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Does Having Bigger Legs Make You Run Slower?





If you are looking for a simple and quick answer to that question. I would just say no and you could be on your way. But like most fitness questions out there, this one not that simple. We have to know what you are trying to achieve. That is, in fact, the question you should always be asking yourself before starting any new workouts or exercises. We don’t want to be doing workouts because they look cool or just because someone else does them.

Now if you are trying to impress someone, that is a perfectly reasonable excuse to do a workout you have no business doing (that was humor in case you didn’t know).

Because I really can’t give you a clear yes or no answer, I am going to try to answer this question to the best of my ability. Make sure you do some more research for your own personal case, because I can’t tell you yes or no unless I know why you are trying to get bigger legs.

The energy to run faster is potentially created, but there is so much more to the answer. If you are squatting more and more and creating larger quadriceps, what else are you working out? Think about what muscles are used in running: basically all of them. We can’t leave out the hamstrings or glutes or even the entire upper body.

Mike Trout of the Los Angelos Angels Major League Baseball team works out like any superstar athlete should. He works out 90 minutes a day for six or seven days a week during the offseason. His main goal is to build his legs and core, which is where most of the power comes from in baseball. He is a 6’2″, 240 pound outfielder. He has also is known to run over 20 miles per hour stealing bases. And one of his main workouts is squats.

So far our purposes, he is an excellent example of how to train to get bigger legs while also keeping the ability to run top speed. How does he do it? First, let’s look at the squats. While squats workout more than just one muscle, the main one is the quadriceps. How does he get the back side of the leg? Box jumps. Like I stated in our previous article Quick Tips for Beginners , whatever you work in the front, you should also work in the back. Box jumps work the hamstrings, which are need, as well as the glutes, to run at full speed.

Not only does he work the front and back of the legs, but he practices sprinting as he works out. As his legs get bigger, he trains his body to work with the extra weight. He also does sets of 25 pull-ups, knowing that the upper body is crucial in maintaining that top speed.

(If you have trouble with squat form, this machine might be perfect for you:
Body Solid GSCL360 Leverage Squat Calf Machine)

Leg’s take another look at this study. Chris Johnson of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals is one of the fastest running backs in the National Football League. His trainer has him focus on balance, explosiveness and speed.

If he is looking to gain explosiveness, bigger legs isn’t necessarily the goal. So how does he gain explosive legs rather than just bigger legs?J His workout is not too different from most other athletes workouts, but there is a key focus: overall body explosiveness. Whether it is bench pressing, leg squatting, or the jammer, he uses his whole body to attain the results.

For the balance part of the workout, something I am extremely happy to see, he makes sure one part of his body isn’t stronger than the other. Or that one half isn’t a lot stronger than the other half. A key workout of his leg workout is single leg squats. I absolutely love the idea of these. His trainer notes that a lot of athletes and weightlifters can lift a lot more with one leg than the other. To make sure Chris Johnson isn’t favoring one leg or the other, he has him do squats with one leg, keeping both in shape.

Along with the explosive weight workouts, he uses resistance bands to keep his high jump maintained. This is a great workout because not only are the legs being used, but he has to use his upper body to gain momentum to get higher and explode up.

And finally, if you are still unsure of how this whole leg building and faster running process works, let’s take a look at the king of running, Usain Bolt.

He works out everything. The fastest man in the world works out everything. He even does squats. Like Chris Johnson, his workouts center around explosiveness. Without that extra measure of explosiveness, the rest of his body won’t be able to catch up to his legs.

He focuses on every single leg muscle, making sure that nothing is slowing him down. After all, we are only as fast as our weakest muscle.

So in conclusion, more weights in general does make you run slower. But if you train your body to run with that added extra weight and train your explosive muscles to accelerate at the correct rate, you should be just fine. The best of the best athletes are doing it, so if you put your mind to it, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to as well.

If you want to know the process and “how to” of running faster, check out the workouts that WILL help you run the fastest you can.

Best Dumbbell Sets to Buy – Build Your Own Gym

Whether you want to open your own full-fledged start-up gym, you need new equipment for your current gym, or you have some open space in your basement, we’ll help you find what you need to make that happen. We’ll give you a list of the top products and you can decide based on the quality, quantity, and price. This is the list of the best dumbbell sets to buy to put in your gym.

