June 3 event in Toronto explores how wearable tech is helping pets live a better life
BURNABY, BC, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Move over humans, it's Fido's turn to get connected. Wearable technology has gone to the dogs – and cats – with fitness trackers, training tools and location devices now on the market to help pet owners take better care of their furry friends. To celebrate and explore the connected pet space, Best Buy Canada and We Are Wearables are hosting Canada's first Pet Wearables event on June 3, 2015.
WHAT: Event includes a panel Q&A with leading experts in pet and pet technology examining how wearable technology is changing the lives of pets, pet owners and the roles of the trainer, vet and dog walker. This will be followed by product demos giving audience members the chance to get up close and hands-on with pet technology.
Panel Q&A with:
- Betsy Fore - CEO and founder, Wondermento
- Jon Brody - Director of Sales, Binatone
- Zayn Jaffer - Director of Merchandising for Emerging Businesses, Best Buy Canada
- Brad Pattison - TV host of Unleashed & bestselling author of Brad Pattison Unleashed
- Dr. Adam Little, Director of Partnerships and Innovation, LifeLearn
WHERE: MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto
WHEN: June 3, 2015 – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Best Buy offers the largest selection of wearable technology and accessories in Canada with more than 200 products ranging from fitness trackers and smart watches to brain-sensing headbands and pet wearables. Best Buy stores across Canada have launched new in-store sections dedicated to wearable technology as well as a new online wearable tech hub with everything you need to know about wearable technology including blogs, product reviews, videos and more. For more info and access Canada's best collection of wearable technology, visit: www.bestbuy.ca/wearabletech
Following the event on June 5, Best Buy Canada is hosting a Twitter chat on @BestBuyCanada which will include @WeAreWearables, @Fitbark, @Petcube and @BinatonePLC which is open to the public. To join, follow @BestBuyCanada and look out for the chat using the hashtag #WearableChat starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. One lucky participant of the chat will win a pet wearable gift pack.
SOURCE Best Buy Canada
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