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What are some great last-minute technology gifts for Christmas?

Christmas Day is approaching fast and for you procrastinators out there we’re here to help with some last-minute gift ideas for the techie in your life.

Great last-minute technology gifts for Christmas

Christmas Day is just around the corner and time is running out to find that ideal gift to put under the tree or in your loved one’s stocking. For those of you who have a tech-obsessed friend or family member we’re here to help with some last-minute gift ideas.

Wearable tech

Whether looking to track fitness metrics or being able to sync a smartphone with a smartwatch, there are numerous options for hooking up the techie in your life with wearable tech. CNET took a look at the best choices for 2022.

It should come as no surprise that the revamped Apple Watch Series 8 and its souped-up cousin revealed this fall should top the list. However, the top-of-the-line Apple Watch Ultra will set you back a pretty penny and while the Series 8 is more economical both only pair with Apple products.

One smartwatch that comes in at the top of the consumer electronics and technology publication’s list is the Garmin Venu 2. Not only is it more affordable than the top Apple smartwatches, it pairs with both iOS and Android products.

Gifts for those who lose things

Things get misplaced, either through fault of our own or that loved one that feels the need to remove clutter only to put it where you would never think of doing so. To help in the endeavor of finding what has been lost, a Bluetooth tracker may be just what the doctor ordered to keep the blood pressure down avoiding a frantic search. PCMag provides a list of the best-of-the-best electronic tags for 2022.

Smart tags come in different forms for specific purposes, like a the card-shaped Tile Slim for wallets or the Tile Sticker for remotes. For larger objects though the Apple AirTag or the Tile Pro were rated the best trackers that are iOS-compatible and Android-compatible respectively.

Another consideration could be a new set of earbuds for that tech lover you hold dear, the darn things have a habit of being terribly difficult to find.

Making the home smarter

Smart home devices have been all the rage over the past few years. From security cameras to devices to control the lights and heating remotely and many more in between. The modern day home has been flooded with gadgets and there are too many to speak of.

But that range of choice should give you plenty of options to pick from to make sure you have something to give on Christmas Day. To help get some ideas of what is available, Techradar took a look at the crème de la crème of smart home devices for 2022.


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