If you like this list, also check out these lists:
Running Machines

First up…

Body Solid GDR363-RFWS Dumbbell Rack with Rubber Dumbbells

The Product: It comes with everything you need to train with free weights. It includes the rack, dumbbells, and a rubber mat to place it all on. Mat is touch and durable, and it is made from a PVC material that protects floors and carpets from damaging carpets and floors. This product is very similar to some of the dumbbells that the best gyms currently use.

Weight sets in the box (or crate): 5, 10 , 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50

Pros?
-Weights go up by increments of 5
-Rack is easy to put together

Cons?
-Heaviest weight is 50 lbs.
-Possible coloring coming off the dumbbells

What people say:

“The rack was easy to put together, you may need a socket wrench to help tighten it down. The weights fit good on the rack and the rack doesn’t mover around or “wiggle”.”

“(talking about the rack mat)…it’s nothing more than a stationary bike mat that doesn’t seem to fit the rack well.”

“Very sturdy and holds our extra weights perfectly.”

“Love this weight set! Only issue is that black coloring comes off of the weights and onto my clothing and on the concrete flooring during my rest period. So far the coloring has washed out of my clothes…”

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

The Product: These Bowflex Dumbbells are great, but only good for one person at a time. The great thing about these is that you can adjust the weight quicker than a lot of other adjustable dumbbells. It allows for 15 different weights using a unique dial system.

Weight Customization: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 52.5

Pros?
-Saves space
-Quicker adjust time than most competitors

Cons?
-Only goes up to 52.5 lbs.
-Use limited to one person
-Although it is quicker as stated earlier, there still is an adjust time.
-Unique design

What people are saying:

“…how easy it was to spin the dials to adjust the weights.”

“One of the bigger plates fell from the dumbbell onto my toe, nearly severing it.”

“If u are doing fast pace weight lifting (super sets drop sets) this is not for you, takes to much time switching to different weights. Also weight seem to jam somewhere every once in a while when you try putting weights back.”

“…loves them…easily adjustable. They do take up more space than one would think.”

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CAP Barbell Hex Dumbbell Set with Rack

Description: This dumbbell set and rack comes with a lower range of weights. They are made from solid cast iron with a sleek black finish. It comes with 5 sets of weights along with the black rack.

Weight Sizes: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25

What people are saying:

“The weights are fine. However, the weight rack is a disaster.”

“Only complaint is that there are some chips/imperfections on the grips that cause some discomfort when using.”

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Cap Barbell PVC Coated Dumbbell Set, 200-Pounds

Description: This dumbbell rack is pretty similar to some of the previous ones. It comes with similar weights to the Cap Barbell Hex Dumbbell Set with Rack. This is a great dumbbell set for at-home use. It’s design saves a little space compared to others, having vertical height to it rather than horizontal length. They are made from solid cast iron with a protective plastic coating. The handles are made for comfort, and there shouldn’t be odor along with these dumbbells.

Weights: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

What people are saying:

“The rubber used on these dumbbells emits an unbelievably unbearable odor.” -(different from advertisement)

“I did some considerable shopping and this set was the best bang-for-buck I could find.”

“I’m impressed with this weight set. They’re well made and comfortable in the hand. The stand is very sturdy and was easy to assemble. The plastic smell that others mentioned isn’t that bad.”

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Just Starting to Workout? No Problem – Quick Tips for You





When I started to workout, I probably didn’t do any of this. I really wish I would have. It may have saved me from the pain I’m currently going through. These quick tips will allow for beginners such as yourself to fly past your competitors in the future. Some of these may seem simple or babyish. But trust me, from experience, they will help you in the future.

Starting early will enable top-level results in the future. That goes for most things in life. If you do it correct now, you will probably do it correct in five, ten, or twenty years from now. If you do it incorrect now, you can guess what will happen in the future.

If you think I’m pulling these tips out of my butt just to get people to read, that simply isn’t the case. I truly wish I would have used these tips, and I currently am still using them to this date. 

Mentality: Lifting weights is only physical right? Ha, no. That couldn’t be more incorrect. If I didn’t think much while lifting, I would probably look like Arnold Schwarzenegger from the 80s. It’s all a head game, for some of us worse than others.

I always try to pump myself up for lifting. I realize the first few days of lifting are not fun. Even when I go off of lifting for a month or two and I come back, I feel like I’m going to throw up later. Don’t worry. IT GETS BETTER!

