Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
Granted this may not seem like a particularly jolly Christmas present, but if a loved one has problems with their blood pressure at least you know it'll come in handy. The Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor allows you to keep track of your blood pressure wherever you are. Simply wrap the sleeve around your arm and connect it up to your iPhone or iPod. You can then use the free Withings application to begin and the sleeve inflates and deflates to accurately measure your blood pressure. You can keep track of all your results from within the free app and compare your readings with recommended World Health Organisation figures too. Available from gizoo.co.uk for £119.95.
Every week we come across all kinds of weird and wonderful health and fitness gadgets, from Jawbone’s UP bracelet which tracks everything you do, to the ear lighting system Valkee, which stops you getting down in the winter months.
We’d argue that nothing can beat a pair of good trainers and the open road, but fitness gadgets, accessories and games can make brilliant (and super thoughtful) gifts, whether it’ll help a loved one feel more motivated, give them a way to track their work outs or just equip them with a fancy new gadget to accompany their run.
You can also check out our list of health and fitness apps for the iPhone too.