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Top 10 Fastest-Growing Wearable Technology Companies at CES

Going to CES? Make sure you hit all the important prospects! Using our proprietary machine-learning growth algorithm, DataFox has identified the top 10 wearable technology startups exhibiting at CES that are poised for a breakout year. Be sure to check out our sortable, filterable list of all 2,500+ Consumer Electronics Show exhibitors, where you'll find executives' contact information, headcount and revenue data, and much more.

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DataFox looked at over 45 wearable technology companies exhibiting at CES and ranked them by our proprietary Growth Score, an artificial intelligence algorithm that is a predictor of revenue growth. Here are the top wearable tech prospects.

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Misfit Wearables

Top keywords: health and wellness, technology, fitness, wearables, personal health

  • CEO: Sonny Vu
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

Misfit is focused on developing great wearable products: things that people
would want to wear all the time for a long time. A pioneer in the emerging world
of wearable sensor technology, the company is making products and services in
the consumer health and fitness space to inspire people be more active and
develop healthy habits. Misfit’s first product is the Shine, an elegant personal
activity tracker that you can instantly sync with your smartphone just by
placing the device on the screen. Misfit was founded in 2011 by Sonny Vu with
John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founder
and CTO of AgaMatrix, and have Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures as lead
investors. Other investors include Norwest, OATV, Max Levchin, and incTANK.

iHealth Lab

Top keywords: health and wellness, healthcare, medical devices, wearables, consumer packaged goods

  • CEO:
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

iHealth is dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. Our goal is to make
it as easy as possible for individuals of all ages to take a more active role in
managing their health. We do this by designing and manufacturing innovative,
consumer-friendly, mobile personal healthcare products that connect to the
cloud. Our products are easy-to-use, making it simple for consumers to
accurately measure, track and share a full range of health vitals. By
automatically connecting the data through the cloud, consumers are able to see a
more comprehensive view of their vitals and easily share information with
healthcare professionals or loved ones.


Top keywords: health and wellness, wearables, conformal electronics, electronic systems design, advanced materials

  • CEO: Scott Pomerantz
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

MC10, Inc. extends human capabilities through virtually invisible and conformal
electronics. We reshape rigid, conventional electronics into thin, flexible
devices that can stretch, bend and twist seamlessly with our bodies and the
natural world. And we’re making them affordable for the everyday consumer.

Hillcrest Labs

Top keywords: software, consumer electronics, television, mobile, tablets

  • CEO: Dan Simpkins
  • Revenue Estimate: > $35m

Hillcrest Laboratories is a leading global supplier of motion processing
solutions. These solutions use MEMS sensors to capture human and mechanical
movement, translating that into motion patters which can be used to control and
interact with devices. This motion technology is then used to enhance products
in both consumer technology and industrial fields. The company is widely
recognized as a leader in the Smart TV industry, having created HoME, the first
pointer-based interactive media system for TV, and the award winning Loop remote
control. Today it counts LG, Roku and TCL among its Smart TV customers. Building
on these roots in Smart TV, the company has expanded focus and now has customers
in the smartphone and mobile device industry, licenses technology to leading
gaming systems and provides solutions to virtual reality customers. Hillcrest
Labs has received numerous awards including the CES Innovations Award in 2006,
2010, 2011 and 2012, PC World's 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs,
Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, ECN's Reader's Choice Tech, and many others.
Based in Rockville, Maryland, Hillcrest Labs was founded in 2001 by Dan
Simpkins. The company is funded by NEA, Columbia Capital and Grotech Capital.


Top keywords: entertainment, lifestyle, lifestyle products, sports, fitness

  • CEO: Nikolaj Hviid
  • Revenue Estimate: > $2m

Safety and the ability to communicate with others are important. In addition to
being earphones, the Dash will double as a Bluetooth Headset delivering clear
voice quality through the embedded ear bone microphone. The ear bone microphone
is not sensitive to background noise, since it picks up mechanical vibration
generated by your voice from the ear bone. Even though The Dash provides
impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into
the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the capacitive
touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.


Top keywords: mobile, insurance, gps, mobile software tools, iphone

  • CEO: Chris Herbert
  • Revenue Estimate: > $1m

TrackR is a smartphone application that enables users to keep track of their
possessions using wireless sensors capable of locating any object. It works on
both iOS and Android platforms. TrackR was launched in 2009 and is based in
Santa Barbara, California.

Cima NanoTech

Top keywords: nanotechnology, large format touch screens, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, interactive kiosks

  • CEO: Jon Brodd
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

Cima NanoTech, Inc. manufactures nanomaterials for the electronics industry. It
offers transparent conductive coatings for devices, such as plasma displays,
touch screens, and solar cells; conductive inks for inkjet applications; and
silver nanoparticles. The company also provides self-aligning nano technology
for electronics nanoparticle coatings, and conductive nanometallic silver/copper
intermediate inks. It serves photovoltaics, EMI shielding, touch screen, optical
technologies, and ink markets. Cima NanoTech, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is
based in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a subsidiary in Caesarea, Israel. The
company has a contract manufacturing facility in Hiroshima, Japan.

Ambiq Micro

Top keywords: semiconductors, wearables, internet of things, fabless semiconductor, ultra low power ics

  • CEO:
  • Revenue Estimate: > $1m

Ambiq Micro is an early stage fabless semiconductor company that is developing
ultra-low power mixed-signal solutions for a new generation of wireless

OrCam Technologies

Top keywords: health and wellness, computer vision, artificial vision, medical devices, visual impairment

  • CEO: Ziv Aviram
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

OrCam harnesses the power of Artificial Vision in an intuitive portable device
that compensates for lost visual abilities. The OrCam device is a smart camera
mounted on the frames of your eyeglasses, which “sees” text, recognizes objects
and “whispers” in your ear.


Top keywords: hardware + software, wearables, physiological monitoring technology, real time biometrics and physiological data, fitness technology

  • CEO: Michael Dering
  • Revenue Estimate: > $7m

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valencell develops
physiological monitoring technology and licenses this technology to industry
leading partners for integration with brandname products used by consumers each
day -- such as mobile handsets, audio headsets, wearable sports and fitness
products, and games. Protected by more than 30 patents & patents pending,
Valencell’s PerformTek™ biometric sensor technology gives popular consumer
wearable devices the ability to measure the performance and fitness of end users
as they exercise while also providing biometric feedback to both end users and
the cloud. At the heart of PerformTek biometrics is a highly compact,
noninvasive, low-power, optomechanical sensor module configured to measure blood
flow and body motion. Small enough to fit within an audio earbud without
distorting the audio quality or comfort, the sensor module extracts biometric
signals (heart rate, calories burned, VO2max, distance, speed, cadence, and
more) from overpowering noise caused by motion and environmental artifacts. This
extracted biometric data is sent wirelessly (via Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, etc.)
to a smartphone for providing the end user with audio-visual feedback and
fitness analysis. From the smartphone, this data is sent to the cloud for data
storage, historical data analysis, and web-based downloads.