Choosing technology gifts doesn’t have to be nearly as tricky as it sounds. Every year we’re treated to a colorful explosion of new devices. Moreover, technology is constantly advancing, making successive gadgets more powerful and valuable than the last and often at better and better prices. In addition, manufacturers are continually adjusting each new device to accommodate better the new waves of health-conscious lifestyles people worldwide enjoy. As a result, we see phones, watches, and other handheld devices, including physiological-aware sensors and health tracking apps.
For those who haven’t tried out any health-related devices in a while, they’ve advanced significantly since the unreliable pedometers and glitchy heart monitors of the ’80s and ’90s. Even in the last decade since the appearance of the original Fitbit, the technology is much more reliable, features additional connectivity and apps for a broader appeal, and is available in more styles and price ranges than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be a gadget enthusiast, and that makes giving tech gifts for fitness enthusiasts even more doable than before.
The Latest in Smart Watches
One exciting device that’s been making waves recently is the rise of smartwatches. These handy little gadgets are completely reimagining the digital watch. Most feature a customizable watch display, including options for an analog display. Besides, there are smartwatches available for just about every mobile operating system—it’s not just an Apple OS system trinket anymore! Besides telling you the time, the most exciting features make them more phone extensions than technological timepieces. Most double as health trackers with distance and step tracking and vitals sensing. Besides, smartwatches are made especially for people with loads to do and keep track of—they include built-in push notifications and reminder apps. It’s a tremendous, all-around helpful choice of tech gifts for fitness enthusiasts and businesspeople with health and fitness at the top of their to-do list.
A Better Set of Wireless Headphones
One gift you can never go wrong with is a better set of headphones. It’s also one of the best inventions to see rapid improvements over the years. Gone are the days of neckaches from ridiculously heavy headsets and headaches from whiny speakers that distort the sound into a poorly balanced stereo mix. Headphones of the 21st century offer an incredible theater-grade surround sound experience complete with rich bass and masterful digital sound. What’s more, like many pieces of technology, they only seem to get better year after year. A variety of brands are now reaching the quality of studio sound equipment for meager costs even better. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get elegant and fabulous headphones these days, and it’s a reality that music lovers have long-awaited.
For the fitness fanatic, it’s a great reality as well. There’s nothing as relaxing as exercising to your favorite playlist or tuning in to an exercising stream on the go. Because of the diverse movement, exercising requires health fans to lean more in favor of lightweight wireless earbuds over wired varieties or even wireless headphones. And it’s not just the internal workings of earbuds that have seen massive improvements. It’s easy to find attractive sets made from real or faux wood, solid metal, and other quality materials. A beautiful set of high-quality wireless headphones is an engaging and easy to pick out gift that’s also affordable, thanks to many great electronic deals online.
Rugged Device Supplies
If you’re unsure which device to pick or your fitness fan friend already has it all, consider buying an accessory to complement their collection. One thing people who are out and about always need is protective cases for their various devices. Even something as simple as a cute waterproof pouch is a thoughtful gift that can easily save much grief in the swimming and aquatic sporting seasons. Besides this, though, there are many different types of screen protectors and device cases to match the types of activities your loved ones enjoy. More importantly, a wider selection of affordable brands follows in the legendary footprints of industry leaders like OtterBox. So, you don’t have to spend a fortune anymore to get a shock-proof, waterproof, or scratch and dent-proof case, regardless of the type of phone or tablet they have.
Additionally, you can never have too many options when it comes to tough glass screen protectors. It’s easy to select made-to-fit options for different devices or select a large sheet and cut it to fit any and every screen. Finally, a wider choice of screen adjusting glass types is also available. For example, consider a blue-light-blocking screen for fitness fans who love to browse their social media feeds while burning calories.
A Shiny New Activity Tracker
There was a time when fitness trackers were more of a necessary evil than anything near convenient. Once upon a time and not so long ago, they were all shockingly expensive and deeply flawed. The average halfway decent device was $70 bare minimum and came stocked with more defects than features. Nowadays, technology has finally caught up with the demand. Modern devices are sleeker and come in an array of stylish designs and colors. Also, many include detachable wristbands, which allow users to swap out more decorative varieties or choose a material they feel is more comfortable. Older devices did little more than sometimes successfully report your heart rate and steps, whereas today, they are compatible with many devices and come stocked with many fun apps.
Most include built-in exercising routines with adjustable goals and time limits. Many even have built-in music player controls so you won’t have to fumble with a phone while trying to keep a steady pace. Finally, and probably best of all, almost every fitness tracker today is water-resistant, if not completely waterproof. Owning a piece of technology strapped to your wrist 24/7 was always a challenge when faced with the everyday reality of sweating, washing hands, or rainy days. If your loved one just hasn’t gotten around to getting a more recent device, stun them with just how fun and interesting these handy little health watches have become.