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Best fitness gadgets – 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

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If you or someone you know is trying to lose weight and might need help losing weight, then you could consider some modern day tech solutions. These days, thanks to technology, there are various ways that you can help keep your weight in check, whether it be using an app, or a wearable to keep track of your progress, or a smart weighing scale.

Regardless, if you think that maybe your fitness journey could benefit from some of these modern day solutions, then you’ve come to the right place as we’ve put together a list of some of the best fitness gadgets you can buy right now, making them the perfect gift either for yourself or for someone you know.

Smartwatches and fitness trackers

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Apple Watch Series 9 GPS Aluminum - Small/Medium Strap, Midnight Sport...
It probably goes without saying that the Apple Watch is easily one of the best companions to have if you’re looking to keep track of your workouts. Apple has also built-in a ton of useful sensors that can measure your heart rate, take an ECG, check SpO2 levels, and more, so if you own an iPhone, the Apple Watch is really a no-brainer.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic 47mm Bluetooth Smartwatch, Rotating Bezel,...
If you’re not part of the ecosystem, then the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is probably the best option for fitness tracking. Running on Google’s Wear OS platform, it ties in deeply with the Android ecosystem and comes with a bunch of fitness tracking functions, sensors, and workout modes that will help you stay on top of your fitness journey.
Fitbit Luxe-Fitness and Wellness-Tracker with Stress Management,...
If you’re not ready to spend hundreds of dollars on a smartwatch but want the features it has to offer, the Fitbit Luxe is a great alternative. It has everything you might need to track your fitness goals and activities, plus it offers amazing battery life, a small footprint, and also a very attractive price.

Earbuds for the gym

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Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1...
While the Beats brand might not be one necessarily favored by audiophiles, when it comes to the gym, it’s hard to beat the Powerbeats Pro. It features a hook design that allows the earbuds to stay secure on your ears, and it’s also sweat and water resistant, and offers up to 9 hours of listening time. The best part is that it plays nicely with both iOS and Android, unlike the Apple AirPods which are more or less exclusive to iOS.
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Jabra Elite 8 Active - Best, Most Advanced HearThrough Sports Wireless...
Jabra is kind of like a household name when it comes to earbuds designed for fitness enthusiasts, and the Elite 8 Active are no exception. Featuring a waterproof, sweatproof, and dustproof design, these earbuds are small and light and are perfect for the gym. They also boast ANC, 8 hours of battery life, and support for Spatial Sound.
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Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless Earbuds, (Sweatproof Bluetooth...
If you’ve enjoyed Bose’s headphones offerings but wanted something more for the gym, the Bose SoundSport Free is a great choice. Featuring Bose’s signature sound with an IPX4 rating, they’re small and light and offers a variety of Sport tips that will help them stay secure while you workout. They also have Bose’s Find My Buds feature so that if you lose them at the gym, you should be able to find them easily.

Smart weighing scales

Withings Body+ Wi-Fi bathroom scale for Body Weight - Digital Scale and...
Your body weight is a number that consists of things like your fat and muscles, which means that seeing it go down or go up isn’t necessarily the entire story. This is why the Withings smart scale could be a great addition to your fitness journey if you’re trying to get a better idea of your body composition, whether you’re actually losing fat or losing muscle, or if the weight you’ve put on comes from muscles and not fat.
eufy, Smart Scale with Bluetooth, Body Fat Scale, Wireless Digital Bathroom...
Similar to the Withings smart scale, Eufy’s smart scale offers users body composition data as well albeit at a slightly more affordable price. It comes with a smartphone app that you can pair with the scale so that all the data from the scale can be sent to your phone for easy referencing later.
Etekcity Smart Scale for Body Weight FSA HSA Store Eligible, Bathroom...
In case you’re shopping on a budget, Etekcity’s smart scale is probably the cheapest option available right now. It offers body composition readings similar to what Withings and Eufy’s scales can do, and its accompanying app lets you keep track of that data as well as allow users to log their food to keep track of their caloric intake.

Smart jump ropes

[Tangram Factory] Smart Rope - LED embedded Jump Rope (Chrome, Medium)
Did you know that skipping is one of the best ways to burn calories? If you’re a skipping enthusiast, Tangram’s smart jump rope could be the perfect gift. The rope offers users a way to digitally track how many jumps they’ve made, check their history, offer interval training, and even compete against your friends.
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arboleaf Smart Jump Rope, Cordless & Rechargeable Jump Ropes for Fitness...
With jump ropes, you usually need enough space for the rope to clear when jumping. If you’re a bit short on space, then you might want to take a look at arboleaf’s Smart Jump Rope that offers the same jump rope experience minus the ropes. In addition to being convenient, it can also track your jumps so that you can check on your progress over time.
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Jump Rope, Tangle free rapid speed jump ropes with counter for fitness for...
The Wigore Jump Rope is another smart jump rope. It features app connectivity so you can track your progressing using the accompanying app, but it also has a built-in display on the handles so that you can see at a glance how many skips you’ve made already.

Smart water bottles

Hidrate Spark PRO Smart Water Bottle – Insulated Stainless Steel –...
If you find yourself not drinking enough water because you forgot due to your busy schedule, then having a water bottle like the Hidrate Spark PRO could help. It features reminders so that you can be reminded if you haven’t drank in a while, and it also helps you keep track of how much water you’ve drank to help you achieve your hydration goals.
Sportline Hydracoach-Intelligent Water Bottle (Burnt Orange)
One of the things that can help you in your fitness journey is to stay hydrated. Water is important, obviously, but drinking enough water can help you in your weight loss by making you feel slightly more full, thus preventing you from binging. The Sportline Hydracoach has an onboard computer that lets you set your own hydration goals, total sips taken, and more. There’s also a built-in clock and calendar so you can see the time and date at a glance.
UVBRITE Beam Self-Cleaning UV Water Bottle - 24 Oz Insulated Stainless...
Is the place you’re refilling your water from completely clean? If you’re a bit concerned about these things, then UVRITE’s Beam self-cleaning bottle could be the solution. It uses UV light to help you clean your bottle, making sure that it is free from microbes. So if you have a bit of a sensitive stomach, this could be a great choice.

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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