6 workout headphones that will make perfect gifts for fitness lovers

Beats Fit Pro on TR workout background
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The best workout headphones are essential for anyone who enjoys fitness. They also make excellent gifts because as long as you know the kind of exercise the person you're buying for is into, you can make an educated guess about the headphones that will best suit them.

That's because the activity they enjoy the most might require a different set of features. For example, you can't take most regular pairs of earbuds swimming, but the Zygo Solo in our list below is specially designed for the pool. In the same vein, you can wear the most secure-fitting headphones while you run, but you might want a pair that keeps you aware of your surroundings, like the Shokz OpenRun Pro.

In this best workout headphones gift guide, we've selected headphones at a range of price points, so whatever your budget, you'll find an option here. But we've also focused on selecting headphones for a range of activities. So whether your loved one likes to pound the pavement, take a dip in the pool, or focus on their personal best at the gym, there's a pair of headphones that's right for them.

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Becca Caddy

Becca is a contributor to TechRadar, a freelance journalist and author. She’s been writing about consumer tech and popular science for more than ten years, covering all kinds of topics, including why robots have eyes and whether we’ll experience the overview effect one day. She’s particularly interested in VR/AR, wearables, digital health, space tech and chatting to experts and academics about the future. She’s contributed to TechRadar, T3, Wired, New Scientist, The Guardian, Inverse and many more. Her first book, Screen Time, came out in January 2021 with Bonnier Books. She loves science-fiction, brutalist architecture, and spending too much time floating through space in virtual reality.