Futuristic gadgets for Back to the Future Day

Glideboards, from $749

Here’s a question: what’s cooler than the other side of the pillow? A self-balancing, gyroscopic, motorised personal transport device of course.

Glideboards are part of the revolutionary self-balancing board wave that have swept the globe and are now available across Australia and New Zealand.

Every Glideboard comes fully equipped with German precision engineered gyroscopic technology, and powerful batteries that allow you to travel up to 10 km/hr for 25km. The alloy wheels and protective casing are rain and dust proof, and the high quality solid tyres ensure each Glideboard is both durable and safe.

The pressure sensors on each non-slip footpads will independently adjust the speed based on weight distribution of each foot, allowing for easy and precise control.

Website: www.glideboards.co


Ring Video Doorbell for your smartphone, $399.95

This revolutionary internet-connected doorbell screens a live audio and video stream of your home’s front doorstep, directly to any smartphone or tablet. Ring sends instant alerts via the free Ring app (iOS® and Android) when the doorbell is rung, or if motion is detected. You can see and speak with people at your house from anywhere (even overseas) or watch recorded footage on your own smart device.

Especially perfect for those who work at home and don’t want to get distracted but want to know what’s happening, busy mums on the go and home-owners or security-conscious Kiwis that want to feel safe knowing exactly what’s going on at their front doorstep. If you’re a techie wanting a new gadget to play with, the nifty Ring will be sure to deliver your fix too!

Website: https://ring.com/

App: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/ring-video-doorbell/id926252661?mt=8


Musical Spark

With the TomTom Spark fitness watch you can train to the sound of your music as well as the beat of your heart.

This nifty new sports wearable allows you to listen to close to 500 songs while exercising without the need for a phone or separate music player. You can store your playlists on your wrist and listen to them wirelessly during your workout through wireless bluetooth headphones.

As a fitness tracker, the TomTom performs as it should, capturing your steps, active minutes, and calories burnt. But it also has a heart rate monitor built in so you can track your heart rate without the need for a chest strap.

The Spark watch allows you to switch between modes so you can mix up your training, whether you choose to run, bike, swim or workout at the gym.

It is also a pretty smart watch; it’s automatic sleep tracking function helps you know if you’re getting the sleep you need; it’s wireless syncing allows you to sync your session wirelessly on your favourite running app and finally, it is water resistant so you will feel confident running in all weather conditions.

Price: $349

Website: https://www.tomtom.com/en_nz/sports/fitness-watches/