Christmas is right around the corner, and thankfully, you've learned your lessons from holidays past and started Christmas shopping early. Or not. If you're like us, you're probably still just counting those freshly withdrawn bills from your 13th month bonus.
Well, we've got news for you buddy: that ain't going to make you happy. Our advice: spend it. Get yourself something really nice, get your girlfriend that bag she's always wanted, and get your parents something other than a Christmas card.
To help you sort things out, we present you our annual gift guides! Dubbed "All The Things Bros Want 2014," we've hunted down all the things we'd pony up for without hesitation, organized according to the type of guy you are. So whether you're a PlayStation addict, a hardcore fan of retro Jordans, or the type of guy that checks Lookbook on a daily basis, we've got something for you. #GetClickingAndGetGifting
Just a few years ago, we couldn't have cared less about fitness. But with the constant barrage of articles exclaiming the discovery of new causes of heart attacks, diabetes, and all those dreaded diseases, we've made our decision: It's time to shape up a little.
Thankfully, there's never been a better time to get in shape. In today's gyms and tracks, not only do you see people wearing cool fitness apparel, they're also technologically chic and functional. Have a look at nine of these high-tech fitness thingamajigs below! And remember to go easy on the extra rice, sir!
1) Finis Neptune "earphones"
We like to listen to music while we exercise. We do it when jogging or doing our repetitions at the gym. But how about swimming? With this cool device, you can now pump some wave-causing EDM music as you perform breaststrokes. The gadget latches on to the goggles, and uses bone conduction audio to play music while submerged.
Price: $120 / P6,000
Get it at: Ebay.ph
2) Umoro One automatic protein mix maker
Holy crap, is this awesome, especially if you're a gym buff. Like an ordinary water bottle, you can drink, well, water out of it. But what if you've just finished a killer workout and are in need of protein replenishment? Simply push one button, and the bottle does it for you. Voila, muscles!
Price: $25 / P1,300
Get it at: Umoro
3) Misfit Shine
The coin-shaped gadget is the fitness tracker of choice for anyone with a love for minimalist design. The low-key device, which analyzes your movements and activities, can be paired to a smartphone just by placing it on top of it. It can also be worn on the wrist, around the neck, or simply in your pocket.
Get it at: Powermac Centers nationwide
4) miCoach Smart Run
From trusted fitness brand, adidas, comes this athlete-tuned touchscreen smartwatch. It boasts audible and vibration cues to remind you of milestones or to get you pushing through your training plan—much like a real coach tells you to go, go, go. It even works as an MP3 player that's compatible with wireless headphones.
Get it at: Adidas
5) Sportiiiis Bike Data Analyzer
Bikers, listen up. Here's a gadget that will make you the envy of your biking squad. It's a high-tech display that latches on to your biking glasses and shows you your heart rate, speed, and other important stats. It can also relay those stats to you via voice prompt.
Price: $150 / P7,500
Get it at: 4iiii.com
6) Xbox Fitness
Whoever said that the Xbox makes you fat is in for a surprise. This new program allows the Xbox's camera, the Kinect, to put you into a virtual training session with popular fitness trainers. The camera evaluates your form and movements along with your heartrate to make sure that you're not cheating your way out of fitness!
Get it at: Electronics and toy stores nationwide
What's an apparatus for eating food doing in a list related to fitness? This ain't no ordinary fork, as it helps you eat at the right pace. It monitors if you're speeding through your meal, and tracks eating duration and bites per minute. It also pairs with your smartphone to relay the data.
Price: $99 / P5,000
Get it at: Hapilabs
8) Fitbit Aria advanced weighing scale
This weighing scale not only measures your weight; it's also capable of analyzing your body mass index and body fat percentage. The data it collects can then be sent to your smartphone.
Price: $130 / P6,500
Get it at: Fitbit.com
9) Trace extreme sports fitness tracker
Shockproof, waterproof, and durable, this is a fitness tracker for people that love sports other than jogging. This one's meant for the extreme athlete who loves skateboarding, snowboarding, and the like, and it monitors not only the standard fitness tracking stats, but also the tricks you've landed, speed, and jumping height. Say it with us: Sweeeeeeet!
Price: $170 / P8,000
Get it at: Traceup.com