The world’s biggest tech event, Consumer Electronic Show, is up and running as both big and small tech companies battle it out for airplay as insiders explore the future of consumer electronics. Nokia Corp (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) is one of the tech companies that has taken this year’s event by storm having invested a great deal on smart devices through its new subsidiary, Withings.
Nokia’s Home Plus Camera
Acquired last year for an undisclosed amount, Withings is spearheading the Nokia smart home devices push seen by the unveiling of a string of smart devices at this year’s CES show. The Finland company has made its debut into the fast-growing smart home devices space with the launch of a smart HD camera, Home Plus, which is not only designed to record things at home, but also receive important notifications.
The Smart HD camera will inform users of any unusual noise in the house while also monitoring air quality. The camera will also double up as a babysitter maintaining a watchful eye as kids move around the house. Its capabilities would not be complete without the ability to stream videos to people’s smartphones.
Steel HR Activity Tracker
Nokia has also confirmed that Home Plus will work with Withings Android and iOS apps. It will also support Apple’s HomeKit. The Smart HD camera will go on sale in the first quarter for $199. Home Plus is not the only smart device that the tech giant is displaying at this year’s CES bonanza. The company is also set to unveil a tracker it dubs, Steel HR activity tracker.
Steel HR activity tracker is designed to track people’s movement as well as the kind of activities they engage in, during the day. The tracker also comes with an analog-style face that helps people know the time. Integration with Android and iOS will also allow users to receive smartphone notifications with ease. The device will be available for sale starting mid-January going for $200.
Nokia stock was unchanged in Tuesday trading session having gone down by $0.04 to close the session at $4.77 a share.