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Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas: Day 11 – Sports Gadgets


It’s Day 11, our second last day, of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas and there’s still time to get inspired and finish your hunt for presents for your friends and family.

Today we’re giving you some suggestions around sports gadgets that you can use on the golf course, on your bike, on your hike and on your run.

We’ll look at a range of devices including sports watches and golf GPS devices.

Here are the categories we’re covering in the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas:

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Wearables/Activity trackers

Day 4: Tablets

Day 5: Speakers

Day 6: Gadgets

Day 7: Gaming

Day 8: Smartwatches

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Computers

Day 11: Sport Gadgets

Day 12: Headphones




The SureshotGPS Hero 350X is your best friend on and off the golf course.

Preloaded with all Australian and New Zealand course and 10,000 international courses, the device has a 2.2-inch screen and automatic course recognition to give you accurate distances to the front back and centre of the green.

In multi fitness mode the Hero 350X can also be used while you’re walking or cycling to monitor distance travelled and calories burned.

And it’s all contained in a lightweight casing that’s rugged and water resistant to IP6X so you can use it all year round.



Garmin is a well-known name in sport and fitness circles and the Vivoactive has got you covered across a range of activities including running, cycling, swimming, walking and on the golf course.

It has a 1.4-inch touchscreen and is only 8mm thick and is as much a smartwatch as it is a sports watch.

If you’re an active user who wants to keep track of all of your workouts, the Garmin Vivoactive can keep up with you.

Read our complete review of the Garmin Vivoactive here.


GOLFBUDDY BB5 – $299.95

GolfBuddy has produced a range of products over the years designed to trim shots off your game.

The latest – the GolfBuddy BB5 – is the first activity band you can wear on and off the course.

On the course the BB5 comes with more than 37,000 courses onboard and gives you accurate measurements to the hole while you’re playing.

But step off the golf course and the BB5 can act as your fitness tracker and tell you how many steps you’ve taken, distance covered and calories burned.

It also also displays the time so it’s your watch as well.

Read our complete report about the GolfBuddy BB5 here.



Cyclists can keep track of their rides with the Polar V650 thanks to the built-in GPS and the impressive 2.8-inch display.

You can easily see all of the information about your journey like speed, distance and average km/h and it can connect via Bluetooth to the included heart rate strap to get a complete picture about how hard your riding.

Riders can also get accurate altitude data with the built-in barometric pressure sensor.

You get instant feedback after your session and, with the Polar Flow web service, you can plan and analyse your training.