Finding the perfect fitness gift for that exercise lover can be a little tough, let alone finding something that doesn’t offend the person who wants to get in shape but isn’t quite there yet. (Here honey…rice cakes!)
Forget the yoga mat and hand weights; in the next installment of our Holiday Tech Gifts series, we’ve put together a list of the coolest fitness tech gifts for every workout enthusiast on your list, whether they’re training for a marathon or just trying to walk around the block without fainting.
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Finally, a Garmin made for women
and their smaller wrists! And with an amazing price point compared with the other much pricier models, you can’t beat snatching up the Forerunner 10 for that mother runner in your life.
We love our own Arm Pocket smart phone fitness cases
, and now they’re big enough to hold the newer, larger smart phones even with their cases on, plus GUs and keys. We’ve found them to be the best in the category. And don’t worry, they stay put so you don’t have to worry one bit about chafing. ($29.95, ArmPocket.com)
The FitBit Zip
is a fantastic little gadget for folks looking to start their fitness journey. It tracks activity, calories burned, and miles walked, and then syncs with your smart phone and computer to track results. ($59.95, FitBit.com)
Whether you’ve got a casual biker on your list or someone training for a triathlon, we bet he or she’ll love the BikeConsole smart phone bike mount
which lets you safely use any fitness tracking phone apps, listen to music, and even text–when stopped, of course. ($54.95, iBikeConsole.com)
If she listens to music when she works out, she needs a pair of Yur Buds
Inspire Earphones which are made especially for us ladies and our petite delicate flower ears (ha). And yes, they make them for dudes too. ($29.99 at Target.com)
The new Nike+ Kinect Training
is no joke. If you want a gym-like workout in the comfort of your own home, then you need this game, though calling it a “game” just seems wrong. It’s more like torture. Good, fun, torture. ($49.99 at Target.com; XBOX 360 with Kinect system sold separately)
Forget the annoying head lamps. With Knuckle Lights
, your favorite runner can safely hit the road or trail early in the morning or late at night. ($39.95 at KnuckleLights.com)
We promise that we’re not recommending the new iPod Shuffle
because it comes in all sorts of pretty colors. It’s actually a smart way to listen to music while working out, without having to lug around a gigantic MP3 player or smart phone. Those calls can wait, right? ($49 at Target.com)
What’s great about the cool Turtle Shell wireless boom box
is that when he doesn’t have it mounted to his bike (seriously!), he can pop it on his desk or night stand and enjoy tunes that way too. So clever, and guarantee he doesn’t own one yet. ($149.95 at BackCountry.com)
For more cool holiday gift ideas, don’t miss our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide on Cool Mom Picks.
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