GPS watches and other wearable tech deliver loads of metrics. Here’s what to pay attention to, especially for young runners.

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Splits, cadence, power—oh my!

With a proliferation of running data available at our fingertips, it’s easy to dive in deep. How fast was my first mile and my last? How does my stride length stack up to last week? How do I rank on that hilly segment?

This data may come from a GPS watch, a smartphone tracking app, or other wearable tech—heart rate monitors, shoe pods (or shoes with built-in chips), posture prompts, and power meters. The data is fascinating, really, especially when displayed in colorful graphs or promising injury prevention.

Read the full article in, January 23, 2020, by Melody Fairchild with Elizabeth Carey