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mioPOD

mioPOD is a recent development by the wereable tech company Mio, it is an armband you use when training, and the objective is to provide clear and useful data to help you understand your shape using the long list of accurate metrics it gives you. Plus because it’s a smart device it has the mandatory app that will enrich its users´ experience. In fact they say it’s able to deliver EKG accurate heart rate data, it also has a haptic feature that will tell you when you’re changing training zones. It is 5ATM waterproof, you also get the calories burned, the running cadence, the fitness level you’re at plus the recovery time needed, and it will store around 30 hours of workouts. The device uses BT and ANT+ to communicate with devices so a large majority of the market is covered. Watch the video below



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SELF-INFLATING VEST | BY PATAGONIA

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STAIR-ROVER LONGBOARD

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SURFING GEAR

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