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Wearables – TheCanadianTechie Gift Guide 2016

Technology is just in our pockets with our smartphones, we are now beginning to wear them in the form of wearable technology. They can range from smartwatches & fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets.

Gear S2

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The Gear S2 is a great smartwatch especially if you own a Samsung phone (such as the Galaxy S7). Tizen was made to be used on a wearable device and it shines on the Gear S2 but the watch is limited but it’s short battery life.

Here’s a link to the Gear S2 Review.

Moto 360 (2015)

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This is hands-down my favourite Android Wear watch so far, it looks great and is comfortable to wear but it’s dragged down by the short battery life and the inconsistency that is Android Wear.

Here’s a link to the Moto 360 (2015) Review.

Gear Fit2

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This is one of the best fitness trackers out there, even beating the likes of Fitbit and it’s the best wearable that Samsung has made to date. The Gear Fit2 is available now from $249

Here’s a link to the Gear Fit2 Review.

Daydream View

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I’ve tried a lot of VR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Google Cardboard, Gear VR and now Daydream View. Google’s VR platform is one of the best and most polished out there (even though there may not be a whole lot of apps at the moment) but right now their headset, the Daydream View only works with the Pixel phones but more phones will be Daydream-ready.

The Daydream View is available now from a variety of retailers including the Google Store, Best Buy and more for $99 CAD.

Pebble Time 2

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Pebble introduced a successor to their Pebble Time from last year and it’s a combination of the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel and it’s Pebble’s best smartwatch yet with a colour display and awesome battery life (up to 10 days).

The Pebble Time 2 isn’t available just yet but it should be up for pre-order in December or early next year (after backers get theirs first).

 




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