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I get it. You love your tech-savvy runner and want to get them something that will last a long time but you have no idea where to start. Fortunately, I’ve rounded up some of the best gadgets and gizmos for your favorite runner.
This list is for all the runners that love having the latest smartwatch or exercise equipment. It includes some very affordable items as well as a few pricier items for those who want to start investing in their home gym.
Gift Ideas for the Tech-Savvy Runner
LED Shoe Clip
Early morning or late evening runs call for extra safety measures and these LED Shoe Clips do the trick.
LED Running Vest
Reflective belts and vests aren’t always as bright as they need to be. That’s why the Tracer 360 is the best option because it gives various color options and has blinking features to make sure the runner is seen.
For trail runners or those that need to see what’s coming ahead, the Gearlight Headlamp lights up their path. It’s adjustable and comfortable enough for any distance.
Hidrate Spark 3
I can’t stress enough on the importance of drinking enough water. This smart water bottle helps you stay hydrated by using its glowing feature to remind you to drink up.
Related: How to Drink More Water
This portable blender is my go to when I’m at work or need to make a quick snack before I head out the door. It’s the perfect kitchen gadget for the busy runner.
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Strength training is key to preventing injury and becoming a more efficient runner. Order an Itunes gift card to purchase a membership with SWORKIT so that your runner can take advantage of all the features.
Bonus – SWORKIT is Black Founded
Related: Why Runners Need Strength Training
For the casual or beginner runner, the Fitbit Ionic is the perfect gift to help them start tracking their runs or workouts.
Apple Watch Series 6
For the runner that loves having several different features along with a fitness tracker, the Apple Watch line is your go to. Personally, I don’t think there’s much of a difference between the Apple Watch 5 and 6 so check your budget and go with the most appropriate for your runner.
Garmin Forerunner 945
For the more experienced runner, the Garmin Forerunner is one of the best to track all of your stats during your run. In my opinion, it is for dedicated athletes as the price tag is a bit steep.
Beats Powerbeats Pro
These popular beats headphones are sweat resistant and adjustable. Two things your runner definitely needs.
For all of my runs and workouts, I listen to music with using these headphones. They pair great with apple devices and have a long lasting rechargeable battery.
Do you remember R&B singer and actor Ray J? He has his own brand of wireless earbuds that fit snug in your ear which make it perfect for runners.
Bonus – Raycon is Black Founded
Rest and recovery are two very important components for any runner’s training regimen. For those that need an extra help in recovery, this deep tissue massage gun will help you hit all the right places.
Rogue Fitness Hyperice Vyper
Vibrating foam roller for those that prefer foam rolling over massages.
Hyperice Mini Hypersphere
This mini massage therapy ball is perfect travel gift since fitness enthusiasts are able to toss it right in their gym bag.
The lightweight Horizon T202 Treadmill is a great value for those that just need basic functions.
The NordicTrack line has virtual and on demand workouts to help you challenge yourself during runs. There are plenty of different options to decide based on your budget and needs.
You might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of the peloton. This treadmill is perfect for those who love group fitness or friendly competition. If runners are looking to cross-train, they also offer the peloton bike and several fitness classes that are live and on demand.