The 2005 Holiday Gift Guide
Pedometers, Heart Monitors, and MorePolar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor (Dark Blue), $49.95
If you're looking for an inexpensive heart rate monitor, this model from Polar just might fit the bill. Designed for beginners, it tracks heart rate and exercise time. Plus the stopwatch feature and extra-large digits make this an easy-to-use gadget for any fitness activity.
This 3-in-1 kit is a great gift for the beginner exerciser turned fitness fanatic. The pedometer tracks your progress, the heart rate monitor ensures a safe and effective workout, and the body fat tracker keeps you focused on the end goal.
Of all the pedometers on the market, the Navman W300 offers the sleekest design with all the right components -- it keeps track of time, distance, speed, pace, and even calories burned, so it's perfect for walking, running, and hiking.
This affordable monitor from Timex tracks heart rate, calories burned, and much more. The alarm feature, along with the ability to strap this monitor to your chest, make this fantastic companion for any workout.
A good workout requires good music and an iPod is the best way to get it -- not to mention the most stylish. The new iPod Nano is smaller and sleeker than the original Mini, and with 2 GB of space it stores up to 500 songs -- more than enough for rockin' cardio workout.
What's the next best thing to a new iPod? iPod accessories. This armband, specifically designed by Apple for its immensely popular Mini iPod, is the best way to keep your tunes secure while walking, running, or even lifting weights. Plus, it's available in five colors.
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