component; runners can share their victories to social media sites via the Garmin Connect Mobile app. It also features live tracking, allowing friends and family to follow runners throughout the course of their run, and to view the runner's stats in real time.

The Forerunner sells for $249 on Garmin's website.

Sony SmartBand

Think of the Sony SmartBand as a digital log of your life. Rather than honing in on fitness like many of the other smart bands showcased at CES 2014, Sony's version keeps track of practically every move its wearer makes. It monitors everything from how well a user sleeps to how many steps he or she takes throughout the day, and even has a "Life Bookmark" button that, when pressed, makes a record of exactly what's going on in that moment.

The band syncs with Sony's LifeLog Android app, which shows a virtual timeline of a user's day, broken out in hours. Users can even watch a playback of their daily events via the app.

In addition, Sony's SmartBand vibrates to notify users of incoming calls on their Android device and can be used to control music. No word on pricing yet, but Sony said it expects the band to launch this spring.

Panasonic HX-A100 Head Cam

Head cams were another big theme at this year's CES, and Panasonic got in on the fun with the launch of its HX-A100.

Designed to let users "live broadcast life" from their own unique point of view, the HX-A100 is a full HD video camera that can capture moments in even the most extreme conditions -- Panasonic, in fact, said it's capable of being submerged in up to five feet of water.

The company also said it's comfortable to wear and can automatically compensate for tilts and quick movements to ensure footage is stable and shake-free. Built-in Wi-Fi also lets users upload live video streams to the Web.

No word on pricing or availability just yet from Panasonic.