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, Iíve aged.
With CES pre-press day starting Sunday, day zero on Monday and the opening of the show floor on Tuesday, weíve 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 Iím 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 doÖ 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 Iíd hit 10k in just over a day and a half. If Iíd have had the strength, Iíd 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, weíre also lugging around tripods, cameras, mics, laptops and cables. And Iím a girl, so Iím in heels. Yes, I realize thatís really rather silly, but itís the price I pay for looking (semi) professional.
Anyway, enjoyÖ revel in our suffering. Thereís lots more to come!