Yes, it is that time of the year again when you need to get your loved ones some gifts. You know that you cannot give them more socks. Instead, you want to give them something they really want. Are they giving you hints that they wish to have a fitness tracker? Do they complain a lot that their trainers are already worn out? They are good gift ideas to go for.
But you if you want great gift ideas for techie runners, here is a list that you can review today.
It is one of the fitness trackers that you want to keep on your wrist for plenty of reasons. First, it can track your fitness activities for five days before it requires recharging. It can help you get a good night’s sleep by letting you assign a target sleep schedule. It also comes with a heart rate monitor. Then, you can connect it to Lose It app for food tracking. Plus, you can swap out the bands so you can put the pebble into another frame, which is pretty easy to do. (Btw, I have Fitness Blaze, and I love it as it encourages me to move more.)
Now, if you have at least $369 to shell out, then you might want to consider Apple Watch Nike. It got an upgrade in 2016. It is a smartwatch with fitness tracking features. This gadget comes with a GPS and built-in heart rate monitor. It can also run hundreds of apps while it can display notifications from your paired iPhone. What is great is that it has a unique band and it can connect to the online running community of Nike. If your loved one relishes the Nike brand, then this is the perfect gift for him.
It is a smartwatch that offers a mixture of great functionalities, longer battery life, and decent app experience, among others. It measures your pace, tracks your heart rate and maps your every run by pairing it with your smartphone. You can customize everything, from heart rate zones to training regimen, to watch face. Although it requires charging once a week, it is worth it.
You could say that any iPad model is suitable for any runners. However, iPad Pro does an excellent job of bridging the gap between desktop and all the apps. One of the things that runners would love about iPad Pro is its Pencil that they can use to analyze their gait.
Runners need a phone. But not just an ordinary phone. It should be a smartphone that can stick with them through thick and thin. The latest Sony Xperia Z5 is compact, as the name suggests. It also comes with an excellent battery life with powerful audio. Plus, it is waterproof, which is vital for all-terrain runners. They could use it in the pool. But their running partners would be that guy.
They can deliver superior audio performance for both music and calls. With these earbuds, you can listen to music up to eight hours of play time. The unit allows you to listen while you charge. You can customize its sound settings and save them to your earbuds using the Jaybird MySound app. They are not bulky, so they are gender-neutral. You can have them at $180.
It will not turn you into a super athlete. However, it offers numerous uses. It comes with water resistant zipper pockets. The large pocket allows keeping your “to hand items” in. The reflective strip is useful during your nighttime running sessions. This belt can be used while you are out walking and you do not want to have a bag with you. What is great is that it is not just for runners. You can use it while you are out in the city and do not want your cash/wallet/smartphone be accessible to people as you can wear it under a coat or your t-shirt.
It is a traction device designed for intrepid runners who do not allow the winter season to limit themselves to a treadmill. With Yaktrax, you can run on icy or snowy roads during winter by attaching this device to your running shoes. This traction device lets you train during winter while it offers you the stability that you can get on dry surfaces.
As the term suggests, they are designed to be worn on your hands. They are ideal for night runners. Knuckle Lights will light your run or path. With these, you no longer have to wear those uncomfortable headbands or ineffective reflectors. What is great is that they can withstand even the harshest weather condition.
It is perfect for those who cannot stop training even during winter. This jacket has a protective outer layer that can help you beat the weather. It is made for chilled or icy conditions. It is equipped with a technical yarn that will keep the heat inside.
Sensoria is one of the most advanced tech companies built for runners. The device is an electronic sensor that you can embed in your socks, shirts, or sports bra. It provides better information about how you run and your overall health. The data gathered by the sensor can be sent to your coach or trainer for analysis. For example, if you put the sensor in your socks, the sensors can tell about your foot landing technique and form, and several others. It is not yet available today, but you can make a pre-order now through its official website.
It is a wirelessly connected weighing scale. This device is fitting for runners who are battling against fat and monitoring their fat content. With this weighing scale, you can monitor your eating habit, daily activities and more. “Polar Balance is a whole service to help make your weight management journey a happy and successful one.”