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Running Gear: Apps and tools for a perfect run

Running Gear

Running Gear You Need!

I’m always, always, always interested in the latest tech and gear to help us more effectively exercise. Below you will find some of the coolest running gear to help you more effectively and enjoyably crush your long or short runs!


Here is the coolest running gear around!

Apps and smart devices are not just for show, they can make the perfect companions while running. However, there are many types of mobile apps and gear to choose on the market.

To help runners out, here are some ideas to help you train and improve your stride.

milestonepodMilestone Pod

Track the miles covered by your shoes. Connect the Milestone Pod to any computer or tablet and register your health information. It works passively by tracking your mileage and progress.

This helps runners avoid injuries such as the “Snapping Hip Syndrome”, “Runner’s Knee” or the “Iliotibial Band Syndrome”.

Running shoes should be replaced after 600 kilometres (372 miles) and the Pod will remind you about it. Add your medical information such as allergies and prescription medications that Emergency Personnel need to know. By attaching the Pod via USB, a runner’s life can be saved through it.

withingsWithings Smart Body Analyser

With features like automatic wireless syncing, Body Fat Percentage, environmental air quality and blood pressure, this body scale app helps you monitor your health and well-being in one place.

It also comes with the Health Mate app, which collects data from the Smart Body Analyser via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.

It is also one of the gadgets usually featured on health and fitness websites. If you want to manage your diet, track your weight and reach your running goals, the Withings Smart Body Analyser is definitely a must-have.

ghostraceGhost Race (James Mormando)

Top your personal best and push yourself to the limit with Ghost Race. With this app, you can set the pace and distance before you run. It lets you trace routes and calculate your speed and calories burned after running your course.

Ghost Race also has an option to back-up all your data on the Cloud or server.

omegaOmegawave ECG Sensor Belt

Adjust your running sessions to improve results with the ECG Sensor Belt. It measures and analyses cardiac fatigue and stress levels, as well as your adaptation reserves to let you rest. Information gathered by the belt is sent to the Omegawave cloud for analysis.

Feedback is sent via its mobile app which determines the right amount of training for you. Wearable technologies such as these can prevent over-training and help runners with their workout.

charity milesCharity Miles

Choose your charity and start running. This app will track every mile you have covered via GPS. With $0.25 cents for each mile you run, you can help raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity you just chose.

Make every mile count, every time you run, with Charity Miles.

smartrunnerSmartRunner (APPSfactory)

Map your track, measure your running speed, distance, duration and even elevation difference all with this app. It also lets users save all their training data on the app’s website to access it anytime they want.

Integrate an iPod with it and control the all the track songs you want to use.

Check the Training Diary feature to see how performance has progressed throughout the year. In addition, SmartRunner also has Geotagging and Livetracking which users can try out. The SmartRunner lets you have fully customizable GPS sport tracking – free.

thestickThe Stick (Intracell)

Optimize your training and prevent muscle injury with The Stick. It stimulates deep tissue massage to help muscles recover. The Stick also helps avoid serious injuries, such as fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome.

Wrap-Up

There you have it. The running gear and apps to help you achieve a fruitful run.

Pair it with a couple of pre-workout supplements, and you are guaranteed a healthyShare your thoughts with us below. workout. Did we leave any “must have” running gear out?

What other apps or gadgets do you use when training or running?

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Josh Anderson

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Josh is the founder of DIY Active - your at home fitness source! He enjoys blending the latest science and expert advice with health practices to help you exercise smarter at home!
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