You are yourself (duh), you know how you react to different situations. If you are doing it for your girlfriend or wife, just think about how much she will like when she sees your six pack scorching through that hard core of yours. Or if you are doing it for sports, remember the pain of getting pushed around in last year’s playoff game. Or maybe you hit the ball square on the bat with all your might, but the center fielder didn’t move an inch to catch it. Think about how good it will feel when it’s over and you can relax knowing that you gave it your all…or you can quit knowing that you didn’t give it your all. 

Both Sides, Man, Both Sides: You may have heard the saying, “Whatever you work in the front, do the same amount in the back.” While that is true, I would say something more like this: “Whatever you work, do the same everywhere else.” That might just be my OCD speaking, but I think there is some truth to it as well.

If you really don’t know anything about muscles (and there’s a lot to know), the whole idea of evening out the muscle sizes and volumes is to keep the body healthy. You wouldn’t want to go to the gym and just do bench presses the whole time and then come back and do the same thing the next day. You want to give each muscles about the same amount of time (depending on what you are working out for).

I wasn’t told to work out the back, really ever when I first started. I played baseball, and little did I know that, well, the upper back (shoulder blades) were probably the first place I should have worked out. It caught up to me now, and I currently have a little something called “winged scapula”, which is a long process of therapy. The consequences (other than spending time and money at the clinic): can’t play baseball, can’t bench press, consistent shoulder pain through ordinary activities (such as and not limited to: pushing a door open, typing on the computer, sleeping).

So trust me when I say this, don’t overwork one part of the body without knowing how to balance it with the rest of the body.

How Do I Workout What?: This is a great question. The first time I ever lifted weights was when my brother visited from out of state. He had been working out for ten years by then and told me to take some dumbbells. He told me to do some dumbbell bench presses with them. The next day he saw me doing the same thing and stopped me. “What are you doing? You’re supposed to workout other muscles too. And you need a day of rest in between chest workouts.”

…Okay. How was I supposed know how to workout others muscles? How was I to know that I needed a day of rest in between? What other muscles can I workout? If you are in that boat, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It takes time to learn these things. If you need a plan to start out with, try any one of these (the last one’s pretty hard):

Four Day Workout – No Weights! – Build Muscle at Home
Resistance Band Workout – At Home
Two Day Workout Plan – Actually Get Ripped Only Working Out Twice a Week
Four Day Gym Plan – Full Body Workout Plan
15 Minute Daily Workout Routine – High Intensity Full Body

Water (ˈwôdər,ˈwädər): A lot of people don’t  seem to drink this as much as they should. It is curious to me, since it helps our bodies, I don’t know, stay alive.

My dad always would tell me (actually, he probably still does tell me) to drink water. Drink, drink, drink, and then after that drink some more. Thirsty? Drink some water. Not thirsty? Drink some water. Hungry? Drink some water. Have a basketball game later? Drink some water. Reading a book? Drink some water. Drinking water? Drink some water.

Benefits of drinking water before, during, after (and simply just in general) working out: helps energize muscles, controls calories, productivity boost, keeps body fluid flowing, sickness fighter, brain booster.

Yeah, my dad was right, as usual.

Form Before Heavy Weights: It is really that simple. If you don’t have proper form, first of all, there’s no reason you should be lifting. A lot of people’s thinking is that “If I lift heavy weights now, I’ll have bigger muscles later.” I would beg to argue (that’s the right saying, right?) that that saying is false. I would argue that you would not only not (catch that double negative) have bigger muscles, but that you will have smaller muscles.

If you start out big with bad form, you’ll probably end up injuring yourself soon enough and won’t be able to lift at all. It’s not fun being left out while everyone else is getting stronger. You may be behind in the beginning, but we will see who is behind in the end 😉

…btw that was the last winky face I will ever type on this website (You can hold me too it).

Legs Have Muscles, Too You Know?: Don’t skip leg day, ehh? If you haven’t heard that before, you will definitely be hearing it, oh I don’t know, every leg day ever. There’s a reason why people say it too.

While it’s nice to have a beachbod, as me and my friends call it, it is also nice to have a solid foundation. And who wants to be known as chicken legs guy? After all, you will look like a chicken with how big your upper body is going to get, so you might as well thicken up (or at least tone up) those thighs now.

The Little Things: Something I would start doing (or wish I would have done) from day one is strengthening the muscles that allow for muscle building. Without strong enough hands, deadlifting and other similar exercises are difficult because you can’t hold the barbell after the second set. I would suggest doing forearm workouts in the beginning so you when you up the ante on certain exercises, you can hold them for as long as you need.

