Stuck for present ideas this Christmas? Want something a bit ‘different’? Garmin has something for everyone from dads to grandparents, cyclists to swimmers, serious athletes to those who’ve never considered themselves as ‘sporty’ before.
The hot present this year is wearable tech. This could be a specialised GPS watch for running, triathlons or even playing golf. Or it could be Garmin’s gift of the year – the vívofit activity tracker.
vívofit can help anyone get up, move more and improve their health. From the school run to a fun run, a dog walk to a family walk, the aim is to find fitness in everything you do. It’s the ideal present for someone who wants get a bit healthier in 2015 but isn’t necessarily going to enter any marathons (they can if they want though!) It tracks your steps, calories, and sleep and gives you a personalised goal every day to gradually nudge you into a more active lifestyle, as well as reminding you to move if you’ve not done so for more than an hour.
The vivosmart adds in alerts when you get a text or call on your smartphone – it vibrates discretely so you can touch and swipe to read more. Both sync with Garmin Connect, Garmin’s free on-line portal where you can see your progress and compare calories consumed to calories burned in MyFitnessPal.
For thrill-seekers there’s the Garmin VIRB action camera! Designed to withstand any adventure, you can take it mountain biking, surfing, trekking...your imagination is the only limit. Add dimension to any video with speed, altitude and GPS data, and it’s the perfect for any dare devil you may know.
How about helping an aspiring runner in the family achieve their first 5 or even 10k run with a Garmin GPS watch? The Forerunner 15 captures essential stats like time, distance and pace, and heart rate (selected models). Choose your colour, and wear all day to also get step count and calories burned.
Finally, all drivers will appreciate a reliable Garmin sat nav. If you’re buying for someone who is in the car a lot, perhaps you should consider a model with Digital Traffic such as the award-winning nuvi 2599LMT-D. It was given a ‘Best Buy’ from the respected consumer magazine Which? who described it as “an excellent sat nav that will give you many years of stress free navigating.”
There are plenty of other gifts from cycling computers to golf watches; outdoor handhelds to marine equipment. See our Gift Guide for more inspiration!