Take Technology To The Trails With These Great Gadgets

Use these devises to enhance or preserve your off-road adventures.

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Use these devises to enhance or preserve your off-road adventures.

Granted, many run trails to get away from technology, as a true escape that is a Zen-like “be in the moment” experience.  And while the gadgets included herein don’t necessarily detract from that, they can either enhance or help preserve it.  Included in this gallery, you’ll find high-tech devices that enable you to monitor your progress and performance, record it, sustain the power supply that gives them juice, and even to keep you on track.  With GPS, a video cameras and sophisticated watches that record or provide your location, speed and other elements of the run, you’ll be able to share your trail adventures with friends and family, download all sorts of mapping, heart rate, elevation, speed, cadence, distance, and other information, and even share that with on-line communities or your coach.  And with solar chargers and power storage devices, you can even stay charged out on the trail.

Yes, you can turn off these devices and use them only on a need-to-know basis.  You can leave them at home and run closer to nature.  But on days when you want to know more about your run and record the excursion for recall or sharing, these lightweight, high-tech, easy-to-use tools are at the ready.  If a tree falls and you run by it and record its falling; you can be sure the tree really fell.