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Do you love the freedom and stress release that running and fresh air gives? The right running tech accessories can help you track your progress, stay safe, and enjoy your runs even more. From smartwatches to open-ear headphones earbuds, these devices are designed to optimize your running experience and make every mile count. Whether you’re a novice runner or a marathon enthusiast, the right tech can not only enhance your performance, but also ensure that you stay connected and motivated.

Tracking your runs

Fitbit Charge 6 fitness tracker

Fitbit trackers and smartwatches

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 Fibit Charge 6. As with almost all fitness trackers and smartwatches, you can stay connected to your smartphone with messaging alerts and notifications from multiple apps.

Samsung smartwatches

Samsung smartwatch

Samsung users will be impressed with the Galaxy Watch6 (learn more about it in our review). 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 GPS watches

Garmin fenix 7X

Garmin is a major player for active people. They have an assortment of watches including the Garmin Fenix 7 Pro that we recently reviewed, 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.

Shokz OpenRun Bone Conduction Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Music to fuel your run

In headphone tech, you’ll find wireless and open-ear 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.

Shokz OpenRun Bone Conduction Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

These Shokz OpenRun open-ear headphones use bone conduction technology to transmit music through your cheekbones, keeping your ears open to ambient sounds. 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.

Sony WF1000XM5/S In-Ear Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earbuds

For a more discerning ear, the Sony WF-1000XM5 True wireless earbuds are a great choice. Read our 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 premium headphones, they will make your fitness activity that much more enjoyable.

Take you running to the next level with the right accessories

Running accessories like smartwatches and headphones can vastly improve your running experience. From tracking progress to using music to energize your runs, these tools provide both practical benefits and motivations. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, investing in high-quality accessories can make your runs more enjoyable, efficient, and effective. Equip yourself with the right gear and see how it transforms your running journey!

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