Get Inspired for the 2012 NYC Marathon with These Gadgets

Disappointed you couldn’t participate in the NYC 2011 marathon this year? Well there is no reason you can’t next year! That’s right, these 5 gadgets should get you in tip top shape for next year’s 26.2 mile marathon. In the meantime take a look at the marathon route at the bottom of the page if you would like to watch in envy as the runners make it through your borough.


This handsome device will make getting in shape addictive. It’s trendy and discrete to wear, but robust when it comes to counting and keeping track of your daily activity. Using the Fitbit device along with the Fitbit mobile app, you’ll be in shape in no time or at least you’ll learn how many steps it took to walk to McDonald’s.


MOTOACTV is a device is being described as a “a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player rolled into one”. The device lets you track your heart rate, walking and cycling statistics, workouts over time, as well as offering you the ability to set goals, and create workout competitions with your pals. Plus Motorola has created the MOTOACTV Web Portal to help track your progress. Lastly, MOTOACTV from Motorola will be providing entertainment along the entire marathon course.

Tanita Body Scales

After all that exercising you will need to weigh in, and the Tanita digital scales are a perfect way to see how those calories are melting off. Tanita offers a variety of scales from professional grade to average in home use and are known for not only measuring how much weight you have melted off but also tracking your complete body mass. Another nice touch is the ability to send your data from the scale to your computer wirelessly. Making it easy to monitor your overall health and performance when off the scale.


Striv is not your average pedometer and by using Trumotion technology, Striiv can tell whether you are walking, running, or taking the stairs. It also gives you rewards as you continue your fitness regime in the way of gaming, donations, and trophies. And since it petite in size, it can easily be carried in your pocketbook, or any bag for that matter. Striiv aims to bring the fun back to working out.

Monster iSport Immersion In-Ear Headphones

So you are running, jumping, squatting and everything in between but hopefully you are not working out in complete silence. The Monster iSport Immersion In-Ear Headphones will quickly become your best friend as you make your way through reps. The iSport’s are completely waterproof, don’t fall out quickly doing vigor exercise, and last but not least, they sound good. What more could you want while you are burning carbs.


If you need inspiration, check out the marathon route below, and who knows – maybe next year instead of rooting for someone running – maybe you’ll be in the race too!

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