Best Buy  hosted the first Life & Tech Wearable event on September 8th in Toronto Ontario. This free event featured hands on demonstrations, celebrity appearances, great music, and even a fashion show. People in Toronto had the opportunity to try out the latest in wearable technology and have a lot of fun.

Many of the top brands in wearable tech were in attendance showing off their newest devices. Thousands of people crowded the numerous booths at the expo to learn more about how wearable technology can fit into their lives. Many of the vendors also brought along a celebrity to explain how wearable tech helps them in their daily life. In addition, there were 4 expert panel discussions through the day. Finally there was also music presented by House of Marley during the day as well as a music concert to end the event in the evening.

Read all about the event from Best Buy’s Elliott Chun.  Also Plug-in Blogger Leila Pejman, was at the event all day, live tweeting and having a great time trying out and learning about all of the wearable technology.

Here is a selection of videos and photos that Leila took during the day:

iON Camera PANEL: Wearable Tech in one word House of Marley
Fashion Show! Celebrities: Raptors’ James Johnson Zepp: Golf wearable tech!

Here are the details that were published before the event


life-and-tech-HTC.jpg Best Buy’s Elliott Chun summarized all of the specific details about the event. Read his article to learn about all of the fun, including:

1. Wearable Tech Showcase

              2. Fashion Show (Read more here)

              3. Industry Expert Panels

              4. Celebrity Guests

 These were the industry experts who attended the event

There were 4 panel discussions throughout the day featuring industry experts who discussed the newest wearable technology  and how it can fit in with your lifestyle.

Speakers included: Zayn Jaffer (Best Buy Canada), Rick Hoobler (Motorola), Dan O’Brien (HTC), Elvis Stojko (Olympian, Muse) and Ken Price (Samsung). 

Example discussion topic: How wearable tech elevates health & fitness

Learn about all of the experts and panel discussion topics


   Celebs who attended Best Buy’s Life & Tech event

Come for the tech, stay for the celebs! Some of our vendors brought some friends with them!

Celebrity guests included: former VJ Phoebe Dykstra with Bellabeat, VAWK Designer Sunny Fong with Best Buy Canada, Raptors Player James Johnson with Blast Motion, Youtuberes MrWoofless & PrestonPlayz with Gameband, Ky-Mani & Rohan Marley and Raptors Player Patrick Patterson with House of Marley, Olympian Elvis Stojko with Muse, and Pro Golfer Jason Helman with Zepp.

Check out the full list of celebs who participated in the event.

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Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.