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A guide to running gadgets and apparel

by Trent Shadid Published: April 12, 2014
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Runner’s World Magazine senior editor Jeff Dengate specializes in keeping readers up to date on the newest and best running shoes and gear. When it comes to tracking devices, Dengate calls the Garmin Forerunner 10 watch one of the top choices because of its price (a little over $100) and the fact that it’s easy to use.


Dengate also suggested the smart phones apps Strava, Garmin, and Road ID. All three have different features, allowing friends and family to see a variety of things including where you’ve been, how long you’ve been running, and how far.

As far as other running gadgets and apparel, here are some of the top choices this spring featured by Runner’s World:

Adidas Smart Run Watch. At $400, the Smart Run Watch is an Android-powered device that measures your pulse through your wrist and features a built-in music player with Bluetooth capabilities.

•Soul Transform headphones. These over-the-ear headphones start at $99 and have an adjustable band for fitting. The fabric ear cups are also removable and can easily be washed when needed.

•Jawbone Up24 bracelet. The $150 bracelet uses Bluetooth technology to keep you wirelessly connected to its smartphone app 24 hours a day, and gives insight into your daily steps and nighttime sleep.

•Reckless Running singlet. Starting at $40, these tops are tailored to stay put when you’re moving fast and feature several different unique designs on the front.

Farm to Feet Greensboro crew socks. These quarter-length socks selling for $16 are thin and lightweight with cushion on the bottom to help provide a snug fit.

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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