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5 Functional Gadgets To Help Runners Out

Your regularly scheduled mile run, upgraded. 

You need the trail, you need to run it. When not on there, you see it. When going there, you crave it. When on it, you feel free, completely free.

For a runner, running the trail is as essential as the surging in the air is for the bird. The exhilarating feeling of freedom is so liberating that it becomes an addiction.

Sadly, humans are not precisely made for running. Many issues can arise repeatedly during sessions that bog down your experience. Fear not at all, for tech has its answer by creating the best gadgets for runners which sole purpose is to make your trek as smooth as possible. Check them out.

#1 Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights

AfterShokz Trekz Air Headphones
AfterShokz Trekz Air Headphones

If you enjoy running at night after work, there will definitely be low-light conditions. These shoe lights fasten securely to almost any type of shoelaces. It is also weather-proof and provides 360 degrees of visibility with front and back light beams. Moreover, just a single charge allows the light to last for up to 5 hours on its low setting.

Learn more or buy here.

#2 AfterShokz Trekz Air Headphones

The Muscle Stick Original Massage Roller
The Muscle Stick Original Massage Roller

There are a lot of headphones available for runners, but what makes the AfterShokz Trekz Air different from the rest is the bone conduction technology. I read about this technology first in the Origin novel by Dan Brown and coincidentally found this product the very next day on Amazon.

It doesn’t cover your ears at all, but delivers the music through your cheekbones. This ensures that your ears are always open and you are aware of everything happening in your surroundings, unlike the noise cancelling headphones where you won’t know what’s happening around you at all.

Learn more or buy here.

#3 The Muscle Stick Original Massage Roller

Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights
Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights

After a run, it’s important how your muscles recover. You can easily roll this stick over your overworked muscles for the ultimate massage. It helps increase blood flow and removing lactic acid out which can help prevent soreness. It’s not only for your legs, but it can also be used all over the body.

Learn more or buy here.

#4 Ultimate Performance Ultimate Patella Strap

Ultimate Performance Ultimate Patella Strap
Ultimate Performance Ultimate Patella Strap

Ultimate Performance Ultimate Patella Strap helps to relieve patella tendon pain associated with running and jumping and promotes healing. Made of soft neoprene material blend, it fits left or right knee and offers personalised fit and compression and even support. It is recommended for patella tendonitis, Osgood’s-Schlatters disease and irritated kneecap (chondromalacia). One size fits most. One strap per pack

Learn more or buy here.

#5 Seiko DM50 Compact Metronome

Seiko DM50 Compact Metronome
Seiko DM50 Compact Metronome

This clip-on metronome attaches easily to my waistband or fuel belt. It’s been an essential tool in helping me increase my cadence. Using the up and down buttons, I was able to measure my original cadence. By adding one beat each week, I’ve been able to gradually increase my cadence without straining my body.

Learn more or buy here.

Contributors to this article
Shawn Lim from Traffic Bees

Arbaz Khan from TechBreach

Caleb Backe from CalebBacke

Lukas from Military 1st

Nita Sweeney from Depression Hates a Moving Target

Written by Taegan Lion

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