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.

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Even with the exit of the "size zero" trend, fitness is still quite the need for most. For those who want to stay in shape as well as burn off the Christmas and Thanksgiving calories, here are a few iPhone apps that would help you,  be it during running, cycling or at the gym.


Jawbone Up: An iPhone mobile app that can be bought for about $130. It monitors sleep patterns, mood swings, provides motivator tools and also links you to other users. Comes with a bracelet made of rubber and sports a basic but classy look.

FitBit Force: This beauty tracks steps, has watch capability,  tracks calories, sleep and includes compatibility with other phones. It sports a mini OLED screen, has built-in Bluetooth and is water resistant. Marked at $130, its comfortable and light in weight and are compatible with all iPhone models.

Cufflink iPhone Wristband: The ultimate iPhone workout sportsband system, with a rubber wristband on which your iPhone can be mounted and linked. Its protective cover and screen guard help keep the phone intact. With all your favorite apps installed, it can be taken along anywhere without the fear of dropping it making it a perfect fitness bracelet for your iPhone. Additionally it switches between landscape and portrait view enabling better user experience. Priced at $29.99 it is an extremely attractive option.


Do you find the gadgets interesting? Are they useful from your point of view? Which one did you like? Share your views.

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