Old Tech That Works: Four Running-Fitness Gadgets That Have Stood the Test of Time


Last week I thought that my Garmin Vivofit (original model) activity tracker was dead. I had replaced the batteries, but they died within a week, and another set did the same. It turns out it was the batteries that were bad – teaches me to buy cheap from Amazon – and a fresh set from […]

Review: Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones With Heart Rate Monitoring


Over the past year I’ve reviewed a few optical heart rate monitors that allow runners to do away with the traditional chest strap. Both the Mio Link and Scosche Rhythm+ performed well, though I preferred the latter due to the fact that its fabric band was more comfortable and allowed it to be placed in […]

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Running: Jaybird Freedom vs. Jabra SPORT+


I’ve been running a lot this winter with my iPhone 5s using the iSmoothRun App along with a Magellan Echo watch (the Echo controls the phone and displays my run stats). One of the nice things about running with my phone is that I have access to my music, podcasts, audiobooks, and Spotify – lot’s […]