Don’t just give a gift, give a gift someone can wear! Better still, give the gift of fitness, which is a benefit of many wearable tech devices. All of our selected best wearable tech gifts are fitness trackers.
The Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Plus Fitness Wristband
The Fitbit Charge 2 rates no. 1 in THREE categories on Amazon – Running; Cycling Accessories; and Heart Rate Monitors. No wonder – it’s a slim little powerhouse, using PurePulse to automatically and continuously track your heart rate and figure out your calorie burn. Track your sleep; then be gently awoken by a silent vibrating alarm. You can pair the Fitbit Charge 2 with your phone to get smart notifications. And you can use it to plan how to improve your health.
The connected GPS enables you to track your pace and distance as you exercise. And finally, the Fitbit Charge 2 will remind you to stop and breathe when your heart rate is less than calm. As someone who is working on being calmer and more conscious, I personally find this feature very useful.
For those seeking all-round heath improvement in an attractive and affordable package, you can’t go far wrong with the Fitbit Charge 2.
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This is one of my personal favorites in fitness trackers. I just like the chunky look of it, plus all the features and ease of use – such as the fact you can see the display clearly in bright sunlight.
The Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch ranks no. 1 in Amazon’s Running GPS units and in Handheld GPS units, and ranks no. 2 in Pedometers. Not too shabby!
The popularity of the Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smartwatch stems from the fact that it offers tracking for such a wide variety of sports. You can use its color touchscreen to track your swimming, running, cycling, and golfing. Of course you can also pair it with your phone to get smart notifications. Best of all, it has great battery life – if you’re not using GPS, the battery will last for 3 weeks!
Bear in mind however that the Garmin Vivoactive HR is quite a big watch – it is slightly longer and thicker than an Apple watch. If you have tiny, petite wrists, you may be better off with a smaller fitness tracker, such as our next pick, the Fitbit Alta.
The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker ranks as the no. 1 best seller in fitness trackers AND activity trackers. And it’s also no. 3 in Fitness Technology.
There are good reasons for the massive popularity of the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker. Fitness trackers are supposed to motivate, and that is exactly what the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker does. Unlike many of these devices (including the Apple Watch), this device is smart enough to automatically know when you are exercising.
One thing I find really frustrating about my Apple Watch is that when I forget to tell it I am exercising, it often doesn’t seem to know. Not so with the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker!
As with all Fitbits, you can track your sleep, and be gently awoken with a silent, vibrating alarm. Sleep is a badly underrated but very important aspect of health. If you’re planning to improve your health, the foundation has to be getting enough sleep. The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker can help with that!
It’s also easy to keep your Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker looking good, as there are a range of different bands available for it. And you can keep it on in the shower!
My personal top favorite, I believe. I reviewed a Fitbit Blaze for weeks, and I still feel a bit sad remembering the moment when I had to put it in a box and send it back. I kind of LOVED that Blaze. And I’m not the only one. It’s the no. 1 best seller in Men’s Smartwatches. I have a full review of the Fitbit Blaze here. In short, it’s comfortable, it looks great, and it does everything you could want a fitness tracker to do. The Blaze also has a neat feature: you can pop the watch easily in and out of its strap, which means that you can buy different straps for it and achieve different looks – just like an Apple watch.
All of these fitness trackers offer excellent value for money, and will motivate you or your loved one to be more active and healthier. And they look good too!