Runners and gadget geeks are very similar. Even if you haven’t owned a GPS watch you probably have some sort of running app on your smart phone like Nike+, Strava or Map My Run. However, at some point runners begin to really start looking at what becomes more convenient when it comes to logging miles or keeping track of real time data like pace, miles and overall time, I mean running interval workouts and searching on your phone for that lap function can become a real pain in the ass. This is where runners just opt of the simple one touch click of a button or swipe on the watches touch screen to provide them data in real time.
Most watches start off at around $100 and move their way up depending on the various functions you are looking for. For some just having something that tracks overall distance and time is good enough, for others on the other hand they want heart rate, cadence, and other fancy things that most of us don’t really know much about, but it is cool to say oh I kept my heart rate at level 1 or I climbed 1,000 feet on my run.
Often times runners start to do the upgrade game to get more from a watch with all these fancy features. Others because of the running social media sites wear more than one tracking device, logging their runs with a Garmin but still sporting their Fitbit to count their steps because of competitions within each ones platforms. Then there is the syncing of your running data from Garmin or Nike to apps like Strava, Dailymile and Map My Run.
The question of the day: What gadgets do you wear when you run? and what other running / fitness platforms do you sync them onto?