Having a tough time convincing your guy to stay fit? Entice him with these health- and fitness-oriented gadgets and gizmos.
Nintendo's Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. A Wii balance board is the conduit for strength training, aerobics, yoga and balance exercises as your man goes through all the motions and watches himself on a screen. He can set goals, calculate Body Mass Index, see his Wii Fit Age and measure his performance. You'll both say, "Wow-Wiiii!" when you see the results!
Polar's F6 Series Heart Rate Monitor. This heart rate monitor also tells time, counts calories, keeps track of how long he stays in his chosen heart rate zone, gives weekly summaries of how long he exercised and how many calories he burned. The Own Zone setting will calculate his zones automatically, based on his heart rate during different levels of exercise. It's a heart-warming gift for the one you love.
Yamaha's BODiBEAT. This device can automatically select music to match the pace of his workout, whether he's stretching gently or jogging merrily along. Your guy can also choose the music himself. The system tracks his metrics such as distance, heart rate, time, and pace. A training mode tells him to speed up or slow down for the best results. It's a gift that can't be beat!
Vibram's FiveFingers®. They look like gloves for the feet but they're much, much more. They'll stimulate and exercise his feet while improving his foot strength, balance, agility and range of motion. They're recommended for core strength training, yoga, Pilates ChiRunning, bouldering, kayaking, windsurfing and just plain walking. This gift will literally knock his socks off!
AccuFitness's Hydryx Workout Towel. Not just any towel, this specially formulated one has cooling properties and comes with a special carrying tube. It holds up to five times its weight in water (sweat) and will keep him cool both during and after strenuous workouts. Pretty hot stuff!
Garmin's Forerunner 405CX. Here's a sport watch that tracks his time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate, and then uses wireless technology to send the data to his PC for analysis and to compare against his previous data. Its Virtual Partner® feature allows him to compete against himself. Due to its GPS technology he can share data with other Forerunner 405CX users. There's no time like the present to get him a great gift!Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times