Giftmodo: Christmas Adventure And Fitness Gadgets For Your Outgoing Geek Pals

The silly season is here and while for some of us that means eating our body weight in BBQ meat and pavlova, others like to stay active. Here are some rad Christmas gifts for your tech head loved ones who are into fitness and the outdoors.

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Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit, $249

An obvious choice, but there’s a reason why these things are still so popular. In addition to measuring your heart rate, sleeping patterns and cardio fitness level, the Charge 2 has a connected GPS and multi-sport tracking and has call, calendar and text alerts.

And for the yoga lovers out there, it also has guided breathing sessions for when you want to take care of your mind as well as your body.


Handpresso Portable Coffee Machine

Gourmandise, about $150

Going bush is all well and good, but there are some things you just can’t compromise on. Have your coffee and drink it too with the Handpresso — a handheld, portable coffee machine that can fit snugly into any backpack.

Being a hybrid, it caters to a variety of coffee snobs and can take both pods and fresh blends. You can also take it a step further with the travel pack which contains a thermos, 4 allegedly unbreakable cups and a bag.


Apple Watch Nike Series 2

Apple, from $529

If you want to go a little more hardcore, in both price point and features, try the latest Apple Watch Nike.

On top of the usual Apple Watch 2 features, this incarnation connects you to the Nike+ Run Club — providing progress tracking, reminders and leaderboards so you can connect with your mates.

The Nike sports band is also light, compression molded and breathable, making it more comfortable for exercise.


Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme

Wild Earth, $250

The ultimate off the grid gift, this bad boy lets you harness the power of the sun to charge your devices in the wild!

On top of packing 12V of power, it’s waterproof, rugged and has been tested in some of the most remote locations in the world.

Basically, it can handle pretty much anything you got.


Leatherman Tread

Leatherman, $408

A classic re-imagined for the modern outdoor and gadget lover.

Multi-tools are always handy and worth investing in. What makes the Tread even cooler is that you can take it anywhere. Unlike a lot of Leathermans out there, this is TSA approved, so you can even take it on flights.

Even if you’re not a fan of the wearable design, this is still a convenient, compact tool to have.


LifeStraw Personal Straw

MacPac, $39

Portable water filtration isn’t a new concept, but the LifeStraw is pretty damn cool.

The sheer compactness of this makes it attractive for hikers and the like, as does its ability to filter out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites. Basically, if the water is microbiologically contaminated, it can probably handle it.


Altec Lansing Mini Life Jacket 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Target, $109

This is not your ordinary Bluetooth speaker. This is built like a brick because it absolutely is one.

Both rugged and waterproof, this testament to human will can be dropped on the ground or in a body of water and be fine. Better yet, it floats, has a built in mic for hands free communication and 10 hours of battery life.

Perfect for the great outdoors and even pool parties this summer.


Klax Lumberjack Head

Klecker, $240

Not satisfied with a regular or even fancy multi-tool? How about one that turns any branch into an axe! That’s right, attach a Klax to a sturdy stick and boom, you can now chop stuff with it.

If that wasn’t enough, it also has a bunch of multi-tool features like a knife blade, ruler, hammer head, clamp and of course, a bottle opener.

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