Gift guide – sports and fitness

Got a fitness fanatic in the family? These are the gadgets to put under the Christmas tree

Nike+ SportWatch GPS


This TomTom-powered GPS sports watch is perfect for running enthusiasts – it syncs up with a Nike+ sensor (and Polar's WearLink heart rate monitor) to record the wearer's progress. Then they can upload their stats to and see how much of that Christmas turkey they've managed to burn off.

Swrve cycling gloves


These tough gloves, available in leather (£55) or synthetic (£25) flavours, will keep their lucky recipient toasty on their winter cycle ride. Kevlar skid patches add extra protection, while conductive fingertips let the wearer use touchscreen devices without having to faff around taking their gloves off.

Adidas adizero f50 miCoach football boots

£150 (+ £70 miCoach Speed Cell),

Put the boot in with Adidas' answer to Nike+ – these footy boots use the miCoach speed cell (£70) to measure average and maximum speeds, number of sprints, distance covered and all manner of other performance metrics. Then pop your stats into the miCoach football game, available on iTunes, to power up your in-game avatar and take on your mates.

Hex iPod Nano Sport Watch Band


Looking for a stocking filler for a fitness fanatic? This nifty little accessory turns the iPod Nano into a sport watch, complete with a port that lets the wearer slot in a Nike+ wireless sensor.

Jabra Sport Bluetooth Stereo Headset


If you're buying for someone who likes a bit of music while they work out, Jabra's bluetooth headphones will stop them getting tangled up in knots. Built-in FM radio and microphone, audio information and call announcement, and integration with fitness app Endomondo round out the features list.

For a cheaper option, there's a corded version available for £60.

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