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December 19, 2016updated 13 Jan 2017 11:39am

Ten smart tech gifts for Christmas 2016

Top innovative IoT tech gifts for Christmas 2016.

By Hannah Williams

As everyone’s favorite time of the year soon approaches, it also comes with the hurdle of decisions for what everyone loves to receive but may find difficulty in giving- GIFTS!

With the many different smart tech innovations throughout the year, CBR has put together a list of 10 smart technology gift ideas for Christmas 2016.


Samsung Gear S3

Samsung’s latest smartwatch is designed like a real watch, with specifications of more than just a regular watch. This includes a built-in GPS and water resistance.

This smartwatch also enables contactless payment without the need of a phone or wallet.

Samsung gear S3It is available in two designs, Frontier and Classic with the option of different bands. The watch can be ordered on Samsung’s website for £349.

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a smart voice-enabled wireless speaker, which includes a seven-piece microphone array.

Amazon EchoThe device is designed to respond to the name “Alexa.” It is able to control smart devices using itself as a home automation hub and is capable of voice interaction, music playback, setting alarms, providing weather, and other real time information.

The first Amazon Echo released is sold on Amazon’s website for £149.99 and the new 2nd generation device is sold for £49.99.


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