Looking to buy that fitness fan in your life something special this festive season? Get them a gift that keeps on giving. Here are 7 pieces of tech that they’ll love.
By MH Staff - Posted on 19th December 2014
Looking to buy that fitness fan in your life something special this festive season?
1 Fitbit Flex
For simple motivation. R1 199 takealot.com
2 Garmin Vivofit
Gauge your workout intensity. R1 799 capeunionmart.co.za
3 Jawbone UP24
For non-stop monitoring. R1 599 takealot.com
4 WITHINGS ACTIVITé
This analogue artwork makes every other smartwatch look decidedly ugly. It has a simple activity monitor dial that lets you know at a glance when you’ve done enough (and it’s not just counting steps, it can even measure distance swimming) and can check your sleep patterns too. It’s a fitness tracker for the style conscious. TBA store.orange.com
5 Bragi Dash
These are best for wire-free, phone-free use. That’s right, no cables or smartphone pairing needed. It has 4GB built-in just for music, is water resistant, has a ear bone microphone and even though the batteries only last for three hours, it should cover any of your training sessions.
Oh, and it can measure speed and distance, too, as well as your oxygen saturation and energy spent. One of our favourite pieces of tech, it’s like a lab in your ears. From R3 300 store.bragi.com
6 Biosport Smart
Through an unconventional collaboration between rapper 50 Cent and tech giant Intel, a pair of earphones have been created that can measure your heartbeat and sync that data with fitness tracking apps – no strap, watch or battery needed. TBA biosport.com
7 LG HRM
Sometimes, it’s easier when your tech just talks to you. These do real-time HR monitoring, but throw in a voice guide and a compatibility with the LG lifeband Touch activity tracker to see your numbers easily. R1 980 lg.com