If you’ve made bank this Christmas, it’s as good a time as any to update your running tech. While the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales may have passed, there’s still some bargains to be found in the traditional Boxing Day sales. Here are our recommendations for new running tech to splurge on over the Christmas break.
Garmin Vivoactive 3
We can vouch for the newest release from Garmin. This is a sleek new offering that absolutely keeps the focus on fitness while bringing some smooth smartwatch technology to bear at the same time. The watch comes preloaded with plenty of workout options to track, almost endless statistics and feedback, GPS, GLOSNASS, and of course the optical heart rate monitor. It’s not nearly as bulky as their top-notch Fenix 5 range, which makes it perfect for unobtrusive everyday wear. Control your music from the watch and receive notifications from your phone, too. And absolutely fantastic all-rounder, we love the extended battery life and the updated Garmin Connect app, too.
New Running Shoes
There’s two ways to look at this: grab another pair of your favourite model, or use the Christmas bonus money to try out a different style of shoe that you’ve had your eye on for a while. Of course, if you’re going to spoil someone else, just take a peek at their current shoes (model and size!) and grab them an update in this season’s colours. Check out Nike Freerun Distance if you’re wanting to try something new. They’re flexible with plenty of room in the toe box, a flexible outsole and plenty of stability around the midsole.
Trekz Air Headphones
Running with ear buds can be annoying, and large over-ear headphones can move around a lot. They also can block out the sounds around you while you’re running. This is sometimes what you want, but it can also pose a safety risk if you can’t hear warning sounds. Check out Trekz Air headphones for an excellent alternative. The height of running tech, they are wireless which frees up movement, but importantly, they use a conductive sound method. This means you can listen to your music, but also hear the sounds around you. They are light and don’t move around – the perfect fit.
About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles – Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.
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