The festival season is here. That means you have an excuse to treat yourself, and the people you love, to some snazzy new toys. By Vaibhav Sharma
1. Fitness Tracker
Fitbit Charge 5, INR 14,999
The newest Fitbit Charge is a worthy successor of the popular Charge 4 and fits in neatly under the more expensive Sense and Versa watches while offering many of their activity tracking features. Track your workouts, stress levels, blood oxygenation, menstrual cycles, and sleep. The Charge 5 also has GPS, can track your swims, has real-time heart rate tracking, and will be upgraded to include an ECG feature and a Daily Readiness Score soon. Plus, it comes with a six-month membership of Fitbit Premium.
GoPro Hero10 Black INR 54,500
Monsoon is nearly over, which makes this a great time to plan a road trip. The GoPro Hero10 Black will help you get fantastic footage on the road. There’s a new processor, a new 23MP sensor, and upgraded stabilisation; it can shoot in 4K resolution at 120fps. GoPro also promises better low-light videos and stills, and the addition of cloud backup means you don’t have to worry about backing up videos.
Apple iPhone 13 INR 79,900
The new iPhones are out, and while this year’s devices are more of an incremental update, there’s still enough reason to make a purchase. There’s a faster processor— the A15 Bionic—better dual camera, and 5G. The base model of iPhone 13 has 128GB storage, and the cameras come with sensor-shift stabilisation and the Cinematic Mode, which tracks focus between faces and creates a dramatic depth of-field effect around your subjects. Available in five colour finishes.
LG Gram 14 INR 82,399
Windows laptops have been getting cooler, and the new LG Gram goes a step further by combining good looks with toughness—its magnesium alloy body means it’s got MIL-STD-810G certification. We also love LG’s choice of a 16:10 aspect ratio display, which makes it excellent for hammering out those Excel reports. Other specs that make this a top-notch work-and-play machine are the 11th-Gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, full size HDMI port, and the twin USB Type-C ports.
Fossil Gen 6 INR 23,995
There’s a new Wear OS watch in town, which is good news for anyone who isn’t too fond of the fitness-band form factor and prefers more versatile wearables. Fossil’s Gen 6 uses a new processor, which should make for a snappy interface. You also get continuous heart-rate tracking, SpO2 tracking, a speaker for calls, and quick charging.
Tusk Available on Google Play Store
The onset of festival season means many of us might make some unhealthy lifestyle and diet choices. For those who find it hard to get back to a healthy routine after the parties wind down, there is Tusk. This productivity app focusses on making schedules and finishing tasks, which could be anything from an evening walk to yoga on the weekends.