Holiday gift guide: Gadgets for the great outdoors
A lot of people think of gadgets as an indoor only proposition, but those people are mistaken. Gadgets can come in handy in all walks of life, even in the great outdoors. In fact, REI has a selection of great gadgets for the outdoors, and if you buy them online you can get 4 percent Cash Back on your purchase.
If you’re looking to keep track of your daily activity and doing so stylishly and discreetly, there’s no better option than the Fitbit One. The gadget monitors activity while you’re walking, running and even sleeping. It features a step counter that converts into miles in addition to counting the calories you’ve burned throughout the day. It even features a silent wake up alarm to wake you quietly without disturbing your partner.
The Garmin Forerunner 620 is a great way to keep track of your heart rate during aerobic physical exercise. Whether you’re running a trail or riding a bike, you’ll know exactly where your heart rate is at all times. It features a color touchscreen display that can display running cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. It also features a GPS so you can keep track of your location.
I can’t say I’ve ever dealt with an avalanche, but if I were hiking and encountered one, I’d want to have this transceiver by my side. It features a three-antenna system that can pinpoint burials within a 60m range. It also has a digital signal processing technology that displays the number of buried victims as stick figures on an LCD screen so multiple victims are easy to identify.
Give your bike a tech edge with the Garmin Wireless Bike Computer. It measures speed, distance, time, calories burned and locations ridden. It’s easy to affix to a handlebar or stem and also features an auto pause that stops tracking when you’re not moving and then resumes when you move again.
Keep a recording of your favorite athletic moments with the GoPro Hero3+ Helmet Cam. The Camera includes a Wi-Fi remote, mount and camera tethers along with a quick release buckle, 3-way-pivot arm and USB charging cable. It can record with a wide-angle perspective and the Auto Low Light mode adjusts frame rate for low-light performance where applicable.
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