IMPACT took the guesswork out of finding the best fitness technology to help you run better. Take your training from one foot in front of the other to optimizing your training and workouts with our editor’s picks. You’ll enjoy putting in the miles even more now.
PACE 2 GPS Sport Watch
This device is for athletes, runners or trail runners who want to push their limits. The PACE 2 is a long-term training partner featuring a long battery life with 20 days of regular use, 30 hours in full GPS mode, and 60 hours in UltraMax GPS mode. This watch also has 24/7 heart-rate monitoring with sleep tracking and has a 50 meter waterproof rating.
$279 | www.coros.ca
The Versa 3 has advanced fitness, health and convenience features such as built-in GPS, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 heart rate technology, Active Zone Minutes™, speaker and microphone to power voice control capabilities. With Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Built-in, it has the ability to take calls from your wrist.
$299 | www.fitbit.com
The Forerunner 745 GPS running watch is made for runners and triathletes who need detailed training stats and on-device workouts plus smartwatch functions such as music, contactless payments and more. To meet your goals, tap into advanced physio features such as heat and altitude acclimation, training load focus and race predictor.
$699 | www.garmin.com
Watch Fit delivers an ultra-clear and wide viewing experience with 10 days battery life; heart rate, sleep and SpO2 monitoring; 1.64 inch vivid AMOLED display and quick-workout animations. Select functions such as weather, heart rate and steps. Personalize the theme to match your everyday look with various, colourful watch faces.
$168 | www.huawei.com
Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds have been engineered for a calls and music experience like never before, with fully adjustable Jabra advanced Active Noise Cancellation™, 12 mm speakers for big sound, up to 25 hours of battery (ANC on), and 6-mic technology with wind protection for amazing calls.
$299 | www.jabra.ca
The Polar Vantage M2 multisport GPS watch is a great combination of performance, functionality and athlete attitude. It offers you the guidance and data to help you get stronger with essential smartwatch features to keep you connected. Polar Vantage M2 is your all-in-one companion on your way towards new PR’s.
$449 | www.polar.com
Stryd learns what kind of runner you are to prescribe run training that is personalized and specific to your skill set. You receive sweet-spot run training guidance that will train you to improve your performance and continually build on those gains for weeks, months, and even years at a time.
$325 | www.stryd.com
IMPACT Magazine’s 2021 Running Issue
Looking for running inspiration? Training for a race? We have first-rate training programs designed by some of the best running coaches for your next 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and 70.3 distances, plus an epic Road Running Shoe Review to help you get started on the right foot. Plus – our annual RACE SOURCE GUIDE features hundreds of races that you can participate in from virtual to in-person.