Fitbit Accuracy For Counting Running Steps

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I have a confession to make: I love my Fitbit. I’m actually a little bit addicted to it. The little guy does a good job letting me know when I’ve been a sedentary slob – a run-less day sitting at my computer will typically net me only a few thousand steps, which is my indicator […]

Magellan Echo Running Watch + iSmoothRun App Review: A Brilliant Combination

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A few months ago my friend Sam stopped by the clinic for a run. Sam and I share a love for experimenting with running shoes, but I discovered that day that we also share a fascination with tech gadgets and iPhone apps. Sam had brought along a new watch that he was playing with, the […]

The Potential Downside of Wearable Biomechanical Monitoring Devices for Running

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One of the big trends I see coming is an onslaught of wearable monitoring devices that can measure aspects of your running biomechanics. For example, I received a Garmin Forerunner 620 for Christmas. The Garmin 620 is unique among Garmin watches in that it adds in the ability to measure a slew of new variables […]

ScribeLabs Running Kinematics Footpod – Preview Post on DC Rainmaker

The world of mobile monitoring of aspects of running form is starting to grow rapidly. It started with devices like footpods that can track cadence and report the value in real-time on a watch or smartphone, but lately new tools have been popping up at a rapid pace. For example, last week when I was […]

Garmin Forerunner 610 (FR610) GPS Watch Review

My first GPS watch was the Garmin Forerunner 205, and I used it for several years without a hitch (still works well to this day!). It displayed tons of data, tracked speed and distance nearly flawlessly (except when surrounded by tall trees or buildings), and had great battery life. However, my one big problem with […]

Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 GPS Watch Previews: The Future of Running Tech Looks Bright!

Next to running shoes, running tech gadgets are probably my biggest weakness, and lately I’ve found myself drooling over some of the running tech that is coming down the pipe. I’ve tried a few products that were “almost there” in terms of being ground-breaking fitness devices – the Motorola MotoACTV is a good example. It […]