Christmas gift guide: Plenty to get exercised about
Friday 02 December 2011
GPS watches, designer flasks, adventure vouchers... there's something here for every action hero
Nikon Coolpix AW100
This small but tough camera is designed with the sporting shutterbug in mind, and is perfect to take on the slopes or into the water. The 16 megapixel camera is waterproof to 10m, shockproof from a height of 1.5m, and freezeproof to -15ºC. And with built in compass, world map, GPS and single-hand operation (you can change settings just by shaking the camera) you can grab great pics on the move, and find your way home again when playtime's over.
How much: £193.17
Where from: Premone.net
Nike+ Sportwatch GPS
For runners of all abilities, the latest sportswatch from Nike features TomTom GPS technology that will map your run from the moment you step outside. With simple functions and a tap screen to use on the move, the Sportwatch will also measure time, distance, pace, heartrate and calories burned when used in conjunction with a Nike+ Sensor. When you're done you can upload your info to the Nike+ website and see a complete map of your route, compare your performance to previous outings and share data with other runners – perfect for winning bragging rights during the post-Christmas workout blitz.How much: £179
Where from: nikestore.com
These hi-tech women's shorts, incorporating "bio-ceramics" and "celu-lite" technology are designed to increase perspiration and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Wear them for aerobics, cycling, yoga, regular gym workouts or pounding the pavements, and enjoy smoother pins in no time. If you're on a tight schedule, you can simply wear them in bed.
How much: £44.99
Where from: www.zaggora.com
These Virgin vouchers will give the sports fanatic in your life the chance to drive a single-seater racing car, set off on an ice-climbing adventure, or tour their team's stadium. Or if you fancy introducing them to something new, why not investigate power kiting, white water rafting or mountain boarding (a hybrid of snowboarding and skateboarding)? Thrills, spills and a memorable day out definitely included.
How much: From £50
Where from: www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk
Lumie Bodyclock Active
Perfect for those whose sporting passions require an early start, the Lumie Bodyclock lights up slowly to simulate sunrise, getting brighter over a preset period of time. There's also a radio, a dawn chorus effect – and even a crowing rooster setting. It also has dimming light options and wave noises for when bedtime finally arrives.
How much: £99.95
Where from: Lumie.com
Designer water bottles
Great for the gym lover, walker or fitness class regular, these clip-on stainless steel water bottles come in a range of designs from classic Penguin book covers to abstract floral patterns. You can also get flasks to keep your coffee warm for after your workout.
How much: £9.95
Where from: www.wildandwolf.com
Roberts Sports DAB Radio
This portable digital radio features two aerials, one telescopic and one within the headphones, for use on the move, so your seasonal sports fan need never be out of touch with all the action. The radio also has a loudspeaker for stationary use and features 20 preset stations, DAB and FM channels, built-in rechargeable battery, bright LED display and simple controls.
How much: £80
Where from: www.robertsradio.co.uk
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