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Tech Guide’s 2020 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 3: Wearables/Smartwatches

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Tech Guide’s 2020 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is back with suggestions to help you find the right gadget gifts for your family and friends.

Today is Day 3 of our popular 2020 12 Day Christmas Gift Guide and we’re taking a look at another popular and rapidly growing product category – wearables and smartwatches.

This Christmas these will be in high demand as customers look to keep an eye on their health and fitness as well as having easy access to the notifications from their smartphone.

Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

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

The Fitbit Sense

FITBIT SENSE – $449

The Fitbit Sense has innovative new sensor technology with the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch that can measure and help manage stress.

The EDA scan app, when you place your palm over the face of the device, can detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin.

Also onboard is a new ECG (electrocardiogram) app, an on-wrist skin temperature sensor and advanced heart rate technology.

You can also see a daily Stress Management Score in the Fitbit app to quickly understand how your heart rate, activity and sleep all connect to impact your stress and overall health.

APPLE WATCH SERIES 6 – From $599

Apple Watch Series 6 has really extended its credentials as a health and wellness device with the addition of the blood oxygen sensor.

And this is on top of the many existing features that encourage users to get moving and “close their rings” by moving, standing and exercising.

There are some new colours available this time out – blue and (PRODUCT)RED aluminium as well as the new graphite stainless steel (which is what we’ve been using) and gold stainless steel.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE APPLE WATCH SERIES 6

WITHINGS SCANWATCH – $479 (38mm) and $499 (42mm)

The Withings ScanWatch is the first hybrid smartwatch in Australia to include a medical grade electrocardiogram, heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring.

ScanWatch Is the world’s first clinically validated hybrid smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation overnight breathing disturbances and measure oxygen saturation.

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.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE WITHINGS SCANWATCH

APPLE WATCH SE – From $429

Apple Watch SE has most of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 6 including health and fitness tracking as well as the ability to stay connected to your content, calls and texts even without your phone.

It still has a Retina Display but not the Always On Retina Display of the Series 6. It also does not have the blood oxygen feature which is also aboard the Apple Watch Series 6.

SUUNTO 7 – $599

Stay up and active this Christmas with the Suunto 7 sportswatch.

The Suunto 7 delivers the best in both smarts and sports for active Australians, providing access to 70+ sports modes for when you want to work out and Google Wear OS software for all your everyday smart feature needs, including Google Assistant, Google Pay, music and more.

The perfect smartwatch for people with an active lifestyle, the Suunto 7 offers easy access to steps and calories, the ability to customise your own sport modes, along with heatmaps to show where hotspots are for running, cycling, swimming or hiking.

Available from JB Hi-Fi.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REVIEW OF THE SUUNTO 7

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH 3 – From $649

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has the style and design of a regular time-piece and is made of stainless steel with high quality leather bands.

For the first time there will also be a titanium model which includes the regular features like the rotating bezel so you can move between apps, scroll notifications and change widgets and complications.

Galaxy Watch 3 is 14 per cent thinner than the original Galaxy Watch, 8 per cent smaller and 15 per cent lighter.

Users can also choose from more than 80,000 watch faces in the Galaxy Store or design their own.

The device will be available in two sizes – 41mm and 45mm – with both LTE and Bluetooth variants.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH 3

HUAWEI WATCH FIT – $199

The Huawei Watch Fit is a stylish smartwatch that encourages users to get moving and stay healthy with new scientific tracking features.

The device has a 1.6-inch rectangular AMOLED face and syncs with the Huawei Health app so users can enjoy animated fitness courses and workout modes as well as record their latest data and performance in real time.

Huawei Watch Fit includes Yoga and Pilates as options for users to start a new fitness journey.

Weighing just 34g, this is the first smartwatch to feature an animated personal trainer which can guide you through 12 workout courses and up to 44 posture demonstrations.

And it has a battery that lasts for more than a week not days.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE HUAWEI WATCH FIT

V-FITNESS SMART FITNESS WATCH – $99.95

An option for the budget sports fanatic – the new V-Fitness Smart Watch is fully compatible with Google Fit and Apple Health for less than $100.

Get the most of your workouts by tracking important data such as heart rate, sleep, temperature, breathing and more whilst also being able to utilise 12 different sports modes and access smart features such as the weather forecast, alarm clocks and stopwatch.

Available now from Big W.

SPACETALK LIFE

Spacetalk has launched a model for seniors with the Spacetalk Life  – a wearable 4G smartphone watch and GPS device.

The device, created by Australian company MGM Wireless, is designed to keep seniors connected to their loved ones but with the addition of features like an SOS alert button, GPS, Safety Callback, Location by Request, voice calls, SMS, step counter and Bluetooth pairing to assistive hearing devices.

The Spacetalk Life can also provide medical reminders and has an IP67 rating which means it is water and dust resistant.

Spacetalk Life is a 4G device that takes a nano SIM card for calls, texts and data.

READ OUR COMPLETE REPORT OF THE SPACETALK LIFE WATCH

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2E – $349

The Huawei Watch GT 2e has a refreshed design and more advanced health and exercise tracking features.

The Huawei Watch GT 2e has a classic design with a circular 1.39-inch precision touch AMOLED display.

For the first time, the Huawei watch includes a blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring feature which makes it easier to track your health as well as your heart rate.

And batter life is extraordinary – up to two weeks!

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE HUAWEI WATCH GT 2E

AIRVIDA M1 WEARABLE AIR PURIFIER – $299

You’ve heard of air purifiers that can be used in your house but what about an air purifier that you can wear like a necklace. That’s exactly what you get with the new Airvida M1.

Airvida M1 is the world’s smallest air purifier and can provide clean purified air wherever you are whether you’re in middle of a bustling city, on public transport or in your home.

The device can purify the air you breathe and protect users from the elements around you, the smoke from a bushfire, the whirling pollen and dust and debris from nearby construction sites.

Airvida M1 – from ible Technology – is just 5.5cm long and can generate 2 million ions/cm3 over 0.6 seconds around user’s facial area – that’s 100 times faster than a forest.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REPORT ON THE AIRVIDA M1