What do you get your sporty friend or loved one this Christmas? We’ve found a few ideas for gifts (over £50) from fitness trackers and bike lights to reflective running kits!
Training made easier! With a built in GPS unit the TomTom watch range does not require a smartphone to track your sessions and data can be uploaded to TomTom’s MySports site. A range of GPS watches are available including those with built in heart rate monitors.
Prices from £129.99 (RRP £149.99) at www.tomtom.com
TRX suspension training is a great alternative to lifting weights and the perfect gift for a total body workout at home. It develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. So good it was used by Jake Quickenden in the X-Factor house this yea and it certainly kept him in shape! We wonder if this was his luxury item in the Jungle too?!
The TRX Suspension Training Home Kit is £198.00 at www.trxtraining.com
A light, hard wearing and affordable bike box perfect for cyclists and triathletes travelling the globe. We were introduced to Shok Box at the Cycle Show earlier this year and absolutely love their products, so much so one of our team bought one! The Shok Box really does what it says on the tin.
The Shok Box is £347.87 at www.shokbox.co.uk (rental options also available).
Do you know an avid golfer or tennis player? Are they concerned about their swing? The Zepp Multi-Sport Tracker can help. A light weight sensor fits to your glove or tennis racket and feeds back information to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The Zepp app gives a 3D replay of your swing and offers key improvements to make it more efficient and powerful. Who needs a coach, huh?!
Available from £129.99 at www.amazon.co.uk
The Blaze Lazerlight keeps cyclists safer by giving them a bigger and brighter presence on the road at night. The Lazerlight projects a bike symbol on the road around six metres ahead of the cyclist, which alerts other motorists to the approaching rider. A very clever device.
£125 at www.blaze.cc
Womens leggings designed with enhanced reflectivity for extra visibility when running in the dark.Perfect for winter training.
£90.00 at www.nike.com
Misfit Shine is a stylish activity and sleep tracker. Use the Shine app to set daily goals whether running, cycling or swimming (just to name a few) and watch your progress as the halo of lights start to shine. As well as providing daily stats like steps, calories and distance, you can track your activity level over time and add friends to compare activity levels – there's nothing like a bit of healthy competition for motivation!
Choose from an array of colours and accessorize with sport wristbands, a leather watch-style strap, necklace or pendant (accessories are extra).
£69.99 from www.amazon.co.uk
Next week our blog covers gift ideas for your sporty mate - all under £50.