If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet Tech Guide’s 2022 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is here to help you find the right presents for friends and family.
Today we’re looking smartwatches, sportswatches and other werarables.
Be sure to check back everyday so see the other categories over the full 12 Days.
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: Smartwatches/Wearables
APPLE WATCH SERIES 8– From $629
Apple Watch Series 8 puts so many capabilities on your wrist and continues to be an essential accessory for so many customers for their health and wellness and to keep them connected and safe.
This year, Apple has made Apple Watch Series 8 even more capable with new health sensors and apps to keep you connected to what matters to you.
Series 8 how does the same design as the previous model which includes a 41mm or 45mm edge-to-edge Always On display.
RAY-BAN STORIES – from $443
Ray-Ban Stories include a dual integrated 5MP camera to capture photo and video; discreet open-ear speakers to listen, and a three-microphone audio array to deliver rich voice and sound transmission for calls and videos. You can also find Ray-Ban Stories in a variety of other iconic styles such as the legendary, retro Round and the super iconic Meteor.
They create an easy way to import, edit and share content captured on the smart glasses, with the ability to upload on any social app stored on your phone: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and more. Available from Meta store and ray-ban.com.
SAMSUNG WATCH 5 AND WATCH 5 PRO – From $499
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is available in two sizes 40mm and 44mm while the Watch 5 Pro, aimed at the more serious athlete and lover of the outdoors, has a 45mm display.
On the health side, the watches have a heart rate monitor, ECG, blood pressure monitor, blood oxygen and fall detection.
The new watches also have advanced health metrics to enable comprehensive sleep monitoring and sleep coaching to improve your sleep habits.
The Samsung Watch Pro 5 has route workout GPS navigation, turn by turn navigation and Track Back so you can return safely to your starting point if you are in unfamiliar territory.
APPLE WATCH ULTRA – $1,299
Apple has launched the Apple Watch Ultra – a new version of the popular smart watch with a larger screen and a more rugged design.
Apple Watch Ultra has a 49mm watch face, a larger aerospace-grade titanium housing and a reinforced screen.
GOOGLE PIXEL WATCH – From $549
The perfect gift for loved ones on the go, with Google Assistant, Maps, Wallet, Calendar and Gmail all available at your wrist. Save time on your travels with Google Wallet for contactless payments, turn-by-turn directions on Maps, and help anywhere just by saying “Hey Google”. Also featuring Fitbit’s most accurate heart rate tracking, along with access to 800+ workouts and 400+ mindfulness sessions. Available at Google Store, Officeworks and Harvey Norman.
WITHINGS SCANWATCH HORIZON – $699
There is no shortage of smartwatches today but one model – the Withings ScanWatch Horizon – manages to combine the design of a traditional watch with the many features of a smartwatch.
The ScanWatch Horizon is a stylish timepiece– it looks like a diver’s watch. And it does have 10 ATM water resistance so you can take it in the water for a swim or a snorkel.
The watch has a sapphire-glass casing and an anti-reflective coating along with a titanium finish that adds to the premium look of the device.
HUAWEI WATCH GT3 – $499
For the person in your life that keeps you on your toes with their fitness routine and their social life the Watch GT3 Pro is a perfect gift
Huawei Watch GT3 a stylish smartwatch that’s powered by HarmonyOS 2.1 and can be paired with both iPhones and Android smartphones.
Huawei Watch GT3 which is available in 42mm and 46mm sizes.
The Huawei Watch GT3 is just 11mm thick from the bottom of the sensor to the top of the screen and looks slim and sleek on your wrist. It weighs just 46g.
V-FITNESS TRACKTIVITY GPS 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.
It includes features like 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.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK – $399.99
Shape up your fitness routine this Christmas with the Suunto 5 Peak is a light, compact, durable, and long-lasting partner to guide people towards reaching their fitness goals.
It’s 41 per cent lighter than its Suunto 5 predecessor, the new 5 Peak offers up to 100 hours of battery life, in-sport music controls and extensive outdoor navigation features at an affordable price, a perfect gift for the “fitness fanatic” this Christmas. It also features Suunto’s new design, and comes available with a range of easily changeable accessory straps to suit individual style. Available from Officeworks, The Good Guys, MYER and Costco
SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO – $959.99
Suunto 9 Peak Pro is its most powerful multisport watch yet, with astounding battery life and military-grade durability.
Building on the award-winning design of the Suunto 9 Peak, the new variant is extremely tough, yet one of the thinnest (10.8 mm) and lightest GPS sport watches in its class.
Combined with the Suunto app and a huge array of partner services, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro gives users a plethora of route finding options, turn-by-turn guidance and advanced training tools.
And with outstanding battery life, the watch lasts for 21 days in daily use before requiring charge, 40h in Performance mode, 70 h in Endurance mode and 300 h in Tour mode. Available from Suunto Online Store, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Find Your Feet.
FITBIT INSPIRE 3 – $179.95
The Fitbit Inspire 3 is an affordable entry-level tracker that offers up to 10 days of battery life to stay on top of your health and fitness.
It has a bright colour display to make it easy to keep an eye on important metrics.
It also includes sleep monitoring and stress management tools.