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Urbanears Lotsen, $199
This speaker by Urbanears packs a large sound despite its miniature size. About as small as a 5-by-7-inch picture frame, it has 20 watts of audio power and connects to playlists and music streaming services via Bluetooth—no wires required.
iFrogz Sound Hub Tone, $35
As far as wireless earbuds go, these are an affordable option that can deliver up to eight hours of battery life—plenty of time to get your workout in, cool down and do the stretching you keep “forgetting.” Bluetooth-enabled with a wireless tab to control volume, track selection and incoming calls by hand, it’s a low-cost tool that runners on any budget can appreciate.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, $450
This device doesn’t just tell time and hold music (up to 500 songs); it also features a wrist heart rate monitor, a VO2 max–measuring tool and GPS navigation and can track the wearer’s stress levels. For those who believe “running is life,” this all-in-one package may just be a long-term investment worth considering.
UncommonGoods Acoustic Guitar Phone Case, $24
For runner safety, Team WR advocates that runners bring their phones along for the ride on every mile logged—and you might as well have a cute case to protect the phone as you’re doing so. This illustrated acoustic guitar case, which includes a rubber shell for added durability, will keep the devout music fan’s spirit up as she strums along from point A to point B.
Under Armour Sport Wireless Pivot, $140
If listening to music or podcasts is an intrinsic part of your workout routine, you’ll appreciate Under Armour’s recent partnership with JBL, first on display with this update to the UA Sport Wireless earbuds line. Made with UA’s waterproof features and JBL’s sound technology, this set of earbuds really puts in the work—up to nine hours’ worth, to be exact.
UncommonGoods Drumstick Pens, $8
Who wouldn’t get a kick out of updating their training log with help from some actual drumsticks? Keeping up with training for weeks on end can get a little tedious, so it helps to have something like this that makes the path to your next marathon (or half marathon, 10K or whatever race distance you choose) a little more fun.