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The Future is Here – In a Belt

The Welt

Last year’s CES brought us Belty, a monstrosity of a wearable that aimed to track changes in your waistline as a means of delivering health insights. It was hideous. This year Samsung is trying something similar, and it miraculously succeeded. Samsung’s smart belt looks indistinguishable from a standard belt, but contains an array of sensors packed into the back of its buckle and a micro USB port for charging on its side. There’s just one catch: it’s called the Welt … as in wellness belt.

Editor’s Note: Fodder for a great horror story. “You need to be thinner,” the Belt said in a monotone voice as it pulled tighter and tighter around Shane’s 28″ waist…

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