Masimo MightySat$299 (with Bluetooth capabilities to be used with Apple iOS and Android Devices) 1 of 14
Recently revealed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the MightySat is the first fingertip Pulse Oximeter for personal use. By measuring oxygen saturation and pulse rate, this device gives feedback on how efficiently the heart and lungs are working.
Waterfi iPod Shuffle and Swim Kit$154.99 2 of 14
The hours spent training in the pool are often among the most mundane. Enter the Waterfi iPod Shuffle. This completely waterproof device will keep you occupied for even the longest swim workouts. Easy to load and with 2GB of space, it can hold hundreds of songs, podcasts, or whatever else helps to keep you motivated in the pool.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT$499.99 (with heart rate monitor) 3 of 14
Being hailed as one of the top multi-sport watches of the year, the 920XT has all the bells and whistles. It calculates standard GPS and heart rate data along with other specific information on running cadence and vertical oscillation. In the pool, you'll receive data for pace, stroke count, and stroke rate. It's also compatible with ANT+ power meters to give power metrics on the bike and can be worn outside of training for step counts and smart notifications.
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless$199.99 4 of 14
Rid yourself of that pesky heart rate strap and give these earbuds a try. Outfitted with an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, the Pulse Wireless earbuds help plan and track your workouts by supplying real-time feedback. With Dolby digital sound and voice coaching, you'll know how you're doing every step of the way.
Kinetic inRide$130 (bundle), $75 (pod only) 5 of 14
A power training device that fits onto any Kinetic fluid trainer, inRide uses Bluetooth Smart technology to wirelessly pair a heart rate monitor and power sensor pod with the inRide iPhone App. This system allows you to select freeride or several guided workouts based on your functional threshold power. By helping you keep track of your wattage and mixing up your workouts, the inRide is a great way to keep you motivated on your indoor cycling trainer.
Fitbit Surge$249.95 6 of 14
Whether you want to count your daily steps or track your run, the Surge has all the basic health and training metrics you'll need. Combining a fitness wearable with a sport watch, its features include GPS, all-day wrist heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, as well as calories burned. It also comes in a sleek package that will fit comfortably on just about any wrist.
Suunto Ambit3 Sport$450 (with heart rate strap) 7 of 14
This GPS enabled watch has just about everything a triathlete could want. Offering advanced run, cycle and swim functions, it's compatible with your iPhone/iPad so you can track your progress in training and analyze it after. Paired with the Suunto Smart Sensor, which is the smallest Bluetooth Smart compatible heart rate sensor available, you can keep tabs on your heart rate metrics swimming, biking, and running. If you have a smaller wrist, check out the women's-specific Ambit3 Sport Sapphire watch, which comes with smaller sizing.
BSX Insight Multi-Sport Edition$419.99 8 of 14
This ingenious device let's you track lactate threshold information without making a trip to an exercise physiology lab. Allowing you to peek inside your muscle as it works, you'll get personalized training zones based on your individual lactate threshold numbers. It also tracks and stores this data for more comprehensive analysis.
Marc Pro$649.95 9 of 14
While the Marc Pro Plus unit may be relatively small, it can make a big difference when it comes to training. Utilizing electric stimulation, it will assist in decreasing recovery time between workouts, thereby improving muscle performance and cutting down on pain and soreness from even the toughest workouts. This means that you'll be able to put in more quality mileage over the long haul, which is good news for any triathlete gunning for a big PR.
Soleus Pulse + HRM$149 10 of 14
The Pulse offers perhaps one of the simplest GPS and heart rate devices on the market. If you're looking for something that's easy to use and won't break the bank, you'll love this watch. With a wrist-based heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, pace/speed feedback, 100-lap data storage, and five interval timers, you've got all you need trick to track running workout. And the 3D accelerometer counts calories, steps, and distance if you're looking for all-day health metrics.
Wahoo TICKR Run$79.99 11 of 14
If you carry your phone during workouts, the TICKR Run is an inexpensive and easy way to track running metrics. In addition to heart rate, it also monitors your running form in three dimensions and analyzes cadence, vertical oscillation, and ground-contact time. Whether you're on the road or treadmill, the TICKR Run provides an all-encompassing look into your gait and how you might perfect it. It also allows you to track your workout in real time on your phone through calories burned and distance traveled.
PowerTap G3$789.99 12 of 14
Replacing your rear wheel hub, the PowerTap G3 power meter is easy to install and calibrate. ANT+ compatible, it can be used with a wide variety of devices such as the Garmin 920XT, Joule GPS by PowerTap, or an existing bike computer. Its accuracy of within +/- 1.5 percent make it a supremely handy device when monitoring effort and output. You'll be hard pressed to find another power meter at this price point that offers the same level of performance.
Catalyst Waterproof iPhone Case$64.99-$74.99 13 of 14
While this may not be technology in and of itself, it's a necessary accessory for any triathlete to own. With so many of the aforementioned tech tools compatible with smart phones, there's a good chance you'll be carrying your phone on at least some training runs or rides. You may even want to have it pool side. This waterproof case allows for your phone to be completely submerged for up to five meters without impeding sound quality. It's also a slim, lightweight design that's easy to handle in transit.