Apple Watch vs Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple Series 5 Smartwatch

Both Apple watch and The Garmin Forerunner 245 are brilliant smartwatches. Both of them are packed with some great features that makes them best smartwatches for runners, athletes and fitness freaks. But which one is best out of these two. Read on as we compare and take on Apple watch vs Garmin Forerunner head to head.

You can run without a watch, or simply with your smartphone when you are just starting out as a beginner.

But if you don’t want to “just run” but want to train effectively and keep a track of your performance then these smartwatch play a very important role,

A smartwatch that keeps a track of all your activities like stairs climbed, VO2 max, sleep patterns, time taken for each kilometer of run, step count etc. will really help you to improve your performance over a period of time.

But again it comes to which out of these two are better – Garmin Forerunner or Apple Watch Series 5.

Comparison of Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple Watch (head-to-head)

Name
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Battery Life
Upto 18 Hours
5-7 days
Music Storage
32 GB
3.5 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Ion-X Strengthened Glass
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Weight
47.8 g
38.5 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Features
Optical heart sensor, electronic heart sensor (ECG), gyroscope, barometric altimeter, accelerometer
Optical heart sensor, compass, accelerometer, Pulse Ox, Syncs with Spotify
Ratings on Amazon
Name
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Battery Life
Upto 18 Hours
Music Storage
32 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Ion-X Strengthened Glass
Weight
47.8 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Features
Optical heart sensor, electronic heart sensor (ECG), gyroscope, barometric altimeter, accelerometer
Ratings on Amazon
Name
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Image
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Battery Life
5-7 days
Music Storage
3.5 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Weight
38.5 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Features
Optical heart sensor, compass, accelerometer, Pulse Ox, Syncs with Spotify
Ratings on Amazon

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Design

The obvious difference between these both watches is their shape and case size. The apple watch has a square shape with two variations of 40mm and 44mm, whereas the Garmin forerunner watch is round in shape with 42.3mm.

I personally like a round shaped watch, although I’ve used Huami Amazfit BIP in the past which is a square shaped watch. But it’s all about your taste…


Screen

Apple watch series 5 has a touchscreen that allows you to operate it easily, even on the go.

However, Garmin Forerunner 245 doesn’t have a touchscreen, and you have to use the 5 buttons to access its functions. That makes it quite tricky to use. The Forerunner 245 has a ton of features therefore it will take you some time to understand which features are activated using which buttons.

I personally prefer the buttons as they are easier to operate as compared to touch screens. Since the screens of smartwatches are not that big it is sometimes a hassle to touch a specific area on the watch. Also touch screen devices get damaged pretty easily.

Plus in case of rain or if you’re swimming it gets very difficult to operate a touch screen device, be it mobile or a watch.

Weight

The Apple watch weighs 48.19g as it has a 48% larger screen than the Forerunner 245 and provides a better user experience.

And Garmin Forerunner 245 weighs 38.5g, which is quite tiny for a standard sports watch, but at the same time, it is the lightweight that also makes it a best watch for runners.

Watch Glass

Apple watch screen is made up of ION- X strengthen glass, whereas Garmin Forerunner 245 is made up of Corning’s gorilla glass 3. Both of them stand a high degree of external impact.

Sensors

Apple watch series 5 has an electrical heart sensor( ECG), Optical heart sensor, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, barometer, GPS, and a Compass.

Garmin Forerunner 245 has a Heart sensor, Pulse Ox, compass, accelerometer, and GPS/Glonass/Galileo.

ECG sensors

ECG sensor is the need of the hour, and you will get it in an Apple watch by just placing your finger for 30sec on the screen; it displays the waveform in real-time and notifies you with your heartbeat status.

However, you won’t get this feature in Garmin Forerunner 245.


Barometer

Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a barometric altimeter that measures the atmospheric air pressure. It can predict changes in the weather. For example, a sudden drop in air pressure could indicate an impending storm.

Garmin Forerunner doesn’t have a Barometric altimeter feature, but it has Glonass GPS that provides real-time position and velocity determination.

Export Data

Apple Watch doesn’t allow you to export the activity data, but you can access the data stored in Apple Health App.

Garmin Forerunner 245, on the other hand, allows you to export activity data to many popular services, including Strava, Nike Run etc.


Accuracy

Most end users reported that the heart rate accuracy of Forerunner 245 was very close to 100 percent. Few users even tested the accuracy by using an oximeter and comparing the heart rates shown in both devices. Forerunner came out to be very close to showing accurate heart rates.

Apple watch also provides heart rate data but the accuracy rate was close to 90 percent. It also notifies you of abnormal heart rates that are too high even when you’re not doing anything. Garmin is a clear winner in heart rate tracking.

Personalized training


Apple watch 5 has a cycle tracking app that helps to log information on menstrual cycles. Also, you can compete for challenges with your friends through the smartwatch. Though it doesn’t have the VO2 max feature.

Whereas with Garmin Forerunner, you can track your daily activities with VO2max that offers you personalized training and recovery insights for smarter training decisions. Its exercise history and performance indicator let you know if you’re training productively. Garmin clearly comes out as the winner in this category as well.

Call Feature

Call feature is the one of the most important features that most people look for in a smartwatch. Apple 5 allows you to connect easily with your loved ones through calls even on the go.

But with Forerunner 245, you can only get notification of the call; though, you have to use your phone to receive the call.

Compatibility with Android and iOS

The Apple series 5 is compatible with an iphone. If you want to use this smartwatch, then you need to have an iphone. It does not work with Android devices because it is an Apple product and Apple have their own operating system called iOS.

Garmin Forerunner 245 is compatible with both Android and iOS. It connects very easy and seamlessly to your Android or iPhone via Bluetooth

NFC / Payments

You get NFC (Near Field Communication) function with Apple watch series 5 for easy transactions. You can easily use this function to pay bills at the counter where Apple pay is accepted.

The Apple Pay function is not available in Forerunner 245. However you can still use Garmin pay but there are very few places that accept Garmin pay.

Battery

Battery life is a very important thing that most people look for when buying a Smartwatch, and to your surprise, the battery life of Forerunner 245 is more impressive than Apple watch series 5.

Garmin 245 can be used upto 7 days in smartwatch mode and upto 6 hours with music in GPS mode. Most end users gave feedback that the battery life of Garmin 245 is between 4-6 days with GPS. It depends on usage and if you switch on notifications throughout the day the battery will last only for a couple of days.

On the contrary, an Apple watch needs to work on its battery. You will need to charge it every second day, or we can say everyday as it can be used only upto 18 hours. So be ready to put it to charge every night before you sleep so that you can use it on the next day.

Wireless charging

Apple watch can be charged with a magnetic wireless charging dock which lets you go on a vacation without worrying about charging.

The Forerunner 245 uses a USB cable for charging that needs to be connected to either your laptop or an alternate USB source.

Comparison Of Features in Garmin Forerunner 245 And Apple Watch 5

Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple watch 5

 Always on screen

If you look for Apple watch Series 4 vs Series 5, then only Apple watch series 5 has an always-on screen feature available that allows you to take a glance of the time without waking up the screen. Although it reduces the screen light for battery saving purposes, it can be seen clearly even in direct sunlight.

The Garmin Forerunner 245 has a transflective LCD that allows you to see the screen in direct sunlight without the need for a backlight, but it is pretty basic. You just need to raise your hand and the backlight turns on automatically. This really helps in conserving a lot of battery life for the forerunner 245.

Music Playback and Storage

One of the best features that I like about Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is that you can sync it with Spotify. You can actually download music and podcasts straight to your Garmin Smartwatch and listen without an internet connection, or even your mobile. This means that you just need to wear the Forerunner 245 and pair them with your headphones. You don’t even need to carry your mobile on your runs or when you hit the gym. Absolutely unbeatable feature that gets 5 stars.

On the other hand, the Apple watch still does not have that feature. While the Apple watch has a ability to download songs or podcasts and you can listen to them without the phone. However the ability to sync the apple watch with spotify and listen offline is still not there in the Apple Watch.

Therefore Garmin Forerunner scores high on this parameter.

Voice Assistant

Apple watch comes with its proprietary voice assistant service called “Siri”. For example If you want to call someone you just need to use the Siri feature on your iWatch and the number will be dialed. This is really helpful especially when you are driving or running. If you are running and getting a lot of calls you can just shout “siri switch on the do not disturb option” and you won’t get any calls, texts or email notifications.

The Forerunner 245 music lacks that feature and therefore Apple scores on this parameter.

GPS

The Forerunner use GPS and other satellite systems like Glonass and Galileo to track accurate location. You cannot beat  Garmin when it comes to the GPS technology since they are one of the pioneers in the GPS device market.

It also has the ability to download various maps to your device, especially for travellers who love to explore new places.

The Apple series 5 comes with a GPS but doesn’t have Glonass and Galileo , however, doesn’t have this feature.

Pros And Cons – Apple Series 5 Watch And Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Apple Watch series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Garmin Forerunner

Pros

  • Touch Screen
  • Always-on-screen
  • ECG
  • NFC
  • Large screen
  • Can answer calls, write messages, answer emails etc.
  • Wireless charging

Cons

  • Average battery life of max one day
  • Compatible only with iOS (iPhone)

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Apple Watch

Pros

  • Compatible with both Android and iOS
  • Long battery life
  • Accurate GPS
  • Accurate Heart rate monitoring
  • Lightweight
  • Syncs with Spotify, stores songs and plays music standalone (without your phone)

Cons

  • No Touchscreen
  • No Barometer
  • Can’t make or receive calls, send message or email without phone
  • No NFC

Price Comparison

It is clear that both watches are superb but both smartwatches are not made for the same type of person. People who are willing to pay the price for a premium product can go for the Apple Smartwatch series 5.

Apple products are definitely world class and they don’t compromise on quality of their products. If you are looking for style, looks and classy smartwatch then the Apple Series 5 is your best friend. Although it comes with a price tag of 65000 rupees. But clearly, the investment is worth each and every penny in terms of functionality and performance.

However, The Garmin Forerunner 245’s price is Rs. 34,502 is comparably low. People, especially runners or athletes who are looking for a sporty, casual, rugged look smartwatch can opt for the Forerunner 245.

The Forerunner 245 beats all other smartwatches within the price point of 30,000 to 40,000 rupees. Undoubtedly the best smartwatch for runners.

Bottom line

Both Apple Series 5 and Garmin Forerunner 245 are fantastic smartwatches for runners. Ultimately it comes down to whether you need a smartwatch for running or whether you are looking for a good smartwatch for notifications.

If you’re a runner and looking for a good running smartwatch then hands down the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music comes on top. With features such as standalone music playback, spotify sync, VO2max, sleep tracking, silent alarm with vibration and a longer battery life it’s definitely the best option for runners. It is also cheap as compared to the Apple Watch 5.

If you are an iPhone owner and you really like smart, stylish Apple products then the Apple smartwatch is a better choice for you.

We would love to have your opinion, feedback or queries regarding our outlook on Apple vs Garmin Forerunner 245. Feel free to type in the comments section below.

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Best Weighing Machine in India

Best Weighing Scale in India 2020

Are you health conscious? Are you very particular about the weight of your body? If yes, having a weighing machine can be an excellent idea. If you’re looking for the best weighing machine in India, this might be the right place to take the plunge. Keep reading…

Weighing machine or weighing scale is one of the most important equipments for many industries including manufacturers, retailers, sellers, and homes. Many companies are offering a wide variety of weighing machines and this buying guide might help you find the best.

Remember those massive, colorful weighing machines at bus stands and railway stations? The ones that played music and also radiated colorful lights? However, everything has evolved now and weighing machines are available in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and specs. 

It’s the precision and repeatability of the digital weighing machines that they are being deployed at various places. Also, they are available in many variants based on the model, technology capacity, and price. 

If you are looking for the best weight machine for home use in India, starting with the following list can be a great idea.

In a hurry? Here is a Comparison of the Top 3 Best Weighing Scale in India

Name
RunAddiction's Choice
Hesley Digital Bluetooth Scale
Runner's Up
Dr. Trust Digital Smart Scale
Hoffen HO-18
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HESLEY Premium Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Weighing Scale with 18 Essential Measurements and ITO Conductive Glass,FDA Approved with Hesley App (Bluetooth Sensor Technology)
Dr Trust (USA) Digital Smart Electronic Rechargeable Bluetooth Fitness Body Composition Monitor Fat Analyzer 2.0 Weight Machine and Weighing Scale model-509 (Black)
Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale (Black)
Brand
Hesley
Dr Trust
Hoffen
Made in
Germany
USA
India
Warranty
6 months
2 Years
1 year
Maximum Weight
180 Kgs
180 Kgs
180 Kgs
Displays BMI
Syncs with other Fitness Apps like Fitbit, Apple Health of Google Health
Rating on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
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RunAddiction's Choice
Name
Hesley Digital Bluetooth Scale
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HESLEY Premium Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Weighing Scale with 18 Essential Measurements and ITO Conductive Glass,FDA Approved with Hesley App (Bluetooth Sensor Technology)
Brand
Hesley
Made in
Germany
Warranty
6 months
Maximum Weight
180 Kgs
Displays BMI
Syncs with other Fitness Apps like Fitbit, Apple Health of Google Health
Rating on Amazon
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
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Runner's Up
Name
Dr. Trust Digital Smart Scale
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Dr Trust (USA) Digital Smart Electronic Rechargeable Bluetooth Fitness Body Composition Monitor Fat Analyzer 2.0 Weight Machine and Weighing Scale model-509 (Black)
Brand
Dr Trust
Made in
USA
Warranty
2 Years
Maximum Weight
180 Kgs
Displays BMI
Syncs with other Fitness Apps like Fitbit, Apple Health of Google Health
Rating on Amazon
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
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Name
Hoffen HO-18
Image
Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale (Black)
Brand
Hoffen
Made in
India
Warranty
1 year
Maximum Weight
180 Kgs
Displays BMI
Syncs with other Fitness Apps like Fitbit, Apple Health of Google Health
Rating on Amazon
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
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Seven Best Weighing Machine in India 2020

1. Hoffen HO-18 Digital Weighing Scale

58%
Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale (Black)
31,086 Buyer Reviews
Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale (Black)
  • High precision strain gauge sensor system
  • Tempered Glass 280 x 280 mm
  • Capacity 2.3 -180 Kg

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Your hunt for the best weight machine might end here as this digital electronic weighing scale comes with a high-precision strain gauge sensor system. In terms of capacity, the minimum of the scale is 2.3 and the maximum is 180 kg and it also comes with tempered glass. Right now the Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic weighing scale is the number one on Amazon’s Bestseller list in the Digital Weighing scale category. 

