It’s almost here Bay Area baes – the annual marathon/extravaganza known as Bay to Breakers takes place Sunday, May 15, meaning those of you who are serious runners have only a few short days left to prepare for the world’s largest footrace. Yes, while must of us simply relish and enjoy the event for its excuse to hit the streets of San Francisco dressed to the nines in ridiculous costumes and day-drink (like we even need an excuse), some people actually participate in the race aspect of this event that dates back to 1912.
For those of you who are set to take off running directly across San Francisco from The Embarcadero to the Great Highway where you can cool off in the ocean after running across the entire city, you should know that there are some truly great wearables that can help get you in perfect running shape. After all, how cool would it be to win the race and be crowned the King or Queen of Bay to Breakers? Here are the best wearables that will get you in shape for the annual race (or any race for that matter), all available to rent on a trial basis from Lumoid.
Everyone has had a life changing experience at one point, and for runners, this is one them. UP3 is simply the most advanced tracker a runner can buy. Its classic, durable design will stand the test of time, while a heart rate monitor, food logging and fitness and sleep tracking will keep you in tip-top shape. Multi-sensor technology also adds breadth and accuracy to the Smart Coach feature. Everything about UP3 says that the bar has been set higher, so wear one and go further!
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 amazing package. Fuse allows you to monitor the intensity of your workouts and your movement throughout the day, giving you a more comprehensive look at exertion, recovery and overall fitness. Make the race your bitch with this one.
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, finding your way directly to the finish line, or the ocean in the case of Bay to Breakers.
Can’t decide between these four, amazing options? Why not try them all out? Rent the Runner Kit and get all four of these wearables. Test each one, and pick the one that will lead you to victory come race day!