Leading Tech Products This Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, which
means it's almost time to get out your credit card and start shopping. From new
gaming devices and wearable fitness gadgets through to household tech and
mobile speakers, technology always plays an important role during the holiday
period. Let's take a look at some of the best tech products available this
year, to give you some ideas for gifts to place under the tree.
Health and fitness products always make
good gifts, after all, everyone wants to lose some weight and improve their
general health. Gone are the days when a new pair of running shoes or socks hit
the mark, however, with the fitness world now very tech-oriented. The Fitbit
Alta HR is a great place to start, with this wearable device helping you to track
your steps, distance, active minutes, and calories burned. The ultra-slim
design is ideal for active people and the ability to display call, text, and
calendar notifications comes in very handy.
Also from Fitbit, the Versa Smartwatch
features a more rugged design, with its large display able to provide personal
coaching through online videos. The Versa offers more than four days of battery
life and can monitor practically any physical activity you can imagine. Keeping
with the high-tech watch theme, Series 3 of the Apple Watch is also worth
looking into. While not just a fitness watch, it too features a number of ways
to monitor your physical activity and provides useful feedback along the way. This
amazing product still sets the bar for smart watches, with users now able to
input a Smart SIM into the watch and leave their phone at home.
Christmas is always a good time for gaming,
especially if you have kids running around the house. While there are no new
consoles coming out this year, all the big names have options on the table.
While the Microsoft Xbox One X and Sony PS4 Pro are the most serious gaming
devices on the market, the Nintendo Switch continues to make a big splash. The
Switch is a unique handheld/home console hybrid, and the only way to access
Nintendo's fantastic characters and games on the big screen. The new Nintendo
2DS XL is also a great option if you're looking for a handheld device, with the
Nvidia Shield continuing to change the game with its media streaming service.
If you're looking for serious household
tech, 4K OLED TVs will be a big hit this year with the more affluent end of the
market. The Philips 9000 series offers unique Ambilight technology and a
razor-thin design that needs to be seen to be believed. The 55-inch LG OLED55C7
also looks great, with its thin design and simple operating system hiding some
of the best TV tech on the market. OLED TVs really are another level, with
contrast, brightness, and colour all improved as every pixel produces its own
light. Bluetooth speakers should also be popular this year, from small novelty
designs for the Christmas tree through to large bass-pumping machines.
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