Hoffen HO-18 also has a backlight and the weighing scale comes with a low battery indicator along with an overhead indicator. The auto-on and auto-off feature make it a delight for fitness enthusiasts. The brand also offers a 1-year warranty on this weighing machine.

Pros
  • Budget-friendly product 
  • Durable tempered glass 
  • Great design
Cons
  • Only few designs and colors available

2. Healthsense PS-126 Ultra Personal Weighing Scale

41%
HealthSense PS 126 Ultra-Lite Personal Scale (Grey) & HealthSense FB 09 Pure Skin Electric Facial Cleansing Brush (Blush Pink)
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HealthSense PS 126 Ultra-Lite Personal Scale (Grey) & HealthSense FB 09 Pure Skin Electric Facial Cleansing Brush (Blush Pink)
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The digital weighing scale is among the best bodyweight machine as it features a non-breakable ABS body. The wavy design with a wide 30×30 foot space helps avoid toggling and plastic materials make it easy to handle. 

It has four high-gauge G sensors for precise weighing up to 180 kg and a large 3.3-inch LCD screen with backlight for easy viewing. It also has a low battery indicator and the ERR indicator if the weight exceeds the maximum limit.

Pros
  • Accurate weighing scale 
  • Lightweight
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Plastic body

3. Hesley Body Fat Digital Bluetooth Scale

HESLEY Premium Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Weighing Scale with 18 Essential Measurements and ITO Conductive Glass,FDA Approved with Hesley App (Bluetooth Sensor Technology)
502 Buyer Reviews
HESLEY Premium Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Weighing Scale with 18 Essential Measurements and ITO Conductive Glass,FDA Approved with Hesley App (Bluetooth Sensor Technology)
  • Simple advanced fitness app "Hesley": the scale can store up to 8 users' personal profiles and save their measurement data. You need to select the profile before use so the app syncs in the data accordingly and keep a record
  • Health data management: the bluetooth scale uses advanced bia technology to track 18 essential body compositions including weight, bmi, bfr, muscle, moisture, bone mass, bmr, visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, protein rate, body age, standard weight, weight control, body fat, weight without fat, muscle weight, the amount of protein, the degree of obesity
  • Tracking data convenience :view easy to read trend lines of each measurement in the app by clicking the corresponding parameters, which help you target your efforts and understand progress over time

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Hesley Bluetooth scale is an innovative product as it features an advanced fitness app and can store up to 8 users’ profiles. Also, it uses advanced Bia technology to track 18 essential body compositions for better health data management. 

The weighing machine is equipped with a strain gauge sensor, auto on & auto-off, 6mm tempered safety glass platform and auto on-step on for weight function. It allows for a maximum 180 kg weight and also comes with low battery indicator and overload indication.

Pros
  • Auto-shut feature 
  • Red LED display for an easy read 
  • App compatible
Cons
  • Slightly expensive

4. Equinox Personal Digital Weighing Scale

38%
Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Digital EQ-EB-6171L
113 Buyer Reviews
Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Digital EQ-EB-6171L
  • Capacity: 180 Kgs
  • Leather look with ABS platform
  • Large LCD with white backlight display

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When you are looking for the best weighing scale in India, this simple yet elegant scale might grab your attention. It comes with a leather-look with ABS platform, strain gauge sensor, auto-step on, and an LCD with a white backlit display. 

This weighing machine is equipped with low battery, error, and overload indicators for easy operation. Also, the product comes with 18 months warranty and available in different color and design options.

 

Pros
  • Elegant leather look
  • Auto step-on feature
  • Weighing accuracy
Cons
  • The leather outer requires a bit of maintenance

 

5. Omron HN 289 Automatic Personal Digital Weight Scale

35%
Omron HN 289 (Blue) Automatic Personal Digital Weight Scale With Large LCD Display and 4 Sensor Technology For Accurate Weight Measurement
2,321 Buyer Reviews

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This ultra-thin weighing machine has high accuracy in reading the weight and the device is built with Japanese technology. It features 4 sensor accuracy technology, tempered glass for safety, and precision display. 

The Omron HN 289 is a combination of modern design and accuracy. It comes with an automatic on/off feature and the ultra-slim design makes it ideal to store it. It allows for 180 kg maximum weight capacity and a large LCD at the top center to display weight.

Pros
  • Ultra-slim body 
  • 4-sensor technology 
  • Skid-proof with tempered glass 
  • Budget-friendly
Cons
  • The base is not durable

6. Dr. Trust Digital Smart Weighing Scale

Dr Trust (USA) Digital Smart Electronic Rechargeable Bluetooth Fitness Body Composition Monitor Fat Analyzer 2.0 Weight Machine and Weighing Scale model-509 (Black)
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Dr Trust (USA) Digital Smart Electronic Rechargeable Bluetooth Fitness Body Composition Monitor Fat Analyzer 2.0 Weight Machine and Weighing Scale model-509 (Black)
  • Track 18 essential body metrics: the scale 2.0 measures 18 essential body metrics including BMI, bone mass, muscle, bfr, bmr, visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, protein rate, body age, body fat, Personal with Digital Display
  • Rechargeable with USB port: the low power consumption scale can be recharged by using any Standard android USB cable.As a single rigid tempered glass bearing, the scale is easy to carry
  • Sensor technology for accuracy: equipped with 4 high precision sensors, the 2.0 scale ensures unmatched accuracy and reliability in the form of quick results

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The digital smart electronic Bluetooth weighing machine can be your perfect pick as it comes with some useful features. It tracks 18 essential body metrics and comes with sensor technology for accuracy and a single tempered glass bearing. 

The portable and sleek weighing machine is rechargeable with a USB port and powers on automatically while you step on it. It also has an LCD screen and helps you track your body weight along with overall fitness. 

Pros
  • Track essential body metrics 
  • USB compatibility 
  • Strong & sturdy 
  • Automatic on/off system
Cons
  • Few calibration issues

 

7. Active X Ivy Plus Digital Weighing Scale

63%
ActiveX (Australia) Ivy Plus, Digital Bathroom Scale For BMI Body Weight With Advanced Free Bluetooth ActiveX App With Measuring Tape [No Body Fat Function]…
688 Buyer Reviews
ActiveX (Australia) Ivy Plus, Digital Bathroom Scale For BMI Body Weight With Advanced Free Bluetooth ActiveX App With Measuring Tape [No Body Fat Function]…
  • [IMPORTANT - ACTIVEX IVY+ IS A BMI ONLY SCALE. For Body Fat Scale, please check our ACTIVEX SAVVY or ACTIVEX SAVVY PLUS on Amazon] PERFECT COMPANION FOR YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS JOURNEY: Ivy+ digital bathroom scale is designed for the fitness lovers of any age, young couples, pregnant women, family with kids and senior citizens. Its a complete weight tracking experience tailored for those seeking an easy and effective weight management plan
  • DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED IN AUSTRALIA: The scale and all its components are designed in Australia to meet all local and international standards. The app is developed in Australia and India and is securely hosted on a server in USA. Most importantly, all your data is safely stored on a cloud server in USA so you can easily access it even if you change your mobile.
  • FREE ACTIVEX APP EASILY SYNC WITH ANY SMARTPHONE *SEE THE VIDEO*: Ivy+ smart weight scale comes with an app which is easy to install and sync with the weighing scale. This makes it perfect to weigh and use by your entire family

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The digital weight machine is one of the best picks as it comes with advanced features and compatible with the ActiveX app. It helps you track weight and Bluetooth BMI with easy charts and graphs so that you can monitor your progress. 

The ultra-sleek weighing machine has auto on/off, high precision sensors, auto-calibration, and comes with a 1-year warranty. It also comes with tempered glass, step-on technology, and an LED display for easy reading.

Pros
  • BMI graphs and charts 
  • App compatible 
  • Step-on technology 
  • Sleek and stylish 
Cons
  • Weight may differ at different intervals

So, there you go! We’ve listed the best weight machine in India. Though the above-mentioned products are highly reliable and worth considering, you always have the choice to explore your favorite options. 

What to Look for When Buying Weighing Scale for Home Use – Buying Guide

Best Weighing Scale in India

Are you a weight-conscious person? Does that extra little weight mean a lot to you? Investing in a weighing machine can be an excellent choice. Once you are all set to buy a new weighing scale, it is imperative to know a few points that can help you pick the most suitable one. 

With an ever-increasing variety of weighing scales available on the market today, it can be challenging to pick the best for your needs. A good product will not only let you know your body weight but also be designed to track BMI, lean muscle mass, water weight, body fat percentage, etc.


To make sure you invest only in the best weighing machine brand in India, go through these points and keep them in mind while you are searching the stores…

Type of Weighing Machine

Weighing machines are available in two types – analog and digital and you need to determine what works best for you. Digital scales provide more accurate results as compared. Analog ones use interior springs to calculate weight while digital ones use batteries. 

Minimum and Maximum Capacity

It refers to the maximum weight range the machine can handle and most of them have a maximum capacity of up to 180 kg. However, some modern ones or commercial ones can measure up to 250 kg. Choose the one that fits your required weighing capacity range. 

Know Your Needs

Know what you want to weight with your weighing machine such as body weight, shipping & receiving, manufacturing, counting parts, etc. Determining your exact needs will help you shortlist appropriate products and pick the best. It might be going to be used by your family members as well. 

List of Features

The feature list not only justifies the price of the weighing machine, but it also provides you with great usability. Look for practical features like LCD, Bluetooth, backlight, G sensors for accuracy, automatic on/off, tempered body, fitness app compatibility, auto step-on, low battery/error/overload indicators, etc. 

Value for Money

Apart from availing the best prices for weighing machines, make sure you get the best value for money. Have a look at the features of the machine and check whether the pricing for those features is right or not. Make sure that you examine the product properly to buy one that perfectly justifies its value. 

Accuracy

No doubt, everyone wants accurate results and it is only possible when you invest in the best weighing scale in India. Digital scales are more accurate as long as they have new batteries and are placed on the flat surface. Talking about the analog machines, the accuracy depends on the spring tension.

Quality of Material

Though the machine should be compact and lightweight, the material should be durable enough to withstand years of use. The material for the weighing machine may differ depending on its usage. Some have plastic bodies while others come featuring a full metal body.                  

So, these were the points that you must consider while buying a new weight machine to get the best value for your money. 

It is always good to do some research before putting your money in any product as it will make your decision more efficient and economical. 

A systematic analysis of all factors affecting your purchase will ensure optimal decisions and you would end up getting your hands on the best product.

Wrapping it up… 

If you want to keep an eye on your body weight, a weighing machine is one of the best products to invest in. And while there are the ordinary ones that can measure your current weight, you may be surprised to know that they can provide you with much more than just weight. 

We believe that measuring body weight is a must to keep yourself on a healthy track. Today’s smart weighing scales helps a lot in achieving your objectives. With the innovative and smart models, you don’t even have to remember what weight you had one month ago as data gets stored. 

A weighing machine can be a perfect companion for your fitness journey and we hope this buying guide will help you grab the best weighing machine. 

Which weighing scale did you choose? Still, having any doubts? Then write to us in the comment section below and stay tuned…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I check the accuracy of any weighing scale?

The most convenient way is by measuring any 5 kg or 10 kg package and check if shows any weight difference. However, you must place the machine on a flat surface and check zero before putting anything.

Which is best, Analog or Digital weighing machine?

Well! Both analog and digital provide accurate results when new and used properly. However, analog tends to lose its spring tension leading to weight errors which are not in the case of digital ones as they work on batteries.

Can I get the best weight machine in India under 1000?

Yes, you can get a good quality weighing scale at an affordable price in India. All you have to do is look for your options and features you want. You will find a lot of products under this price range offering good results.

What factors should I consider before purchasing a weight machine?

With so many options available, it can be a bit challenging to pick the best weighing machine brand in India. To make sure you grab the best product consider factors like durability, safety, accuracy, weight capacity, machine type, display size, skid-proof, shape, functioning, etc.

