Post December, everyone sheds off their party favours and gets into the spirit of a fitter new year. Adding meaning to this sentiment is the marathon season that kicks off in January all around the country. Both beginners and seasoned runners begin prepping up for the big day.

Adding a touch of tech to this routine can help runners prep better. Here are four sure gifts that will gear up runners for the marathon up ahead.

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SUUNTO Ambit3 Run Smart Watch

SUUNTO Ambit3 Run Smart Watch

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This watch is the perfect gadget to optimise a person’s running experience. With this stylish design, 15 hr battery and 5 sec GPS accuracy, this run smart watch is made for the outdoors. The inbuilt GRPs tracks speed, pace and distance. It also features waypoints and visual route navigations, along with route planning and track logging via the Suunto Movescount app. The Run Smartwatch also features Suunto’s FusedSpeed running pace, a chronograph, lap counter, LED backlights and a rechargeable battery that can last for 14 days.

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Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch

Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch

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Strapping on a fitness band can be the perfect motivator to get moving. This stylish fitness tracker records your daily activities like steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and active minutes. It’s particularly helpful to runners because of its GPS antenna that tracks speed, distance and splits. It also has an altimeter for translating elevation into roads climbed and an optical heart rate sensor to track heart rate when running.

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Apple Nike + 42 MM Smart Watch

Apple Nike + 42 MM Smart Watch

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There are smart watches and then there are sport smart watches that blend the benefits of a smartwatch with a sports watch. It has a GPS that tracks pace, distance and route so that you don’t need your phone with you. It’s lightweight and durable. This apple watch’s collaboration with Nike allows you to sync it with Nike+Run Club app that connects you with runners around the world and helps you get better at your run.

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Philips Action Fit Sports SHQ3305OR/00 In-Ear Earphone

Philips Action Fit Sports SHQ3305OR00 In-Ear Earphone

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A good smart watch paired with a good set of earphones is a winning combination to a better run. Music can be motivating. So, plug on these specially made sports earphones when you head out for a run. They’re comfortable, convenient and help you focus on your activity.

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