wearable-smart-deviceIn a world of ever-expansive technological advances, there are now several wearable smart devices that will allow enthusiasts to run smarter, not harder. Throughout the past decade, medical professionals have argued and acknowledged that technology has had a detrimental impact on our level of physical activity; however, it is now seducing each of us with the promise of optimizing our health and saving us from its ills. In fact, in the year of 2012, wearable fitness technology averaged $8.6 billion in sales. By the end of the year 2018, it is believed that sales in this type of technology will exceed $30 billion, annually. If you have an interest in running smarter and not harder, continue reading to learn about the top 3 wearable “smart” devices, according to fitness enthusiasts.

1.     The Garmin Forerunner 620
This particular training watch is considered to be the ultimate tool for running enthusiasts. Not only does it have what is considered to be the absolute best in GPS connectivity, but, it has the unique ability to provide speed updates in seconds. It comes complete with a touch screen that allows runners to move quickly between features and functions. This amazing wearable technology device has the unique ability to provide comprehensive insight into your stride. If you want to run smarter and not harder, the Garmin Forerunner 620 will aid in your success.

2.     The Mio Alpha 2
The Mio Alpha 2 is a favorite among runners that seek to learn more about the distances that they run and their general, overall, pace. It includes an optical-based heart sensor that is able to successfully obtain information about your heart rate during running. In exploring the features and functions of the device, you will be pleased to know that it also acts as an accelerometer. If you want to take your running to the next level, this “smart” device is for you!

3.     The Pear Mobile Training Intelligence System for Runners
How would you like to run smarter and not harder with a “smart” device that provides you with comprehensive, real-time coaching? If this sounds exciting, you are sure to enjoy the Pear Mobile Training Intelligence System for runner. This “smart” device is actually a type of virtual coach that has the unique capability of responding to your body. You may use the unit to select a certain workout or training session. You may also input certain types of information in the unit, such as your unique goals. As you engage in your running session, the unit uses headphones and a heart rate monitoring device to coach you!

There are many different “smart” wearable technology devices currently available on the market today that will allow you to run smarter, not harder. In addition to this, there are different types of technological-based devices that will aid in the productivity of your running. One such example is the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. At Back to Motion Physical Therapy, we currently offer many training plans associated with this particular treadmill. Used alone or in conjunction with the wearable technology devices mentioned in this guide, you are sure to get the most from your workout. For more information, call us today at: 303-832-5577

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