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Polar M400 GPS Running Watch

Since the first wearable appeared in 1961 , these little gadgets have had a fair number of ups and downs before entering the mainstream, truly, in 2015 (the so-called “The Year of the Wearable”). Us runners, on the other hand, have been dabbling since 1982 (with biometrics) and even more so since 2003 (with the introduction of GPS tracking). As such, years later, we have a near dazzling array on offer. But while sub-$100 and $500+ options are offered by some GPS watch companies, most…

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How to use GPX files on your phone (Android)

There are several ways to follow in the footsteps of others. You can meticulously plan (using maps, a compass or a well written guide), you can wing it and hope for the best, or you can use GPX files to accurately track your movements on course. It wasn’t until recently that I started using GPX files because previously I just wasn’t sure how. Initially I thought it was as easy as uploading them on to my Forerunner 220 and perhaps my watch would just tell…

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