Great concept for running with a watch

About a month ago, I received delivery of an item that I backed on Kickstarter. The item in question was something called the Shift by EdgeGear.

Basically, it’s a strap that allows you to keep your watch in a comfortable position on your hand rather than on your wrist while running. Ever tried to look at your watch while running? It’s hard to keep your rhythm while you lift your arm and if you’re like me, squint to see the numbers close-up after having been looking into the distance. This way, you don’t have to bring your arm right up to look at your time or other stats while running. You can stay in the flow. 

Although it seemed to take forever to actually receive the product (I’m sure I ordered it in late summer or early autumn 2015), once it finally came, I was thoroughly impressed. It was dead easy to take my Garmin Forerunner strap off and fit the Shift to it. They even sent tools with the strap and a link to a video on YouTube to walk me through it.

This endorsement is in no way solicited and I paid full price for the product. I’m posting this because I really love the product and recommend it to any runners I know. I’m looking forward to testing it out over full marathon distance when I run #kobemarathon next month. So far, so good!

先月はやっとエッジギヤの「シフト」が届きました。シフトは走る時に時計を見易い位置に付けるストラップとしてお勧めします。走っている間には通常の時計を見たい時にワザワザ腕を顔の前に上げなければならないのですが、シフトを使うと腕の自然な走る動きのままでも簡単に時計が充分見えます。

来月の#神戸マラソン でシフトを付けて長い距離でも走るのも楽しみです

Daily Activity Summary for March 7, 2016

Total steps: 11378
Floors climbed: 11
Calories burned: 2658
Elevation gained: 33.53 meters
Travelled: 8.53 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 807
Lightly active minutes: 236
Fairly active minutes: 17
Very active minutes: 38

March 7, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for March 6, 2016

Total steps: 6915
Floors climbed: 5
Calories burned: 2443
Elevation gained: 15.24 meters
Travelled: 5.19 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 759
Lightly active minutes: 257
Fairly active minutes: 4
Very active minutes: 5

March 6, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for March 4, 2016

Total steps: 7900
Floors climbed: 18
Calories burned: 2528
Elevation gained: 54.86 meters
Travelled: 5.93 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 787
Lightly active minutes: 303
Fairly active minutes: 0
Very active minutes: 0

March 4, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for March 3, 2016

Total steps: 16427
Floors climbed: 35
Calories burned: 3098
Elevation gained: 106.68 meters
Travelled: 12.57 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 650
Lightly active minutes: 339
Fairly active minutes: 17
Very active minutes: 51

March 3, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for March 2, 2016

Total steps: 7513
Floors climbed: 6
Calories burned: 2459
Elevation gained: 18.29 meters
Travelled: 6.11 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 799
Lightly active minutes: 233
Fairly active minutes: 1
Very active minutes: 12

March 2, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for March 1, 2016

Total steps: 26445
Floors climbed: 12
Calories burned: 3722
Elevation gained: 36.58 meters
Travelled: 22.35 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 593
Lightly active minutes: 330
Fairly active minutes: 13
Very active minutes: 117

March 1, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for February 28, 2016

Total steps: 12595
Floors climbed: 11
Calories burned: 2753
Elevation gained: 33.53 meters
Travelled: 9.45 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 627
Lightly active minutes: 317
Fairly active minutes: 3
Very active minutes: 20

February 28, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for February 28, 2016

Total steps: 12589
Floors climbed: 22
Calories burned: 2749
Elevation gained: 67.06 meters
Travelled: 9.44 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 651
Lightly active minutes: 316
Fairly active minutes: 3
Very active minutes: 20

February 28, 2016
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Daily Activity Summary for February 27, 2016

Total steps: 20545
Floors climbed: 15
Calories burned: 3443
Elevation gained: 45.72 meters
Travelled: 15.41 kilometers
Sedentary minutes: 679
Lightly active minutes: 374
Fairly active minutes: 26
Very active minutes: 90

February 27, 2016
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