What extra measurements can a weighing machine measure?

Basic weighing machines can check only weight but the advanced versions or high-end ones can measure other things also. Some of them include body fat analysis, lean muscle mass, weight tracking, etc.

How to use a weighing scale?

As accuracy is the main criteria, it is imperative to use the weighing machine appropriately. Always place it on a flat hard surface and avoid placing it on the carpet surface to get accurate readings. Try to handle it with care as regular wear and tear may lead to inaccurate results.

Should I take my weight daily?

Well! It’s up to you whether or not you want to weigh yourself on a weighing machine. You may monitor your weight daily but it will be great to check it in a week or two to find a major difference. However, the final decision is all yours.

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Best Treadmill for home use in India

Best Treadmill for Home use in India

Kudos to your efforts! If you’re reading this article, you surely wish to take your fitness to a new level. You already know the benefits of exercising regularly. Right? Staying active is good for so many different reasons, not just for keeping your weight at a moderate level. Well! We aren’t here to talk about the benefits of exercising, but the best treadmill for home use in India. 

The right home treadmill can help you incorporate fitness into your daily life and there are many different types of models available to choose from. 

If you’re on a hunt of best treadmill brands in India for home use, this guide might help you.…

Comparison of Top 3 Best Treadmills for Home Use in India

Brand
PowerMax
Fitkit
Welcare
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PowerMax Fitness TDA-230 (4HP Peak) Smart Folding Electric Treadmill with Auto Incline, MP3, Speaker, DIY and Virtual Assistance, Exercise Machine for Home Gym and Cardio Training
Fitkit FT200MX (4.5HP Peak) DC-Motorised Treadmill ( Max Speed:14km/hr, Incline: Auto, Max Weight: 110 Kg ) With Free Home Installation and Connected Live Interactive Sessions by Onefitplus
WELCARE MAXPRO PTM405 2HP(4 HP Peak) Folding Treadmill, Electric Motorized Power Fitness Running Machine with LCD Display and Mobile Phone Holder Perfect for Home Use - Grey
Manual OR Motorized?
Motorized
Motorized
Motorized
Running Area
1259 x 419 mm
1219 X 419 mm
1150 X 420 mm
Folding
Hydraulic
Hydraulic
Hydraulic
Motor
2 HP
2.25HP (4.5HP Peak)
2HP (4 HP Peak)
Top Speed
Upto 14 Kms/Hr
Upto 14 Kms/Hr
14 km/hr
Max Weight Capacity
115 Kgs
110 Kgs
110 Kgs
Size of entire machine
Universal
37.40 inches x 23.71 inches x 12.20 inches
156.5 x 29 x 77 Centimeters
Incline
Auto Incline
Auto Incline
3-Level Manual Incline
Auto Stop Function
Built in Speakers
Can be connected with Fitness Apps
LED Display
Displays Time, Speed, Distance, Calories & Heart Rate
Displays Time, Speed, Distance, Calories & Heart Rate
Displays Hand Pulse, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories etc.
Warranty
3-Year Motor Warranty; 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty (All over India)
1 Year Warranty on Motor and Manufacturing Defect, 3 Years Warranty on Frame
1 Year Motor Warranty, 1 Year Part Warranty, Life time Frame Warranty
Installation
Easy to Setup Yourself | 90% DIY (Instructions provided in Youtube Videos)
Free of Cost Installation by Company at Home
Very easy to install yourself. Company also provides Installation
Rating
-
-
Brand
PowerMax
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PowerMax Fitness TDA-230 (4HP Peak) Smart Folding Electric Treadmill with Auto Incline, MP3, Speaker, DIY and Virtual Assistance, Exercise Machine for Home Gym and Cardio Training
Manual OR Motorized?
Motorized
Running Area
1259 x 419 mm
Folding
Hydraulic
Motor
2 HP
Top Speed
Upto 14 Kms/Hr
Max Weight Capacity
115 Kgs
Size of entire machine
Universal
Incline
Auto Incline
Auto Stop Function
Built in Speakers
Can be connected with Fitness Apps
LED Display
Displays Time, Speed, Distance, Calories & Heart Rate
Warranty
3-Year Motor Warranty; 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty (All over India)
Installation
Easy to Setup Yourself | 90% DIY (Instructions provided in Youtube Videos)
Rating
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
RunAddiction's Choice
Brand
Fitkit
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Fitkit FT200MX (4.5HP Peak) DC-Motorised Treadmill ( Max Speed:14km/hr, Incline: Auto, Max Weight: 110 Kg ) With Free Home Installation and Connected Live Interactive Sessions by Onefitplus
Manual OR Motorized?
Motorized
Running Area
1219 X 419 mm
Folding
Hydraulic
Motor
2.25HP (4.5HP Peak)
Top Speed
Upto 14 Kms/Hr
Max Weight Capacity
110 Kgs
Size of entire machine
37.40 inches x 23.71 inches x 12.20 inches
Incline
Auto Incline
Auto Stop Function
Built in Speakers
Can be connected with Fitness Apps
LED Display
Displays Time, Speed, Distance, Calories & Heart Rate
Warranty
1 Year Warranty on Motor and Manufacturing Defect, 3 Years Warranty on Frame
Installation
Free of Cost Installation by Company at Home
Rating
-
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart
Brand
Welcare
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WELCARE MAXPRO PTM405 2HP(4 HP Peak) Folding Treadmill, Electric Motorized Power Fitness Running Machine with LCD Display and Mobile Phone Holder Perfect for Home Use - Grey
Manual OR Motorized?
Motorized
Running Area
1150 X 420 mm
Folding
Hydraulic
Motor
2HP (4 HP Peak)
Top Speed
14 km/hr
Max Weight Capacity
110 Kgs
Size of entire machine
156.5 x 29 x 77 Centimeters
Incline
3-Level Manual Incline
Auto Stop Function
Built in Speakers
Can be connected with Fitness Apps
LED Display
Displays Hand Pulse, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories etc.
Warranty
1 Year Motor Warranty, 1 Year Part Warranty, Life time Frame Warranty
Installation
Very easy to install yourself. Company also provides Installation
Rating
-
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipkart

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Top 7 Best Treadmills for Home Use in India

Best treadmill in India for home use

In a digital world, no one has the time to look after themselves. People don’t even have time to step out and hit the gym. Fortunately, you have an array of options to stay active without going out and a treadmill can be a wonderful option. 

Though there are several fitness machines available in the Indian market, few have earned a favourite spot. A treadmill helps to have an easy exercise spot, but the main problem is finding the one that best suits your needs and budget.    

We have gone through a mountain of researching and testing different treadmills and also spoke to a few end-users to bring to you a list of best treadmill for home use in India. Check them out:

1. PowerMax Fitness TDM-98

58%
Powermax Fitness TDM-98 1.5HP Light Weight Foldable Motorized Treadmill
  • 4.0HP Peak DC Motor | Speed: 1.0 - 10 km/hr | Running Surface (L X W): 1100 X 400mm / 43.3X15.7 Inches | Max User Weight: 100KG
  • 5.5 Inch LED Display - Speed, Time, Distance, Calories And Heart Rate | Connect USB Pen-Drive/AUX Cable To Play Music Directly On The Console Speaker
  • 12 Pre-set Workout Programs For Efficient Workout & 3 Target Based Modes | Wheels For Transportation

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Review of Powermax Fitness TDM-98

This compact and lightweight motorised treadmill can fit in any room and foldable to be easily stored. It features 1.75HP DC motor, 5.5” LED display for speed, time, distance & calories burned, 1.0-10 km/hr speed, and 12 pre-set workout programs.

The Powermax is one of the best treadmill brands for home use in India.

It allows 90 KG maximum user weight and you can connect USB pen-drive/AUX cable to play music as well. Isn’t it great? It is also designed to offer safety with a cast steel resistance shock absorption system, 5-layer anti-skid, and grass texture running belt. It is certainly one of the best treadmills under 20000 rupees.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Strong built
  • Good speaker quality

Cons

  • Not good for intense exercising
  • Wider running deck

2. Fitkit FT200 MX

Fitkit FT200MX (4.5HP Peak) DC-Motorised Treadmill ( Max Speed:14km/hr, Incline: Auto, Max Weight: 110 Kg ) With Free Home Installation and Connected Live Interactive Sessions by Onefitplus
  • Live workout sessions from OneFitplus Studio & Earn Healthcoins
  • In-box Content: 1 x Treadmill.Cooling Fan : No
  • Motor type: DC-Motorised  | Motor horsepower data : 2.25HP Continuous ( 4.5HP Peak)

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Review of Fitkit FT200 MX

The FT 200MX is a multi-purpose treadmill that comes with Auto Lubrication and Auto Inclination feature along with a free diet & fitness plan. It is equipped with a 2.25HP (continuous) and 4.5HP (peak) DC motor, 1-16 km/hr speed, and 15 inclination level. 

If you’re a gadget-savvy, you can easily connect the treadmill with the Fitplus App available for both iOS and Android. The LCD shows speed, distance, time, calories burnt, heart rate, etc and the 90-degree folding makes it the best folding treadmill for small space.

Pros

  • Budget friendly
  • Easy to transport
  • Quiet energy saving motor
  • Auto inclination with soft drop system

Cons

  • Speaker quality is just acceptable
  • No shock absorption in the treadmill, just the mat
  • Other brands offer better warranty

3. Healthgenie 3911M

43%
Healthgenie 3911M 2.5 HP Peak Motorized Treadmill,Fitness Running Machine with LCD Display for Perfect Home Use & Fitness Enthusiast (Free Installation Assistance)
  • WARRANTY DETAILS: Healthgenie provide 12 Months off-site warranty for Treadmill 3911M. The user can register for warranty within 15 days of purchase to visits our official website or contact with our customer support on number - 01148323232 (Working hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm)
  • Diy installation : HG 3911M treadmill comes in 90% pre installed (only 3 pairs to be screwed). Tools and fittings are provided for do-it-yourself installation. Installation video available on our official youtube channel of healthgenie india pvt ltd.
  • Warranty & Warranty Activation : 3 year warranty against frame & 1 year warranty on Motor & other parts. To activate your warranty, just call our customer care team within 15 days of purchase.

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Review of Healthgenie 3911M

If you are looking for the best treadmill under 20000 rupees, this can be a great option as it offers many useful features at this price. It has a 1.0HP motor power, 0.8-10 km/hr speed range, 12 pre-set programs, and an LED display. 

The treadmill comes with MP3 speakers, AUX port, and AUX cable which means you’ll never get bored. Also, it comes with wheels for easy transportation and super shock reducing function for enhanced safety while running.

Pros

  • Comes with low Horse power consumption
  • Easy installation
  • Smooth operation
  • Doesn’t make much noise

Cons

  • Speakers are not great quality

4. Fitkit FT098 Series

Fitkit FT098 Series 1.5HP (2HP Peak) DC-Motorised Treadmill ( Max Speed:12.8km/hr, Max Weight: 90 Kg ) With Free home installation Free Diet & Fitness Plan
  • Belt size: 47.27" X 15.74"
  • Motor type: DC-Motorised  | Motor horsepower data : 1.5HP Continuous ( 2HP Peak)
  • Speed: 1-12.8km/hr | Max Weight support: 90 Kilograms

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Review of Fitkit FT098 Series

A great option, if you love to customise your exercise routine as the treadmill comes with 12 preset workout programs and changeable modes. It features 1.5HP(3HP peak) DC motor, 1-12.8km/hr speed range, and wide running surface.

As far as the maximum user weight capacity is concerned, it allows for 90kg and is equipped with LCD for speed, time, distance, heart rate, and calories burned. The 90-degree folding allows you to store it easily and AUX cable to play music directly.

Pros

  • High-impact shock-absorbing running belt
  • In-built speakers

Cons

  • Quality is just acceptable

5. PowerMax Fitness TDA-230M

49%
PowerMax Fitness TDA-230 (4HP Peak) Smart Folding Electric Treadmill with Auto Incline, MP3, Speaker, DIY and Virtual Assistance, Exercise Machine for Home Gym and Cardio Training
1,655 Buyer Reviews
PowerMax Fitness TDA-230 (4HP Peak) Smart Folding Electric Treadmill with Auto Incline, MP3, Speaker, DIY and Virtual Assistance, Exercise Machine for Home Gym and Cardio Training
  • Lifetime Frame Warranty, 3-Year Motor Warranty, And 1-Year Parts & Labour Warranty
  • 4.0HP Peak DC Green Efficient Motor | Speed: 1.0 - 14.0km/hr with Speed Select Hot Keys | Max User Weight: 115KG 12 | 15-Level Auto Incline for intense workout | Running Surface (L X W) – 1260 x 420mm / 49.6 x 16.5 inches
  • 5" Bright Blue LCD Display - Speed, Time, Distance, Calories, Heart Rate and BMI FAT Function | Connect USB Pen-drive/AUX cable to Play Music directly on Hi-Fi console speaker | Pre-set Programs for efficient workout & 3 Target based Modes

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Review of PowerMax Fitness TDA-230M

This multifunction treadmill can be a great addition to your home as it is packed with some amazing features. It has 2.0HP DC motor, auto includes up to15%, and a PVC non-slip surface for running.

Connect the treadmill to the Fitplus app on your Android or iOS device and keep a track of your daily workouts. Also, it allows a maximum of 90kg weight capacity and comes with 12 preset workout programs along with changeable modes. 

