16 Cutting-Edge Tech Gifts for Fitness
At the intersection of fitness and tech, you'll find tons of great gadgets to help you log calories, work out harder, and simply just have more fun while you sweat. The following products make perfect gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life (or you can use this as inspiration for your own wish list).
Wilson X Connected Basketball
Big basketball fan? Or maybe your kid is. Either way, the hoop star in your family will love going to the net with this cool sporting tool. Here's why: this Bluetooth wireless ball tracks your shooting stats with the help of a handy app to help you hone your skills on the court.
Nixon Mini Blaster
Whether you're busting out burpees on the beach or getting down (dog) in your backyard, this wireless, portable speaker will add a killer soundtrack to all your workout moves. Bonus: It's water, shock and sand-resistant!
Beats By Dre Beats Pill+
If you are a fan of the original Pill, you'll definitely love this more robust version. Don't worry, that added heft is totally worth its weight in sound. And with a 12-hour battery life, this potable speaker—which also allows you to make and receive phone calls—offers hours of musical enjoyment. A new addition: the Beats Pill+ app, which allows you to pair two together to amplify the sound.
HTC RE Camera
Shaped like a submarine's telescope, this wireless handheld video camera is your eye into the world of video. Tote it along on all of your sporting adventures—be it underwater (it's waterproof up to one meter) or during a friendly date on the tennis court.
Ringly Rhodium Daybreak
Ringly Rhodium Daybreak
Crafted with semi-precious stones, this cocktail ring isn't just cute, it's totally functional too. Just pair it with your phone through the Ringly app and now you have a discrete (through vibration and color changes) way to receive notification such as phone calls, text, calendar alerts, even tweets. Just don't forget to set a reminder and specific hue for your daily sweat sesh.
Mira Fitness Tracker
This sleek fitness tracker, which looks more like a bracelet, blends in with your other wrist wear so you can track your daily steps, calories, distance and elevation without the whole world knowing. What's more, its water resistant, so a little rain or sweat won't hurt it.
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fitness trackers worthy of a spot on your wish list.
Apex HD Snow Goggle Model 338
Just call this the smart goggle: Not only does it protect your peepers on the slopes (these UV lenses are rain, sleet-and snow-resistant), but it also has a camera positioned just above the eyes that captures HD video. Now you can show others the thrill of flying downhill over perfectly paved pow.
NuForce BE6 Headphones
Sport these lightweight, aluminum wireless headphones for your next marathon. When fully charged, they give you six hours of listening time so you can concentrate on PR-ing, and not whether or not you'll have enough battery life to make it through all 26.2 miles.
FUJIFilm INSTAX Mini8 Camera
While we all love the cameras on our smartphones, sometimes it's cool to get in touch with our retro side. This basic point and shoot offers immediate gratification—as in you get a printed copy of the picture ASAP—and limits worry of your memory card bonking and you loosing all of those perfectly captured moments. Plus, this thing is just so darn cute.
Vivitar selfie stick with Bluetooth remote
Last person on earth to give in to the selfie stick trend? We get it. But once you get your hands on this photo prop, you'll wonder how you lived without it. It allows you to easily capture endless pics of yourself (OK, and your friends, too) with the help of a companion bluetooth remote. Sweet.
Pencil by FiftyThree digital stylus
This snazzy stylus lets you turn your tablet into a sketch book with the snap of a finger; it pairs wirelessly with your iPad via an app so you can write and sketch (and erase!) just like a traditional pencil-and-paper comboâ€“ but without wasting all thatÂ unnecessaryÂ paper.
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
Now you canÂ finallyÂ focus moreÂ on that hardcore HITT workout of yours instead of spending precious exercise time untangling knotted cords. Oh, and the sound quality blasting from these wireless bluetooth headphones: AMAZING!
Microsoft Surface Book
What we love most about this high-performing Windows-based laptop: It has a detachable screen that turns into your very own tablet! This way you don't have to lug your entire laptop to the gym.
TomTom Bandit Action camera
We all know that if you didn't video that run down that mogul-filled Black Diamond trail, then it didn't happen. Luckily, you can shoot and edit video on sight with this handy HD action camera, and then pair it with the Bandit App to share videos instantly with your crew via your smartphone. Now everyone will be privy to your awesomeness!
Stelle Audio Pillar in Metallic Bronze
"Silent Night," "AllÂ IÂ Want for Christmas" and all those other holiday tunes never sounded so good; stream them and more of your faves straight from your tablet or your desktop. You'll haveÂ everyoneÂ rocking around the Christmas tree in no time.
Motorola Moto 360 watch
This sleek and chic timepiece puts texts, directions, boarding passes and even the ability to call an UBER right on your wrist. Did we mention that this rose-gold beauty also doubles as a fitness tracker? Talk about the perfect reminder to help us burn off all those calorie-laden holiday dinners.