Other exercises, like push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups are also very beneficial. Although not many weightlifters do them, they go back to the basics and are just good to be able to do. They help with real life activities more than you think. I went away from push-ups for about a year. My chest grew the more benching I did, but when I came back to push-ups later, I couldn’t do more than 20 at a time. I used to be able to do hundreds in a day. There was all the proof I needed.

Working with Injuries: First off, if you have any current injuries, make sure you do proper research before hitting the gym. If you occur an injury at the gym, don’t just try to push through the pain. That might have been what you were told before, but these injuries you can occur are very serious and should not be taken lightly.

Be sure to get proper advice before continuing. The more you workout, the more you will recognize if what you have is serious or not. If you’re not sure, just ask around, chances are that someone around you has had it happen to them or someone they know.

Alright Class, Partner Up: While I don’t suggest you have to do this forever, it is always good, especially when starting out to work with a partner. The three main benefits of this are:
-Pushing each other
-Consulting with each other about questions
-Having someone constantly watch your form to make sure it is perfect

You can learn from them and them from you. It also lowers your risk of injury when someone is watching over you and making sure you don’t get choked by a barbell… or choked by The Rock when he is mad you are using the dumbbells to bench press when he wanted to use them for bicep curls.

 

My hope is that you now know how to go get ripped. Remember, it takes time and patience.

Habits That are Probably Hurting Your Workout Routine





A lot of us have searched for all of the things that will boost our energy and workout habits, but what about the habits that hurt our workout routines? There are days where we go into the gym and just aren’t feeling it. But why is that? I’ve compiled a list of reasons why you might be feeling the afternoon slump.

These range from food habits to attitude habits all the way to actual physical habits. I’m no biologist, psychologist, or physical trainer. These results I have come up with are simply in effect to my research and past experiences.

These harmful habits might not only hurt your energy level, but could literally be a roadblock, stopping your muscles from growing. Or at least not helping them in any way.

 

Working out after work
Now, this might only be a small list of you, but the time of day you workout could decrease your workout effectiveness. If you have a job that physically drains you and leaves you without energy, this might help you. Working out in the morning might also get your blood pumping throughout the rest of the day. And now you don’t have to dread the physical exertion that you would have had to use going to the gym later, you’re already done before you head to work, school, or wake up the kids! If you don’t have much time in the morning, try our 15 Minute Daily Workout Routine! It works the upper and lower body, and leaves you feeling like you just worked out for an hour every time!

 

Too much soda (or pop as we call it in Minnesota)
You may have heard that pop is bad for you. You heard correctly. The only time pop has EVER, EVER, EVER “helped” me is when I was sick and wouldn’t drink anything other than pop. Pop has a ton of sugar, carbonation, and other ingredients that simply don’t help you in any way shape or form. Some people it doesn’t affect as much as others, but try going off it for a month and see how you feel. It does wonders for me physically. It also gets rid of the attachment that you feel to drink pop. Some feel it more than others, but if you drink it at all, there’s always a sort of attachment that you can’t let go unless you completely “go off” pop.

 

Naps are putting you to sleep (literally)
Studies have been done recently showing and experimenting with the effectiveness of naps. Different results have been found, and the reason for that is because not all of the test subjects are the same. In fact, none of us are the same. We are all unique in different ways, and different things affect us. One thing is clear throughout almost all testing: sleep is good. Now, naps on the other might not be the best. The most clear answer I’ve found is that usually when we sleep for an hour or longer, our bodies shut down. When we wake up we have to completely reset and get our blood pumping again. Just think how long some of us take in the morning to wake up. Get those 8 hours of sleep. Try to do it at night is my advice, although some people can withstand taking daily naps and still workout afterwards.

 

You’re drained of nutrients.
My mom always would tell me, if I couldn’t swallow pillows, then find another way to get my nutrients. I take supplements like Vitamin C packs, or I look for other athlete supplement replenishers. Powerade and Gatorade do replace electrolytes, but they have a lot of bad ingredients in them, like a ton of sugar. I recently watched a video of how much sugar they put into each bottle, and it honestly made me gag a little bit. In all honesty, if you want the best supplements and nutrients in your body, it’s going to take a lot of research. My advice would be to first of all look for what you don’t want in your drinks, then search for the drinks that exclude those ingredients. This is big in protein drinks. Whenever looking for protein powders, I start with anything that doesn’t have soy, sucralose, sugar, and artificial sweeteners and go from there.

