As a runner, I mostly want to track 3 things: time, pace, and distance. I've used quite a few watches and gadgets, but below I take a look at the best running watches under $100. Of course other things like calories burned, Strava score, heart rate, stride distance, etc. are nice to haves. And depending on your training needs, may or may not be necessary. I tend to go through cycles, where I’m training for something specific (half marathon, triathalon) versus times when I’m just exercising … [Read more...] about 10 Best Running Watches Under $100
Products For Mind and Body
Who doesn't like stuff?
Ok, maybe you're a minimalist. Regardless, there's a lot of cool swag and gadgetry to help us on our wellness journey. At Fit 2 Zen, we're into exploring products and resources to assist in our journey to both physical and mental health and fitness. This is where we'll take a look at some of our favorites and curate top products in the category.
Having owned the Forerunner 110, Forerunner 305, I was ready to step up to something that included more features. I wanted a GPS running watch that included the ability to track swimming metrics and built in Heart Rate monitoring. So here's my Garmin 735xt review after using it for 6 months. My previous two watches, the Casio Blacked Out G-Shock, and Luninox 3081.BO, were a bit minimalist for me as a runner, but served me well for what I was wanting at the time. There were 3 obvious … [Read more...] about Garmin 735xt Review: After 6 Months
After having several GPS running watches in the past, and then moving to a Luminox 3010 Chronograph, I decided to try something different. Plus, I’d always wanted a nice G-Shock. There’s just something cool about them that says, “I’m here to kick some ass.” Enter the Casio Men's GW2310FB-CR. It’s important to note that I have small wrists compared to most guys; 160mm or 6 3/8th inch. So it’s hard for me to find watches that fit OK. Even in today’s BIG ASS watch (warning… you probably … [Read more...] about Casio Men’s GW2310FB-CR All Black G Shock Review From a Runner’s Perspective
As a runner, I’m always looking for timepieces that help me track what’s important. And yes, many runners could ask: how does a simple chronograph track what’s important? I'll show you how in this Luminox 3081.BO Chronograph Watch Review. I guess that get’s back to what, as a runner, we like to measure. And for me, that changes throughout my relationship with running. Several years ago, when I was into triathlons, I enjoyed using a tri-sport GPS watch, or the Garmin 305, and or course … [Read more...] about Luminox 3081.BO Chronograph Watch Review (Runner’s Perspective)
The Timex Men’s T5E231 is a digital multi-function sports watch for serious male athletes. Timing features designed for sport training include a 100-lap memory recall, 100-hour chronograph with a split or lap option, 199 lap counter, 24-hour interval times, and instant recall of split or lap times. Users store their workouts by date in the training log, which captures best and average laps, and total segment time. An integrated total run format-synchro timer captures total activity time. To … [Read more...] about Timex Men’s T5E231 Ironman 100-Lap Watch
What started this whole “running watch review” thing was about two years ago when I wrote up an article on Free Phone Apps for Runners, particular ones that used GPS. I had just started getting back into running and went out and tested four different GPS running apps for the iPhone. If you’re still interested in something similar, check out that article. But here's my experience with the Nike+ sensor and iPhone. Since, I’ve gotten into all different sorts of running watches, iPhone apps, and … [Read more...] about Nike+ Sensor and iPhone: Running with Both
I guess I would consider myself a triathlete as I’ve competed in a few. And being a lover of gadgets, I have my opinions on what are good triathlon watches. With that said, I have not competed in an Ironman or anything longer than a short course triathlon. However, most of the features of my running watches and triathlon watches are used during training. So I’ve put together a quick overview and general information on finding the best triathlon watch. If you’re interested in some general … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Triathlon Watch
If you caught my article on sockless running and triathlon shoes, you know I love running sockless. At least when I’m in my Pearl Izumi Iso Transitions! In order to save them from getting too worn out before this coming triathlon season; I needed to get another pair of shoes just for training. Last week I happened across a pair of the new Brooks Pure line of shoes. I tried on the Pure Flow and Cadence but opted for the more minimal style of the Brooks Pure Connect. Trying them on in the … [Read more...] about Sockless Running with the Brooks PureConnect
The question of what’s the best watch for runners is not a very easy one to answer. First of all anytime anyone always brings up the word “best” that brings in issue of differing tastes and differing opinions. What one runner is looking for in a watch might not be the same thing that another runner is looking for in their watch. However, in general there are certain traits that many runners look for in a watch, and based on those traits you can at least get a decent idea of what some of the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Watch for Runners?
2010 was my first year competing in the exciting sport of triathlons. I’m not an Ironman or really care to be. So far I’ve competed in two triathlons, both short courses. Short courses are generally (at least in my short experience) around 500-700 meter swim, 10-15 mile bike, and the run can be anywhere from 2.5 miles to over a 3K. Being a triathlon equipment geek, I went in search of some good sockless triathlon running shoes. Of course my research started online. I also started reviewing a … [Read more...] about Running Sockless and Sockless Triathlon Running Shoes