Keep Up With Technology!
Why not mix fitness with technology? It can only enhance a workout! If you’re looking for gifts for the fitness lover in your life who is also is enamored with technology, this gift guide will get you where you need to be.
The Gripster is an iPad case with a patented Smart Handle with 360-degree rotation, allowing for multiple viewing angles. This would be perfect for someone following a yoga video at home. The Gripster from Native Union comes in a variety of colors and allows the at-home fitness buff the ease of flowing into poses, all while keeping an eye on the video. (Native Union, $50)
You don’t want your loved one out simply spinning her wheels, do you? The Edge 200 is a GPS-enabled bike computer that tracks time, distance, speed, location and calories burned. The Edge 200 comes with a bike mount and is easy to use. It's great for training or everyday rides. Riders can even challenge times on previous rides via the Courses feature. (Garmin, $130)
Work it to work it! The nPower PEG is the world's first human-powered charger for hand-held electronics. You're the generator — just store the 14-ounce nPower PEG in your backpack, briefcase or purse while you bike, walk or run during the course of your day. The kinetic energy you expend is stored for later, when you need it. When your device needs a charge, plug it into your PEG and press the button. (nPowerPEG, $160)
Orbit freeze jacket
This jacket is not only great to look at, but it's great to wear in cold temps. The Orbit Freeze Jacket is made using omni-heat thermal reflective technology that helps regulate your temperature by reflecting and retaining the warmth your body generates, while dissipating moisture and excess heat to keep you comfy. A flattering fit that comes in five colors and provides a bunch of comfort. For more workout clothing visit T.J.Maxx. (Columbia, $150)
YogaPaws elite full set
Get a grip, no matter where you feel like doing yoga — on the top of a mountain, at the airport or in the park — no mat required. Described as "the yoga mat you wear," use YogaPaws on your hands or feet to keep you secure on any surface. Made with a yoga towel liner that absorbs seven times its weight in moisture, you'll be sticking around no matter how sweaty or wet things get. The elite full set is made with ultra-durable, ultra non-slip natural rubber and includes two YogaPaws for your hands and two for your feet. You can find accessories to complete many workout routines at T.J.Maxx. (YogaPaws, $40)
Is it a watch? A pedometer? A personal trainer? The Nike+FuelBand tracks your daily activity to help you "do more." It uses a sports-tested accelerometer to measure your movement in NikeFuel, a universal metric of activity. You can set a goal and see how far you go during any given time. You can also synch with an app to track your history, stay motivated and connect with your friends. The Nike+FuelBand comes in three sizes and three colors — white ice, black ice and black. (Nike, $150)
Wi-Fi body scale
This is one way to keep you honest — the Wi-Fi Body Scale from Withings. Not only is this a digital scale, but it measures the weight, fat mass and BMI of up to eight users. And it has the capability to share your information via a wireless connection so you can send it to your iPhone, Android, your web page or even Twitter! (Withings, $160)
The Activa is like a personal librarian when it comes to your workout music. It includes a function that will analyze your music library and match songs to the aerobic activity of your workouts. This device also "shouts out" feedback on your workout progress, as well as words of encouragement. Talk about a personal cheerleader! (Amazon, $100)
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