Pros

  • Safety shock absorption spring
  • Good incline and speed control
  • Auto stop functionality
  • Energy saving motor

Cons

  • Small rear wheels
  • Speakers are not of great quality

6. MAXPRO PTM405

45%
WELCARE MAXPRO PTM405 2HP(4 HP Peak) Folding Treadmill, Electric Motorized Power Fitness Running Machine with LCD Display and Mobile Phone Holder Perfect for Home Use - Grey
  • 【Motor】 2.0 HP(4 HP Peak) DC quite motor deliver power for interval, speed, or endurance training . 【Incline】 3-Level manual incline for intense workout.
  • 【Display】5” Blue LCD display, Display reading – Hand Pulse, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories. 【Speed】 1 to 14 km/hr Speed levels available, you can select different speed base on your physical condition and exercise based.
  • 【Max user weight】 110kg . 【Program】 12 pre-set programs for efficient workout & H1-H3 Program. Hand held Pulse Stay in your target heart rate zone with built-in thumb sensors that help you monitor your heart rate throughout your workout

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Review of MAXPRO PTM405

Your hunt for the best treadmill under 30000 rupees might end here as this treadmill comes with some great features at this price range. Equipped with 2.0HP (4HP peak) DC motor and 1-14 km/hr speed range, it can be a perfect fit for your home. 

The electric fitness running machine allows you to select different speed base and choose from 12 pre-set workout programs. It allows 110kg of user weight and comes with sensors to help you monitor your heart rate.

Pros

  • Powerful quiet motor
  • Strong built and robust
  • Mulct layer belt

Cons

  • Manual inclination

7. SPARNOD FITNESS STH-4200

SPARNOD FITNESS STH-4200 (4.5HP Peak) Automatic Treadmill (Free Installation Service) - Foldable Treadmill for Home Use with Multifunction and Auto-Incline
  • FREE INSTALLATION SERVICE - Call us for Free On Site Installation Service at your delivery address | WARRANTY- Lifetime Frame Warranty, 3-Year Motor Warranty, and 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty | MAXIMUM USER WEIGHT – 125 kg
  • MULTIFUNCTION - This treadmill is loaded with Multifunction utility including Powerful Massager, Sit-up, Dumbbells and Twister for Hips, Thigh, and Stomach etc. This Running Machine is an effective way to burn extra calories and achieve a healthy lifestyle | INCLINATION - Increase workout intensity using 1-15% auto-incline to simulate walking / running uphill and burn more calories
  • FEATURES - Hi-Fi speaker to play music from iPhone/MP3 player using AUX/USB cable, Wheels for easy transportation. The pulse sensor enables to monitor heart rate Equipped with one clear 3 inch LCD display at the front allowing you to easily monitor your time, calories, distance, speed and heart rate. The walking and running machine Includes entertainment device shelf, a USB port and two cup holders.

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Review of Sparnod Fitness STH-4200

This automatic treadmill is loaded with purposive features and that’s why can be a great pick for your home. Talking about the features, it has 2.25CHP/4.5PHP motor, 0.8-14 km/hr speed range, and wide running area. 

The max user weight for this running machine is 125 Kg and it comes with a widescreen and foldable design. It also has an entertainment shelf, a Hi-Fi speaker, a USB port, two cup holders, a pulse sensor, and a high-density lawn texture belt. 

The above-mentioned are some popular models and you can do your research to find the most suitable one as per your specific needs and budget.

Pros

  • Powerful and quiet motor
  • Shock-proof anti-slip running belt
  • Easy to operate and store

Cons

  • Speaker quality just acceptable

Treadmill Buying Guide – What to Look for When Buying a Treadmill for Home Use

How to buy treadmill for home use in India

When it comes to fitness, owning a treadmill can be the best investment because walking is the most natural form of exercise. 

A treadmill not only allows for more variation on your workouts but also offers great versatility for anyone from a normal person to an elite athlete. 

However, choosing the best treadmill for home use in India plays an imperative role in your fitness regime. 

What to look for when buying Motorized Treadmill for home – Buying Guide

Treadmills are expensive machines and we know that buying a treadmill online is a big decision that you have taken. Lets understand what things you should consider when looking for a best treadmill for home use.

1. Workout Space / Size of Treadmill

Determining how much room you can offer a treadmill and where you are going to put it will help you choose an appropriate size. If you have limited space in your home, a foldable treadmill machine is the best option.

The foldable treadmills are easy to store and transport as you can fold the deck upwards after finishing your workout and free up the floor space. Some of the lightweight treadmill machines have transport wheels. 

When it comes to foldable treadmills there are two types of foldable treadmills:

a) Treadmills with Manual Folding

These treadmills can be folded manually and can be kept as standing at the corner of the room. Alternatively you can keep these just below your bed if you have that option. Remember you will have to fold these treadmills manually and these treadmills are heavy therefore this is not the best option if you have a history of back problems.

b) Treadmills with Hydraulic Folding

These treadmills can be folded by the use of hydraulic power at the push of a button. You don’t have to use any force to push or pull the treadmill machine and fold them. It is always advisable to buy a treadmill with hydraulic folding even if you have to spend few hundreds extra.

2. Decide on Features You’ll Use 

Know which features you will use such as preset workout programs, LCD screen, Bluetooth speakers, USB port, etc and start searching accordingly. Being honest about your needs will help you figure out which machine is right for you. 

Treadmills have many features but you need to understand what is most practical for you. The main features include automated incline, workout programs, and accessories such as mats, cleaning materials, & entertainment. 

3. Maintenance

It is important to understand the main elements of a treadmill in order to maintain it properly. As you are purchasing it for home use, you might be interested in one that requires no or minimal maintenance. 

To be honest, all treadmills require a little bit of maintenance. Aligning the belt, lubricating the treadmill, cleaning various parts including front panel, adjusting the belt and changing the belt are some of the maintenance tasks you need to do on a consistent basis.

Therefore you should look for a treadmill is easy to maintain and have low maintenance costs in future. For example you can look for a treadmill with an auto lubrication feature. This features comes in few treadmills and it makes the maintenance job simple, clean, and easy only with a press of a button. You don’t need to manually lubricate the treadmill as it is done automatically by push of a button.

4. Motor Warranty

A treadmill’s warranty will tell you about its durability and typically it includes four parts: motor, parts, frame, and labor. Labor isn’t included in the budget-friendly models while others generally offer one or two years of free labor.

The main thing to look here is how many years of warranty is given for motor. Few manufacturers will fool you and play with terms like Lifetime Frame Warranty but what you should pay attention to is the Warranty of the Motor.

The motor of a treadmill is more likely to be damaged depending on its usage. A treadmill frame rarely gets damaged and we’ve never heard from an end user that the frame of the treadmill has broken after a long use. It is usually the motor that gets burnt out (sometimes due to overuse) and therefore look for a treadmill with a long motor warranty period.

5. Installation

When you are buying treadmill online the treadmill will be delivered to your doorstep in an unassembled condition. Most of the times you will have to assemble the treadmill. It is not a painful process because companies nowadays provide machines in 80-90% assembled condition. You just have to attach and screw few parts. Helpful DIY installation guides including Youtube videos and paper guides are usually provided by treadmill companies.

Most companies do provide service support and after sales support. However it is always best to buy treadmill online where the company provides free installation at your home.

You can see in the above comparison table that Fitkit provides 100% installation at your home.

6. Set a Budget (Treadmills under 20000, 30000 and 40000 Rs.)

If you have decided how much you want to spare on a treadmill, you can easily narrow down the options. The top-rated machines have impressive performance and cutting-edge technology but they are also expensive. Treadmills are expensive machines and that it is very critical to buy the right treadmill under your budget.

We have few suggestions here:

– Best Treadmill under 20000 Rs.

If you are looking for a best treadmill under 20000 we would suggest you to look at PowerMax Fitness TDM-98. If you are over 75 Kgs and are will be using this machine for running or jogging then you should look at another alternative because the max weight capacity of TDM-98 is 90Kgs.

Incase your weight is more than 75 kgs you can look at Healthgenie 3911 because the max user weight is 100 Kgs therefore a person who is around 80-85 can easily run on this machine.

– Best Treadmill under 30000 Rs.

The MAXPRO PTM405 is probably the best treadmill within the 30000 Rs. budget. It has got all the features that you’re looking for in a good treadmill for your house. With built in speakers, heart rate monitor, hydraulic folding etc. its a value for money product.

– Best Treadmill under 40000 Rs.

We can recommend that the Fitkit FT200 tops the chart for the best treadmill under 40000 rupees budget. Simply because of its features, free-installation given by company, ability to connect with other fitness apps and other premium features. With a price point of approximately 33000 what you are getting is a premium product with extra features and superior customer service.

 

Should I Buy a Treadmill or Join a Gym?

Home Treadmill vs Gym

Joining a Gym vs buying a Treadmill! 

Wondering why buy a treadmill when you can go to a gym? Well! That’s pretty good and at the same time a debatable question. 

Though some people love to go to the gym while others continue buying exercising equipment for home use rather than opting a fitness centre membership. 

Here we’ve listed some pros and cons to buying a treadmill for your home…

Advantages of buying a treadmill for home use

  • You can save a lot of time as no travel or changing room time is needed. 
  • You can work out when you want which means no gym hours restrictions. 
  • You can save a good amount of money in the long run with a one-time investment. 
  • You don’t have to wait for your turn as you can use the treadmill at your convenience. 
  • You are not restricted to use the treadmill and can use it as long as you like. 
  • You get to pick the model and features to suit your needs. 
  • You can listen to your favourite music or binge your preferred TV shows.
  • You can focus on your workout as there’s no one to bother you. 

Disadvantages of buying a treadmill for home use

  • You may need to spend a lot of money to buy a treadmill packed with amazing features. 
  • You may miss enjoying the latest equipment as gyms typically update their equipment every few years. 
  • You get to use commercial-grade treadmills in a gym which might not be possible in a home. 
  • You can enjoy other stress-buster activities in the gym such as pool, sauna, hot tub or steam room. 

In a nutshell, it’s wise to invest in a treadmill with useful features, and having one in your home gives you the liberty to work out whenever you want. 

Motorized Treadmill vs Automatic Treadmill: Which is Best? 

When people get to purchase the best treadmill for home use in India, one of the first questions they ask is “should I go for a motorized treadmill or an automatic one?”

So, what’s the difference between Manual Treadmill and Automatic Treadmill? 

  • Motorized and automatic are two terms used for electronic treadmills whereas a manual one is quite different. 
  • With a manual or non-motorized treadmill, you push the belt with your feet as the doesn’t get set automatically. 
  • With an automatic treadmill, a motor moves the belt and all you have to do is choose your preferred speed and get started. 
  • Manual ones tend to be cheaper as you’re not paying for the motor whereas the motorised ones are quite expensive.

Some people believe that manual treadmills help burn more calories as you are the one who supply the power to move the belt. But this is not true unless you are in top athletic shape as you will get tired more easily and put a strain on your joints. 

Final Verdict 

A treadmill is one of the most popular home exercise equipment as it provides an easy and straightforward workout to develop strength and endurance. For many, it’s a wonderful opportunity to begin a new exercise routine and shift to a healthy lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where should I keep treadmill in the house

Treadmill should be kept and used at a place that is out of the common way. So it should not be at the entrance or near the door. Best is to keep it in the front or rear covered balcony if you have. Just ensure it is not exposed to rain.

Should I buy new or used treadmill?

It is always advisable to buy a new treadmill. A new treadmill comes with warranty, free installation and after sales support. You will not get these if you buy an old treadmill.

Can you lose weight by using a treadmill?

Yes you can lose weight by using a treadmill if you consistently walk, jog or run at least 3-4 times a week and maintain a proper diet and nutrition.

Can treadmill also reduce thigh size?

Yes if you walk on treadmill consistently for 3-5 days every week you will notice that your overall body fat percentage goes down. It is not possible to reduce fat from just one body part like thighs or stomach but when your overall body fat goes down your thigh size will also be reduced.

What exercises you can do on a treadmill apart from walking and running

Some of the commonly used exercises that you can on treadmill includes walking lunges, side shuffles, walking plank, crab walk, incline pushups, and treadmill push.

What is the best and fastest way to lose weight using treadmill

The best way to reduce fat and lose weight using treadmill is by doing interval training (HIIT) on a treadmill. You do this by running for 2 minutes at full pace and then walk for 1 minute, then again run for 2 minutes at full pace and walk for one minute. You can do this HIIT for a total of 15-20 minutes for maximum fat loss in a short period of time. To double the fat loss impact, you can do a normal walk / jog for 20-30 minutes (steady state cardio) after 15-20 mins. of HIIT. For maximum benefit do this on empty stomach and you will see good results very soon.

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Best Wireless Headphones for Running

Best Wireless Headphones for Running

Do you think using wired headphones to listen to music while running is a good idea? Probably not! I don’t know if you have realized or not but almost all runners would agree with me we need the best wireless headphones for running outdoors.

I’ve used wired headphones in my life as a beginner runner and I used to hate it.

Because every time you start running the earphones would either fall off your ears or wires get tangled.

Then I switched to wireless earphones (Apple AirPods) and I love them because they don’t fall out easily when you’re jogging, sound quality is good and battery life is really amazing.

