Best Christmas gadget ideas for active outdoor activities
Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with family, sleep in, watch the season’s most anticipated movies, (over)eat good food and, yes, sleep it off. It’s also a great opportunity to hit the slopes or get out of town, if you can manage it. But despite these seemingly ideal conditions, the holidays are not all reindeers and fruitcake — the stress of holiday gift shopping can take a serious toll. You need christmas gift ideas, and we’re here to help.
Vivofit 2 is budget fitness tracker, costing around 100€. Get up and get moving with Vívofit 2. It’s the only activity tracker with a 1+ year battery life and backlit display. It even reminds you to stay active throughout your day with its move bar with audible alert that lets you know when you’ve been idle for an hour or longer.
The Garmin Vivofit 2 will help you to track and record some very important stats regarding your overall fitness regime. It features a move bar that motivates users by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity. It shows steps, calories, distance and time of day on the backlit display. This water-resistant activity tracker has a soft, flexible band with a quarter turn buckle and it links to the myfitnesspal application for detailed calorie counting. Stylish, comfortable and water-resistant this Garmin Vivofit 2 is always on and ready to go.
The Garmin Vivoactive is a fitness watch that cuts all the fat, and some of the muscle, off the higher-end Garmin Forerunner runner’s watches. It delivers a GPS tracking device in a package that looks and feels like a lifestyle smartwatch.
The watch is also capable of tracking the steps you take each day, distance travelled, calories burned and your sleep at night. Daily goals can be set manually, or will automatically adjust each day depending on your performance the day prior. There’s even “Move” alerts to remind you when you are being lazy. On top of all that, the watch can measure running and biking workouts with the GPS, and swimming laps using the accelerometer and other sensors. To measure heart rate, you’ll need to pair a separate strap accessory: there’s no onboard sensor on the watch itself.
The Suunto Ambit3 Vertical is more than just a multisport GPS watch. Follow the altitude profile of your route while working your way up mountains. Keep track of your total vertical gain from your yearly total to day-by-day ascents. Plan your training with the Suunto Movescount App and let the vibration alerts on the watch guide you during your workouts. Relive and share your experience with the Suunto Movescount App.
The Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless offers an improved fit, very good sound for Bluetooth sports headphone, reliable operation, and strong battery life (12 hours), thanks to Apple’s W1 chip. Pairing is dead-simple for iOS users and the headphones also work just fine with Android phones. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 1 hour of playback. Sweat and water resistance provides trusted durability and dual-driver acoustics deliver dynamic sound to power your workout.
Take your fitness regime to a whole new level thanks to Jabra’s Sport Pace wireless earphones. The wireless design offers more freedom than other sports earbuds, while they also come with premium sound, a secure fit and integrated training app to enhance any sport. The accompanying app lets you plan, track, and analyze your workout, while in-the-moment, personalized in-ear coaching helps you optimize your exercise regime.
Super low profile, lightweight design and waterproof durability ensure these headphones produce clear, premium sound, whenever you need it, in or out of the water. Waterproof and Sweatproof: H2O Audio technology ensures these headphones can withstand heavy perspiration, and complete submersion to 3.6m underwater.
The COOLPIX AW130 is the camera that can go anywhere. Take it snorkeling, SCUBA diving, rafting or fishing—it’s waterproof down to 30 meters. Take it skiing or snowboarding—it’s freezeproof. Even take it biking, climbing, skating or hiking—it can withstand drops from as high as 7 feet. Always bring home amazing views
Take your photos and videos to the extreme with the waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof COOLPIX AW130. A wide-angle (24mm equivalent) NIKKOR glass lens provides a wide field of view that’s great for action and underwater shooting; and Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps photos sharp and Full HD 1080p videos steady. You don’t even have to wait to share your adventures with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology (NFC; NFC feature for Android v 4.0 or later smart devices only) to send your photos right to a compatible smartphone, even in remote locations!
The Hero 5 Black is the GoPro camera option for those who want the best action cam available right out of the box. You can almost think of the Hero 5 Black as GoPro’s “Greatest Hits” compilation. Capture high-quality 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. Hero 5 now supports voice control which can be used to take pictures and record video as well as changing settings. This can be invaluable if the camera is mounted out of reach or you’re using your hands for something more important like not falling off a mountain.