Runner Guillaume Adam wants to go faster, further and for longer.
Like many modern runners, the former French national team member uses technology as a key element in helping him hit a new personal best.
Gadgets are as essential a part of a runner’s kit as the shoes on their feet. Few head out these days without a step counter, GPS watch, smartphone or smartwatch.
The wearables keep an eye on the distance covered, pace, heart rate and cadence – helping to ensure they get as much out of the session as possible.
“I’m a scientist as well as a runner so when I want data I want to get reliable data,” said Mr Adam.
Unfortunately, he said, many wearables do not gather data accurately.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: November 11th, 2019
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