Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on the past, present and future of wearables

Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on the past, present and future of wearables

There are few people more qualified to talk about the world of wearables than Sonny Vu, the co-founder and CEO of Misfit. Not only does he lead one of the biggest names in activity tracking, but also he’s been strapping tech to his body for decades. Ever since he was a wee lad, in fact, and “wearable” meant a vest with embedded speakers and a special pocket where he could plug in his Walkman. He joined us on a journey through time as we looked at the evolution of “wearable” products at CES, from calculator watches, to Bluetooth headsets and even connected onesies. Along the way, he shared his thoughts on the overly masculine design of our gadgets; the importance, but also problem, with building “fashionable” wearables; and how infant monitoring is the next frontier. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and it’s better to just let the man speak for himself. So check out our chat in the video above.


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