The gift of health is truly the best gift. This gift guide has some fitness tech that takes into account the mind, body, and soul of the recipient. Whether they need to find some balance in life or they’re just looking for a way to lock up their things at the gym without having to remember a password, we’ve got you covered.
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A Fitting Present
There are so many fitness trackers now that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them all, but the Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best. It has a stress-management feature, Spotify support, sleep tools, and even supports mobile payments, making it the best everyday fitness tracker for casual users.
A Different Beat
The Bellabeat Ivy is more of a wellness tracker than a fitness one. It monitors heart rate, cardiac coherence, respiratory rate, activity, and sleep, and tracks menstrual cycle, meditation, and hydration.
Peloton puts a virtual workout studio into homes with the Bike+. It has a built-in speaker system and a larger screen than its predecessor, which rotates to make it easier to follow along with all the off-bike classes Peloton offers.
FightCamp transforms any space into a boxing gym. The personal package includes on-demand workouts as well as boxing gloves, punch trackers, quick wraps, a free-standing bag, a bag ring, and a heavy workout mat.
The Hypervolt Go is a percussion massager that holds a charge to help them recharge after a tough workout.
Ride the Wave
Foam rollers are a smart addition to any workout routine, but the Therabody Wave Roller is extra smart. It can be set with recovery routines that control its vibrations.
Hooked on Music
Whether it’s a hike or a ride on a bike, the JBL Clip 4 is ready to play. The clippable speaker is waterproof and dustproof and can accompany a workout anywhere.
Will It Blend? (Yes)
Make smoothies and shakes anywhere with the BlendJet 2, which blends on the go and recharges via USB.
Fast, fresh, and healthy meals are hard to pull off every night of the week. But Green Chef plans out a whole week’s worth of menus and sends along all the ingredients. There are three types of meal plans: balanced living, plant-based, and keto/paleo.
A Class Act
An obé Fitness membership is a good gift whether they’re a workout novice or a gym rat. For a monthly fee, they can take unlimited live and on-demand HIIT, dance, sculpt, yoga, pilates, cardio boxing, barre, and other classes from their phone, tablet, or streaming device. The classes are fun, fast, and effective.
Making Room for Mindfulness
A subscription to the Headspace app lets them make space throughout the day for mindfulness in many forms. There are meditations classes and singles, solutions for sleep, mindful workouts, and lots of yoga sessions.
The Lumos Matrix Bike Helmet does away with mixed signals. It has LEDs that signal turns and stops, making for a safer ride.
In the Bag
People keep fit for all sorts of reasons and one of them is to look good. But nobody looks good when they’re schlepping their work bag, their gym bag, and their lunch bag through the streets. Caraa has solved this with bags that separate laptops, lunches, gym shoes, and purse essentials. There are lots of styles, like the Studio (left), which is made to go from being a backpack to a tote to a satchel for women on the move, and Remus (right), which is geared toward men and can be carried as a duffel or backpack.
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For more ideas on what to buy your friends and family, in any price range, keep tabs on PCMag’s full holiday gift guide.