 

Not enough water.
Water is essential in day to day life. I learned this when I was young. If I don’t drink water, my day generally doesn’t go too well. I may have to pee a lot, but at least I am not dehydrated. When you are sick with the stomach flu, a lot of that weakness feeling is being drained from liquids. Staying hydrated keeps cramps away and keeps the body healthy for high intensity workouts. This is not the case for everyone, but if you are not sweating a lot during workouts and you’re getting really tired, you may be dehydrated. Always have a bottle of water next to you while working out, or even just sitting at the computer.

Running Machines For Your Gym – Build Your Own Gym

You’re starting your own gym, right? Where do you start? Right here of course! We’ll review some of the top rated running machines on the market. If you like what you see and need more equipment for your gym, check out some of our other gym equipment reviews!

These are not put together in any order. Look through them yourself and see which one fits you and your budget.

If you are looking for any other equipment for your gym, also check these out:
Dumbbell Sets

Black 500W Portable Folding Electric Motorized Treadmill Running Machine

Description/Features:
This Portable and Folding Electric Treadmill features a multi-function display that tracks one’s progress in speed, distance, and calories burned. Fits in the gym or at home. The folding function can be done manually. It is constructed for heavy-duty uses.

Pros:
-Extremely low noise 500W motor
-Hand rails covered in foam for safety, comfort, and balance
-Simple and compact space saving design
-Super easy set-up

Cons:
-Weight limit: 250 lbs
-Overall small treadmill
-Known to break after a lot of use

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Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 Treadmill

Description: This bad boy is the real deal. It allows an incline of up to 10%. It also has 18 different workout apps that allow customization for your workout. The treadmill has AirStride, which offers excellent cushion for joints. Interplay is included as well so you can listen to your MP3 player or iPod through it.

What people are saying:

“Very solid. I ran on it 4 times, 1 hour each time and I barely noticed any movement at all.”

“This has been by far the best treadmill I have ever owned!!!”

“Fan is not very strong. Heart monitor readings jump around a bit.
But the machine does what it is supposed to do.”

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3G Cardio Pro Runner Treadmill

Description: This one is definitely more expensive. But added to that, it is also a better machine than most of the other ones out there. It has everything you need in a treadmill, and is built for basically any wear and tear.

Features:
-Preserves space with foldability (is that a word)
-High quality and durability
-Comes with components such as Ortho Flex ShockTM suspension system, 3.0hp motor, 5 years parts warranty

What people are saying:

“It folds up nicely and can be put away easily. I am happy with this purchase.”

“It is a very well built machine and has a lot of great features to use when using it. But what I really love about this treadmill is the size of it. I was able to fit it in a relatively small place in my house that every other treadmill wouldn’t fit in.”

“I was surprised by the quality of it and how well it ran.”

“While there are many folding treadmills on the market today, the Pro Runner Treadmill has many different settings to meet you exercise routine.”

If you’re looking for the next step up from the last one, there’s also the 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill:

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Horizon Fitness Elite T7 Treadmill

The Product: What may have one day been amazing new technology is now just the usual. Not to take anything away from the ability for this treadmill to fold up and save space, but most can do that nowadays, right? But don’t worry, there’s more to this beauty than just the folding! This machine is bread for the track. It includes an 8.5 inch extra-wide LCD screen that keeps you up to date on your time, distance, incline, speed, calories, laps, and heart rate. Fantastic!

Not only that, but it also has an integrated synthetic hard wax in the belt, which eliminates the need for routine lubrication. This baby is easy on your joints, too. It has a three-zone Variable Response Cushioning system that provides the ideal amount of flex and support. The user weight capacity is 350lbs. Not bad. Track your runs/walks with ViaFit, which connects them with your favorite fitness apps.

What the customers say:

“…it is the best Treadmill I have ever used, Gym or home.”

“…much more quiet! A nice upgrade. Seems sturdy when running and lots of actual running space.”

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ProForm ZT6 Treadmill

In the box (or crate): The ProForm ZT6 has a 10 MPH Quick Speed Control along with a 10% Quick Inline Control. The treadmill also includes 18 workouts apps along with a Grip Pulse EKG Heart Rate Monitor. Weight capacity is 300 lbs. It comes with a CoolAire Workout Fan. There’s also a port for music (iPod). First thing you will notice, it’s a little cheaper than some of the other running machines with similar abilities.

Quotes:

“Works wonderfully. Is much quieter than the old treadmill it’s replacing and far more comfortable to use as well.”

