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Best Running Gadgets: The Top Fitness Tech

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Running is definitely one of the oldest forms of exercise, and one of the simplest. Basically, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and repeat. Anyone can do it!

What is also a great thing about running is that it doesn’t require a lot of equipment. You need comfortable and durable shoes that won’t hurt your feet or fall apart in the middle of your run, a shirt that dries quickly, and a pair of shorts or track pants, depending on how cold it is outside. Most likely you already have all of those things in your closet.

However, if you want to enjoy the miles even more, there are plenty of devices you can add to your running arsenal. From trackers to fancy armbands, here are top running gadgets you need to check out. 

Shapeheart Armband

If you are searching for a gadget that will track your heart rate as well as keep your phone safe, look no further. This armband features a magnetic case that allows you to easily detach your phone in order to take calls or take pictures. In addition, a detachable optical heart rate sensor sends gathered data to any app you choose. 

Shapeheart Arm Band
  • Size Options: Medium: 4.7" - 5.2" Smartphones. Large: up to 5.5" Smartphones.
  • Wide neoprene armband for comfort and secure hold. Double-eyelet size system fits arms 20cm - 38cm (7.8" - 15") circumference.
  • Wicks away perspiration and doesn't stick to the skin. Versatile cut-outs on the top & bottom for headphone connectors.
  • Water-resistant design for your workout in the rain. Front opening to unlock your device by fingerprint (ID Touch Compatible).

Garmin Forerunner 945

Nowadays, you can find many quality high tech watches on the market, and one that stands out from the crowd is Garmin Forerunner 945. It has everything one GPS watch should offer, and even more! You can easily sync your favourite music to your watch, measure your performance, receive full-colour onboard maps guide and more. 

Garmin

Its convenient safety and tracking features will help you feel secure on your run, while you won’t have to worry about a dead battery. Even in GPS mode with music on it can last for 10 hours, which is more than you need. 

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Garmin 010-02063-00 Forerunner 945, Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Smartwatch with Music, Black
  • Premium GPS running/triathlon smartwatch with music
  • Download songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer (may require premium subscription with a third party music provider)
  • Performance monitoring features include Vo2 Max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude Acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects
  • Garmin Pay contactless payment solution (available for supported cards from participating banks) lets you make convenient payments with your watch so you can leave your cash and cards at home

Lumo Run Sensor

As an active runner, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your form. Well, this run sensor can be your trustworthy ally! It has seven different sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyroscope and vibration sensor, so it easily tracks all your essential stats.

All you need to do is to attach it to the back of your shorts and it will keep track of your bounce, pelvic movement and how much brake you apply with each step.

All this data will be sent to your Lumo app so you can analyze it later and find ways to improve your performance.  Don’t worry, Lumo will even help you with that! Based on your performance it will send personalized recommendations for pre- and post-run exercises. Neat, right?

Lumo Run - the Running Coach for Every Runner (iPhone 5S or newer only)
  • Who is Lumo Run for? From beginner to elite, Lumo Run is for you. A beginner looking to get inspired and educated on how to run the right way; A seasoned runner looking to run faster and farther while reducing the risk of injury; A marathoner or hardcore triathlete looking to shave critical minutes off your PR and win the next competition. Lumo Run is for you.
  • Better Form, Better Results - make the most of your every mile with Lumo Run, a revolutionary running sensor and free app (iOS/iPhone only) combination to track, analyze, and improve your understanding of how you move so you can run faster and farther.
  • When running with your phone, get real-time, in-run, auditory and motivational coaching through your headphones for immediate improvement.
  • Receive personalized recommendations for exercises and drills (demonstrated in video) based on your data after each run.

Jaybird X3 In-Ear Headphones

Most runners love listening to their favourite tunes during their runs. If music gives you the motivation you need to reach your goal, you could definitely benefit from headphones that won’t get tangled. The neckband-style Bluetooth earbuds are small and yet feature the sweat-proof design and provide great sound.

jaybird X3

They have a long battery life so you don’t have to worry about that even if you are running a marathon.  Since they offer a wide range of fitting options, they will definitely stay secure in your ears while the lightweight cable will eliminate any tug. 

Jaybird X3 Wireless in-Ear Headphones Camo
  • MINI WIRELESS BUDS The X3 Headphones by Jaybird are designed to be as small as possible without sacrificing performance and looks
  • SWEAT-PROOF Built to last with a sleek yet rugged design, the X3 Headphones are great for sports, workouts, and all weather conditions. Their hydrophobic nano-coating will keep moisture away, whether it's sweat, rain, or snow
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE Dont let a low battery interrupt your day. The X3 has an 8-hour battery life. 15 minutes of charging gives you a full hour of playtime, so youll always be ready for anything
  • PERSONALIZED SOUNDS The MySound App allows you to tweak and customize the sound of your X3 headphones for a personalized experience, and save them for later as a profile

Altra Torin IQ

In case you still haven’t bought a new pair of running shoes, consider these. They are designed to improve your technique, minimize the risk of injury, collect all kinds of data via lightweight pressure sensors, and provide live coaching tips. Basically, they will do everything except run instead of you. 

Altra Torin IQ
  • DESIGNED TO IMPROVE: Running Form and Technique; Natural Foot Positioning, Toe Splay, Comfort.
  • PLATFORM: Fully cushioned Zero Drop platform and FootShape toe box. CUSHIONING: Medium. STACK HEIGHT: 28mm. LAST: PFS2-M.
  • MIDSOLE: FlexSensor, Quad Accelerometers, Ultralight EVA with A-Bound. OUTSOLE: FootPod Outsole. INSOLE: 6mm Contour Footbed. UPPER: 360° Reflective Upper.
  • OTHER FEATURES: Natural Ride System; BLE Wireless Communication; Strike Zone Tracking; Impact Force Measurement; Audible Running Cues; Stat Tracking; Post Run Summary.

Check out these handy gadgets and make your runs more enjoyable.  

Last update on 2021-05-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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