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(Pocket-lint) - What better way to say "get fit" to your gift-expecting friends and family than with a shiny new fitness focused gadget this Christmas?

There are plenty of fitness trackers for those needing the encouragement or assistance to get fit, headphones for those that enjoy running or heart rate monitors for those looking for a little more data when they exercise, and should suit a range of budgets, too.

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Here are our favourite fitness gifts.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro


One of the most recognisable earbuds around, these wireless headphones ditch the wires all together, are sweatproof and waterproof by design will see their user through the hardest workouts. The accompanying charging case takes you up to 24 hours of listening without needing a cable, all with nicely balanced sound and resilient design.

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AirPods Pro


Apple has a hit on its hands with its latest earbuds - AirPods Pro are its best wireless audio solution yet, and are sure to become as popular as previous versions. The active noise cancellation here makes a brilliant addition, and sweat-proofing makes them perfect for the gym or outdoor running.

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Fitbit Charge 4


Last Christmas you got them off the sofa, now treat them with a great fitness tracker that is swimproof and water resistant up to 50m. The Charge 4, which comes with a large OLED screen, automatically recognises exercise and even tracks sleep. An accompanying app will let them brag to you for the rest of the year just how well they are doing

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Fitbit Inspire 2


Freshly announced, but releasing easily in time for Christmas this year, the Inspire 2 is Fitbit's newest lightweight fitness tracker.

It's got a great 10-day battery life, and a really nice simple design, plus will keep track of a range of key metrics including heart rate, calories burned and steps. It's perfect for someone who wants a low-maintenance tracker. 

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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Strap


For that person that's already running and exercising regularly, this Garmin heart-rate monitor strap will let them get more out of their training. It can provide real-time data for cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation when paired with compatible Garmin GPS running watches to help them improve where they need it.

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Garmin Forerunner 235


Sporting the more familiar design of the other Forerunner models, the 235 is a great gift for those that regularly run, and enjoy running off the beaten path, thanks to its 'get me back to the start' feature. They'll also be able to connect to their phone for basic notifications so they'll have no excuse for ignoring your text.

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Apple Watch Sports Loop


If they've got an Apple Watch then chances are they'll love it, wear it every day, and eventually bore of it. You can stop that happening by getting them a new strap, to spruce up their watch. It's amazing how much a new band injects a bit of excitement to the proceedings, and the Sports Loop won't cost you the earth.

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Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch


Maybe it's time to upgrade them from the basic Fitbit band they've been using for a number of years to the company's newest full smartwatch - the Versa 3, which adds GPS tracking to the party.

With six days' battery life, Fitbit Pay so they can pay for things in shops with contactless, and even Amazon Alexa all on board, it's got plenty to offer even before considering the usual tracking features of Fitbit. That all makes this a great gift for those looking for a bit more from their fitness tracker.

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Jarbird Vista


These comfortable wirefree headphones are a little bit more affordable than those earlier in our list. They'll get six hours of battery per charge, with two more charges in the case, making them more than good enough for almost any running outing and, oh yeah — they sound great too.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on 29 November 2018.