Yes they were expensive but I still bought them because running with wired earphones is a bad choice.

The sole purpose of running is actually enjoying the workout and feeding your mind with positive energy and releasing the stress levels. I do this by listening to my favorite playlist while running.

I am a music lover and 90 percent of the time you will see me using my favorite headphones while running outdoors, except when I am doing sprinting. One of the reasons I use headphones while running is that it helps me to stay focused on my running activity. It also helps me to maintain the mind muscle connection when I am working out in the gym.

I am writing this post because I really had a hard time while choosing the best wireless headphones for running.

After spending dozens of hours researching best earphones for running and after reading hundreds of reviews, product descriptions and watching Youtube videos I was finally able to get my hands on the best headphones for runners available in India….which I will reveal soon.

The wireless earphones that I liked and bought were a bit expensive but believe me that they are certainly one of the best wireless bluetooth headphones available in India, without a doubt.

Trust me, once you start using my favorite headphones (Bose SoundSport), you will throw all other headphones if you have in your house. Because the sound quality you get from Bose soundsport cannot be compared to other headphones available in the market.

In this article I will use the word “headphones” however there may be a case when the product is an earphones, earbuds, over-the-ear headphones, earpods, airpods or whatever name you want to give them.

The following list covers the best of the best bluetooth headphones for runners, in India.

The Best Bluetooth Headphones for Running 2021

Some of these headphones might be expensive for few people therefore I will include an alternate and cheaper model that can also be considered to be the best headphones for a runner.

1. Bose Soundsport Truly Wireless Sports Headphones – Best True Wireless headphones

Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless Earbuds, (Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones for Workouts and Sports), Midnight Blue/Citron
  • Truly wireless sport headphones for total freedom of movement, packed full of technology that makes music sound clear and powerful
  • Earbuds are sweat and weather resistant (with an IPX4 rating) and come with 3 different pairs of stay hear + sport tips (in sizes S/M/L) that provide a comfortable and secure fit
  • Up to 5 hours of play time with each charge and an additional 10 hours with the included charging case

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The Bose soundsport is truly the best of the best headphones that you can use for running. Although it is not made for running but it is definitely a must have gadget to have if you are a runner.

The main reason why people buy Bose products is because of its exceptional sound quality. When it comes to sound quality Bose comes in the top 3 in the world.

The best part about these earbuds are they do not fall out while running or even when you are doing weight trainings in your Gym. For a fitness freak like me that’s the main thing I consider while buying a new headphones.

I use them often when I do weight trainings in gym but for running I prefer to use Apple airpods because they are more sleek and lighter.

Mind you with all the greatest features that Bose soundsport has, it will set you back for a whopping 19K rupees. If you are looking for the best over-ear headphones with superb sound quality and are willing to spend this kind of money on headphones then your best bet is Bose Soundsport.

The only downside I see in these headphones is that they are not the best noise cancellation headphones in the market so you would be able to hear cars honking, people talking, girls chit-chatting etc. in the background. For some people this is a blessing and for some people it’s frustrating especially after spending this kind of money.

Therefore if you are looking for a headphone that has good noise cancellation to give you that pure audio nirvana feeling than look at other options in the market. One of the best noise cancellation headphones in India are Sony WF-1000XM3 and they are truly wireless earbuds so you can definitely use them for running or workouts.

Bose gives you 3 different pieces of silicone tips to use with these earphones so that you get a secure fit. But even if you get the best silicone tip in your ear you would still be able to hear some of your surroundings.

Also people who are standing or sitting next to will be able to hear your music sometimes if you play at louder volumes. So these will give you zero noise isolation.

All in All: If you are looking for a premium sound quality headphones and are willing to pay a price then bose soundsport should be your number one choice. Period!

Pros

  • Premium, exceptional and crystal clear sound quality
  • Comfortable, secure fit ensures earphones don’t fall out while running or during your workouts
  • 100% Sweat resistant
  • Long battery life, upto 5 hours of music playback on every charge
  • Ability to answer calls while running or workout out

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Look bulky
  • Not the best noise cancellation headphones

 

2. Jabra Elite Active 65T – Best Running headphones for Noise Cancellation

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Jabra Elite Active 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Sports Earbuds, 15 Hours Battery, Copper Black, Designed in Denmark
  • Secure fitting earbuds with three different size ear gels included for custom comfort
  • Integrated motion sensor , Customisable music using the Jabra Sound+ app equaliser
  • Up to 15 hours of use - Up to 5 hours on a single charge, and a total of up to 15 hours with the charging case

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Jabra is an American brand specializing in audio & video equipment. It was acquired by a European company, called GN Audio in the year 2000.

Jabra is well known in the audio and video market and their products include wireless earbuds, noise-cancelling headphones, headsets, video conferencing cameras, fitness-tracking sports headphones and many more…

The Jabra 65T is a great running headphones with all the features that you are looking in a good earphone.

These are sweat proof and water proof therefore you don’t have to worry about rains when you step out wearing these.

I do a lot of deadlifts in gym and have been using the 65T but they’ve never fallen out from my ears. – Amazon Buyer

They also pair well with Siri, Google assistant and Alexa so you can easily make calls while on the run.

Although the music output is really good but you can also adjust the bass, treble and other settings using the EQ manually.

You just need to connect on the Jabra mobile App and you’re good to go.

The best part I liked about Jabra 65T are that they are active noise cancellation earphones which means you will have 100% noise isolation while running. However you do have a hear through setting that allows you to listen to your surroundings.

This is really useful for runners who ideally want to hear what is happening around them plus its a good feature from a safety standpoint as well.

Pros

  • Truly wireless design to ensure headphones don’t fall out while running and working out.
  • Ability to customize sound controls using Jabra Mobile App.
  • Solid battery life of upto 10 hours on every charge
  • Very durable, scratch resistant, sweat and water resistant
  • Value for Money

Cons

  • No buttons on the earpods to answer calls so you will have to press them inside everytime which hurts the ear.
  • Couple of users complained about a weird sound coming while the music was being played.
All in All the Jabra 65T are great running headphones with a fantastic battery life. With a price point of 12K it certainly gives you a good value for your money.

3. Beats Powerbeats Pro – Best Bass Headphones in India

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 9 Hours Of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant Earbuds, Built-in Microphone - Cloud Pink
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Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 9 Hours Of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant Earbuds, Built-in Microphone - Cloud Pink
  • Totally wireless high-performance earphones
  • Up to 9 hours of listening time (more than 24 hours with charging case)
  • Adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for lightweight comfort and stability

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The Beats powerbeats Pro is our first over-ear headphone in our list of best wireless headphones for running. Beats is a market leader in audio products especially headphones. Founded by the famous rapper and music producer Dr. Dre, Beats was recently acquired by Apple. So all beats products are now covered under warranty by Apple India.

Speaking of sound quality, the Beats Powerbeats Pro probably would easily beat everyone in the market when it comes to Bass. It has a super high bass output and even better than what you get from Sony and Apple airpods.

The sleek design ensures that the headphones doesn’t fall or pop out of your ears when you are doing high intensity exercises whether its running, skipping, jumping jacks, deadlifts etc.

The battery life is extremely good giving you almost 9 hours of playback time on a single charge.

There is NO noise cancellation but if you turn up the volume then you would get total isolation for sure. Again this might be good for some people who need isolation when working out but for some runners they can turn down the volume so that they can hear the surrounding sounds while on the road. Because it is sometimes kind of risky running on the road especially early mornings not to be run over by a vehicle.

Perhaps the only downside with these is that they are a bit expensive on the pocket. But with that said if you are looking for high-bass output headphones and you can afford these BPB then go for it.

Pros

  • High Bass output to give you a premium experience
  • Over-the-ear feature helps the headphones to be intact while doing high intensity exercises or fast running
  • Fantastic battery life of 9 hours on single charge
  • Sweat proof and splash proof

Cons

  • No Noise cancellation
  • Expensive
Cheaper Alternative: Powerbeats 3 Wireless

4. Apple Airpods 2

Apple AirPods with Charging Case
  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Easy setup for all your Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”

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Our number four on the list are again an in-ear headphones from Apple but these are suitable only for iphone users so if you are an Android user you can skip to the next one on our list.

I’ve been using Apple Airpods (2nd Generation) since last 5-6 months on most of my runs and had a pretty good experience. I do switch between bose soundsports and Airpods from time to time. The are certainly lightweight, have a good battery life and comfortable for your ears.

My initial thoughts when I saw Airpods was that they might fall out of ears when running. But they have been doing pretty good on all my runs and do not fall out. But when I am doing push ups, skipping or speed drills than they do fall out of my ears. I probably keep them in my pockets when I am doing sprinting or when I am doing interval running sessions.

Therefore if you are a sprinter or you do more of sprinting, skipping or other HIIT exercises then they may not be the best headphones for doing high intensity exercises. At the same time if you are a slow runner or if you run at the same speed throughout your runs then these will be perfectly fine for you.

While most other headphones on this list are a bit heavy / bulky the Apple Airpods gives you a sleek and lighter experience while on the runs.

You get premium sound quality as with any other apple product, full warranty and it pairs within 3 seconds to your iphone. In fact the Apple airpods automatically turn on the moment you plug them in your ears. When you remove them the airpods turn off automatically and the audio / video stops.

Pros

  • Lightweight, comfortable and ideal for slow jogging, tempo running.
  • High quality sound quality, probably better than Apple wired earphones
  • Pairs quickly, automatically with iPhone.
  • Turns off automatically when you pull them out of ears.

Cons

  • Not ideal for HIIT, fast running / sprinting / interval running sessions
  • Not for Android users
All in All: With a price point of around 15K, the 2nd generation airpods certainly are a good value for money for iPhone users. If you are into interval running, HIITs, skipping, calisthenics or other high intensity workouts than you should look at other options on this list.

5. AUKEY Key Series T10 True Wireless Earbuds – Best Wireless Earbuds under 10K

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The Aukey T10 was launched in India last year and exclusively available on Amazon. These headphones have received tremendous appreciation from fitness freaks and sound lovers. With a rating of 4 out of and 700+ reviews on Amazon, these headphones deserves to be included in the list of best headphones for running in India.

Unlike other cheap looking wireless headphones the Aukey T10 look sleek and comes in matt black look.

They come with noise isolation and include 3 different sizes of ear-tips and in-ear ear-hooks for a reliable, customized fit.

The charger comes with dual charging options: one that you can connect to a USB and the second one with a wireless charging surface. You just need to place the earbuds in the charging case and place that on the surface to charge. The charging case has built-in magnets that will help to hold the earbuds in the case.

The sound quality of these earbuds are really very good but they cannot be compared to the sound quality of Apple Airpods or Beats Powerbeats Pro.

The company claims the battery life to give you 6 hours of playback time on every charge however users mentioned that the best they can get is around 6 hours of battery life. In my opinion a 6-hour battery life in one charge is pretty good considering the price you’re paying for these.

Another good thing about these is that the calls will be played back on both earbuds, unlike some other products in the market where the calls are played back only in 1 earbud, including the Bose soundsport.

You can actually check if the Aukey product you received is original or not by entering the 20-digit unique number that can be found on the package box. It comes with 18-month warranty.

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Superb design, stylish matt look and fitting for all ear sizes
  • Value for money (best

Cons

  • Charging case is bulky and not easy carrying in pocket
  • Touch controls need to be improved.
All in all: The Aukey T10 is a wonderful gadget for runners and fitness freaks who are not looking to spend a huge amount of money on headphones but still want a decent headphones that are durable, long lasting, with good battery life, ease of use and sound quality. The Aukey T10 checks all of these boxes. 

6. Anker SoundBuds AK-A32350J1

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Anker SoundBuds AK-A32350J1 Slim Wireless Headphones (Blue)
  • Listen Up: Precision engineered 6mm drivers, fed via Bluetooth 4.1, offer powerful and skip-free audio
  • Find Your Fit: Lightweight design with customizable Ear Tips and In Ear-Hooks give anyone a strong and comfortable fit
  • Leading Playtime: Listen for up to 7 hours on a single charge, Enough juice to soundtrack your day

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The anker soundbuds is a perfect solution for people with an active lifestyle. Whether you like to walk, run, lift weights or do moderate level intensity exercises the Anker Soundbuds can be a good option.

These headphones have a good battery life of around 6-7 hours on a single charge.

The sound quality is pretty decent with the use of APTX technology that is being used by Anker.

They come with IPX5 ensures complete defence against any sweat while you are exercising or even rain if you are outside. The unique ear-hooks ensure that the headphones do not pop out when you are running or doing any exercises.

Many users claimed that they loved using these earphones in the gym because they provided a great passive noise cancellation experience while doing the workouts.

The only downside in these earphones is that the microphone picks up sound from your surrounding while you are taking a call. So the person on the other end will have a lot of difficulty if you are in a noisy place like a metro, bus or other crowded places.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Ear-hook design ensures headphones don’t fall out while running or other physical exercises
  • Can be used for multiple purposes and not just for running
  • Solid battery life of 6-7 hours on each charging
  • Decent sound quality

Cons

  • Few complaints about durability and longevity. Users claim there were issues after 3 months of usage
  • Mic picks up a lot of surrounding noise when you are on a call with someone
All in All the Jabra 65T are great running headphones with a fantastic battery life. With a price point of 12K it certainly gives you a good value for your money.