“The treadmill is very quiet, and the assembly I think is what I was most pleased with. It went up very fast and was quite simple when compared to the last treadmill I put together.”

Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine

First things first, this one’s new. It has a unique design and is not like anything I’ve seen before.
Buy it here:

We’ll go over a brief description of the machine, a few of the specs, and some things users have had to say.

Brief description: The Stamina Body Trac Glider is an all around body workout. Rowing itself is known to be a huge full body workout, so be to be able to do that in your living room is a great idea. Major body groups that are worked: legs, back, arms, abdominals, and buttocks (so basically all of them). Change your level of workout by adjusting the shock resistance. If you don’t want it to take up space while you’re not using it, fold it up and put it away in storage.

Features:
-multi-function electronic monitor
-gas shock resistance
-steel frame construction
-compact storage
-full range of motion rowing
-easy assembly

Reviews: (these are what people are saying most frequently)

“It is this only exercise that I do and I have seen remarkable results.”

“The seat is not well padded.”

“You simply cannot beat this Stamina Body Trac Rowing Machine at this very low cost — it is an amazing deal!”

“Great machine for the price. I too had the problem with my shoes slipping out of the foot straps.”

Overall, the machine seems to be the best row for your buck. Some gyms have rowing machines a lot bigger than this one, but the pros of this one is the fact that you can have one in your living room. It is also much cheaper than a big honking gym rowing machine.

Inov-8 Men’s Terraclaw 250 Trail Running Shoe – Review

If you are into trail running or hiking, this is most probably the shoe for you. We will cover the basics of it and review what customers have had to say about it.

Buy it here:

Value: Great value, fair price.

Color: red/black, red/blue, yellow/blue

Basics: This shoe is synthetic, including the sole. The Inov-8 is not for the most skilled hiker, but if you are anything under the most skilled, this shoe will do. Moderately technical trails are the best fit for these. Great comfort, even under high stress.

What the customers say: 
“Very comfortable”
“Huge difference they make running up and down hills.”
“My 10th pair of Inov-8’s — and the best yet.”
“Great tread pattern for light trail and mixed road running. Really happy with these.”

Overall the shoe is fantastic for anyone looking to start trail running/hiking or basically any non-professional runner.

 

StarryBay SW-08-1 Sweatproof Smart Watch for iPhone and Android – Review

This smartwatch matches up greatly with the FitBit charge HR. We will review the basics of the watch along with some of its features. First, I will mention the price difference from this and the FitBit charge HR. The prices are always changing, but the StarryBay Smart Watch is currently much cheaper than the FitBit charge HR. They, however, have completely different functions.

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The StarryBay Smart Watch is more of a mini, simple smartphone, while the FitBit is for working out.

Features:

Display: Easy operation. It is a full-color display with adjustable band paired with a 1.54-inch touch screen.

Phone: This smart watch allows you to answer phone calls hands-free. You can also dial from the wrist watch for Android and iOS.

Bluetooth: This system supports anti-lost, Fundo, phone book, remote camera, and notifications. The notification pushing is for email, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, bluetooth is available for music player on iOS.

Other features included: sleep monitor, sedentary reminder, remote camera, calendar, alarm clock, calculator, web browser, and video recorder.

FitBit Charge HR Wireless Wristband – Review

The FitBit Charge HR Wireless Wristband is a great edition for not only you runners out there, but any active person in general.

Buy here:

We’ll take a look at the main features it has and compare it to a few other smartwatches.

Features:

Heart Rate: This fancy Fitbit gadget has the ability to track your heart rate throughout the day. It has continuous heart rate and activity tracking. Whether at the gym or walking from your car to the office, this will track your every movement with great accuracy.

Sleeping: Another cool thing about this watch is the ability to track your sleep habits. See how much and what quality of sleep you are getting but wearing it throughout the night.

Workouts: This gadget follows your every move. As well as heart rate, it tracks your calories burned, steps, distance, floors climbed, and more. If you’re really nerdy and particular about your workouts, this watch won’t disappoint and has been tested for accuracy.

Notifications: Shoes call notifications from your phone, as well as the time of day on the OLED display screen.

Syncing: This easily syncs to your phone or computer to see your statistics and any other information gathered from your day and workouts.

Size: It comes in three different sizes and four different colors, allowing almost anyone the ability to enjoy a comforting and slick looking smartwatch.

Compare it to other watches: