We’ll soon be transitioning from winter to spring here on the West Coast. If you love the freedom and stress release that running and fresh air gives, then read about the latest running tech that make tracking runs easy and convenient.
Tracking your runs
There are many options on the market these days when it comes to tracking your runs and they’ll help you keep an eye on your progress as you improve as well. Fitbit has a variety of fitness trackers and smartwatches which allows you to choose the one that will suit your personal wants and needs.
You can track route, pace and distance travelled with the built-in GPS as well as track calories, steps, distance, running, and elevation. Monitoring your heart rate and sleep are also important for your health and you can do both with the Charge 6. As with almost all fitness trackers and smart watches, you can stay connected to your smartphone with messaging alerts and notifications from multiple apps.
Samsung users will be impressed with the Galaxy Watch6 (we reviewed this on the blog). This watch will automatically detect and track popular workouts like running, rowing, and swimming. The enhanced built-in GPS accurately tracks your workouts, while VO2 Max readings check the oxygen level in your body. Of course, you’ll love the AMOLED display with sapphire crystal glass, Google Assistant compatibility, and the built-in speaker.
Garmin is becoming a major player for active people. There have an assortment of watches including the Garmin Fenix 7 Pro that we recently reviewed on the blog, the Garmin Epix Pro, Garmin Forerunner 265, and the Garmin Venu 2 Plus. These do the kind of monitoring you would expect, with added emphasis on health and fitness. Features include heart rate and tracking your activities, sleep, and calories burned.
Garmin also has Garmin Pay, which is a mobile payment service to make payments without contact easily from your smartwatch. With impressive battery life Garmin fitness watches offer exactly what fitness minded people are looking for.
Choose between sleek and stylish and rugged designs. Some come pre-loaded with topographic maps which allow you to easily plan and map your running or riding routes. In some you can easily download your favourite songs or playlists from streaming services to help you power through your workouts and receive alerts for incoming calls, texts and other notifications.
Music to fuel your run
In headphone tech you’ll find wireless headphones making huge waves because the beauty of wireless headphones is that you don’t have a wire getting in the way of your arm motion when you run.
These AfterShokz Aeropex Bluetooth Headphones use bone conduction technology which passes music through your cheek bones and therefore keeping your ears open to hear ambient sound. I love this feature for outdoor workouts such as running or biking. These headphones fit snuggly behind your neck and stay in place even during high-intensity activities like jogging or bootcamp style workouts. The bluetooth 5.0 technology enables a wireless connection up to 10 meters with your smartphone and the built-in mic allows you to take calls. The water-resistant design means they’ll survive your sweatiest workouts.
For a more discerning ear, you can’t get better than the Sony WF-1000XM5 True wireless earbuds. Read the review to learn how these stack up to the best of the best, taking in-ear technology to new levels of excellence. Including all that you expect from a premium headphone, and designed to make your fitness activity that much more enjoyable.
Tracking your fitness everyday helps keep you accountable for your health, wellness and fitness everyday. The real time stats during a run and after a workout will motivate you to keep going.
You can find the latest tech to help you get the most out your health journey at Best Buy Online.