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Take a Hike with the Latest Wearable Tech

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Just in time for National Take a Hike day we’ve picked a few of our toughest, smartest, and most versatile wearable tech for you. Whether it’s tracking your fitness goals or being in the loop with life’s daily tasks we know you need a dependable device.


Today is National Take a Hike Day and with over 60,000 miles of trails there is ample opportunity to get out there. Hiking can burn between 400-550 calories per hour depending on the level of trail difficulty. What better way to track your fitness than with the latest smartwatch or fitness tracker?


Here are our tops picks to get you going:


For the trail blazers…

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm is not only water resistant*, but boasts the Corning Gorilla Glass DX + which keeps your screen clear and scratch free.  Great for outdoor exercise such as biking, hiking, running, or rock climbing the Samsung Galaxy Watch has you covered. With advanced fitness tracking it can help you maintain your routine and customize it with real-time coaching. Special offer see details at checkout.


*Water-resistant up to 50 meters per ISO standard 22810:2010. Not intended for scuba diving. Avoid excessive, sudden temperature changes and high-velocity activities. Rinse in fresh water/dry after use in sea water or chlorinated water. This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 10 specific conditions, including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude.



For the fitness gurus…


With the Fitbit Ionic you can stay on top of your goals and stay pumped during those long workout sessions. Keep connected with access to your favorite apps, whether it’s checking the forecast or listening to your favorite playlist this device can do it all. It can even help you optimize your routine but monitoring your heart rate zones to ensure that you’re going the distance.






For the techies...

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The Apple® Watch Series 4 resets the standard for what a watch can be. With the re-engineered Digital Crown with haptic feedback, and the new electrical heart sensor your life can be a lot safer. The proactive heart monitor detects when you fall and lets you send out an Emergency SOS if you need to. You also have the freedom of cellular* with walkie-walkie function, ability to make phone calls, and send messages you can take your life on the go without ever having to carry your phone. Special offer see details at checkout.


* Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts; check with your employer and service provider. Roaming is not available outside your carrier network coverage area. Contact your service provider for more details.

Check for participating wireless carriers and eligibility. Some bands are sold separately. Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 12 or later. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later.



So grab a buddy (hello canine friends), a good pair of shoes, plenty of water and a snack, but get out there, enjoy the brisk fall air, beautiful scenery and get some exercise!



We'd love to hear about your experience with wearable tech, let us know in the comments below.


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