Top 10 running gadgets that are hot this summer.
Garmin Fenix 5 Series
Garmin completely skipped the fourth version of its popular outdoor/multisport watch. The all-new Fenix 5 comes in three sizes. The standard Fenix 5 ($599.99) remains a multisport watch that has all-day activity tracking, wrist-based heart-rate readings, and smartwatch connectivity. It’s slightly more compact than the previous generation, but it still packs a 24-hour battery using GPS under the rugged case. A smaller Fenix 5S ($599.99) fits smaller wrists better, but sacrifices some juice—its battery is set to go just 13 hours in GPS mode. For the adventure-minded, a larger Fenix 5X ($699.99) is available and comes preloaded with topographical maps of the U.S. and directional cues so you can follow a route from your wrist. $599-$699,
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR
Expanding on the Spartan line, the Sport is thinner and lighter, but is still a powerful touchscreen smartwatch. To save space and size, the watch sacrifices a barometric altimeter and instead relies on GPS to give you an elevation reading (like most running watches). The Sport Wrist HR gets an optical heart-rate monitor built by Valencell, a biometric instrument maker, ensuring extreme accuracy. $599,
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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium
Safety rules. These Bluetooth-enabled headphones use bone conduction to send sound waves through bones at your temples, leaving your ears completely uncovered when out on a run or working out in the gym. This means you can hear cars and other potential hazards around you when running on open roads. The lightweight titanium construction is comfortable to wear and stays put when bouncing down the road. $130,
Altar road running shoe
Improvements and updates in this version, in comparison to the 3, include a softer upper and a more responsive ride to the shoe. There is also added reflectivity on this version, too.
Weight: 8.1 oz./230 g.
Stack Height: 24mm
Designed to Improve: Running Form, Toe Splay, Stability, Power
Ideal Uses: Running, Ultramarathons, Long Distance Walking, Cross Training
Platform: Natural Foot Positioning: FootShapeTM Toe Box with Fully Cushioned Zero
Midsole: Dual Layer EVA with A-BoundTM Top Layer, InnerFlexTM Technology
Outsole: FootPodTM Technology
Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh
Other Features: Natural Ride System
Sole: Gum Rubber
Heel Height: 1 inches
Ideal uses include running, ultramarathons, long distance walking, cross training
Dual layer ethylene vinyl acetate with A-Bound top layer and InnerFlex
6 millimeter contour footbed
Danish Endurance Compression Socks
18-21 mmHg Graduated Compression. Swiss MST IV tested.
95% Polyamide, 5% Elasthane.
FIT & DESIGN
The anatomical fit provides graduated compression from ankle to calf and the padded foot bed absorbs jarring shock, helps prevent painful blisters and the ventilated parts wicks away sweat for a cooling comfort.
With their constant compression, these compression socks help pump, cleanse and oxygenate blood. The payoff: enhanced performance and relief from aches and swelling, as well as fast recovery.
TESTED & RECOMMENDED
By Olympic Runner Stina Troest.
Salomon Agile 2 Rucksack Set
For lightweight hydration on your long runs, the Salomon Agile 2 Set is an easy solution. An included Hydrapak 1.5L Soft Reservoir keeps you hydrated, while a main zippered compartment holds small apparel or gear. A stretch mesh pocket in front holds small nutrition to keep you energized, and a harness construction provides enhanced stability. Breathable mesh on your back and light shoulder straps offer a comfortable ride for an enjoyable run.
Low profile hydration pack for long distance runs
Included Hydrapak 1.5L Soft Reservoir for hydration
1 main zippered compartment on back for compact apparel or accessories
1 stretch mesh chest pocket for small essentials or nutrition
Airvent Agility backpanel breathable construction uses a light soft board that adapts the fit to your back and minimal EVA pads in the most sensitive areas for exceptional comfort
Harness construction with compression front lifter compresses the load for enhanced stability
Sternum strap system secures anywhere along the front for a personalized fit and added stability
4ºD pole holder is instinctive to use; quick and easy access to your hiking poles while running
Compatible with Salomon Custom Accessory System
Weight: 6 oz (171g)
Pack Volume: 3L (183 inches³)
Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 2 cm