7. Sennheiser CX Sport Bluetooth – Best Mid Range Running Headphones

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Sennheiser CX Sport Bluetooth Sports Headphone (Black)
  • Sennheiser proprietary transducers, designed and engineered in Germany, deliver balanced and detailed sound with dynamic bass capability
  • Sweat and splash resistant, designed to compliment your workout activities
  • 6 hour battery life from a 1.5 hours charge, a 10-minute quick charge provides an additional 1 hour of battery life making sure the CX SPORT is ready to work out

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These are built for the athlete inside you to make your every movement effortless. The Sennheiser’s CX Sport headset maintains a perfect balance between a great design and exceptional sound quality. They are extremely lightweight, comfortable for your ears and are sweat and splash resistant.

The battery life of the Sennheiser CX Sport is around 6 hours on a single charge. The good thing is that they charge really quickly so a 15 minute charge will give you a playback time of around 2 hours.

Sennheiser has tried its best not to over complicate things in this model by giving the controls along the wires and not on the earbuds.

The built-in hooks ensure that the headphones doesn’t fall out during running or any other physical activity. Sennheiser provides three different hook sizes to ensure that you get the proper fit as per your ear size.

Pros

  • Premium sound quality
  • Fantastic design and colors
  • Different sizes of hooks available to ensure proper fit
  • Good battery life of 6 hours on a single charge

Cons

  • Complaints of headphones popping out of ears on high intensity workouts and fast running
All in All: If you are looking for a premium product from a top class brand and at a decent price range then you can opt for these. These are available at a price point of around 10K which is far less than other premium headphones in this list like bose, Apple, Beats, Jabra etc.

7. JBL Endurance Jump Sport – Best Waterproof Headphones for Running

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JBL Endurance Jump by Harman Waterproof Wireless Sport in-Ear Headphones with One-Touch Remote (Black)
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JBL Endurance Jump by Harman Waterproof Wireless Sport in-Ear Headphones with One-Touch Remote (Black)
  • JBL Signature Sound
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 8 Hours of Playtime under optimum audio settings

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The number 7 on our list of best running headphones in India is JBL Endurance Jump. These wireless bluetooth headphones comes with a secure fit ear hook design which automatically turns the power on/off when putting on or taking off the earphones.

Whether you Run, skip, squat, deadlift or do push-ups it is guaranteed that the JBL endurance jump would never fall out of your ears, thanks to its fantastic design.

On top of that you get a IPX7 waterproofing and 8-hours of battery life on every charge to give you a premium experience at a price point of less than 4K. It means that you can wear these even when you go out to run in the monsoon season.

The noise cancellation feature is really good for people who want full isolation during their workout.

Overall sound quality is good but one major downside that the Bass is not upto the mark and the treble sound is too sharp.

Pros

  • Run, swim, ride or lift weights but these headphones would not fall out of your ears, thanks to its fantastic design.
  • Really affordable, within the price range of 4K
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Touch controls allow you to easily manage your music and calls

Cons

  • Bass output is not upto the mark. Not for the high bass lovers
  • Not suitable for people who wear glasses
  • Couple of users complained that the they can’t hear properly even after turning the full volume.
  • NOT the best headphones for people who like to listen loud songs

8. HIFIMAN TWS600 True Wireless Sports Earphones – Best Running headphones with long battery life

HIFIMAN TWS600 True Wireless HiFi Waterproof Noise-Isolated Sports Earphones with Mic Charging Case,38.5H Playtime,Bluetooth 5.0,Low Latency
  • Great-sounding bluetooth with hifiman topology diaphragm: The “topology diaphragm” refers to a diaphragm with a special nano particle coating applied to its surface
  • Ipx4-rated for resistance to sweat & dirt ★secure fit for vigorous workouts.Ergonomic design for optimum comfort: Earbuds are shaped for maximum comfort, with an ultra-lightweight body (5.9g only).
  • Total 38.5 hours playtime.Tws600 allows you to enjoy music all day long and more with its compact charging case.

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Never heard about this company called HIFIMAN? Me too…

But the HIFIMAN TWS600 turned out to be a hidden gem.

After doing research on this company we came to know that this company is headquartered out of New york, USA. According to Hifiman’s website the company started operations in 2007. However their manufacturing facilities are based in southeast Asia. They do have a lot of distributors in USA as well as a number of dealers in Southeast Asian countries.

These were launched last year in India and have been selling on Amazon India from September 2019. As of now there are only 9 reviews of this product on Amazon with a rating of 4.2. This might change when you are reading this article.

This product deserves to be in the list of best running headphones in India. Why?

Because of its overall quality, technology used, sound quality, secure fit, playback time and charging time.

The company claims that it has 38.5 hours of playback time and requires only 1 hour to charge it to 100 percent. When we did a little bit of digging we found that most users actually appreciated the long battery life of HIFIMAN TWS600.

It fits just perfect in your ears and you don’t have to worry about it when running or exercising in gym. The battery life is close to 5hrs and yes of course with the case you can fill charge it for another 33 hours which for me is a great deal – Amazon Buyer

Another Amazon buyer wrote this:

The battery life is incredible. The carrying case being its power bank basically gives you almost 40 hours of playtime, which, if you are like me use these 2-3 hours a day, will last you for about two weeks. – Amazon Buyer

To make it short and easy, the HIFIMAN TWS600 comes with an exceptional crystal clear sound quality, secure fit, long battery life, great design.

All in All: The HIFIMAN 600 are like underdogs in this list of wireless running headphones. But they are one of the best headphones that you can use for running or vigorous workouts. With a price point of 7500 rupees that are certainly a good value for your money. P.S: When we compared the price of the same headphones between Flipkart and Amazon we noticed that Amazon’s selling price is 500 rupees less than Flipkart.

9. Aftershokz Trekz Open-Ear Wireless Headphones – Best Bone Conduction Headphones in India

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AfterShokz - AS600 Trekz Titanium Open-Ear Wireless Stereo Headphones (Blue)
  • Openfittm makes it possible to experience ambient sound awareness without any limitations, through a design that offers extended comfort and a secure fit-vital for high-impact activities or long-term wear
  • Premiumpitchtm is our unique development in bone conduction audio, where remarkably clean sound and discernible bass comes from patented dual suspension beryllium copper infused transducers
  • Leakslayertm though a range of sound leakage is common with most all headphones and ear buds, most of us don't want to share our music and conversations with others nearby, leakslayertm technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage, effectively allowing you to keep sound to yourself

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Have you ever heard about Bone conduction?

If not then don’t worry because even I had never heard about this technology. However after doing an in-depth research I came to know that it is certainly a very useful technology for few people with hearing deficiencies.

People with hearing issues may benefit from the bone conduction headphones because the technology doesn’t rely solely on the eardrum. We don’t want to get too technical about bone conduction but if you really want to understand more about bone conduction than you may check this article.

In short these headphones are made or useful for people who don’t want any isolation while hearing the music. It means you would still be able to hear your surroundings while listening and enjoying the music.

Therefore it is absolutely useful for runners, cyclists or even people who want to talk on the phone while driving but also be aware of the nearby traffic.

The unique selling point of these headphones are that your ears remain completely open to ambient sounds for maximum situational awareness whether you are running, cycling or just driving in traffic.

Most users appreciated the long battery life of 6-7 hours of playback time. On top of this these are ultra lightweight and sweat resistant. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic but you won’t be able to enjoy real music because they don’t cover your ears.

Pros

  • You can hear and enjoy ambient (surrounding) sounds if you are working out in the outdoors
  • Eardrums are protected and less chances of damage that is caused by other headphones because of listening to loud volume.
  • Crystal clear sound, ultra lightweight and can be used while walking, running, HIITs, cycling and even driving

Cons

  • Lack of noise cancellation and isolation because of its design
  • The person next to you can hear the music being played.
All in All: If you are someone who enjoys listening to songs at a low volume and prefers hearing ambient songs while still doing their workouts or running then the Aftershokz Trekz is perfect product for you.

10. Tagg Inferno, Wireless Bluetooth Earphone - Best Cheap Wireless Headphone for Running

TAGG Inferno Wireless Bluetooth Earphone Headphone with Mic
  • TAGG INFERNO EXCLUSIVE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONE WITH MIC: Comes with noise isolation, full call control, IPX4 sweatproof resistance, complete mobile device compatibility, simple yet smart technology.
  • Ergonomic Design: Durable design and comfortable earbuds ensures that earphones always stays in place while running, Jogging and Gyming.
  • 7 HOURS MUSIC PLAY TIME - Built-in rechargeable powerful lithium battery (100 mAh) provides upto 180 hrs of Standby time and, 8-9 hrs of talk time and 7 hrs of music play time.

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The Tagg Inferno are the cheapest wireless headphones in our list. Although they are cheap mind you they are by no means a bad choice to buy for your runs, especially if you are a beginner.

Tagg is a 100% Indian company but we are not sure if these headphones are manufactured in India or China.

You cannot compare the sound quality of Tagg Inferno with the likes of Bose soundsport, Apple Airpods and some other brands on our list of best headphones for running. Because there is a huge difference in the price range of these headphones and other ones on our list. These are probably the best cheap Wireless headphones in India.

Mind you even if they are cheap but they don't look like cheap material. The headphones do give an appealing look and the design ensures a snug fit to your ears when you are working out or running.

Best Wireless Headphones for Running

One of the downside in TAGG Inferno is that they cannot be used for longer durations because of the design. Most users commented that their ears started hurting when they used them for longer durations.

Don't expect noise cancellation / noise isolation from a product at a price point of 2000 rupees. A lot of users who used these for calling mentioned that the person on the other end gets a lot of disturbance and surrounding noises while talking. Therefore it is best advised to use these headphones only in a quiet place.

Audio: I bought it for mainly gym. Imagine my shock when I noticed that the bass was absolutely nil and 0 noise cancellation. My gym speakers were at mid level sound and these earphones did nothing. Nada. Poor sound quality. I wore it for 3-4 days, with 2-3 hours max at a time. Suffice it to say that ears hurt and these are not for long term use. – Amazon Buyer

For some people this actually beats the idea of buying a headphone altogether if they are getting a headphone which picks up surrounding sounds while talking to someone.

Pros

  • Cheap and Affordable
  • Decent for beginner runners or people who just started working out
  • Good battery life of 6-7 hours on a single charge

Cons

  • Decent sound quality but very little bass output
  • 2-3 second lag when playing Youtube or playing games
  • No advised to wear for longer durations to avoid ear pain
  • Disturbance in connectivity/sound during phone calls

What to look for when buying wireless headphones for Running - Buying Guide

best headphones in India for Runners

Headphones should not fall out while running

One of the challenges of wearing an earphones while running is that the earphones should not pop out of the ears while running.

This happens in cases where you are wearing a half-wireless headphone like the bose soundsport. Ofcourse this would not happen if you are wearing actual headphones (those bulky over the hear headphones) or you are wearing those in-ear headphones like the Jabra Elite 6T.

Trust me if you get this one right then your probability of choosing the best headphones for running will be quite high. Therefore don't make a mistake on this one. Look at buying only those headphones / earphones which doesn't fall out while running or working out in the gym.

Sweat / Water Resistant

This one is for people like me who sweat a lot especially when I do sprint training.

I love doing sprint training because of two main reasons - it shoots up my metabolism rate for the rest of the day and secondly it gets the work done in a much lesser time.

A 20-minute sprint training session is equivalent to a 10K jogging or running session.

Therefore if you are one of those people who sweat a lot then it makes sense for you to buy only those headphones that are sweat resistant. So pay more attention to the sweat resistant feature when buying a new headphones for workout or running.

Battery Life

How frustrating it would be to wake up early morning for your runs, only to notice that the battery of your headphones are about to die.

Having a good battery life is a prerequisite for most of the gadgets these days, be it a mobile phone, a laptop, an ipod or any other gadget. The same thing goes for wireless headphones...

When you are using wireless headphones it will consume not only the battery of these headphones but it will also drain your phone's battery. A good pair of headphones are ones which have a music playback time of atleast 5 hours. A 5-hour playback time is considered to be good enough if you are going to use the headphones regularly on a daily or alternate day basis.

If you are looking for wireless headphones for travelling purpose than you need a headphone that has a better playback time than five hrs.

Also make sure that the charging time of these headphones is less than 2 hours. You would not want to keep charging your headphones on charging throughout the day.

Sound Quality

Perhaps the sound quality should be the number one factor that you should consider while buying headphones for running. But the above three factors are much more important than sound quality.

This is because sound quality only matters when you actually have nice earphones which does not fall during running, have a good battery and are sweat resistant.

If I see the above three parameters are met then I would look into the sound quality of these headphones.

But how would you judge the sound quality of a product which is already packaged in the stores.

Also if you are buying online you would not be able to judge the sound quality of these headphones.

Call Answering / Rejecting

Call answering feature is also an important factor to consider while buying headphones for running. Especially for runners who run in the evenings.

They often get calls from their family and friends during their runs. A good headphone should have the feature to answer / reject the call with a tap of finger and you get this feature in Apple Airpods.

Price

Price is the first thing that comes to our mind while doing online shopping. But I don't mind paying an extra premium for the products that are of superior quality and durability and have a long life.

That is why I pick up Apple AirPods when I am running or travelling. They really tick all the boxes that I've mentioned above except the price.

