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In his guide to the best fitness tracker, senior associate review editor Adrian Soe considers the Garmin pioneer series to be the best smartwatch for runners. The Forerunner 245 HR has built-in GPS to track your run and the battery will last up to seven days.
Garmin’s relatively new Venu Sq has overtaken the long-ruling champ-the-Fitbit Versa as our proposed high-entry-level fitness tracker in the $ 200 segment of the market. It scored an 8/10 and snatched a wired recommendation award for its rich feature list, including incident detection, sleep tracking and blood oxygen monitoring.
Bikes and bike accessories
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Propella is my favorite budget ebook among the ones I tested on Wired. The components are standard, the bike weighs 37 pounds – it’s light for an ebike – and its appearance doesn’t scream “ebike”. Associate review editor Parker Hall awarded it 8/10 and a wired recommendation in a review of its similar V3.2 model last year.
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I gave the more expensive Freedom X model in my review a 7/10 for its good looks, stronger acceleration than the norm and a lower 39-pound weight. Freedom 2 has all those things, but without so much torque sensor and integrated LCD display. They’re both good models, but in both cases I recommend that you save $ 200 and go to Freedom 2.
For those who don’t want to look like a racer on the weekends, Street is a sharp looking helmet. Many Nutcase helmets now come with MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact System). This is a liner inside the helmet that allows it to absorb some rotational energy and reduce the risk of a rotating brain injury. Nutcase Vio and $ 120 ($ 30 discount). For those who don’t want (or don’t want) to mount the bike’s headlamps and taillamps, it has 360-degree LED light coverage.
From the laptop-carrying commuter to the grocer, Arkel has a complete bag mounted on a panier rack. All of them use Arkel’s excellent attachment system that protects the bag from being moved and flops during the ride. These Canadian made bags are expensive, so take advantage of this rare sale.
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Huge chunks of wood in a bonfire are a lot of fun, but finding a lot of dry wood takes a serious amount of time. A solo stove requires less wood than an open fire and it burns completely and allows fewer sparks to go astray, an important consideration if you place it in a backyard or fire-prone campsite. Associate review editor Parker Hall fell in love with the big Yukon model.
Canister stoves may hold the market for ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves, such as Whisperlight, offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are rarely found. Whisperlight is a quiet (but not too quiet) version of MSR’s respected, reliable camp stove.
Titanium is a punchline of the hiking community, both due to a steady and often high price. Although the MSR’s Titan Kettle deal comes with light cooking equipment in slightly cheaper (but heavier) steel at around 50 50. The Titan Kettle (also fantastic) is a bit thicker and tougher than the competitors Evernew and Toaks.