10 Gadgets to make your morning jogs just a little more motivating
Technically, all you need to go for a jog is the right pair of shoes (along with clothing). But, if you want to make the most of your exercise, you might find yourself needing a little extra push to get going.
- When did running become popular? Believe it or not, it’s a more recent phenomenon. Running really took off in the 1970s.
- What’s the best way to improve running? If you’re looking for ways to increase your distance, there are plenty of apps and programs. If you’re a beginner, check out Couch to 5K.
- Where can I find more sports gadgets? We’ve got a whole sports category calling your name!
Do you love racking up some steps on a great run? Good for you. Many of us aren’t a fan of the sport, despite its plentiful benefits. If you can spring right out of bed and get going, you probably don’t need anything on this list. If you’re like the rest of us who require some extra motivation, keep reading. Here are 10 gadgets to make your morning jogs just a little more motivating.
Polar M430 GPS Running Watch
Designed just for runners, this wearable gives you all the actionable stats you need. The Polar M430 uses SiRFInstantFix for precise GPS tracking. Likewise, there’s a built-in 6-LED optical heart rate sensor and pairs with an app so you can review all the data. Plus, it’s totally waterproof so you can change up your workout to include a swim without worry.
ActionSleeve Apple Watch Armband
If you use your Apple Watch for your runs, you need the ActionSleeve from Twelve South. The strap puts your smartwatch at a safe yet accessible distance so nothing stands in your way of a great run. But, it also has a clear pouch so you can still access the touchscreen, view notifications, and more.
RUNVI Advanced Digital Running Coach
If anything is going to motivate you on your run, it’s your own personal coach. With RUNVI, you can have one anywhere you go. These soles connect to an app on your smartphone to deliver metrics such as cadence, foot-strike pattern, and symmetry. With each step, you can improve your form to get the most out of your runs.
FITLY Minimalist Running Pack
When you run, you want to carry very little but that’s not always possible. The FITLY Running Pack is wonderfully compact yet holds everything you need. There’s space for your smartphone, keys, and more, all while remaining totally water and puncture resistant. The design rests on your back while keeping you balanced.
The Ultimate Merino Running
If you’re hitting the trails (or the streets) this winter, make sure you bundle up. The Ultimate Merino Running Jacket is made for runners. The natural materials are lightweight and comfortable while also totally breathable. Naturally odor resistant, the jacket is loaded with conveniences such as self-secured inside pockets, waterproof pockets, and more.
Peloton Tread Smart Indoor Exercise Machine
If you can’t make it outside, running inside can be just as great. Peloton is changing the way we workout inside. This system is equipped with a 32-inch HD touchscreen where you can select live videos from top NYC instructors. With ten or more classes a day, there’s something for everyone.
SHIFT Band Performance Band for Smartwatches
As another solution for your smartwatch, the SHIFT Band helps you keep your device right where you need it – on your wrist. The innovative strap design allows the watch to remain in a highly visible spot without hindering your performance and getting in your way. It works with the Apple Watch, Pebble, Garmin, and more.
EzyDog Road Runner Hands-Free Leash
Don’t forget Fido on all your fun runs. The EzyDog Hands-Free Leash helps you keep your form while running securely with man’s best friend. Attaching around your waist, this leash frees up your hands and arms so you can retain your form. In addition, it creates a low center of gravity to help with your balance.
Hydrosleeve – Armband Hydration System for Athletes
Don’t forget to stay hydrated on your run! The Hydrosleeve is a wearable solution to help you drink up on the go. Holding 7.5 ounces, there’s a built-in spout for easy sipping while the thermal cool insulator keeps the water nice and cold.
V-MODA BassFit Wireless In-Ear Sport Headphones
Of course, there’s no better way to find motivation on your run than to run to the beat of your favorite tunes. The BassFit Headphones attach securely to your ears and stay in place no matter how intense your run. Likewise, they have built-in controls and pump some serious audio.
Will any of this gear motivate you to run? Or do you have a different want to stay in shape?
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