Got an athlete you know and love in your life and want to pick out just the right gift to show how much you care? Here's a list of the best and the brightest fitness tracking devices and accessories for those who tend to be active and energetic - these gadgets are sure to make them lace up their sneakers and hit the road faster than you can say "workout."
Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband
The Fitbit Charge will give them just what they need: real-time fitness stats right on their wrist! They'll be able to stay connected all day with Caller ID. When the day is done, they can track their sleep and set a silent, vibrating alarm for a peaceful wake up call. The Fitbit app will allow them to view their progress and analyze their trends with easy-to-read charts and graphs. They'll love you for giving them the added motivation needed to go the extra mile.
For those who want to step it up a bit, there’s the Fitbit Charge HR™. With the same capabilities as the Fitbit Charge and more, the Fitbit Charge HR will help them make every bit count. It adds automatic, continuous heart rate tracking right on their wrist for use all day, during workouts and beyond. They’ll be able to see their heart rate 24/7 to get more accurate all-day calorie burn, reach their target workout intensity, maximize training with simplified zones and get all-day health insights.
For the workout warrior who always makes time to run farther and work out harder, choose the Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch. This sleek, fitness super watch will help them reach their peak performance on the track, in the gym, and all day. With integrated GPS and automatic, continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking, Surge provides real-time workout stats like pace, distance, calories burned, heart rate intensity and target zones to help them make the most of their training.
Designed for all day wear, this advanced fitness smartwatch also has helpful features like call and text notifications and music control so they can stay connected on the move. There’s also an app where they can log workouts, calorie intake and more.
The Garmin vivofit will help the friend who needs an extra nudge in the fitness department. It acts like a trainer, pushing its wearer to go a little farther and dig a little deeper. A wristband that tracks physical exertion and sleep habits, the vivofit offers goal-setting programs and comes in two different sizes. Easily gauge progress with the Garmin Connect Mobile app, available for Android and iOS devices.
Beats Powerbeats ™ 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
For the athlete who lets their music fuel their run or fitness routine, the Beats Powerbeats ™ 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones are custom-built for people who feel music is an essential part of their workout. Inspired by LeBron James, the Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones defy the ordinary with lightweight construction, dual-driver acoustics, premium sound and unmatched performance.
The RemoteTalk™ control wraparound cable is designed to provide no-slip grip when changing volume, switching tracks, and making handsfree calls.
Bluetooth® connectivity means they can roam up to 30 feet* from their Bluetooth-enabled device without worrying about the constraints of dangling wires. A rechargeable battery with 6-hour playback** provides enough power to go to the end. If you're on empty, a 15-minute quick charge delivers an extra hour of non-stop playback.
Whatever their exercise routine, these flexible, IPX4 sweat and water resistant in-ear headphones will keep pace with them.
LG Tone Active™ Bluetooth® Stereo Headset
Ideal for anyone who loves to keep moving, the LG Tone Active™ provides the ultimate hands-free audio solution in a complete, comfortable, and convenient package.
It has an ergonomic 3D NeckBehind™ (Around-The-Neck Wearing Style with Body-Contoured Fit) design so it stays put even as you keep moving and retractable earbuds for effective cord management. The LG Tone Active is also IPX3-sweat and water resistant so if you sweat on it while working out or get caught in the rain, there’s no cause for concern.
Perfect for those who take their calls and tunes seriously, the LG Tone Active lets you experience both with high-quality sound thanks to Quad-Layer speaker technology and a Digital MEMS microphone. And, with up to 13-hour talk due and up to 9.5-hour music play time**, these headphones are built to endure even your longest workout, and then some.
*Wireless performance may be affected by nearby objects including walls, metal items, and other wireless devices.
**Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and, signal strength.