8 Trail-Running Trends We Saw at Summer OR - Page 5
5. Tech is everywhere.
One of the products to make the biggest splash at the show was the goTenna, a tool for turning “your smartphone into [an] off-grid communication tool” by utilizing radio waves rather than cell towers, routers or satellites. In other words, you’ll be able to send and receive encryption-secured text messages (only with other phones that also have a goTenna) or send “Shout” broadcasts to any other goTenna-equipped phones within range in the backcountry. The device weighs two ounces and will be available in late 2014.
Want to receive texts through your GPS watch on runs? The Suunto Ambit3 Peak and Ambit3 Sport watches will connect wirelessly to your iPhone or Bluetooth, and receive iPhone push notifications on the go. The watches can also be synced with the Suunto Movescount App to create photos with data overlays to create and share “Suunto Movies.”