As the fitness industry continues to boom, so does the fitness tech that allows us to perform at our best.
This holiday season we’ve compiled the ultimate fitness tech gift guide for yourself and the active individuals in your life. If you’re not sure where to start, then have no fear — because we have you covered. Our list spans across multiple areas of tech including:
- Best Earbuds | Jabra Elite Active 65t
- Best Fitness Tracker (Sponsored) | WHOOP Strap 3.0
- Best Powerbuilding Program | BarBend 10-Week Powerbuilding Program
- Best Headphones | Beats Solo3
- Best Digital Home Gym | Tonal
- Best Fitness Watch | G-Shock GBA-800
- Best Massage Gun | Theragun G3
- Best Muscle Stim Machine | Compex Elite Sport 2.0
At BarBend, we’re avid fitness enthusiasts and we’re constantly putting gear to the test, so the list below includes fitness tech items that we actually like and use.
Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds
The Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds are a great option for the individual that wants crystal clear call quality and active earbuds.
Why It’s Great: The Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds are fantastic because they somewhat bridge the gap between workout and traditional wear settings. For example, with the four built-in mics, these earbuds are great for working out with, but also taking calls with crystal clear call sound and quality.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The fitness enthusiast that is serious about working out and their personal business. These earbuds are solid option for folks who want earbuds to wear to workout in and then to work.
Price: $189.99 USD
Best Fitness Tracker (Sponsored)
WHOOP Strap 3.0
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The WHOOP Strap 3.0 is the perfect tracker for the active individual that loves analyzing daily performance and recovery metrics. Use code "BarBend" at checkout to save $30.00!
Why It’s Great: For individuals on the never-ending quest of self-improvement, the WHOOP Strap 3.0 opens up a whole new world of metrics for the pursuit of personal excellence. This strap provides individual insights into how much strain an athlete is enduring, a metric WHOOP uses to dictate levels of stress, and how much recovery they are obtaining.
These two metrics, when combined together, can help enthusiasts push their training intensities strategically and pull back accordingly when they feel rundown to ensure they never overreach. Potentially the best part of the WHOOP Strap 3.0 is that it adapts to your body and creates a level of normalcy based on your personal metrics and feedback.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The fitness enthusiast that loves knowing every detail about their training and hobby. The WHOOP Strap 3.0 can benefit every level fitness enthusiast, and we love this gift for the person in your life that could best be described as an over achiever.
Price: $30/monthly subscription. You can purchase months in bulk with options coming in at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years.
Best Powerbuilding Program
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The BarBend 10-week powerbuilding program is the perfect option for lifters who want to improve their strength, body composition, and overall fitness.
Why It’s Great: Our favorite powerbuilding program is the BarBend 10-Week Program that is hosted on the Gravitus app. The Gravitus app allows you to seamlessly track workouts and multiple metrics for weekly training sessions. We wrote this 4-day program (with an optional fifth day) to help athletes accomplish multiple goals, and we love it. Every workout is concise and done with intent.
The Gravitus app is free to use and if you purchase our program, then it comes out to roughly $6 USD a week. The program is the culmination of multiple training ideologies and can help any athlete get stronger, look better, and feel more athletic.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The active individual that loves to pursue both strength and body composition while tracking workouts on a regular basis.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones offer great sound quality, a W1 Chip for seamless connectivity to Apple products, and 40 hours of battery life.
Why It’s Great: The Beats Solo3 headphones have an incredibly long playback time, which make them a great option for daily wear and then to the gym. Additionally, they stay pretty snug on the head and can accommodate multiple types of workouts.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The individual that wants headphones for the gym, daily life, and any day-to-day setting.
Price: $199.00 USD
Best Digital Home Gym
The Tonal is an interactive home gym that delivers up to 200 lbs of total electromagnetic resistance with the use of two maneuverable pulleys. What's most impressive is that it adapts as you progresses, which means you'll always be pushing closer to your fitness goals.
Why It’s Great: The Tonal is a solid piece of equipment for the avid fitness enthusiast that wants and loves to train at home. With up to 200 lbs of magnetic resistance, this machine can accommodate for most fitness enthusiast’s workout needs. In addition, this digital home gym provides a plethora of programs that users can follow on a routine basis.
On top of its interactive platform that adapts to your training style, this compact digital home gym is great for enthusiasts that have limited space for working out and training.
Who It’s Great For: The fitness enthusiast that loves to use the most up to date digital training platforms.
Price: $3,000.00+ USD
Best Fitness Watch
The G-Shock GBA-800 watch is a great pick for active individuals that want a watch to train in, but also wear on a day-to-day basis.
Why It’s Great: The G-Shock GBA-800 is a solid watch that can be worn in the gym, on runs, and a daily basis. This watch is a good option for anyone who works in active environments and wants a watch to keep on all day, even at the gym.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The fitness enthusiast that likes simplicity and wants one watch to wear all day for multiple activities.
Price: $80.00 – 120.00 USD
Best Massage Gun
The Theragun G3 is a great percussive massage gun for the serious fitness enthusiast that wants to boost their recovery.
Why It’s Great: The Theragun G3 is a useful tool for pre-workout stimulation and recovery. While research is still a little thin on the direct benefits of this massage gun, it was still useful from our anecdotal experiences. It’s simple to use, durable in construction, and has massage attachments for a variety of needs.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The avid fitness enthusiast that is always looking for more ways to improve in and out of the gym.
Price: $399.00 USD
The Compex Sport Elite 2.0 Muscle Stimulator is a great device for serious athletes trying to improve their performance and recovery.
Why It’s Great: The Compex Sport Elite 2.0 Muscle Stimulator is a useful tool for workout performance and recovery. This device comes with multiple programs to progress fitness enthusiasts into the use of muscle stimulation in a controlled, strategic means.
Who It’s a Great Gift For: The die hard fitness enthusiast trying to take their recovery game to the next level.
Price: $216.00 USD
As we head into the holiday season, it’s always a good idea to equip yourself with multiple gift options for the fitness enthusiasts in your life. Hopefully this guide helped provide some direction and inspiration to help you find the perfect fitness tech gifts!