gizworldOver 30 Israeli and international wearable tech and IoT startups are participating in a contest at Israel’s first major global IoT conference — the Wearable Tech & IoT Israel in Tel Aviv.

The July 8th Gizworld-organized event will focus on how wearables are evolving and becoming an integral part of day-to-day life.

The speakers’ lineup includes Myriam Joire, Tech Advisor, Former Chief Evangelist at Pebble, and Senior Mobile Editor at Engadget; Julien Blin, Managing Director, Gizworld; Daniel Brusilovsky, Digital Initiatives Lead, Golden State Warriors (NBA); as well as other pioneers, thinkers and investors from entertainment, health, sports, fashion and IoT.

The event will also have panels on robotics, AR/VR, connected cars, and smart cities.

Among the companies taking part in the startup contest: Israel’s Engie connected car device tracking app, sensor fitness band Angel Sensor, PERLIS health monitoring system for the elderly, smart toy maker Seebo  GoVivoGo‘s bracelet to keep kids active via gamification platform and Pulse Play tracking app for tennis players, among many others. International companies taking part in the contest include South Africa’s Polymorph software developer for mobile and wearables; ‘Meet & Explore’ app WatchMe88 from Singapore; and UK smart watch for kids, HereO.

“Israel’s strong military background, along with its undeniable engineering talent, strong entrepreneurial culture and passion for wearables and IoT are among the key reasons that can explain why Israel is a country made for wearables and IoT,” Blin writes in a blog about why he believes some of the best wearable tech startups are coming from Israel.

 Listen to ISRAEL21c’s radio show on wearable technology, here