Some of New Zealand's most innovative wearable technology will be on show today at the Wearable Technologies Picnic event in Auckland.

Now in its second year, the event showcases products and companies working in the wearable tech space, as well as allowing companies to get together and share their expertise.

StretchSense CEO Benjamin O'Brien said the picnic was also a chance for the public to see some of the technology being developed.

"I think what I really liked about last year was that we had a whole bunch of people from the community, who weren't necessarily part of tech start-ups or other wearable companies, come out and see what it was all about and I think that's something I would really love to replicate this time," O'Brien said.


"It's super important that the companies get together and talk but it's even cooler if other people can see what New Zealand's tech companies are actually achieving and to me that's really exciting."

More than 80 people attended last year's event and O'Brien was hoping to grow this.

"When I look around I see companies in this space that are consistently closing new deals and getting profile offshore which is also what this is all about - forming a strong ecosystem locally so that we can sell good products internationally," O'Brien said.

Wear and when
What: Wearable Technology Picnic, showcasing wearable tech products and companies.
Where: Mount Roskill War Memorial Hall, Anzac Room.
When: Today 11am-1pm, all welcome.