5 Tech Running Gear to Try in 2016

March 23, 2016 - By: Sarah Hovis

 Runners are constantly on the lookout for the latest tech and techniques that will give them the edge as they train and compete. So we’ve combed through
Outside Online and
Competitor.com to share with you some of their picks on the best running tech gear for 2016 that will track your progress and get you on the path to success—from head to toe.
Recon Jet™ These glasses deliver all your metrics live, and right at eye level. And thanks to patented Glance Detection technology, it wakes up instantly when you glance down, then turns off again when you look away, minimizing distractions and maximizing power efficiency.
Oakley Radar Pace Think of these glasses as Siri for athletes. Start by asking what your workout is for the day and Radar will respond with specifics. During your run you can ask how your pace is and Radar will nudge you to pick up the pace if you’re lagging. Talk about accountability.
Epson Runsense™ SF-810 Outside Online says this watch offers some of the best GPS tracking they’ve ever tested, and boasts an astonishing 20 hours of battery life (even with the GPS on). It is also endorsed by
Meb Keflezighi, who knows a thing or two about running.
Altra IQ™ powered by iFit® Here’s how this running shoe works: A razor-thin, multi-sensor system embedded in the shoe’s midsole tracks a range of running intelligence, like
footstrike. Then, using Bluetooth technology, the shoes transmit your data to an iFit app or watch, providing individual analysis and real-time coaching on the run. Genius!
Sensoria Apparel Tech-enhanced running socks were just the beginning for this company. Now available are a men’s running shirt and woman’s sports bra. Using the
mobile app, runners can receive a variety of performance metrics in real-time on their phone to analyze their form. Tell in the comments your favorite piece of running tech.