November 7, 2016 | Leave a comment Click the picture to play the voice agent assistant of a new generation hearable. So far, there are 10 smart audio devices available (The Dash, Gear Icon X, Moto Hint, Soundhawk, CS50, SMS, Jabra Sport Pulse, iRiver On, Huawai Talkband and LG HRM). The end of 2016 will probably find some 5 more devices and also the launch of Apple’s AirPods (which do not qualify as a smart listening device). Here is a quick buying guide, outlining the main purposes of every device and what you can use it for. Bragi – The Dash Running, cycling and swimming (!) with heart rate, steps, cadence and crawls, wireless music and phone calls. Samsung Gear Icon X Multi-sport monitoring with speed, distance, duration, heart rate, calories burnt, wireless music and phone calls. Motorola Moto Hint Wireless headset for music and phone calls – smart features available when paired with Moto X or Droid Turbo. Soundhawk Smart Hearing Amplifier Enhances the listening experience of soft sounds or voices in loud places (e.g. restaurants). Sound World Solution CS50 Enhances the listening experience of soft sounds or voices in loud places, music and phone calls. SMS Audio Biosport Biometric earbud measures heart rate, sweat/water resistant, wire-powered, fitness app compatible. Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless running tracker measures heart rate, app integrated. iRiver On Multi-sport body tracker measures heart rate, distance, time, calories burned, maximum oxygen uptake, offers voice feedback/guideance, music and phone calls. Huawai Talkband B2 Pedometer detects physical activity (running, walking, stepping, cycling), smartphone app, phone and contacts, weather tracking, phone finder. LG HRM Multi-sport body tracker measures heart rate, wireless data processing, voice guide, Lifeband compatible, touch activity tracker.