The best smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables to gift

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A gadget that can be worn all day is a great way to show your love for someone. Although there may be better ways to express your love, a wearable not only can show how much you care but can also help the user to take better care of their health.

The best wearables include the obvious smartwatches, fitness trackers, and backpacks that can be used to keep the hands off of hikers while they are trekking in the mountains. Although the average price range is $200-300 for many, it may be affordable for others who are looking for something that they can share with a few of their friends. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, we have included them.

Apple Watch SE

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Smartwatches are a great gift idea for anyone who is trying to keep track of their busy lives, monitor their health, or stay connected without constantly checking their phones. The Apple Watch SE is an excellent choice for anyone who's just starting out. It has the same core features as the Series 7 but at a much lower price. It will allow your loved one to keep track of their sleep and workouts, and receive their iPhone messages and alerts on their wrist. The watch can detect if the wearer has fallen and notify emergency contacts. It will also alert them if there are any irregularities in their heart rate. It is not intended to replace a doctor's consultation, but it can be used to gather data and to aid in diagnosis.

The $400 Series 7 is the better option if your friend would benefit from a larger screen, longer battery life, and an always-on display. You'll need to decide if the main differences are worth it.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

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The Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch. It won't work with Android phones. There are many options available for Google-land residents, including the Galaxy Watch 4. The new Wear OS was co-engineered with Samsung and Google. It combines a intuitive side-scrolling interface, great health-tracking and a large third-party app collection. This means that your friend can reply directly to your messages from their wrist. They can also track their calories and log their workouts using their favorite apps. Watch 4s body fat scanning tool will be appreciated by those who care about their physique and muscle composition.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a classic-looking watch that doesn't compromise on bulkiness. The smartwatch features a rotating bezel that allows the user to quickly navigate through widgets. Additionally, the frame has etchings that give it a classic look.

Fitbit Charge 5

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A Fitbit band is a better choice for those who want something more discreet. The Fitbit Charge 5 is small in size but packs tons of hardware, including an EDA sensor, GPS, and a heart rate monitor. It can track your loved one's pulse, fitness, and even their stress levels. Fitbit has one of most useful sleep-logging tools available. It uses cardio readings to detect if the person is in deep, REM, or light sleep.

The Charge 5's touchscreen is now fully-color, which is a significant improvement on the previous greyscale versions. Although this does reduce battery life, the Charge 5 still lasts up to seven days. However, the display is set to Always on and that number drops to two.

Fossil Gen 6

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The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch is an excellent option for those who want a more fashionable watch. These watches are the first to be equipped with the latest Wear OS. They also have custom watch faces and tweaks that allow for health-tracking. These screens are bright and crisp at 1.28 inches. They also offer continuous heart rate monitoring and a blood oxygen sensor.

Fossil hopes to remedy this problem by offering fast charging for the Gen 6. The Gen 6 promises a charging time of up to 80 percent within 30 minutes. This means that your giftee won't have to wait around while their watch charges. Fossil has many options for straps and cases to suit the tastes of your loved one.

Amazon Echo Frames

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All wearables can be watches, but not all of them. There has been a surge in hybrid speaker-glasses devices. Amazon Echo Frames are by far the most comfortable. They feature open-ear speakers that are integrated into the arms of the glasses, similar to the Razers Anzu and Bose Frames. This allows the wearer to hear the music on their phone or computer without blocking out the outside world. Amazon's version offers quick access to Alexa so that users can set timers and turn on their smart lights without having to do anything.

Echo Frames are compatible with prescription lenses. They come in an inoffensive design that will fit most faces. People who don't need glasses can opt for shades or blue-light filtering lense. Echo Frames can be a great option for someone who enjoys listening to music at work or watching their favorite YouTube videos, but still needs to hear their boss calling them.

Withings Steel HR


While some watch enthusiasts don't like the idea that a black mirror will be staring at them when their smartwatch batteries run out, others prefer a timepiece that can track basic health information. The Withings Steel HR is a well-rounded product that will appeal to these people. The watch features a classic analog face and a small black-and-white display that displays step counts and status indicators. The watch can be linked to a GPS device to allow runners to map their route. A sub-dial shows progress towards daily goals.

The heart rate and blood oxygen sensors onboard the device help users gauge their cardio performance. Divers and swimmers will also appreciate the 50m water resistance. The best part is that it doesn't have a large battery draining screen and can last for up to 25 days.

Garmin Forerunner 55

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Garmin is a brand that will be familiar to the marathoner or runner in your life. Garmin is well-known for its GPS and heart rate monitors. Many athletes swear by the watches. Forerunner 55 is an excellent device that excels in sports-tracking and has a long-lasting battery. The device can monitor the user's respiration, heart rate and step count for up to 2 weeks. Wearers can get basic notifications, music playback control and apps via the watch.

Garmins' sports features will impress your giftee. Comprehensive run coaching includes cadence alerts with pace suggestions, estimated finish times, recovery guides, and pace suggestions. The Forerunner 55 can also track stress levels and menstrual cycles, and provides emergency contact tools for those who feel unsafe.

Samsonite x Google Konnect -i backpack

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A backpack can be smart, who knew? Samsonite Konnect i bags feature touch-sensitive fibers that are woven into the strap. This allows for Google's Jacquard technology. The wearer can tap and swipe the surface to answer calls, play/pause music or connect to their phone. The Konnect-i backpack is ideal for those who want to focus on their commute and not fumble around with their phone while they are on the move. Google teamed up with Saint Lauren to create a $1150 version.