Gadgets and Gizmos Buying Guide
Our collection of gadgets and gizmos is made up of products that are designed to give you greater control over your life. From smart lighting for your home to sports watches that can help you achieve your fitness goals, the latest gadgets allow you to interact with appliances and gain insights into your lifestyle through apps on compatible mobile devices. Easy-to-set-up and easy-to-use, smart home products and wearable technology can introduce positive change into your daily routine right from the off so you can start reaping the rewards today.
Surveillance cameras, alarm systems and window sensors enable you to relax in the knowledge that your home is safe and secure.
Home security camera systems allow you to monitor your property from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. They are available as a network of cameras that can cover a larger dwelling all the way down to a single wireless security camera that can be used to monitor a room — or even a sleeping baby within it. Equipped with functions such as night vision and motion sensors they can survey your home around the clock using minimal energy.
Door & window sensors and smart home alarm systems also work to keep you abreast of what is happening in your home no matter where you are. They alert you to any attempts at forced entry, and, thanks to the likes of built-in temperature sensors, even keep you informed of changes in conditions that could well be caused by the presence of unwelcome visitors.
Connected health accessories such as smart scales and wireless blood pressure monitors help you manage your wellbeing with ease.
Losing weight requires determination, discipline and drive. Now, thanks to the latest digital scales, keeping track of changes in your weight couldn't be more straightforward. The latest bathroom scales give you an accurate reading of weight, body fat and your BMI. By connecting to your mobile devices, they can even provide you with easy-to-understand graphical representations of your progress over a period of time. Such information can help you gain deeper insights into the effects of your regime and save you the effort of tracking your progress manually.
Connected health gadgets such as blood pressure monitors and thermometers allow you to take vital readings from home. Ideal for anyone that has to keep a keen eye on certain levels, these health monitoring devices can help identify any issues as soon as they arise.
Fitness trackers, cadence sensors, sports watches and other wearables can help you move closer to achieving your fitness goals.
From discreet fitness band that can be worn with any outfit to a GPS tracker that offers navigation information, there is a fitness gadget to suit any need or taste. They can monitor information like number of steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and even in some cases the speed of your movement. They will in turn present the information to you in easy-to-understand graphics on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Look out for products with built-in heart rate monitors as they provide you with the most accurate real-time insight into the effects of your workout.
Connected fitness can mean more than just keeping you informed of your progress. It also extends to products like wireless earphones with built-in sweat resistance that can help you get your head in the zone without restricting your movement so you can push harder with every session and get closer to where you want to be.
Home automation systems give you more control over the appliances and the lighting within your home. As a result, they also help you increase your energy efficiency and reduce your environmental impact.
Smart home products connect to your home network. They enable you to control various functions through an app on compatible smartphones from anywhere in the world. A smart switch, for example, allows you to remotely activate or deactivate any connected appliance. As well as increasing efficiency, this can also help to make your home more comfortable (turning a heater on shortly before your arrival) and safer (turning an iron off if you forget to do so before leaving the house).
Smart lighting takes home automation even further. It allows you to turn lights on and off from the comfort of your chair or bed, use your lighting as an alarm and change the atmosphere in a room by adjusting the colour of the light that emanates from the bulb — all through your mobile devices.