May 13, 2019

Wearable Tech, Gadgets and Essentials

After running or training for some time or even when you’re starting out, you might be curious about certain wearable tech products to help you improve your training and keep you going further. Whether you’re competing in a 10km run, training in the gym or just starting out there’s a good chance you have seen some wearable tech that’s available on the market. At Intersport Elverys we have a number of gadgets, tech and essential products to keep you accountable and on track.

Smart Watches

Wearable tech watches can be categorized into two groups, smart watches and activity trackers but not everyone is sure what the difference is, as they are quite similar. A smart watch is similar to a regular watch but tracks a lot more than just time. They can usually be paired with a Smartphone, hence the name. However the smart watch doesn’t depend on the phone and can function quite well without one. They can perform a number of useful functions similar to a phone, such as playing music, answering calls and much more as well as fitness functions like measuring health and GPS tracking.

There are so many options for smart watches on the market right now and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Read about two of our most popular smart watches below.

GARMIN FORERUNNER 45S WHITE

A running watch that won’t weigh you down. Forerunner 45S is the smaller-sized GPS running watch with all the running-related features you need in a sleek, lightweight smartwatch you’ll want to wear all day and night.

FITBIT VERSA LITE LILACK
 A bold smartwatch with the essential features you need to reach your goals and manage your day the way you want.

 

Activity Trackers

Activity Trackers offer less functions and are designed primarily to focus on one goal and that is measuring and monitoring your health. They can be synced to some apps on your phone but won’t be able to perform as many tasks as a smart watch if you’re someone that doesn’t need these features when training then a fitness tracker will do you just fine. Have a read about two popular Fitness Trackers below.

FITBIT CHARGE 3

Understand your health and take action to improve with Fitbit Charge 3 – an advanced health and fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate and personalized insights to reveal what’s below the surface, learning from each run.

GARMIN VIVOFIT 4

Find more ways to beat yesterday with easy-to-use Vívofit 4 Activity Tracker. It brings you activity tracking and the freedom to keep moving without taking a break to recharge. With it’s 1+ year battery life, Vívofit 4 is perfect to wear 24/7, so you’re always tracking your activity.

One for the Kids

FITBIT ACE 2 SKY
Build healthy habits and have fun as a family with the Fitbit Ace 2 activity tracker.

OTHER ESSENTIAL GADGETS
Headphones

Headphones are one of those products that some people cannot train without. Whether you’re listening to music, podcasts or answering calls they can be very beneficial when training. The ease and functions that come with headphones is always improving and at Intersport Elverys we have quality headphones to suit all your needs when running. Check out the Aftershokz we stock below.

AFTERSHOKZ TREKZ TITANIUM HEADPHONES

Meet the wired headphones that allow you to hear both your music and your world. Introducing Sportz Titanium with mic, the next generation of AfterShokz headphones. More comfort, better sound, at a lower cost.

HR Sensor
POLAR H10 HEART RATE SENSOR - CHEST STRAP

The Polar H10 heart rate sensor is accurate and comfortable with ultimate accuracy. Compatible with Go Pro Hero 4 & 5, view your heart rate on your Go Pro recordings. Also compatible with Polar Beat, gym equipment and 3rd party apps. The H10 has an hour’s worth of memory to record data without the need of a wrist unit. The new Pro Chest Strap has one extra electrode to prevent interference.

Nutrition – Fuel Your Run
Energy Gels

Energy gels such as Kinetica and High 5 are perfect hydrating gels that give you a great energy boost so you can concentrate on your training without feeling depleted. These gels are ideal for distance runners, trail running, marathons etc. Even if you’re just looking for a boost in the gym or when you’re playing sport these gels will benefit your lifestyle.

Powders
OPTIMUM NUTRITION 100% WHEY GOLD STANDARD

This protein supplement from Optimum Nutrition contains less fat, cholesterol and lactose and is made from pure muscle-building whey protein isolates. This top quality protein shake drink from Optimum Nutrition contains 90% pure protein by weight. Getting protein in after training is a great way to ensure your muscles have recovered for your next time training.