Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wearable Tech For Travelers – Forbes

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Wearable Tech For Travelers – Forbes

Modern technology can make nearly every part of travel easier and more fun than it was a decade or so ago. If there’s a need travelers have, there’s likely an innovator looking for ways to use modern tech to fulfill it. The results are often wow-worthy. From smart headbands to advanced fitness trackers, you can find something special for your tech-loving valentine here.

Fitbit Luxe


The Fitbit Luxe is a comfortable, stylish fitness tracker that will help your valentine look after important aspects of their health 24 hours per day. It tracks steps, sleep, and your heart rate. It also has breathing rate measurement and stress management tools. The Fitbit Luxe looks as elegant as a bracelet, and the stainless-steel wristband is available in colors such as orchid and lunar white. It can be worn for up to five days without recharging the battery, too, which makes it a convenient choice for travel. Shop Now: Fitbit, $99.95 on sale at the time of publication

Ambassador Interpreter by Waverly Labs

Waverly Labs

If your valentine loves international travel, they’ll find the Ambassador Interpreter by Waverly Labs extremely helpful. It can instantly translate nearly two dozen languages and 42 dialects. The device can help travelers directly communicate with locals without worrying about the language barrier. It’s worn over the ear, and it has a carrying bag for easily taking it on trips. Shop Now: Waverly Labs, $149

LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier


This small air purifier can be easily carried or worn with its convenient wrist strap during travel. It weighs only about as much as a water bottle. It can be used in hotel rooms or put in the car for road trips. Since it is quiet, it can be used on a plane or train on the low setting without disturbing other passengers. Shop Now: Amazon, $199.99

Lifekey Smart Strap Digital ID

Peter Lobozzo, Lifekey

Here’s a great gift for the person who loves having adventures in the great outdoors. Lifekey’s innovate smart strap doesn’t rely on Bluetooth technology or a charged battery to work. It’s a silent, comfortable fabric wristband that’s meant to safeguard the wearer by keeping them connected and undistracted during outdoor adventures. When they are ready to check in with friends or family, they just tap the wristband with their smartphone. It will provide quick access to personal information if there’s ever an emergency, and it can work even in remote locations. It’s available in such colors as a soft heather or a bold red. Shop Now: Lifekey, $29

UE Fits

Ultimate Ears

UE Fits is a high-tech, convenient earbud set that makes a great gift for travelers. It is designed to be so comfortable that you don’t realize you’re wearing them. That’s partly because it has custom fit earbud tips. Also, they’re made to be worn even during vigorous physical activities, so they are ideal to wear when rushing through busy airports or going on hikes. Shop Now: Ultimate Ears, $169 at the time of publication

Bellabeat Ivy

Domagoj Kunic, Bellabeat

This beautifully designed health tracker was created especially for women. It’s pretty enough to be mistaken for a bracelet and can be worn like a watch. It was designed to help with the wearer’s anatomic, mental, and physiological health. It helps one easily track lifestyle habits, sleep, the menstrual cycle, and other health data. It coordinates with an app that offers a visual dashboard to help interpret and use the data it gathers. Shop Now: Bellabeat, $249

Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses


Bose’s Frames Tenor sunglasses have a bold, stylish look with their polarized lenses and modern design. The Bluetooth sunglasses help the wearer discreetly listen to music without having to wear anything on or in the ears, and they can be worn up to 5.5 hours on one battery charge. Shop Now: Bose, $249

Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband


If your valentine loves meditation, this headband can help them enjoy the practice no matter where their travels take them. It coordinates with a free app and tracks brainwave data. The biosensing headband also helps the wearer find their breath coherence. It was created to help motivate one to keep a regular meditation habit of at least eight minutes per day. Shop Now: Flowtime, $198, Amazon