THE BEST GADGETS FOR CHRISTMAS 2016

Need help finding the perfect Christmas present? Here’s our guide to the best gadgets for 2016.

FITNESS TRACKERS

Fitbit Charge 2

If you haven’t used a fitness tracker before, the Fitbit Charge 2 is a perfect all – rounder and offers everything you need to get started at a fair price. Its main features include:

  • Pureplus Heart Rate: Continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate tracking without an uncomfortable chest strap.
  • All-Day Activity Tracking: Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and hourly activity.
  • Auto Sleep Tracking: Automatically track how long and how well you sleep and set a silent vibrating alarm.
  • Auto Exercise Recognition: SmartTrack automatically recognizes select exercises (running, biking and more) and records them for you in the Fitbit app.
  • Connected GPS: Connect Charge 2 with the GPS on your phone to see real-time stats like pace and distance on display and record a map of your route.

If you are a sports fanatic, it may be worth comparing other Fitbits, but the Charge 2 will suit most people for day to day tracking, including basic fitness features. Starting at £119.99, this Fitbit provides a well balanced tracker with extras such as call, text and calendar alerts that will all help you work towards a healthier lifestyle.

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SPEAKERS

Denon Envaya Mini

This portable bluetooth speaker offers a small and stylish music system without compromising on sound quality. With a 10 hour battery life, the Denon Envaya Mini is perfect for travelling and listening to music on the go. Possibly one of its best features is durability – Denon are known for their build quality, and the Envaya Mini won’t dissapoint, particularly as it is water resistant.

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E READERS 

Kindle Paperwhite

Starting at £104.49, the Kindle Paperwhite features many improvements on previous versions of the E Reader with a noteable high resolution display of 300 ppi that provides a crisp text and reads more than ever like real paper.

 

Other benefits include a built in adjustable light, a much longer battery life (weeks not hours!), a typesetting engine that improves the layout of pages, and new typography that helps you read faster with less eyestrain. Best of all, the Kindle Paperwhite is extremely lightweight, but still lets you store thousands of books.

 

Although you can pay less for other models, if you are a keen reader this kindle will be a worthy investment.

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MOBILE PRINTERS

Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer

A mobile printer is guaranteed to offer entertainment over Christmas and into the rest of the year. This Polaroid printer allows you to instantly print photographs from a range of sources including your mobile phone or tablet via bluetooth. The Polaroid ZIP app also allows you to easily edit your photos, add emojis and general text before you print.

  • Re chargeable battery (1.5 hours charge will print 25 sheets)
  • A standard micro USB port and cable included
  • No messy ink cartridges
  • Smudge proof prints
  • Connect via bluetooth and print wirelessly

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PORTABLE CHARGERS

Anker Powercore+mini

This mini portable charger has a compact, stylish design and can fully charge most mobile phones by itself – it takes only 3-4 hours to be fully recharged, and comes with a handy travel pouch to keep it safe. With an 18-month warranty, you don’t need to worry about any technical problems. For only £10.99, the Astro Mini offers great value for money and means you’ll never how to worry about your battery running low again!

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Written by Trinity Insurance

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