Pedometers and GPS systems have their advantages for people who run outdoors, but the Run Beacon provides a practical solution for those running indoors. The two part system is made up of a beacon and an accompanying app, which are used at a treadmill station.
The app is able to take in information such as elevation, distance, speed and pace from a treadmill, calculated from an algorithm based on the length of the treadmill belt. To provide data that's as accurate as possible, Run Beacon has a database of treadmill belt lengths, but there's also a feature that lets you calibrate your machine manually. This comprehensive fitness tracker is ideal for the winter months, or any time that you want to keep track of your stats during routine indoor workouts.