Think you need a smartphone to pay for things with your wrist? Think again. Thanks to a partnership with American Express and NFC technology, you can use the Jawbone UP4 at any of the same places you'd use Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Just log in to your Amex account in the Up app, choose the card you'd like to use, and you're all set. Of course, it boasts the same tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, skin sensors, and ambient temperature sensor as its predecessor, so you get the same activity, sleep, and health tracking you'd expect to go with your new wireless wallet.
There's nothing worse for a surfer than missing out on a session of great waves. The Nixon Ultratide Smart Surf Watch can ensure that never happens again. Powered by Surfline, it can provide real-time updates about the tide, wave height, swell direction, wind, water temperatures, and more, for over 2,700 spots around the globe. Just tell it your favorite locations, sync it with your phone over Bluetooth, and it will tell you when it's time to grab your board. Available in six colors.
Carbonation can add an intriguing pop to pretty much any beverage. And the Sodastream Mix proves it. This bar-friendly gadget boasts a built-in touchscreen that gives you access to tons of mixed drink recipes — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — and recommends a precise level of carbonation based on the ingredients. You can load up your favorite drinks to the machine right from your phone thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, and with a Yves Behar design, you won't feel the need to hide it in a cabinet when it's not in use.