Race Day Wearables For The CCC? Verizon Suggests Three

NEW ORLEANS – Each year, more than 20,000 people gear up for one of the oldest 10k races in the nation, the Crescent City Classic.

         In advance of the March 26 race, runners have the ultimate resource at their disposal to step up their training – technology.

         Wearable technology is evolving to create new experiences for runners leading up to race day and beyond. While training, runners can use wearables to track their physical activity and progress in real time.  Wearables are also a great alternative on the day of for those not wanting to carry their smartphone but still looking to stay connected.

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         Examples from Verizon of how today’s technology can help maximize physical activity experiences and performance from your wrist or feet include:


• The Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch gives users continuous, wrist-based heart rate monitoring to optimize health and shows your pace, distance and elevation climbed with built-in GPS.

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• UP2 by Jawbone is a lightweight band with a selection of colors that keeps track of activities, sleep patterns, food logging and more.

• Garmin vivosmart tracks current activity, while providing daily, personalized fitness goals, and provides smart notifications when a text or call is received on compatible Bluetooth™ device. Feeling lazy? This device vibrates after one hour of inactivity indicating it’s time to move.


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