Travel gear: An action packed camera and a connected watch

And don’t forget yoursurvival laces in case of disaster

 

Tag Heuer Connected Watch High-end watch brand Tag Heuer is making a storming entry to the top of the smartwatch heap with its new Connected watch. Featuring the sleek titanium case and styling of a traditional movement model, this one has a screen behind its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and syncs with Android or iOS phones to offer smart connectivity like email and texts to fitness apps and data feeds. Moreover you can pick different classic Tag Heuer “faces” to customise it, with cool detailing like the secondary dials in the chronograph version being customisable as well. And, after 2 years, you can trade it in against one of its gorgeous “old school” watches. €1350 from tagheuerconnected.com

Typhoon ActionCam Gimbal Yuneec honed its camera stabilising expertise on drones and now it’s launching a hand-held version with its three-axis gimbal technology to partner with your phone. Basically a gimbal is like a gyroscope that will keep a camera steady despite wobbling or turbulence. So, for example, if you’re trying to video some all-action adventure, this is way to capture footage that doesn’t make you motion sick. The ActionCam shoots 4k, with slo-mo and pitch control. Your phone is the viewfinder and has the controls via its own app. $550 from yuneec.com, though this model isn’t shipping here yet

Survival Laces Things will have had to have degenerated to a sorry state if you’re down to depending on your Survival Laces to light a fire. Still: be prepared may be your motto. Made in the US, these come with a strand of highly flammable tinder. $22 from wasatchoutdoors.com

@tomtomkelly

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