Running has its proven benefits. While some are professional runners others opt for it as an exercising regime. Either way, runners need to optimize their workout to achieve their respective goals. Besides using the best gear, runners can optimize their run by using stopwatches to measure their performance. Stopwatches range from a simple time trackers to a complex motion sensors. Imagine monitoring your performance through your very own iPhone. Oh no, you don’t need someone else to do it for you! You can do it very well by yourself.

It has always been cumbersome to handle phones while on the move and keeping it elsewhere, like in pockets or in backpacks. Well, there are many technologies that have emerged in the market to address this problem. One of them is the Cufflink, an iPhone 4 armband which can be used for running, cycling or working out without the fear of dropping or losing it.

The wristband comes with a protective covering which clings on to your iPhone. The tabs on the sides can be pressed to fit in or release the phone from the band. Once mounted it also provides a 360 degree rotation of the phone on the belt. Easy toggle between landscape and portrait mode ensure you are comfortable with the view you have. All you need to do fix in your iPhone to the band.

Wondering how would that help you in your workout? It’s simple. Install the latest apps on your iPhone to monitor various parameters of your workout, mount the device on the wristband and you’re all set to go. Who says you need extra gadgets to measure your workout progress? Tools like the Cufflink iPhone 4 armband can help you use your iPhone to do it all!

So how do you monitor your workout performance? What gadgets do you think are the best for the purpose? Share your thoughts.