Tech Guide’s 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is right here for you and is offering suggestions to help you find the right gadget gifts for your family and friends.
Today is Day 3 and we’re taking a look at another popular and rapidly growing product category – wearables and smartwatches.
These devices will once again be in huge demand so we can keep an even closer eye on our health and fitness and seeing the notifications from our smartphone.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches
Day 4: Headphones/speakers
DAY 5: Gaming
DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 3: WEARABLES/SMARTWATCHES
APPLE WATCH SERIES 7 – From $599
Apple Watch Series 7 has a larger display and faster charging and might not seem like a big change from Apple Watch Series 6, but when you place them side by side the differences become more apparent.
Firstly, the display offers 20 per cent more screen area than Series 6 and more than 50 per cent more screen area than Series 3.
The borders on the display are just 1.7mm wide which is 40 per cent thinner than Series 6 which allows the screen to grow noticeably while the device itself has barely grown by a millimetre.
SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH SERIES 4 – From $399
Samsung’s new smartwatches – the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic – have improved hardware and software to provide an all-new wearable experience.
These are the first smartwatches running the new Wear OS powered by Samsung and built jointly with Google.
Both new devices are equipped with One UI watch – Samsung’s latest intuitive wearable interface.
Design-wise, both watches have had a sleek makeover and have slimmer cases than previous generations and more customizable watch faces to make your watch uniquely yours.
On board the Galaxy Watch 4 is Samsung’s new bioactive sensor.
This three-in-one sensor can read optical heart rate, electrical heart and bioelectrical impedance analysis so it can monitor heart rate, blood oxygen level and, for the first time, calculate body composition.
TCL NXTWEAR G WEARABLE DISPLAY – $899
TCL’s Wearable Display Glasses offer a truly innovative and fully immersive viewing experience that emulates a 140-inch display right before their eyes.
Combining dual micro-OLED screens with a comfortable design and plug-and-play functionality with a wide variety of smartphones and other devices, the NXTWEAR G offers a hands-free personal viewing experience that offers a portable cinema for movie lovers, an immersive world for gamers, and lets the sport-lover feel like they are closer to the action than ever before.
SUUNTO 9 PEAK – $1,199
Designed for hardcore adventurers and peak experiences, the new Suunto 9 Peak is its thinnest, most powerful and durable sportswatch yet.
The Suunto 9 Peak boasts up to 170 hours of GPS recording capacity in Tour mode, blood oxygen measurement, a full battery charge in one hour and built to match users’ high expectations for a sports wearable companion, training tool and adventure partner.
All this in a new sleek form factor that fits seamlessly on the wrist for ultimate comfort!
SUUNTO 7 TITANIUM – $699
For the busy but active Aussie, the Suunto 7 Titanium builds upon Suunto’s versatile sports expertise as well as features that have made the Suunto 7 an industry-leading wearable, with its comprehensive blend of fitness tracking and smart features offering 70+ sport modes and Wear OS by Google providing access to thousands of apps.
Along with a sleeker design, the Suunto 7 Titanium boasts key in-built updates that are backwards compatible across the existing 7 range, live through an automatic software update, including new tiles for tracking sleep duration and stages, managing body resources and real-time access to heart rate feedback.
LASER V-FITNESS TRACKTIVITY SMART WATCH – $99
Keep your body moving with the V-Fitness Tracktivity GPS Smart Watch.
Designed to monitor your daily exercise, this watch includes many features that seamlessly and effortlessly work to suit your lifestyle.
With functions such as a built-in GPS, a sleep tracker, a heart rate monitor, different sports mode and many more; you can now easily track your daily exercise route and routine to achieve your set health goals.
Find yourself caught in the rain? This smart watch also comes with a water-resistant rating of IP68, protecting it from damage against dust and water.
Available from Big W.
FITBIT CHARGE 5 – $269.95
The Fitbit Charge 5 has a thinner and sleeker design along with a colour touchscreen plus up to seven days of battery life.
The new device will work with the Fitbit Premium which will also include new features and tools including a Daily Readiness Score which will take data from your exercise, sleep and heart rate variability which can tell you if you’re ready to exercise or need to prioritise recovery.
Fitbit’s most advanced health and fitness
tracker to date, Charge 5 offers a holistic approach to measuring health goals. Including Active Zone Minutes, built-in GPS, and an EDA Scan app, Charge 5 users can stay on track with exercise and stress management routines.
FITBIT SENSE – $499.95
Fitbit’s most advanced health watch, Fitbit Sense is the perfect health and fitness gift this holiday season.
With advanced heart rate tracking, and electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor and an on-wrist ECG App, users will be able to kick-start their holistic health and fitness goals.
HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 PRO – $499
Huawei’s Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch offers a rugged new design, advanced sports tracking, pro-level health monitoring and a two-week battery life.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro has a round face covered in tough sapphire glass and a frame made from titanium so it offers the durability a customer will appreciate when used in the great outdoors.
The rear of the casing is made from smooth ceramic so it’s comfortable to wear.
There are more than 200 watch faces to choose from along lots of customisation options.
HUAWEI WATCH FIT – $149
Huawei Watch FIT features a gorgeous 1.64” vivid AMOLED display and 280 x 456 HD resolution.
For the fitness fan in your there are 96 workout modes including swimming, running, and cycling.
The Huawei Watch FIT New is the perfect Christmas gift that brings you a sophisticated and trendy design with a longer battery life of 10 days, quick charge technology, heart rate monitor and all-day oxygen saturation detection (SpO2) monitoring.
WITHINGS SCANWATCH – $499
The Withings ScanWatch was the first hybrid smartwatch in Australia to include a medical grade electrocardiogram, heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring.
ScanWatch can detect AFib thanks to its ability to take a medical grade ECG on demand.
It also allows users to detect if their heart rhythm is slow, high or showing signs of AFib through a proactive heart scanning feature.
ScanWatch can also identify largely underdiagnosed cardiovascular respiratory and sleep breathing issues early.