Top 5 Best Wearable Technology Deals for Christmas 2014

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From smart watches to fitness trackers to smart clothing, we’ve rounded up five great Christmas bargains on wearables that you should snag this holiday season. Whether the person on your gift list need help losing weight, staying connected, or just loves new tech, something on this list will be perfect for them. You can also check out our other gift guides for more inspiration. Do note that prices listed below may fluctuate slightly.


1. Mistfit Shine With Bloom Necklace

One satisfied customer shares her experiences with the Misfit Shine in the video above. The Shine is designed to fit into the “Bloom” necklace.

While we’re pretty psyched about the recent price drop on the Misfit Flash, the superior build quality of the Misfit Shine has always made it the more appealing wearable option. Plus, the Shine has started to come down in price, too. Another cool feature of the Shine is that you can place it in the elegant “Bloom” necklace.

If you hate the bulky look of most fitness tracker wristbands, this beautiful necklace is a great alternative. Simply clip your Misfit Shine into the necklace, and you’re good to go. The Bloom necklace is made from hand-polished stainless steel pendant, and has a magnetic feature that lets you securely mount the Shine.

Price: $73.88 for the Shine alone (28 percent off). Additional cost for Bloom necklace.

Buy it here.


2. Pebble Smartwatch

Check out the video review above, where one user shares his thoughts about the Pebble Steel after wearing it for two weeks.

Pebble was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time, and one of the first “true” smart watches to hit the open market. Being a bit older actually gives the Pebble an advantage over some of the newer smart watch offerings out there. Pebble has had longer to work out bugs, and they have a definite edge over other smartwatches when it comes to mobile gaming (at least compared to the Apple Watch).

People who appreciate good design will love the Pebble’s elegant lines and customizable faces. Plus, the Pebble syncs with a ton of apps you probably already use. The battery life can last up to a week between charges. The Pebble makes a gift because it strides the line between fashion and functionality. The Pebble is the base model, with the Pebble Steel being the more premium Pebble offering. While we haven’t seen huge savings on the Pebble Steel, the original Pebble can easily be found for over 30 percent off.

Price: $99.99 (33 percent off)

Buy the Pebble smartwatch here.

Price: $199.99

Buy the Pebble Steel smartwatch here.


3. Martian Passport Smartwatch

Check out the video above, which showcases a general review of this Martian watch, as well as a test of its speakerphone functionality.

Martian makes watches that straddle the line between traditional watches and smart watches. While they arguably work best with iOS devices and select Samsung devices with S-Voice capabilities, the watches from Martian blend an analog timepiece with Bluetooth functionality. There are ample voice command functions, a handy noise-cancelling microphone, and a neat LED light that sends you an alert so you don’t leave your smartphone behind at a meeting, restaurant, or at home.

You can trigger your phone’s camera shutter from your Martian Watch, and there’s something to be said from the professional air that this analog watch sends out. The people around you will be impressed with the quality timepiece on your wrist. You’ll be impressed with the features that keep you connected to you digital life, on the down low.

While this watch normally retails for $299.99, you can get select colors and styles for less. Amazon has the white and silver version on sale for $246.99.

Price: $246.99-$299.99

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4. Men’s GOW Smart T-Shirt with Cardiac Sensor Fibers

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(Amazon)

Looking to try out a “smart” shirt? GOW’s cardiac sensor shirt is a great option, and you can find it online for over 30 percent off. This shirt is designed to work with a heart rate monitor, like this one from GOW. If you are shopping for a gift for the runner or cyclist in your life, this is a great gift option. Plus, the shirts are reasonably priced so you can afford to grab one for yourself as well.

Price: $51.99 (35 percent off)

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5. Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor

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(Amazon)

The Polar H7 heart rate sensor comes with a band that is available in multiple sizes and colors. Select options are available for just $51.98, a savings of 35 percent. Pair this with a smart shirt, or with the Polar Cardio Sports Bra (also on sale). This heart rate monitor works great with Android devices, and provides live, accurate heart rates to compatible mobile training apps.

Price: $51.98 and up (35 percent off)

Buy it here.