Yes they are a priced a bit higher as compared to other headphones in the market yet they are the best when it comes to quality, comfort, battery life, ease of carrying and they don't fall when while you are running.

Few Cheaper Alternatives of Best Selling Bluetooth Headphones for Running in India

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boAt Rockerz 450 On-Ear Headphones with 15 Hours Battery, 40mm Drivers, Padded Ear Cushions, Easy Access Controls and Voice Assistant(Luscious Black)
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boAt Rockerz 450 On-Ear Headphones with 15 Hours Battery, 40mm Drivers, Padded Ear Cushions, Easy Access Controls and Voice Assistant(Luscious Black)
  • Its 40mm dynamic drivers help pump out immersive HD audio all day long
  • It provides a massive battery backup of upto 15 hours for a superior playback time.
  • It has been ergonomically designed and structured as an on-ear headphone to provide the best user experience with its comfortable padded earcushions and lightweight design
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Summary

If you are a runner and a music lover it really makes sense to use the best wireless headphones for running. You can either pair your headphones with your phone or a smartwatch if you use one. In my opinion Apple Airpods or Bose Soundsport should be your best choice however it depends on your budget as both of them are a bit expensive as compared to others on the list.

We have done an extensive research and given various options for different budgets so that you can pick something according to your own budget.

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How to Increase Running Stamina

How to Improve Running Stamina for Beginner

When I started running few years ago to keep myself fit I used to comfortably run for 2-3 Km without stopping. But I really wanted to hit that 10K mark as soon as I can. So as a beginner I searched the entire web to find my answer on how to increase my running stamina to hit 10K.

There was a lot of information on various websites but none of them was useful for someone like me who was an absolute beginner when it comes to running.

So I thought to include this post for beginners to really understand and implement an easy way to increase their running stamina.

What you will learn in this article

> What is stamina (Endurance) and how to increase your running endurance

> How to increase running stamina as a beginner

> How to increase your stamina to run a 10K

> How to increase running stamina in a short time

> Foods to increase stamina

> FAQs

What is Stamina and how do I increase mine to run longer?

To paraphrase the official definition: stamina is your ability to, both physically and mentally, endure stressful effort or physical activity for a prolonged period of time.

The keyword in this definition is endure or endurance. It’s a term that we’ve all heard somewhere along our running journey.

Phrases like: “Hey bro, you need to improve your endurance” or “It’s because you lack endurance that you’re struggling” comes to mind.

However the truth is, most runners use this term far too casually.

Because endurance in terms of running relates to two separate but interrelated concepts: 

Types of Endurance

Mental Endurance

Mental endurance or resilience is a fairly straightforward concept to understand, as it’s how well an athlete can endure psychological stress and or pressure before, during or after a sporting event.

In simple words Mental endurance is your ability as a runner to self-motivate in order to push yourself to perform better for a longer period or distance, despite wanting to give up.

Now despite mental endurance being the psychological aspect of running, it goes hand in hand with the physical side of things.

And here is where things get a bit technical, so let me simplify the these technical “sport-sciency” things for you.

Physical Endurance

Physical endurance relates to two components of physiology:

  1. Cardiovascular or cardiorespiratory endurance/fitness (CVF/CRF)
  2. Neuromuscular endurance

What is Cardiovascular endurance?

The cardiovascular endurance is essentially an indicator of how fit and healthy you are. It is the level of efficiency at which your heart, lungs and muscles can work together while you are exercising, in your case running, for a prolonged period of time. 

So to simplify, the higher your level of cardiovascular endurance the easier it will be for your heart and lungs to pump oxygen rich blood to your muscles.

Meaning you will be able to breathe easier and not feel as winded during your run. i.e – Increasing your stamina during your run. 

However, the cardiovascular system works hand in hand with your muscles…

What is Neuromuscular Endurance?

In simple terms, Neuromuscular endurance is the ability of your muscles or specific muscle groups (Leg muscles and our core during running) to perform physical activity without fatiguing.

Now in running terms this simply refers to how long you can run before your muscles cramp up or go into spasm due to exhaustion. 

Together cardiovascular and muscular endurance form the basis of a well known concept called VO2max. In a nutshell, your VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during intense exercise.

Meaning the higher this value is, the more endurance you are likely to have as a runner. So if you improve your VO2max you definitely will have an improved stamina or endurance. 

The good thing is that both cardiovascular endurance and muscular endurance can be trained and improved, especially if you are a beginner. Let me tell you how…

How to increase running stamina as a beginner

In the exercise world there is a very popular concept called the FITT principle. 

FITT stands for:

  • Frequency (How often do you train e.g. 3 times per week)
  • Intensity (How hard/intense is your training)
  • Type (What type of training do you do e.g. Sprints or Interval training)
  • Time (How long do you train for per session)

Now as a beginner, this is the perfect template to follow to increase your stamina for running. If you can break it down and tick all of the above categories you will be covering all your bases.

Not making sense to you?

Let me explain, say for example you run 1 km every morning. And then one day you decide to double up on your usual distance and attempt a 2 km run. For the first 1 km you are doing okay but then you start to fade as fatigue sets in and you bomb out at around the 1.5 km mark. 

Your lack of fitness and ultimately your lack of stamina is the reason you couldn’t make it to the 2 km mark.

Now if you simply were to apply the F.I.T.T principle as follows: 

  1. Increasing your weekly runs from 1 to 3 (frequency)
  2. Ensure you maintain an average heart rate of 160 BPM (intensity) during your session
  3. Run a combination of sprint-jog intervals (type) of 200m on and 200m off for a total training (time) of 45 minutes.

You will increase your cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance therefore increasing your overall stamina.

Now yes, this is just an example, but as a beginner we recommend using the F.I.T.T principle as a guideline to plan your running training sessions. Why?

  • It’s simple to understand
  • Easy to implement
  • It’s customizable to your specific training environment and needs

Just remember, the most important thing you need as a beginner is structure and a plan, and with this principle you get both.

Incase you are an intermediate runner which means you regularly have your 5K runs, 3-5 times per week.

And you want to increase your stamina in order to run 10K, I have a practical solution for you.

How to increase stamina for running 10K

How to improve stamina in a short time

If you are an intermediate runner and let’s suppose that the furthest you’ve run is more or less 7.5 km and you would really like to increase your stamina in order to hit that 10k mark. 

Well, the F.I.T.T principle still applies here but we will need to add two more factors to the equation. 

  • Total volume and;
  • Distance

Let’s start with the first point, total volume refers to the total amount of kilometers you run in a training cycle for example, a 7 day week.

So if you did a 2km run on Monday and a 3km on Wednesday and then you finished the week off with a 6km run on Saturday. That brings your total volume for the training cycle to 11km for the week. Make sense?

And now for the second point, distance is basically a colloquial term for long runs.

Once in every training cycle you would need to include a long run. A long run is a training session where you run for 25% of your total weekly volume in one session. It is usually done at 50% of your maximum pace in order to prevent a burn out.

To simplify, if the total distance you run for the week is 50km. So your long run would then be around 12.5km (25%). 

The rationale behind these two concepts is based on the old saying that you need to get “kilos under your feet”.

But the more technical term for this is muscle memory.

By running more total kilometers in a week (including individual longer runs) more frequently, you will condition both your cardiovascular and neuromuscular system for the stresses of running longer distances at a higher intensity. 

In other words, you will increase your stamina for running 10k!

How to increase stamina in a short time

Okay, so let’s say you’re scrolling social media and you see a post by an awesome blog (like Runaddiction haha) for an upcoming charity fun run for homeless puppies.

Now you love running and you love puppies so of course you’re going to enter, right? But then you see the event date… It’s in TWO WEEKS! 

How the heck are you going to prepare for a 10k run in just two weeks?

Well training and getting race-ready in just two weeks is not impossible but it’s going to take some discipline and a few days of hard work. 

So here are 5 tips for increasing stamina in a short time

Have a plan and track your runs

By plan we mean you need a program set out for the time frame that you will be training. This program should be very specific and should include a progressive overload as well as tapering lead up to the event.

Now in terms of keeping track, this is of vital importance to see if you’re in fact progressing. The easiest way to do this is with the help of a smartwatch or a fitness tracker.

Train Enough

A good number you need to be aiming for is to train for at least 80% of the time frame you have leading up to the run. So if you have 14 days to prepare for your run, you need to train for 11 days and rest a total of 3 days.

Recovery is your secret weapon

When trying to increase stamina in a short turn around period it’s very easy to overtrain and bomb out on race day. That is why having ample recovery days at strategic time slots during your training cycle is of vital importance. You see rest days might seem counterintuitive but trust us, they are your secret weapon in increasing your stamina in a short time period.  

Increase your intensity

Unfortunately there is no way around this, if you want to increase your stamina in a short period of time you are going to have to train harder. It is as simple as that.

However, this doesn’t mean you need to go and run yourself into the ground (refer to #2 and #3 points above). But you will need to exercise at a level that’s above your usual intensity. Again the easiest way to do this is to keep track with a smartwatch to make sure you are training in the correct heart rate zones.

Eat Right Foods

Food is Fuel!

Now this is a topic that is so misleading nowadays. The majority of people are focused on looking aesthetically pleasing and their diets reflect that as they end up being very restrictive.

These rules don’t apply to our kind. I mean we are basically professional athletes (haha).

But jokes aside, as a runner particularly a runner trying to increase their running stamina, food is your fuel source to great performance. Without it, everything else is meaningless! 

Which Foods to eat for increasing running stamina

Running nutrition is one of the most studied topics in the world of sport science. We are going to simplify this in a manner that is far easier for you guys to understand and ultimately implement into your daily routines.

Okay so when it comes to increasing stamina food plays an absolute critical role. How you fuel your body, in terms of quality, will directly determine how well you end up performing during your run.

Think about it like this, if you were a car, food would be your fuel. So what do you think will happen if you were to fill up your petrol car with diesel fuel?

It will almost certainly break down. And that’s exactly what happens when you unhealthy meals as a runner.

That being said, when it comes to specific types of foods there are a few lists online highlighting the best foods to eat for running.

The only problem with lists like those is that they are a bit broad and don’t factor in personal dietary restrictions or training goals.

When it comes to eating for stamina, unless you’re on a ketogenic diet or you are a vegan, carbohydrates (including certain sugars) and good quality protein is the way to go. 

These foods that will help you to increase your Running Stamina:

  • Lean meats (Chicken, turkey, fish)
  • Complex carbs (Sweet potatoes, oatmeal, raspberries, black beans, Chickpeas)
  • Clean simple sugars (Maltodextrin or Dextrose for Pro Athletes)
  • Fibrous and nutrient rich fruits (Bananas, Apple, Cucumber, Spinach, Carrots or broccoli)
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Granola/Muesli
  • Dark chocolates

These examples are for before, during and after your run. Carbohydrates are ideal for before and during your runs as you will be running at a higher intensity so you will need the glucose to fuel your muscles.

Banana is a great example of a food you can eat before and during your runs.

Proteins in lean meats prevent muscle breakdown and also help maintain amino acid levels in your system, this will significantly help you recover.

While the few healthy fat sources help maintain a hormonal balance in your body. 

This will help keep your body in good shape during your rigorous training sessions.

Now when it comes to the best foods for runners we always preach the concept of keeping it simple. Everyone is different in terms of dietary restrictions, whether that is medical, religious or just personal preferences.

So try and incorporate foods that fit into your budget and your lifestyle.

Remember, by keeping it simple and not straying too far off the beaten path your chances of staying on track with your diet increases significantly.

So to summarize, in order to increase your stamina you will need to improve your endurance by raising your overall fitness level. 

You can do this by:

  • Applying the F.I.T.T. principle to your training. 
  • Adding in extra distance and increasing the total volume per week.
  • Eating the correct foods at the correct times will greatly improve your performances.
  • And don’t forget to rest, it’s your secret weapon.

Summary

So how do you increase your stamina for running? Training harder more frequently, eating the right foods regularly and resting well is the blueprint to gain more stamina and crush your next run.

Keep running!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What to eat to increase stamina for running?

You can eat carbohydrates before and during running to help with endurance. Protein after the run to aid in recovery.

How to increase stamina for running fast?

Is it possible to increase running stamina in one day?

No, physiological changes in your body such as cardiovascular endurance will need at least 7 days to increase your stamina.

Does running increase stamina in bed?

Yes, Indirectly. Increased running stamina improves physical fitness, which may translate into other activities such as intercourse and time in bed.

How long do I have to wait after eating to run?

You should wait for at least 30 to 60 minutes after eating before going for a run.

Are there any supplements or stamina tablets for running?

Yes, Supplements such as Protein, Beta-alanine, BCAAs and Creatinine can significantly improve stamina for running longer periods of time.

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How Long Should I Run To Lose Weight?

How long do I have to run to lose weight

Not a lot of people realize that being overweight is a serious problem. For one, being overweight makes you feel unattractive, which can then significantly affect your confidence level and self-esteem.

And yet, how you look is the least of your worries if you are not watching your weight.

The real issue with being overweight is it’s a literally a grave problem as it increases your risk to a plethora of health issues from cardiovascular diseases to rheumatism.

We all know that doing exercise can help in controlling one’s weight.

Hence, it’s prevalent for people to ask the question – “can running everyday help to lose weight?”

