Be prepared! Here are some on-the-go gadgets and essential items to complement the welcome return to the outside world as restrictions ease in some states.
Now that lockdown is lifting, your exercise rate can too, and the Huawei GT2e Sport Smart Watch is the perfect running mate – and swimmers are waterproofed up to 50m. With a sporty design (in black, white or red) and a focus on fitness tracking, the GT2e offers all-day tracking, an optical heart rate monitor and advanced analytics, in addition to all the smart watch features you’ll need including real-time notifications for emails, SMS and calendar events, built-in GPS, and music streaming. You can also customise the more essential data like steps, heart rate and weather. Featuring a 46 mm face and 1.39” AMOLED display, the GT2e is powered by Huawei’s first wearable chip, which delivers high performance on low power consumption – you’ll get two weeks of wear before recharging. Get moving!
If you’re in the market for a more traditional-looking timepiece to wrap around your wrist, the Garmin Vivomove 3 combines a fashionable, classic analogue design with all the features you expect from a smart watch. This handsome hybrid has a hidden touchscreen display that pops up when required, providing quick access to essential smart features like email and text alerts (when paired with a compatible smartphone) and a gamut of options for the fitness fanatic, tracking all-day health, heart rate and stress levels. You can even log your daily water intake to stay properly hydrated, and a Body Battery function will measure your energy levels. Lightweight, comfortable and with superior screen response, the Vivomove 3 is perfect for active types.
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
Chances are, many menfolk will have become decidedly hirsute during their time in isolation. Whether you’re beginning to resemble Chewbacca, rocking a full Gandalf, designer stubble, or merely in need of a trim, the Philips MG 7770/15 18-in-1 Multigroom Trimmer will leave you feeling immaculately groomed all over. This versatile trimmer features DualCut technology for maximum precision and with self-sharpening blades, there’s no need for a strop. 18 tools cater for every part of the anatomy requiring a trim; there are 11 customised combs and a 41 mm wide-hair clipper to shorten the back and sides with fewer strokes. A two-hour charge provides five hours of cordless use, and you can even use it in the shower.
For a simpler and more affordable grooming device, look no further than the VS for Men All-Rounder. Offering complete manscaping in the palm of your hand, this compact multi-purpose trimmer features precision W-Tech blades of high strength steel; a foil shaver for chest, back, pits and legs; a rotary blade for nostrils and ears; 32 mm trimming blade for sculpting beard and stubble; and a 7-position comb guide for the crop on top. All this plus cordless convenience for 40 mins after charging, no oiling of blades, and 100 per cent waterproofing.
BEARD MAINTENANCE TIPS
• Keep it clean
• Make sure your beard style complements the shape of your face
• Invest in a quality trimmer and groom regularly to maintain your preferred shape
• Know your trimmer’s grading system
• Beards should form a U-shape at the neckline