Jog0n

Advice for a jogger

My intention is to start jogging again in the summer (i.e. nowish), and I'm wondering what tech you would recommend to help keep me motivated (beyond being healthier!).

Are iPhone apps good enough for measuring distance, or could I benefit from a separate smartwatch or fitness band? Thanks!

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Apr. 28, 2014 at 20:09

Hi Jog0n....

I find all I ever needed was some music in my ears.
Maybe it's because I'm pretty f*cking old compared to the average here, but I can run 6-10k 3 or 4 times a week without keeping track of anything. I, this is odd... I feel if/when I'm more exhausted or less exhausted.
But having said that: anything that keeps or gets you going is good. However odd others may find it. That's why I shall now pin this thread to the main page so that more people see it.

Good luck. And don't ruin your knees!

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 28, 2014 at 20:09

Hi Jog0n....

I find all I ever needed was some music in my ears.
Maybe it's because I'm pretty f*cking old compared to the average here, but I can run 6-10k 3 or 4 times a week without keeping track of anything. I, this is odd... I feel if/when I'm more exhausted or less exhausted.
But having said that: anything that keeps or gets you going is good. However odd others may find it. That's why I shall now pin this thread to the main page so that more people see it.

Good luck. And don't ruin your knees!

aerg  Apr. 28, 2014 at 22:53

Just get some sporty headphones, that'll let you hear the road but still can hear the music; the ones that are securely fit on and comfortable. Create a playlist and change it once a week. Stops me from getting too bored. But as the earlier comment said, occasionally you'll probably find you like to run to silence and just hear the world around you.

krogothnx  Apr. 29, 2014 at 10:02

Since you mention iPhone apps, i presume you have one - if you have a 5S (maybe 5C?) that has one of the M7 motion coprocessor chips, that should be able to do all your fitnessy tracking needs for jogging through something like the Fitbit app?

Otherwise, if you want to track that kind of stuff, there are apps available i imagine that use the accelerometer etc - but they'll be nowhere near as accurate. But still, might be worth a try anyway (it may just be accurate enough for your needs)

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