The Best Wearables and Smartwatches To Gift This Holiday Season

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Fitness trackers, smartwatches and wearables are robust health trackers. They’re now a vital part of the technology space and their popularity is rising. With so many things to choose from, finding the perfect gift this holiday season is certainly daunting. This list of smart wearables could inspire you.

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Snap Spectacles 3 AR Glasses

Spectacles 3 by Snap are a pair of augmented reality glasses with a sleek new design and an added HD camera. The higher priced glasses feature two cameras for the first time, and it’s all designed to allow you to create 3D video that can interpret the depth of your environment. Photos captured using Spectacles 3 seamlessly transfer in HD to Memories within Snapchat to add new lighting, landscapes, and other magical effects to an entire scene with a swipe. Snaps can also export to Camera Roll as circular, horizontal, square and virtual reality formats for saving, editing, sharing, and reliving, anywhere. Spectacles 3 feature a strong, lightweight steel frame with circular lenses and adjustable acetate tips. The AR glasses retail for $380 and it includes a charging case, charging cable and a 3D viewer.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is an excellent smartwatch that comes in 3 watch faces: Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Bronze. The elegant watchface is outlined by a unique rotating bezel for a look that works around the clock. With a subtle rotating bezel and big screen, it’s easier to focus on what matters. Featuring a slimmed-down frame and a sophisticated look, Galaxy Watch3 is thinner, smaller and lighter than traditional watch designs. For health monitoring, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 monitors blood oxygen levels, detect atrial fibrillation and helps you improve your physical activity. Prices start from $139.99.

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Apple Watch SE

Heavy on features, light on price, Apple Watch SE is an excellent choice for gift. The watch has an expansive Retina display so you can see more at a glance. Advanced sensors to track all the ways you move. Powerful features to keep you healthy and safe. Apple Watch SE is a lot of watch for a lot less than you expected. Apple recently introduced a new tool called Family Setup. With this tool parents or children don’t even have to own an iPhone to be able to use the Watch SE — just use your own iPhone once to set it up for them, reports EndGadget. The price starts at $280.

Konnect-i Backpack

Google collaborated with Samsonite to make a smart backpack, called the Konnect-I, that controls your phone. Konnect-I controls various functions on your phone that you would normally touch the screen or use your voice to interact with. This backpack implements the use of Google’s Jacquard technology, which adds touch sensitivity to fabrics. The heart of Jacquard is the Jacquard Tag, a tiny computer that makes everyday things more helpful. If you want to control music, you need to brush up and down the strap. You double tap on the strap to take a selfie, or open Google Assistant to hear the latest news. An LED on the strap is also set to light up according to the alerts set by the user. The backpack comes in handy for hikers. They can configure it to receive turn-by-turn directions while on the go, without needing to look at their phone’s navigation. The Konnect-I backpack comes in two styles: Slim ($199) and Standard ($219).

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Fitbit Ace 2

Fitbit Ace 2 is designed to help kids build healthy habits and encourage them to spend more active time with family and friends. Fitbit Ace 2 helps parents and their children understand how physical activity impacts overall well-being and health. Kids see stats, goal celebrations, parent-approved friends, and call notifications. Ace 2 is water-resistant to 50M and the helpful bumper around the screen protects it during kid-related activities all day long. Fitbit Ace 2 comes in a selection of fun and bold kid-friendly colors. With colorful avatars, kids can personalize their profiles. Animated clock faces motivate challenges to keep children moving.

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