Tech To Level-Up Any Cyclist On Your List
Shopping for the data-driven cyclist continuously pining after the latest tech may sound like a daunting task, but we have you covered.
Our Electronics Gift Guide includes Garmin's best overall cycling computer, the top-of-the-line smart percussive therapy device from Therabody, and much more.
Not only are the gifts on this list selected because we love them, but because these electronics are sure to be on every cyclist's wish list.
Cat Eye Quick Bike Computer
I (copywriter speaking here) remember getting my first Cat Eye computer over the holidays when I was a kid. It was SO cool. Being able to track my speed and mileage as I raced around the neighborhood with my friends was what originally got me into bike racing. The Cat Eye Quick wireless bike computer is the perfect gift for any cyclist looking to push themselves to ride harder and longer.
Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar With Tail Light
Give that roadie on your list a set of eyes on the back of their head! The Garmin Varia not only makes the rider more visible to motorists, but it also alerts them of the car behind them via a radar system. As a car approaches, the Varia will send a signal to their Garmin Edge head unit, which then generates an alert visible for the rider. The Varia is the best precautionary safety technology currently available to cyclists.
Elite Suito-T Interactive Trainer
As temperatures dip and the precipitation increases, indoor training is the only option for many cyclists. Fortunately, interactive trainers and virtual training programs make the winter months much more tolerable. The Elite Suito-T is the perfect tool for the job (all in a less expensive package). With resistance simulated to 15 percent road grade, accurate power readings, and seamless integration to training software like Zwift, Rouvy, and TrainerRoad, your giftee will look forward to training inside.
Garmin HRM-Dual Heart Rate Monitor
Whether your loved one or friend is training inside or outside this winter, the Garmin HRM-Dual Heart Rate Monitor will help them reach new fitness peaks. This affordable monitor wirelessly transmits real-time heart rate data to a smartwatch or head unit computer during a workout. With this data, the user can determine their heart rate threshold and push themselves to the limit, ride after ride.
Theragun Wave Solo Massage Ball
Have someone on your list who is always trying to work out a muscle knot or sooth a troublesome tendon after a workout? Tell them to toss out that old lacrosse or tennis ball they've been using, and give them the Theragun Wave Solo Massage Ball — a smart therapy device that delivers pinpointed pressure and vibration to reduce muscle tension and improve movement. The vibration dampens the pain typically felt while digging deep into one's muscles with a massage ball.
Garmin Edge 830 GPS Computer
A Garmin head unit can be a total game changer. If you're training for a race or just going out for a ride in unknown territory, the Edge 830 is the perfect riding partner. With its colored touchscreen and advanced performance monitoring, this user-friendly device will help your giftee unlock a whole new side of their fitness. Also, for those concerned family members getting a gift for your loved one, the Garmin Edge has exceptional safety features like incident detection, live tracking, a bike alarm system, and group messaging.
AfterShokz Trekz Air Wireless Open Ear Headphones
Is there someone on your list who listens to headphones while they're riding? Give them a gift that'll let them hear the road around them without sacrificing their sweet jams. The Aftershokz Trekz Air headphones give you premium audio quality while leaving your ears open to ambient sound. They have wireless Bluetooth connectivity, so you can also take hands free calls while you're on the go.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch
Looking for a techy gift for a friend or loved one who's into multiple outdoorsy sports? The Vivoactive 4 is a perfect match for people who cycle, run, hike, ski, snowshoe...the list goes on. The Vivoactive provides dynamic performance monitoring and accurately displays real time heart rate data, so your giftee can train, analyze stats, and push themselves harder, all with the convenience of a simple smartwatch.
NiteRider Lumina 1000 Boost / Sabre 110 Light Set
With daylight waning and winter weather rolling in, staying visible is more important than ever. If you have someone on your list who is commuting or trying to snag some extra training miles in the early morning or evening, this NiteRider light set is an ideal gift. With 1000 lumens blasting from the front of the bike and 110 lumens flashing from the back, these little lights will help your giftee see and be seen in all weather conditions.
Garmin Rally XC100 Single Sensing Power Meter Pedals
After being released in March of this year, the Garmin Rally XC100 power pedals skyrocketed to the top of many cyclist's wishlists. This model is the first cyclocross, gravel, and MTB oriented SPD power pedal developed by the Kansas City-based tech giant — and they are very cool. Integrating seamlessly with the Garmin ecosystem (smartwatches, head units, etc.), these pedals measure total power and cadence in real time. If your cyclist giftee has to have all the latest tech, the Garmin Rally pedals will make them very stoked.
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