The arrival of fall’s cooler temperatures marks a great time to hit the ground running — for a workout, that is. Before you pound the pavement, check out these gadgets to help you further your distance.
Under Armour Gemini 3 RE Smart Shoes
This wearable tech features a fitness tracker in the sole of the shoes that records your exercise data without the use of a smartwatch. An accelerometer reports running metrics and wirelessly syncs with the MapMyRun app.
ROLL Recovery R8
A spring-loaded device that provides all the force of a deep tissue massage, this gadget helps break up muscle adhesions and reduce inflammation post-run. The innovative design allows the roller to self-adjust for different body sizes while targeting IT bands, quads, and hamstrings.
RoadID Wrist Band Elite
Medical emergencies can happen while out for a run. Protect yourself and help first responders with this wearable wrist band that lists emergency contact numbers and known allergies. It features four faceplate styles and 13 colors to choose from, and the fit is adjustable for maximum comfort.
Brooks Ghost 10 Running Shoe
Featuring BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that disperses impact away from your body and a Segmented Crash Pad to ensure a smooth footfall, this shoe received the Editor’s Choice award from Runner’s World magazine six years straight.
ec3d Compression Twist Socks
Wear these socks while you run, then give them a twist to ease into recovery mode. By inverting the compression zones with the color zones, you increase compression between your ankle and calf, resulting in less aches and fatigue after a run. The socks also add support to the arch of the foot to help with pronation and posture.
Garmin Forerunner® 630
The Bentley of GPS watches, this gadget will set you back several hundred dollars. But you’re paying for cutting-edge technology that provides data like ground contact balance and stride length that you can analyze to improve your running ability. Other measurements include lactate threshold and maximum oxygen consumption.