Innovative New Tech Gear For Runners

Want to get motivated for a run? Pick up one of these cool new GPS watchesGetting up the motivation to go out and run can be tough sometimes, especially when the weather’s bad or you could take the opportunity to sleep for another 30 minutes.

Product developers know what an uphill battle it can be to get out and get active, so they’ve launched some great new gear that will help you get motivated.

Check out some of my favorites!

The GPS Watch

Instead of being tied to a Smart Phone app or treadmill, slip on one of these new accessories designed to track everything from your clocked distance to your heart rate, running dynamics and the number of calories you burned during your workout. A running watch can also help you track your per mile pace to keep training on track. Lots of options for brands: Garmin, TomTom, Nike and more.

Smart Socks

New from Sensoria, these socks are fitted with sensors that relay data about your run to a detachable anklet and, afterwards, into the brand’s smart phone app. In real time, the app then gives you audio and visual feedback about the impact on your feet and ankles, telling you how to make adjustments that will improve your form and minimize damage. How awesome is that?!

Sweat-Wicking Wool

You probably wouldn’t think of slipping on a wool shirt for a run, but newly engineered clothing manufactured from Merino Wool has the amazing ability to keep you warm when it’s cold out and keep sweat from bugging you when the mercury rises. The clothes aren’t cheap, but it’s pretty neat to find all-weather workout gear.

RunPhones Wireless

Want to space out with tunes on your run but hate the feel of ear buds slipping in and out? This product is perfect for you! It’s actually a headband with built in speakers that can be synched up to your iPod or any music-playing device to deliver a hassle-free runner’s jam.

Of course all the latest technology won’t help you run if you’re injured! In that case, you’ll need to pay a visit to your Houston podiatrist ASAP so your favorite new toys won’t be stuck on the shelf, waiting for your return.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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