Getting out this summer? Make sure you have the tech to match your busy lifestyle.
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It’s been about a year and a half since the pandemic caused worldwide restrictions, forcing people into their homes for weeks at a time. Now that those restrictions have mostly been lifted, a vast majority of the world is yearning to get back to their pre-pandemic ways (even if it means wearing a face mask while doing so). Maybe your gym was shut down for a while and you’re looking to get back into that fitness regime? Or perhaps it’s time to plan that long awaited vacation with family and friends? Whatever the case may be, we’ve compiled a list of seven of the best wearable tech items to make your life easier as you transition from lockdown to getting back on the town. Find our roundup below, and for more on-the-go gadgets see our picks for the best GoPro cameras to buy for summer.
Tribit Wireless Earbuds
Make listening to the latest album from your favorite artist, or maybe that new podcast you’ve been dying to catch up on a breeze with these wireless earbuds from TritBit. With features such as 100 hours of playtime, and Bluetooth capabilities, these earbuds are a top contender for anyone who enjoys audio while on the go. Featuring immersive sound and a microphone, these earbuds provide quality sound for phone and video calls. The perks don’t end there, you can even enjoy them while showering or taking a swim, as the TritBit earbuds are waterproof.
Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch
Hit the outdoors, but don’t get lost! Take this Garmin GPS watch with you on your next cycling excursion and track your fitness while doing so. The Garmin Instinct is a rugged outdoor watch with GPS designed to withstand the toughest elements and is constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance. The built-in compass and barometric altimeter along with multiple global navigation satellite systems help track in more challenging situations than just GPS alone. With an impressive list of features, this watch was created for the ultimate thrillseeker.
Cobra Chat Tag Curve Wearable Walkie Talkies
Ready for that road trip that’s been months in the making? Coordinate with your crew without the risk of texting and driving with the Cobra Chat Tag Curve Wearable Walkie Talkies. Handsfree and rechargeable, with long range two-way capabilities, these walkie talkies feature up to 10 hours of battery life per charge. Expect crystal clear sound with its internal antenna and a unique circular design that easily clips onto the user for hands-free comfort.
Anker Soundcore Noise Cancelling Headphones
Those long flights can now be a bit more relaxing thanks to the top-selling Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones. The headphones are Hi-Res Audio certified, which is a certification only awarded to audio devices capable of exceptional sound. They reduce ambient noises almost completely, and can play up to 40 hours of non-stop playtime in wireless active noise cancellation mode.
MingSung Camera Video Sunglasses
Enjoying time with family outdoors, but don’t have time to grab a phone to record those special moments? Capture it all with these sleek shades that double as a handsfree video camera. With 1080 full HD video recording, these super cool shades are perfect for cycling, hunting, fishing, and more. When fully charged, the shades allow an hour and a half of recording time and come with a 32G micro SD card.
Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Air Gesture Controller
If working from home has made life a bit cramped for you, free up some space with this wearable keyboard. The Tap Strap 2 Wearable Keyboard, Mouse and Air Gesture Controller allows you to kiss that keyboard goodbye. The all-in-one wearable keyboard is equipped with Bluetooth, and is compatible with VR/AR/XR, smartphones, tablet, PCs, SmartTVs, and projectors. This device works no matter what language you type in, simply load a custom TapMap in the language you’d like to use.
Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband
Although the world is reopening, you may not be ready to go out just yet. The thought of returning to the office, or maybe having no office to return to, can be a burden of its own. Or maybe your concerns about Covid infection rates are triggering anxiety? Enter the Muse 2: Brain Sensing Headband, a meditation tracker and multi-sensor headset device that might become your new best friend. Use it for a few moments a day to relieve stress, improve relaxation, and mental performance. This easy to use, custom fit headband pairs to your Bluetooth device and the free Muse app to help you meditate.