Summertime is perfect for going on long runs. Whether you’re an early bird and want to catch the sunrise on your jog around the park, or want to bask in the warm glow of a sunset near the water, running during the summer simply can’t be beat thanks to the great weather and wonder of the season. Plus, as an exercise, it’s a great cardio workout that will keep you fit during the time of the year where you’ll be showing more skin and wearing less clothing. To really get the most out of your summer runs, you’re going to want the right wearable to track your run and pair of headphones to help soundtrack it. Below is a list of the best wearable fitness trackers and headphones – all available for rent on a trial basis through Lumoid – that will make your summertime run a breeze.
Train smarter and go farther with Surge, a sleek super watch designed to help you reach your peak performance. With built-in GPS, multisport functionality and automatic, continuous heart rate, Surge delivers the stats you need to measure your effort and maximize your training time. Add activity tracking, automatic sleep detection, music control and text and call notifications, and you have everything you need to stay connected, motivated and in the zone – no matter what goal you’re working toward.
The Vivosmart HR features Garmin Elevate wrist heart technology, which displays heart rate and zone in a colorful touch screen so you can train more effectively. The sleek band melds comfort with efficiency, boasting a full suite of notifications and an always-on display that shows your stats even in sunlight. This small, but mighty tracker allows you to count steps, distance, calories, heart rate, floors climbed and activity intensity while getting your texts, calls, emails and other alerts. You can also sync wirelessly to your Garmin Connect account, a free online community, to join fitness challenges and save, plan and share your progress.
Mio Fuse is a sleek wristband that combines all the features of a heart rate monitor, sports watch and activity tracker into one package. It allows you to monitor the intensity of your workouts, runs and your movement throughout the day, giving you a more comprehensive look at exertion, recovery and overall fitness. All-day activity statistics include steps, calories, distance and goal progress.
Polar M400 is an exceptional blend of sporty design, integrated GPS and advanced training features, along with plenty of options to keep an eye on your activity 24/7. The M400 gives runners the freedom to explore new, more adventurous routes: you can measure your pace, distance and altitude and find your way back home easily with this fitness tracker.
Everyone has a life changing experience sometime. This is one of those times. UP3 is simply the most advanced tracker you can buy. Its classic, durable design will stand the test of time. Multi-sensor technology adds breadth and accuracy to Smart Coach. Everything about UP3 says that the bar has been set higher. Wear one and run further.
Designed for athletes who defy the ordinary, the PowerBeats 2 Wireless deliver unparalleled performance. Using dual-drivers, these reimagined wireless earphones let premium sound accompany and motivate you through your daily run or jog.
The Shadow earphones by Sol Republic are lightweight, flexible and have a soft design that’s perfect for extended use. By combining quality sound with a fit that sits on the neck as well as a three-button remote, Sol Republic keeps the professional user and runner in mind.
Like their big brother, the QuietComfort 20s provide noise cancelling to let you tune out the world and focus on your music. Bose’s proprietary StayHear ear tips provide a secure and soft fit. The inline remote – with Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you – lets you easily manage your music and calls. With two models, one designed for Android and the other for iOS devices, these headphones will work with pretty much any device and won’t fall out on lengthy morning jogs.
Precision-machined from solid brass and hand-finished, the ME05 Earphones feature a distinctive form with ergonomic and elegant details, including laser etching and mirrored accents that reflect light. The ME05’s utilize custom drivers for superb sound quality and a balanced weight distribution that ensures a snug, comfortable fit so you won’t have to keep pausing your run to make adjustments.
These in ear Legend earphones are House of Marley’s flagship in ear model. Premium balanced armature design allows for a smaller profile without compromising exceptional sound quality. An aluminum body and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sapele wood accents let you flaunt these responsibly sourced earphones in style. Go forth and be the envy of all your running friends.