5 pieces of wearable tech for Valentine's Day

The feast day of St. Valentine, that wily, Italian champion of love, is right around the corner. For most of us that means left over pizza and living vicariously through Netflix, but for those of you that are lucky enough to be in a relationship, it’s time to find the perfect gift for your S.O. […]

The feast day of St. Valentine, that wily, Italian champion of love, is right around the corner. For most of us that means left over pizza and living vicariously through Netflix, but for those of you that are lucky enough to be in a relationship, it’s time to find the perfect gift for your S.O.

“But what should I get?” You’re probably wondering. You don’t want to fall prey to the nauseating clichés (like this hallmark card) and you want to impress your significant other by being hip to the tech culture. But how do you accomplish this totally genuine, not at all contrived gesture?

Don’t worry we have you covered. Have an insulin shot ready, because these pieces of wearable tech will make your day of romance too sweet to handle:

Fitbit: This is a great gift if you’re that couple that likes to jog, rock climb, ride bikes, and basically makes the rest of us feel inferior. This device will let you plan and track work outs together, challenge each other to meet goals, and allow you to share your stats to keep up a fun element of completion in your relationship. Just make sure you refrain from smack talk, it can put a damper on the mood. As an added bonus, Fitbit has a pink Valentine’s edition of their device.

Misfit Shine: While it does essentially the same thing as the Fitbit, it’s a little bit more artsy and likes to steal from early 1980’s horror punk bands. Great for the couple that like to read Camus together and go for ‘ironic’ jogs. Whatever that means. Plus the shine has a whole bunch of nifty accessories that make it kinda like jewelry, except its not, you know?

Lumo Lift: Are you the kind of boyfriend/girlfriend that likes to support your loved one with kindness, sage advice, and super passive aggressive methods of reminding them that they have the posture of a silver backed Gorilla? The Lumo Lift is a tiny device that can detect when you begin to slouch, and prevents it by ‘buzzing’ the user to make them aware. Great for people with anxiety problems. Give this to your sweetie pie and let the frigid glares begin.

 

Nymi Wristband: Does your snuggle bunny think that trying to live off of Bitcoin for a year sounds romantic and adventurous? Show them how big their heart is with the Nymi Wristband, which unlocks a Bitcoin wallet with the unique heartbeat, or ECG wave of the user. If Bitcoin is the way to your lover’s heart, this is the gift for them.

 

 

 

Durex Fundawear: This one is a bit racy, so be forewarned. If you’re in a long distance relationship and trying to keep things spicy, try out the Durex Fundawer. It’s smart underwear that allows couples to ‘touch’ each other from long distances using their smart phone. The smart fabric of Fundawear can mimic your partner’s touch and simulate the intimacy you’re missing.

Hopefully one of these awesome pieces of wearable tech makes your saccarhine celebration of all the things, and the people, that give you googely eyes.

Be sure to register for the Plug and Play Wearable Expo on March 6th to come see some more awesome wearable tech.

 

 


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