In case you don’t know what time it is, let us remind you that it is nearly Christmas, and that means that it is time to get down to one of our 23 stores Ireland-wide and shop for those last-minute gifts for a family member or even for yourself. A brand-new smart watch is one of the best gifts you can get for yourself or others this Christmas. ‘But what is a smart watch?’ we hear you ask.
Simply put, a smart watch (or wearable) is a watch that can be used to track many things. Companies like Samsung and Fitbit have been creating wearables for years now, and they are growing in popularity all of the time. Below are 5 of the top wearables that we stock in-store and online. They are regularly on sale so be sure to catch them at a great price and avail of even better value.
One of the most comprehensive wearables on the entire market, the Versa 3 is one of Fitbit's flagship watches, and rightly so. With 24/7 heart-rate tracking, sleep stage tracking and smart wake vibration capabilities, you have access to a full complement of personal health statistics that you can work on or improve on as you desire.
Not only does the Fitbit act as a watch, but you can change the clock faces as you wish via the Fitbit app and change the strap on your watch, allowing you to make your new Fitbit truly yours. A feature that we love.
Finally, as if that was not enough, Fitbit has guided meditation settings, exercise settings, a menstrual health tracking system, and allows you to answer your phone, pay for goods and services with Fitbit Pay, and has a mini built-in voice assistant too.
The second option on our list is the Versa 2, which is the older and slightly less feature-packed version of the newer Versa 3. In saying that, the Versa 2 still has huge promise and is still full of features that we are sure you will enjoy, especially considering the price.
The Versa 2 has a built-in sleep mode that will disable unnecessary vibrations or notifications whilst you enjoy your sleep, and with a sleep score mode, you can track the quality of your sleep to boot.
We love the on-screen motivations common in the Versa 2, encouraging you to keep moving to hit that step target. You can also control your music playlists, track your heart rate, and customise your experience using the Fitbit app. Sounds pretty good if you ask us.
If you are in the market for a brand-new smart watch, then the Galaxy 5 Pro is a perfect choice. It is one of our more expensive options, but look at our handy payment plan options below if you need a hand. In terms of features and capabilities, the Galaxy 5 Pro is one of the ultimate wearable options. Why? Well, it features GPS tracking, health and well-being coaching, sleep trackers and scores, waterproof durability, and the famous ‘Samsung Pay’ just to name a couple of its popular features.
The goal of the Galaxy 5 Pro is to combine durability, connectivity, productivity, and style. With its lightweight titanium frame, strong inner bezel, customisable strap and face, and ability to shine in tough settings, from outdoor activities to sports, we think that the Galaxy Pro 5 is the ultimate wearable to have this Christmas.
If you are in the market for a Samsung watch but do not fancy paying upwards of €400, then maybe the Galaxy 4 is for you. With a powerful Water OS operating system built into it, the 4 is faster and more intuitive than ever before. With wireless connectivity, Samsung Pay, heart-rate tracking, and sleep cycle scores all included too.
The Galaxy Watch 5 is a slightly more scaled back of the 5 Pro that we featured earlier. It has a sportier design and is slightly more minimalistic than the pro. However, overall it is very similar, and if you must have the newest Samsun watch on the market, then we would recommend that you get a hold of this version, which retails for around €300.
Are you ‘watch’ing your money?
We know that money can be tight during the festive season, so we have payment plans and procedures in place to make things a little easier. With Humm Finance, you can buy a brand-new smart watch now (minimum spend €80) and pay for it later on in instalments. This is an ideal payment solution for anyone short on cash or who would prefer to spread their payments over time. Check out the Humm terms and conditions here for more details on getting the best wearable possible this Christmas.