6 high-tech holiday gifts for your favorite fitness fanatics

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Anyone who works out regularly can tell you that health and fitness are more closely integrated with technology than ever before. With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of our six favorite workout gadgets for the fitness fanatic in your life.

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1. Apple Watch Series 4: $399

The Apple Watch isn’t just for fitness fans, but the Series 4 is more focused on health than its predecessors. For example, the device will be able to perform an EKG.

That feature will be added to all models of the Watch Series 4 before the end of 2019. Until then, the wearable can track your walking, running and exercise, as well as your heart rate and sleep. 

Finally, the Series 4 features fall detection and can call an ambulance if you take a nasty spill. Apple’s new GymKit platform allows the watch to sync to compatible workout equipment, too.

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2. Samsung Galaxy Watch: $330

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is Android’s answer to the Apple Series 4. It has all of the same smartwatch features, while Google Fit is arguably a more extensive exercise app. The watch can track sets and reps across a wide range of exercises.

This device also includes a heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and a water-resistant chassis.

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3. Peloton: $2,000

This is an expensive gift, but it’s also a high-quality piece of home gym equipment that includes a 22-inch, high-definition touchscreen. Additionally, the Peloton comes with a subscription to live and on-demand spin classes. 

There are 5,000 such classes to pick from, as well as 14 live studio classes streamed from New York City by professional trainers each day. 

The bike’s belt-driven system keeps it quiet, while clip-in pedals mean that you can wear your own cycling shoes. The machine comes with dumbbell holders in case you want a real fitness challenge.

If $2,000 seems a bit steep — and, really, we can’t blame you — then Peloton’s iOS and Android app offers the same live and on-demand classes for $13 a month.

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4. Fitbit Charge 3: $150

If a smartwatch is out of your budget — or if your loved one would prefer a simpler device — then the Fitbit Charge 3 is one of the newest and most capable fitness trackers available today. It’s a slim device with a small touchscreen and simple interface, but many features.

These features include 24/7 heart rate monitoring, water resistance, all-day activity tracking and over 15 exercise modes. Sports and exercise are automatically recorded to its companion smartphone app.

The Fitbit Charge 3 can also track sleep, provide guided breathing sessions and track distance stats. Finally, the device’s seven-day battery life far outperforms that of most smartwatches.

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5. Jabra Elite Active 65t: $190

Music and exercise go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise to see the market flooded with wireless earphones. The Elite Active 65t by Jabra stand out thanks to classy two-tone design, a compact look and a snug fit. 

These earphones provide up to five hours of music at a time and can be fully recharged twice in their carry case. They work with iOS and Android phones and can also communicate with Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant. 

These earbuds are IP56 certified (making them impervious to rain damage), and they come with a two-year warranty against sweat damage.

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6. Withings Body+: $100

This high-tech piece of glass measures your weight, fat mass, muscle mass, water content, bone mass and BMI to build a picture of your overall health. Each piece of data is sent to the companion Health Mate app for iOS and Android. 

The scale’s display and companion app chart all gains and losses for up to eight users. The device and its app can also be used to track a pregnancy.

This article originally appeared on GearBrain and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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