Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 presents for fitness fanatics

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the health-conscious? We've rounded up the best fitness gadgets for sports from running to cycling – and everything in between

We know how it is. We bust out a thousand squats before breakfast, swim to work, then run home. Got to keep young and spry after all.

If you or someone you know is equally as focused on slowing down the ravages of time (sorry to get a little morbid) then here's a smattering of Christmas gift ideas for fitness fanatics that'll help you achieve your goals, then smash them with personal bests.

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Withings Wi-Fi body scale (£235)

The humble scale has evolved from an instrument that induces shameful guilt in your bathroom to one that multiplies said guilt ten-fold by sharing your progress with your Facebook and Twitter friends. Calculating your BMI, fat and lean mass, an accompanying Android and iOS app lets you track your stats after you've wirelessly uploaded them.

Buy the Withings Wi-Fi body scale here

Polar M400 (£160)

Can’t decide whether to get your beloved runner a fitness band or a GPS watch? Give them something that combines the two. The M400 takes Fitbit-style features like sleep-tracking and mashes them together with powerful GPS tracking. 

Buy the Polar M400 here

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Sol Republic Relays (£60)

It’s hard enough finding the right pair of running headphones for your own ears, let alone someone else’s. The sweat-proof Relays are a safe bet for most shell-likes though, thanks to an adaptable outer ring that moulds to the shape of your ear. Oh, and they sound great too.

Buy Sol Republic Relays here

Silva Trail Speed Elite (£155)

Winter runs are exhilarating, but the evening dark also makes parks feel a terrifying level from Limbo. Here to reveal that, no, that tree isn’t a giant spider and, yes, you are about to run into a park bench, is this versatile headtorch. It ticks all the right boxes for running; light (162g with battery), fox-startlingly bright (660 lumens with a throw of 90m) and water-resistant.

It’s not just for running either, with attachments included for mounting it on a helmet or bike handlebars, plus there’s a giant power button for those who simply can’t face the cold without a giant pair of ski gloves. Just make sure the lucky recipient turns it off before blinding your family at Christmas dinner.

Buy Silva Trail Speed Elite here

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