One of the drawbacks about tech is that it’s constantly being innovated, with new versions released just when you thought you had everything you need. This is also what makes healthy tech solutions such a great gift, particularly for that person in your life who likes to have the latest of everything. Read on for seven of our suggestions.
FitBit Sense 2
Sense 2 is an advanced, health-focused smartwatch packed with features to help you manage your overall health. With sensors that can detect signs of atrial fibrillation through an ECG app and PPG algorithm (both FDA cleared and CE marked), you can keep tabs on your heart rate variability, skin temperature and more. It also includes the new Body Response sensor, which measures cEDA for all-day stress management. Plus, you can unlock extended services with Fitbit Premium such as Daily Readiness Score, which gives you personalized recommendations and Sleep Profile, a deep dive into your stats and progress, as well as over 1,000 workout and mindfulness sessions. With more than six days of battery life, Sense 2 is the perfect companion to keep your mind and body active. Dh1,299 at Namshi
Travel UV Sanitizing Wand
Surprise someone you love with their very own ‘magic wand’. The Travel UV Sanitizing Wand uses powerful Ultraviolet-C light to significantly reduce germs, bacteria, mold and dust mites. It can be used on soft and hard surfaces and thanks to its sleek design the Travel UV Sanitzing Wand can fit easily into a handbag or backpack. Use it around the house, or take it on business trips. Plus, the device has a new built-in safety switch that automatically turns the UV-C light off if the device is turned upward to protect your eyes from exposure to UV-C light. Dh117 at Sharper Image
Can you really give the gift of safety? Well, you can try with eufyCam 3. Managed by the new HomeBase 3 system, the eufyCam 3 leverages BionicMind, a self-learning A.I. that will over time claims to deliver 99 percent accuracy in recognizing different people, as well as detecting pets and objects. With BionicMind, every time someone passes through the camera’s field-of-view, their face, body and movements are sent to HomeBase 3. BionicMind’s facial recognition capabilities automatically capture and classify past video footage by family members, friends or other frequent visitors. HomeBase 3, BionicMind and the mobile app also work together to identify and send instant notifications of strangers or intruders who’ve been spotted. Dh1,699 at Virgin Megastore
LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier
Give the gift of clean air with this miniature air purifier claiming to remove up to 99 percent of ultra-fine dust particles. With up to 8 hours of battery life, the LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier is as compact as it is powerful, offering all the benefits of LG’s PuriCare technology in a portable package fit for a car, plane and anywhere in between. Its smart LED display shows air quality in real-time using 4 colors, and Bluetooth control makes monitoring conditions simple. Dh379 at Expansys
Help your loved one meet hydration goals and keep germs at bay with the Larq PureVis water bottle. This self-cleaning bottle uses UV technology and manufacturers claim it can neutralize up to 99 percent of bacteria such as E.coli using PureVis technology, which activates at the touch of a button and every two hours to eliminate harmful bacteria. Plus, the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps water cold for 24 hours or toasty for up to12 hours. Dh565 BevArabia
Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System
Made by iHealth Lab Inc, the Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System is an FDA-approved glucometer that measures glucose levels in the blood and then displays them on your smartphone. This innovative health gadget features a sleek, portable design and is compatible with Apple devices. The accompanying iHealth Smart-Gluco app keeps a history of measurements that can be shared with healthcare professionals. The glucometer kit includes testing strips, lancets, a control solution, a lancing device and a carry bag. Dh239 at DesertMart
The Colgate Hum is sure to be a smile-inducing gift. The slim, lightweight gadget has a small brush head that can reach teeth in the rear of the mouth without causing discomfort. It also connects to a companion mobile app to offer insight about brushing habits and accurately tracks brushing to show spots that have been missed. Brushing sessions are stored on the brush for 10 days and get uploaded to the connected mobile device phone whenever the app is open. The Hum comes with a charging base and a travel case, or you can get the battery-powered version.
The Colgate Hum Kids Smart Manual Toothbrush connects to an app that helps kids up their brushing game, using augmented reality to reward good brushing by unlocking new levels and experiences as they progress. The starter toothbrush includes an ergonomic handle and extra soft bristles for a gentle clean. This full kit includes one manual toothbrush, one Augmented Reality connector boot, and one phone stand that helps position the phone correctly as kids brush. From Dh139 at Amazon.ae
Ann Marie McQueen
Ann Marie McQueen is the founding editor-in-chief of Livehealthy and host of The Livehealthy Podcast. She is a veteran Canadian digital journalist who has worked in North America and the Middle East. Her past roles include features editor for The National, trends writer and columnist for the Canadian newspaper chain Sun Media, and correspondent for CBC Radio.