This wearable for pro athletes has me rethinking my whole approach to fitness training

Sunday Runday

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In this weekly column, Android Central Fitness Editor Michael Hicks talks about the world of wearables, apps, and fitness tech related to running and health, in his quest to get faster and more fit.

Any athlete knows that training in sunny weather is harder, but thermal load and heat acclimation aren’t things that everyday runners or cyclists think much about. Most of us seek out cooler or shadier conditions, drink water to cool off, and avoid the sun where we can. Simple! But after using with the CORE Body Temperature Sensor, I’m rethinking my whole approach to fitness training.

Unlike your fitness smartwatch’s temperature sensor — which only tracks during sleep because it can’t properly differentiate between your body temp and the surrounding air flow while on the move — the CORE Body Temperature Sensor clips onto an HRM chest strap (like my Polar H10) so it can rest snugly against your rib cage.


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