Travel Gear: Sounds for the snow slopes, an all-action smartwatch and doggie cam

Making travel easier for you

 

Chips Universal Wireless Helmet Audio

Bring fumble-free sounds to the slopes with this wireless audio kit from Outdoor Technology. It’s a set of headphones that will fit any ski or snowboard helmet with an audio-enabled liner, including those from familiar brands such as Bollé and Solomon. Pair with your smartphone’s Bluetooth and pop them in the helmet liner. Each Chips earpiece has a single, big button which you can reach from the outside with your gloves or mittens still on, and which lets you control play, volume, skip tracks or even answer phone calls with a built-in mic. €120, outdoortechnology.com

Garmin Fenix 3

This is a powerful iteration of Garmin’s robust Fenix range of smartwatches. It has just about everything for the outdoors, all-action wearer, such as the full suite of monitoring for triathletes, with metrics for running, swimming and cycling. There’s GLONASS and GPS satellite tracking to support the ABC modes: altitude, barometer and compass. And Garmin has also polished up on the style front with a range of straps and finishes for everyday wear, like a domed sapphire glass version and customisable faces. It connects with your phone to show notifications too. From €420 at fitnessdigital.ie

GoPro Fetch Harness

The GoPro Camera has become something of a favourite for festive pressies. And here’s a GoPro accessory to make the most of it, the Fetch Harness for dogs. See the world from your four-legged friend’s perspective. There’s a pair of camera mounts and it’s fully adjustable and padded, though that doesn’t guarantee, of course, that your mutt will like wearing it.

Sometimes there’s just no dignity for doggies. €65 from shop.gopro.com

Tom Kelly @tomtomkelly

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