It may only be the first official day of CES, but some of us hardened hacks have been here for days. Days that feel like weeks. Or months. Believe me, I’ve aged.
With CES pre-press day starting Sunday, day zero on Monday and the opening of the show floor on Tuesday, we’ve been putting in the conference foot miles and have the data to prove it.
Who said wearable fitness monitors were good for nothing?
My personal poison is the Nike Fuelband, which sits quite snugly on my wrist and synchs up to my iPhone via Bluetooth. That way, not only can I see the misery I’m putting my feet through by glancing at my wrist, I can also see a full visualization of it on my phone, complete with little animations whenever I hit a so-called milestone. Do I get anything for hitting a milestone? Why, yes, yes I do… sore, sore, aching, blistery, swollen feet. Thanks for asking.
The other night, the Fuelband blue anime did a rather entertaining little dance to inform me I’d hit 10k in just over a day and a half. If I’d have had the strength, I’d have joined him in a little jig.
Here for your viewing pleasure is my CES progress, measured in steps.
Bear in mind, of course, as your EE Life camera crew extraordinaire, we’re also lugging around tripods, cameras, mics, laptops and cables. And I’m a girl, so I’m in heels. Yes, I realize that’s really rather silly, but it’s the price I pay for looking (semi) professional.
Anyway, enjoy… revel in our suffering. There’s lots more to come!
Heels at an event that requires that much walking? I hope they are really low and really good shoes. It's sad if we all still have the view that heels are necessary for a female to look professional. And don't get me started on makeup that makes females look like plastic mannequins.
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