If you’re someone who regularly likes to work up a good sweat with a good run, you’ve likely encountered your share of annoyances, inconveniences and even dangers along the way. Here are three cool fitness fixes that can help keep a spring in your step.
RunLites Gloves (www.GoRunLites.com) – $34.99 – $39.99
Did you know that pedestrian fatality rates are virtually three times higher at night? This includes people walking, running and biking. Most often, those fatalities are caused by a collision with a car, while other injuries and fatalities are caused by tripping or falling on uneven roadways. It’s clear there’s a problem seeing, and being seen, at night and in low-light areas. While there’s a lot of personal protective equipment and safety clothing out there, many are obtrusive and only serve the pedestrian or the passersby—until now! RunLites gloves are an innovative wearable technology solution that puts light where it’s needed most. RunLites are a wearable safety glove with a built-in flashlight and padded palm pocket that can be used to store ID cards, money, or a music unit. They’re perfect for any type of nighttime or low-light activity, from running, walking and cycling to hunting, hiking or other everyday activities. The gloves provide a 135-degree radial arc of light up to 15 feet ahead to increase the wearer’s visibility and lasts up to 12 hours. The reflective strip and adjustable power options offer additional safety. RunLites gloves are available in half-length (fingers exposed) or full-length, which are great for colder weather. Whether you’re an athlete working out after dusk, a hunter setting up the perfect spot before dawn, or simply walking the dog, RunLites are your life light to use however you need.
Jabra Headphones (www.Jabra.com) – $79.99 – $199.99
Don’t you hate it when you’re exercising and your earbuds keep slipping out, and even when they’re in the sound quality does little to keep you motivated? Me too! Well, here’s the solution: Jabra Sport Pace wireless sports earbuds, which provide premium stereo sound with an extraordinarily secure fit. As an added bonus, they come complete with an integrated training app that gives you motivational training tips and lets you plan, monitor and evaluate your training. These heavy-duty earbuds are built to withstand the hardships of training—they’re sweat and rain resistant and tested to U.S. Military standards for weather and shock. A reflective cord also makes you more visible when running at night. Speaking of which, Jabra Sport Pulse is another outstanding option that’s particularly well-suited for runners. Aside from the fact that they’ll actually stay in your ears no matter what activity you are doing (including gymnastic tumbling), this all-in-one training solution with built-in heart rate monitor puts an end to chest straps or wrist watches. The headphones feature heart rate monitoring technology that measures your heart rate via your inner ear and are the only earbuds proven to deliver clinical-grade accuracy. The headphones also interface with a specialized Jabra fitness app that ensures you’re always training in the right heart rate zone and allows you to plan, monitor and evaluate your performance. In-ear coaching gives you real-time feedback to help you enhance each session. Also extremely durable, these headphones are built towards U.S. military rain, shock, sand and dust standards. With immersive top-quality Dolby sound, the wearer can also control music playback, volume and take calls with just a quick tap on the earbuds.
By the way, Jabra also has great solutions for business like their Eclipse wireless Bluetooth headset, which will ensure you actually hear all of the conversation without losing words or entire dialogue blocks here and there. An immersive music-grade speaker facilitates unrivaled sound quality for calls, picking up messages, or enjoying an audiobook. With a sleek and elegant lightweight design, the Eclipse headset works with the Jabra Assist app that allows users to customize audio quality, select the desired language, read text messages and more. And, the carry case that holds the Jabra Eclipse is also a portable charger that provides an additional 7 hours of talk time for a total of 10 hours.
Phwatr Alkaline Water Filter – (www.Phwatr.com) – $14.99 to $49.99
Of course, it’s imperative for runners to stay hydrated and wellness-promoting alkaline drinking water is certainly optimal—but not always easy to come by, until now! Phwatr (pronounced – FFWATER), a specialized filter designed to fit in any BRITA Jug or water bottle, uses natural bio-ceramic media to easily produce alkaline water to naturally help balance the body’s pH level. It also ionizes water for a powerful antioxidant effect, reduces water cluster size for super hydration and restores beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium potassium, and sodium. Phwatr’s enhanced technology, monitored for quality on a regular basis, ensures the water you drink is as safe as possible and is the most efficient in the world at hydration and antioxidant capabilities. In fact, while some other products on the market render alkaline water, very few are antioxidant. The healthful water it produces is great for cooking, as it’ll improve the taste of food and make the food slightly more alkaline, which is only a good thing. Children and pets also love the taste of Phwatr. For example, adding it to healthy juice for a child will dramatically improve the flavor and pH level of the beverage. For pets, commercially produced dog food is highly acidic, so drinking Phwatr helps to counteract this—something that’s especially beneficial in older dogs.
Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.