Top Gifts for Walking Men

Give him a gift that will help him keep moving. The list naturally includes gadgets to track his walking workouts and keep him on course. He also wants comfortable walking clothing. Here is a list for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or Father's Day.


Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Charge 2. Fitbit

The Fitbit Charge 2 fitness band goes the extra mile. It tracks heart rate continuously without a chest band and you can track a workout with a press of the button, including speed and distance from his cell phone GPS. It has a secure buckle closure so he never has to worry it's going to just pop off. Plus, it has interchangeable bands so he can change from sport to business looks quickly, or even wear it as a badge or pendant. In addition to tracking the usual Fitbit data such as steps, distance, calories, it also automatically records sleep quality and has inactivity alerts.  He can see smartphone text and calendar alerts on the Charge 2 as well. He can see at a glance on the app or online dashboard if he's getting enough exercise, activity and sleep each day.


Sport Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Upgrade his earbuds or headphones to go wireless. Who wants to be on a leash to their phone or iPod when out walking? And with new iPhone models, he won't even have an audio port to plug into. These earbuds are waterproof and sweatproof and have a 12-hour battery life to go the distance.


Orange Mud HydraQuiver

Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel. Courtesy of Amazon

When he doesn't want a waistpack and doesn't want to sip through a hydration pack sucker tube, the HydraQuiver keeps a water bottle handy, with room for essentials. The Orange Mud line of race vests and water-carrying mini-packs is designed by adventure racer Josh Sprague. He has single bottle, dual bottle and race vest versions.


Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor

Scosche RHYTHM +
Scosche RHYTHM +. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Review: Scosche Rhythm+
If he doesn't like earing a chest strap heart rate monitor, the Rhythm+ is a great alternative forearm strap heart rate detector. biometric expert Steven LeBoeuf says the Scosche Rhythm+ is the most accurate for wrist-based heart rate sensing. You can view and use the heart rate data with almost any Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ app, device, or exercise equipment.


Garmin Forerunner 25

Many guys want to know how fast they are walking and the Garmin Forerunner series has long been the go-to GPS wrist device for that purpose. The Garmin Forerunner 25 is the current easy-to-use GPS watch that will keep his data coming for speed and distance. He can review it all via the Garmin Connect app and even receive notifications from his paired smartphone.


Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack

This is a lumbar pack for the man who wants to carry more than the bare essentials on his walks. It's a water-resistant pack with two water bottle holders, which come in handy on a long walk or when you are making him do all of the heavy lifting. The large capacity of the pack gives you options for how much stuff you want to take on a day hike.


Exerstrider OS2 Walking Poles

Exerstrider OS2 Trekking Poles
Exerstrider OS2 Trekking Poles. Exerstrider

Whether he wants to have better stability on the trail or get a better walking workout on pavement, these walking poles can give him a boost. Exerstrider OS2 Poles are beefy trekking poles with ergonomic handles. But you can also use them with the exerstriding fitness walking technique to get an upper body workout. He wants strong shoulders and pecs, right?


Sole F80 Treadmill

Sole F80 Treadmill
Sole F80 Treadmill. Courtesy of

It isn't always easy to get outside or get to the gym for a walk or workout. Having a sturdy home treadmill can keep a man active in all weather. This treadmill comes at a bargain price -- often on sale for under $1500. But it has a hefty 3.5-horsepower motor. Sole treadmills have received a "Best Buy" rating from Treadmill Doctor. It has a 60" length deck, wireless heart rate control, and 2.75" rollers, five window display and sturdy 265 lb weight capacity. The 2-year service warranty can't be found on any other treadmills for under $3,000.


Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer Review

Omron HJ-321 Pedometer
Omron HJ-321 Pedometer. Courtesy of Amazon

Review: Omron HJ-321
This powerful pedometer comes at a bargain price. It's accurate no matter how you wear it - in a pocket, on your waistband, in your pack. That gives the walking man options, especially if he wears a beefy belt that makes it tough to clip a pedometer to. It has a sleek, flat design. The Omron HJ-321 starts counting steps at midnight and resets itself automatically at the end of the day, with a 7-day memory. Besides counting steps, it estimates your calories burned, distance, aerobic steps, and steps per minute.


Smartwool Hiker Socks

Smartwool Light Hiking Crew Sock
Smartwool Light Hiking Crew Sock. Wendy Bumgardner ©

Smartwool socks are machine-washable and machine-dryable, won't shrink, and are practically itch-free. These are designed for walkers, runners, and hikers. They provide superior natural moisture control and temperature control. What could be a better stocking stuffer than socks?


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