4 fab wearables to buy as a Christmas gift
A few of our favourite get fit gift ideas for 2021...
22 Nov 2021
These days, smart wearables come in all shapes and sizes and are much more than just an accessory for your phone. Some smart watches are packed with incredible tech that means you can leave your phone at home, while fitness bands and trackers help keep you on top of your health stats, whenever you need them.
Whatever they’re looking for in a smart wearable, there’s something for everyone in our list of top wearable tech this Christmas…
Not just for the fitness fanatic – Fitbit Sense
The Fitbit Sense may have ‘fit’ in the name, but it can do so much more than your average fitness tracker.
For starters, it works with both iOS and Android, so even if you can’t remember what kind of phone they have, it doesn’t matter! It’s bound to fit right in. It can even directly store music and podcasts, so your mate can keep their go-to workout tunes right there on their wrist.
We love the striking AMOLED screen and the always-on mode, which lets the wearer check their important info at a glance and in bold colours. And considering it’s never fully off, that six-day battery life is more than impressive.
If health and fitness is their thing though, they won’t be disappointed. The Fitbit Sense can keep tabs on it all – heart rate, activities, steps, distance, calories burned, and even things like sleep, stress and skin temperature. They’ve thought of everything!
For that friend that loves the great outdoors – Garmin fēnix® 6 Pro
If they love to head out into the elements, treat them to a smartwatch that can keep up every step of the way.
The Garmin fēnix® 6 Pro is tough enough to take on all kinds of adventures, whether it’s a long distance cycle at the height of summer or a hike through a storm during the rainy season. It’s tested to US military standards, making it ready for anything.
They won’t need to take their phone out with them, either. As well as tracking whatever exercise they’re doing, the fēnix® 6 Pro offers emails, texts and other notifications right there on the watch. And with Garmin Pay, it doubles as a wearable wallet, too.
For the workout whizz in your group – Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Are they into all kinds of sport and exercise, from rowing to cross-country skiing? While both sports might be a little ‘niche’, The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro can track both, and everything in-between.
There are over 100 different workout modes to choose from, so they’ll get accurate stats based on the specific exercise they’re doing. Plus, it’ll even ping them when it knows the weather’s about to change, so they can finish their workout routine before they’re caught in stormy weather.
We can’t talk about the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro without mentioning the spectacular battery that powers it. On a single charge, it’ll keep going for up to two whole weeks. That makes it as adventure ready as it gets.
For those who like to exercise in style - Michael Kors Darci Gen 5E Smartwatch
Who says you can’t look great while working out? The Michael Kors Darci Gen 5E combines classic timepiece style with modern smart tech to make the ultimate hybrid.
If they like to switch up their look every once in a while, they’ll love the fully customisable AMOLED screen. And while it might have that timeless design, it does everything they’d want in a smartwatch thanks to Google Wear OS. They can answer phone calls, send texts, get answers with Google Assistant, and pay for that post-workout latte.
Looking for more gift ideas?
After some extra gift inspiration before you make your mind up? Chat to one of our tech experts on Shoplive. They’ll give you great advice on what gifts to go for, and help you check out when you’ve made your choice.