Not all moms are created equal. So why are you still resorting to flowers and brunch reservations for Mother’s Day? This go around, switch things up with a gift that’s surprising and useful. Take a look at our list to find the Fitbit tracker that’s best suited to your mom’s needs, whether she's strolling around the block or training for a 10-K.
Fitness trackers don’t have to scream “gym buff.” In fact, Fitbit’s Flex band offers the same wireless tracking (steps, distance, calories burned) and sleep monitoring as your typical device but comes in a sleek, minimalist design that looks like a piece of jewelry. Not to mention, it’s also compatible with the Tory Burch collection. Ooh la la.
Mom is pretty content with her nine-to-five. But maybe she needs a little push to take the stairs every once in a while. The One is made for her. This tiny and discreet Fitbit goes right in her pocket (instead of on her wrist) and tracks steps, floors climbed and daily distance. With the push of a button Mom can see all of her activity throughout the day--giving her the encouragement she needs to upgrade her routine. She never really liked elevator banter anyway
On the Go
One step above the Flex, the Fitbit Charge is for the woman who wants more information at her fingertips. It’s still sleek and comfortable, but the band has a thin watch display that shows the time and her daily stats to keep her motivated (9,000 steps and counting). Automatic sleep tracking helps her stay on top of her Z’s, and with caller ID on display she can see who's calling without having to dig her phone out of that purse. (What does she even have in that thing?)
Props to your mom for still pounding the pavement. To give her the gift she deserves, you’ll need to take things up a notch with the Charge HR. Featuring a sportier band, the Charge HR tracks workouts and all-day activity, displays real-time stats, monitors sleep and (here’s the new one) tracks heart rate. It even learns your HR zones and gives you a resting heart rate, so she can gauge whether or not to take on another set of hills.
Charge HR ($150)
A watch that has GPS even when you don't have cell-phone reception? Meet Surge--a must for the frequent flier. The built-in GPS lets Mom track her jog along the beach in Tulum or her hike in the Grand Canyon, all without so much as glancing at her phone. And when her hands are full of luggage, she can easily view incoming text messages and calls right on the watch display.Look out: Your mother is about to become a lot cooler than you.Surge ($250)