Gifts Tech-Savvy for Runners

Gifts Tech: Looking for a practical, cheap, and meaningful present for your running family and friends? Our Test Zone specialists are here to assist you. Each year, we extensively test and examine hundreds of items in order to propose the finest alternatives for your specific requirements. If you have a runner in your life who is always on the lookout for the latest technology, these items could be able to help.

Apple Watch Series 6

Gifts Tech: Apple Watch Series 6 1
Apple Watch Series 6 1

Gifts Tech: Thanks to a new processor, Apple’s smartwatch has been updated to be quicker and brighter. It now tracks sleep, which means it must be recharged when you’re up. The battery can now be fully charged in just 1.5 hours. Though we’ve found that it’s always faster, we’re usually back to 100% by the time we’ve finished bathing and eating breakfast. Apple is promoting its new blood oxygen sensor, however it isn’t truly a running fitness monitor, so runners may find it less useful than more inactive users.

Price:$499

Bose Sport Earbuds

Gifts Tech: Bose Sport Earbuds
Bose Sport Earbuds

Gifts Tech: The Bose Sport Earbuds are a significant improvement over the SoundSport Free. Those elder buds were huge, protruding from your head like Frankenstein’s monster’s neck bolts. The new buds, on the other hand, barely protrude from your ears and have no buttons (touch gestures play/pause and skip music, while pressing and holding activates the voice assistant on a phone). However, they still feature a terrific design that doesn’t fully cover your ear, combining superb music quality with a comfortable fit that minimises the terrible thud that comes with wearing traditional earbuds with each step.

Price:$149

Fitbit Sense Advanced Smart Watch

Gifts Tech: Fitbit Sense Advanced Smart Watch
Fitbit Sense Advanced Smart Watch

Gifts Tech: This new smart watch is the most direct rival to the Apple Watch—basically, it’s a Fitbit Versa sports watch with additional sensors like an ECG, blood oxygen metre, and stress scanner (all features found on Apple Watch Series 6). The elegant square-oval shape provides ample of space for reading splits even on the go. The touchscreen is slightly unresponsive to extremely moist fingers, and the display does not always light up when we lift our wrist. What sets it apart from other smart watches is that it has all of those sensors and provides round-the-clock health monitoring, yet the battery lasts for five days.

Price:$299

Theragun Mini Portable Massage Gun

Theragun Mini Portable Massage Gun
Theragun Mini Portable Massage Gun

This massage pistol in the shape of a butter bean is easy to grip and fits neatly into a duffel bag for road trips. Furthermore, because the battery lasts more than two hours, the charging cord is not required for a weekend getaway. It has three speeds, but because it doesn’t link to a Bluetooth-enabled app, you won’t get the added assistance that more expensive alternatives currently provide. It only comes with the basic ball head, but various tips, such as the cone, may be ordered for an additional $20.

Price:$199

Garmin Forerunner 945 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 945 Watch
Garmin Forerunner 945 Watch

The Forerunner 945 is the most feature-rich GPS watch from Forerunner ever. It can play music and store up to 1,000 songs, as well as provide colour maps so you can navigate unfamiliar cities without getting lost.

Price:$500

Silva Trail Speed 4XT Headlamp

Silva Trail Speed 4XT Headlamp
Silva Trail Speed 4XT Headlamp

This Swedish model is new to the United States, and it packs a punch unlike anything else we’ve seen in running headlamps. A spotlight on the Trail Speed 4XT can compete with a car’s low lights. It produces 1,200 lumens at its highest setting, but you can turn it down to lengthen the run life all night. To light the torch, you’ll need a huge battery, which Silva cleverly placed on the rear of a thick headband—a top strap is necessary to support the burden.

Price:$130

Coros Pace 2 GPS Watch

Coros Pace 2 GPS Watch
Coros Pace 2 GPS Watch

The Pace GPS watch has been redesigned to provide the finest, lightest, and quickest run-tracking experience on the roads and during speedwork. It has everything a runner needs for training without a slew of exercise kinds and stats they’re unlikely to utilise. It monitors distance as precisely as any other watch we’ve tried, and it’s the lightest GPS watch on the market right now, weighing only 29 grammes. Regardless, it features a battery that can last up to 30 hours.

Price:$200

Addaday Biozoom Edge Bluetooth Massage Gun

Addaday Biozoom Edge Bluetooth Massage Gun
Addaday Biozoom Edge Bluetooth Massage Gun

Both Hyperice and Theragun offer massage guns that are Bluetooth-enabled. Addaday, a producer of treatment gadgets that are a quarter of the price of other choices, feels the same way. Addaday does not cut corners on quality, regardless of price. For guided rehabilitation sessions, this version of the BioZoom links to a smartphone app. Furthermore, the long, gripping handle makes it simpler to access difficult-to-reach areas.

price:$150

JBL Live 300 TWS Headphones

JBL Live 300 TWS Headphones
JBL Live 300 TWS Headphones

These low-cost genuine wireless buds have many of the same capabilities as higher-priced models. They can be used with almost any voice assistant: touching the left bud engages Google or Alexa, while pressing and holding the right bud enables Siri or Bixby. They also include an Ambient Aware mode, which lets the sound of automobiles and friends’ conversations in without having to pull a bud.

Price:$75

AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones

AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones
AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones

For runners who share the road with automobiles, these are the safest headphones. They employ bone-conduction technology to transmit sound waves via the cheekbones rather than the ear canals. The new model features a sleek design that doesn’t shake at high volumes and produces a richer, clearer sound than previous models. They have an IP67 certification, which indicates they can withstand a lot of perspiration or rain.

Price:$160

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