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Let’s All Just Run?

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So, let’s imagine for a second that you and I are standing in line at Dicks Sporting Goods – hoping to get our hands on the NEW Sweat and Water Resistant Fitness Accessory that is building a rep for Fusing Fitness with Technology for a smarter workout — and, we happen to start talking about treadmills (yes, at times, I can be THAT person that starts chatting with those standing in line with me)…what would you tell me? Would you tell me you enjoy running on one? Or, would you scrunch up your nose and tell me treadmills aren’t for you?

When I was in my twenties, I detested treadmills! I would layer up and run outside in the cold! My rain-jacket would scream bah-humbug when cats and dogs fell from the sky! Yup, I was bad to the bone (or more, wet and cold to the bone), but I loved running outside so much, that nothing stood in its way.

However, the older I seem to get, the colder I seem to feel; and these days, the treadmill is my go to for mind de-befuddling, early morning or late night runs when it’s cold and rainy outside. But, I gotta say – treadmill running sure is boring and LOUD and extra sweaty (or is that just me?)! When I run outside, the wind seems to wick my waterfall of sweat from my head and ears, but when I run on a treadmill – that waterfall seems to meander down into my ears (seriously, am I alone in this waterfall meandering escapade?) and plop my headphones out of my ears. And, just like that a mind de-befuddling run becomes a what-the-arrrggg-mrrrr-grrrr run!


But, thanks to the new, CES award winning SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones with heart rate monitor, those what-the-arrrggg-mrrrr-grrrr runs are quickly meandering into the horizon behind me! When I came to find out about these new headphones, I headed to Dicks Sporting Goods; but, (while I enjoyed our hypothetical chat) I couldn’t find the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones there. So, I went on Amazon and, well, what does Amazon not have?! I ordered the blue ones in four clicks and they showed up on my doorstep in 2 days!


These headphones are really easy to set up (I think wrestling them out of their packaging takes the most time)!

First: Plug the audio jack into your mobile device/ipod

Second: Put in your ear buds after selecting the ear gel (from the three included) that fit your ears best

Make sure that the little stretchy loop is tucked in snuggly above the goose shaped headphones for continuous, real-time heart rate monitoring. The headphones are IPX4-rated for protection against sweat and resistance to water (which I clearly need)

Third: Download & Launch Runkeeper 

If you don’t already have the free RunKeeper app – you might want to download it from the app store on your mobile device as the heart rate monitor works through it. As I already had the RunKeeper app, I merely upgraded my plan on the RunKeeper website, using the provided code to the Elite version (the Elite version has training plans and more tracking options than the basic version and sync with the biometric sensors in the headphones, allowing users to track goals and progress to achieve peak physical performance). Launch RunKeeper by going to ‘settings’, then ‘apps, services, and devices’, then ‘devices & hardware’ and select ‘Analog Headphones.’

Forth: Run!


 After these few steps, I hit start on my run keeper app and started on a quick 30 minute run – I had had a long day and so needed a mind de-befuddling run, and these SMS BioSport Headphones did not disappoint – even though that waterfall of sweat made an appearance, these headphones stayed put! And an added and surprising bonus, they totally cancelled out my loud and noisy treadmill! 

[Tweet “No extra straps, no bulky monitors, no worrying about battery life @SMSAudio #BioSport @Intel @RunninSrilankan #CollectiveBias #SMSAudio #ad”]


We all have very different fitness goals and aspirations at the beginning of every year; there are some people I know who are trying their best to just stay on a treadmill for 3 miles – even if that takes an hour and a half; and there are others who are training for half marathons. Most of the time, I run because it makes me happy, it is my therapy; I don’t compete much anymore, other than a rare run to raise money for a cause, but, I think that maybe this year, I am gonna try and log as many miles on my treadmill as I have done on runs outside. To date the longest I have been able to run on a treadmill before exploding with boredom was 6.5 miles. Am thinking I try to hit the 8 mile mark on my loud and noisy treadmill – with the help of my new SMS BioSport™ In-Ear headphones with Intel inside.

“I run because it makes me happy. It makes me feel normal and whole….when I’m running…I feel like I’m safe from myself. As long as I am running, everything is fine.”
-Kayla Montgomery, award-winning long distance runner diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS)

[Tweet “The New SMS Audio Biosport In-Ear Headphones* with Intel® technology @SMSAudio @Intel @RunninSrilankan #BioSport #CollectiveBias #SMSAudio #ad”]

If you run, what is your motivator?
If you don’t run – gee whiz! why are you not?! (just kidding) – seriously, if you don’t run, what is your mind de-befuddler of choice?

For a limited time only, enter code BioSport20 to get 20% off SMS BioSport Headphones on • Offer limited for the US only • Expiration date: 1/31/15 • Purchase of the headphones includes one free month of the app “Runkeeper Elite” • Like SMS Audio on Facebook & Follow SMS Audio on Instagram for updates and info.

Here’s hoping yall have a wonderful weekend ~ I am leaving Y’all with my idea of a fun and quick, boredom busting run:

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Howie Fox

Monday 26th of January 2015

Interesting that product! The problem with my current earphones is that they fall out. Seems that those ones are solving that! Thx for the info post!!

Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

What a cool set of In-ear headphones! What about the sound?


Monday 19th of January 2015

I want to be a runner ... I really do. But man, I can't get into it! The husband tells me I need to just push through and eventually I'll love it :) Hope you had a great weekend friend!


Tuesday 20th of January 2015

I guess we all have our "thing" right? My daughter didn't like to run when she was in her early teens, but now, she loves it - what helped her was starting small - running a half mile without stopping was a huge accomplishment during those early days! Hope you have a great week my friend!


Monday 19th of January 2015

They sound so awesome! I go through headphones so fast. I need to invest in a proper pair rather than spending £5 on them, as they break every 2-3 weeks!


Tuesday 20th of January 2015

Tara - I used to be the same way - I would buy the cheapo ones - I would either loose them or one earbud/side would quit working!


Monday 19th of January 2015

Running on the treadmill hurts my knees, so I stick to running outside...but those headphones sound awesome either way!


Tuesday 20th of January 2015

You are a brave soul to run in those chilly NYC winters, Joanne!