Running And Losing Weight

The truth is, the answer to the previous question is not as straightforward as people would assume. If you are trying to lose weight, here’s a crucial point that you should know.

Losing weight can be boiled down to simple mathematics. If you’re burning more calories than you are consuming, then weight loss is inevitable. This is what is known as “calorie deficit.”

In other words, to lose weight, you can either increase your calorie burn, decrease your calorie intake or both. This is where running comes into play.

Running can help you increase your daily calorie burn, which can then help you lose weight. However, if the calorie you burn by running is being negated because you’re eating too many calories, then you’ll never experience significant weight loss.

Most people are concerned about the length of time dedicated for running in order to achieve weight loss. This is just an inefficient way of solving a problem. Instead, you should be focusing on what to improve to get the most out of your running time.

Running For Weight Loss – How To Do It Better

For most people, running can burn around 8.5 calories in a single minute if running at a comfortable pace. A 30-minute run would typically burn 255 calories. Since yoga can only help burn about 120 calories in the same amount of time, running is one of the best forms of exercise for losing weight.

Now, this is the part where most people would start thinking in the lines of “for me to burn around 1,000 calories, I have to run 2 hours a day.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

The thing with the human body is its good at adapting. This means that the longer your run and the more you do it, the body becomes better and better at it. As a result, the calorie you burn per minute would also decrease. Thankfully, there’s a way to solve, or at least, minimize this problem and that’s through interval running.

Best Type of Running to lose Weight – Interval Running

The idea behind interval running is easy to understand. Keep in mind that the body adapts to a certain task if you keep repeating it, like running. To disrupt this natural mechanism of the body and prevent diminishing returns on your calorie burn, you must trick it.

To dupe the body, you cycle at least two workouts with different intensity. By doing so, you’ll confuse the body, which then prevents or slows down the body’s adaptation mechanism.

If you’re starting, you can do an interval between running and walking, or also known as the run-walk method.

The run-walk method has plenty of other advantages. For example, it’s highly unlikely for a beginner to run for 30 minutes straight. With the walk-run method, you can pace out yourself and achieve a 30-minute run comfortably.

Another advantage is you’ll be able to run faster and harder during the running phase of the method. As a result, you’ll burn more calories during and even after your workout. Yep, that’s not a typo.

According to research, doing high-intensity interval training, your body’s metabolism will go into overdrive. In fact, it will continue to burn more calories up to fourteen hours after you finished your workout.

This is such a revolutionary discovery that elite runners and athletes are incorporating high-intensity interval training in almost everything. As a bonus, interval training can help if you want to tone your body. However, there’s a drawback that you should know.

Boosting your metabolism into overdrive will also lead to hunger. Hence, if you are not careful with what you’re eating, you might just eat back the calories you just burned.

How To Do It

If you’re a beginner, you can start and follow these steps:

Start by warming up with a 10-minute brisk walk.

Then, run for two minutes. After that, walk for one minute.

Then, run again for two minutes followed by walking for one minute.

Keep repeating this pattern as much as you can.

When you think you’re almost at your limit, you can then do a cool down walk for 10 minutes of easy walking. This should slowly and safely bring down your heart rate.

It’s essential that you allow a single day in between the workout. This should allow your body to heal, recuperate and minimize the “diminishing returns” problem.

Over time, you should be able to bring your endurance up so you’ll have more time to do the walk-run method, and that means more calorie burn for weight loss.

If you want to keep your workout time short, one option you can do is to increase the intensity. This may mean intense running for two minutes followed by a one minute of easy running.

Does Running burn Fat or Muscle?

Generally, any workout would burn the fat first. After all the fat is consumed, the body starts burning muscles.

Keep in mind that this is just a general behavior, and genetics also plays a significant factor.

Summary

Running can definitely help you with weight loss, but it should be part of an overall plan. Specifically, running is a good way of burning calories for creating a calorie deficit situation. However, part of the equation is the amount of calorie intake.

Hence, if you want to lose weight by running, it’s near-impossible to achieve it without controlling your calorie intake.

Don’t forget you can significantly increase your calorie burn during running if you do an interval training, specifically the walk-run method. Preventing your body from adapting too quickly allows you to burn more calories per minute.

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Best Shoes Brand in India

Best Shoes brand in India

Are you looking for information on the best shoes brand in India?

We have done in-depth research on this topic and are glad to share the details about the top and most popular shoes brands in India.

When you think about the best shoes brand in India there are only few names that comes on top of your minds like Nike, Adidas, Reebok etc. However you don’t have the factual data on which is the biggest shoe brand in India.

We promise that by the end of this post you will have a complete understanding and knowledge about various shoe brands in India and their details.

First let’s look at the global footwear market statistics.

The global footwear market has a market volume of US$93334M as of 2020. Of course the biggest market in the world is United States and that is where the most revenue is generated.

Statistics about the Indian Footwear market
India’s footwear segment revenue is US$2,505m in 2020. Revenues are expected to show an annual growth rate of 14.1% resulting in a market volume of US$4,244m by 2024. Growth of +29.5% year-on-year

Source: Statista.com

India stands at number 12 on the list after US, China, Brazil, Japan and Russia on the top five in the world.

Global Comparison of Footwear Market – Revenue in million US$

Global Footwear market stats
Source: Statista.com

Shoe Brand No. of Retail Stores in India (Approximately) Shoes are mostly made in Online available on
Nike 150 Vietnam, China, Indonesia (They have 523 factories in 40 countries) Amazon.com Flipkart.com Nike.com
Adidas 450 China, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Germany and Atlanta US Amazon.com Flipkart.com Adidas.com
Puma 365 Mostly from China and Vietnam (Factories in China. Vietnam. Cambodia. Bangladesh. Indonesia) Amazon.com Flipkart.com Puma.com
Reebok 360 China, Vietnam and US (Rhode Island) Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Asics 20 China, Vietnam, R&D centers in Japan Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Under Armour 1 China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, USA Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Kalenji (Decathlon) 15 China Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Salomon None Unknown Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Lotto None Unknown Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Woodland 600+ Unknown Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Sparx (Relaxo) 300 Unknown Amazon.com Flipkart.com
HRX None India Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Fila None China Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Power (Bata) 1200 China, Vietnam and India Amazon.com Flipkart.com
Mizuno None China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia Amazon.com Flipkart.com

Top 15 Best Shoes Brand in India

1. Nike

Top shoes brand in India

  • American Company
  • Total number of Nike stores worldwide: 1,152
  • Number of Nike stores in India: Approx. 150
  • Nike shoes are mostly made in: Vietnam, China
  • Warranty on running shoes: 90 days
  • Top 3 bestselling running shoes of Nike in India:

    Nike is the biggest and the number one brand of sports shoes in the world. It is headquartered in Oregon, US and known to be the biggest manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and sports equipment in the world.

    Nike’s Global market share in footwear segment

    Nike Global Market Share 2020
    Source: Statista.com

    You may be surprised to hear that Nike initially started its business as a distributor for Japanese shoe maker Onitsuka Tiger.

    Nike running shoes are mainly crafted from polyester, rubber, and cotton. It offers simplicity in the designs and provides a wide range of running shoes for various types of runners. They also have an option to order custom shoes on their website. This is a win-win situation for those who like to have their custom designs.

    Currently Nike sells all its products through retail stores, brand outlets, exclusive showrooms as well as hypermarkets in few metro cities of India.

    They also sells its products online on Amazon, Flipkart and few other online stores. You can also buy directly from Nike website.

    You will also find Nike’s factory outlets where Nike sells its original products at a discounted price.

    The company is quite known to use various celebrities such as football players, cricketers, tennis players, basketball players and golf players who endorse Nike brands. For example: Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Michael Jordan etc.

    As you can see in the graph above Nike holds about 27.4% of the global market share of the footwear market in 2020.

    Pros

    • Pioneer in running shoes across the globe
    • Superb quality with the help of advanced technologies to avoid any risk of injury to runners
    • Most Nike running shoes are true to its size.
    • Variety of designs, colors, types and sizes available
    • Durable and comfortable for runners
    • Stylish and attractive logo (Nike Swoosh attract lot of eyes)

    Cons

    • Highly counterfeited (fake shoes in the market)
    • New released shoes are quite expensive, older versions are affordable

    2. Adidas

    Best Adidas shoes in India

    • German company
    • Total number of Adidas stores worldwide: 2,408
    • Total number of Adidas stores in India: 450
    • Adidas shoes are mostly made in: China, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, and Turkey
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling running shoes of Adidas in India:

    Adidas is a German multinational company, started in 1954 which is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It is currently the largest manufacturer or sports and athletic goods in Europe and the second largest in the world, after Nike.

    Today, the brand is one of the most famous across the globe. Its brilliance is manifested in its unique designs, top-notch kits, sneakers, and balls. They incline on sports gears and for this reason, quite a number of sports clubs have contracted the company to avail the various sporting kits.

    Pros

    • High quality material used in midsole, outsole and upper
    • Superior Brand value for the user
    • Can be used as casual wear

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Not available for people with wide feet in India

    3. Puma

    • German company
    • Total number of Puma stores worldwide: Approx. 700+
    • Total number of Puma stores in India: Approx. 365
    • Puma shoes are mostly made in: Vietnam and China
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling running shoes of Adidas in India:

    One more German shoe brand in the list of best shoes brand in India.

    Puma is the third largest sportswear manufacturer in the world after Nike and Adidas. They have more than 14000 employees and sell their shoes in more than 100 countries across the world.

    Puma offers products for Basketball, Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, Motorsports and Sportstyle.

    Global Revenue of Puma 2000-2019

    Global Revenue of Puma 2000-2019
    Source: Statista.com

    We all know that the brand ambassador of Puma is Indian Cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli. They have also recently signed up Kareena kapoor as their brand ambassador.

    Puma has three factories in India, one in Bangalore, Jalandhar and Uttar Pradesh.

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Variety of designs, types and colors available

    Cons

    • High number of defected pieces, causing customer dissatisfaction
    • Overall quality of shoes need to be improved

    4. Reebok

    Best Reebok Shoes in India

    Net sales of the Reebok brand worldwide from 2006 to 2019

    Source: Statista.com

    Reebok is one of the most popular shoe brands in India, and globally. Reebok entered the Indian market in 1995 and had a joint venture with New Delhi based Phoenix Overseas group.

    In 2005, Reebok was acquired by the German footwear giant Adidas.

    Started in 1958 in Boston, Reebok is the official footwear and apparel sponsor for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Cross Fit, and Spartan Race.

    Few years ago Reebok used to be the bestselling shoes in India but there was a case accusing Reebok’s senior management team of a financial fraud in 2012. This led to the arrest of couple of senior management guys in India.

    The parent company Adidas then took a decision to shut down around 1000 stores in India.

    Due to this Reebok lost their brand’s image in the eyes of the consumers. Reebok also shut down a lot of stores in India after that event.

    Reebok's turnaround in Indian Economy
    Source: Economic Times

    Reebok also used to sponsor kits for our very own Indian Football club, Mohun Bagan A.C. from 2006-2011. They also sponsored kits for IPL teams like KKR, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings when IPL started in 2008. Reebok also raked in MS Dhoni for its brand endorsement.

    In 2006 Reebok opened a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, USA. They are using advanced robotics and innovative software to improve the production and quality of their running shoes.

    Pros

    • World Class technology in their Running shoes
    • They understand what’s required to make a world class running shoe
    • Affordable running shoes with a variety of designs, colors and types for all runners

    Cons

    • Lost brand value after they closed stores in India
    • Lack of colors options as compared to other brands (most shoes are in black color)

    5. Asics

    Best Asics shoes in India

    • Japanese Company
    • Total number of Asics stores worldwide: Not available
    • Total number of Asics stores in India: Approx. 20
    • Asics shoes are mostly made in: China, Vietnam, R&D centers in Japan
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: One year
    • Top 3 bestselling Asics shoes in India:

    Asics is a Japanese company which is well known for its footwear and sports equipment designed for a wide range of sports. You will notice that Asics running shoes are generally in the higher price range, especially for the Indian market as compared to other brands.

    One of the reasons for that is that they invest a lot of time and energy in R&D to improve their products. They have a R&D centre in Kobe, Japan, where they work closely with male and female athletes to bring new technologies.

    A couple of their well known technologies are Gel Cushioning System and Flytefoam.

    Watch this video and you’ll be surprised to see how many experiments they do to bring in the best technologies in their runnig shoes.

    and thats why people across the world love Asics.

    As per a survey done in 2017, Asics came out to be number one favorite running shoe brand. The survey that was done worldwide stated that out of all 2574 runners, sixteen percent voted Asics as their favorite running shoe brand.

    Best shoe brands in India
    Source: Statista.com

    Pros

    • Well built running shoes with the help of research and advanced technologies. This is to help runners minimize the risk of injury and impact on their joints. For example: Duomax, Heel clutching system and many more.
    • Extremely lightweight and comfortable shoes
    • Variety of designs, shoe widths, colors and types available

    Cons

    • Expensive

    6. Under Armour

    • American Company
    • Total number of Under Armour stores worldwide: 15,000
    • Total number of Under Armour stores in India: One (in Delhi)
    • Under Armour shoes are mostly made in: China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, USA
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: One year
    • Top 3 bestselling Under Armour shoes in India:

    Net revenues of Under Armour 2015 to 2019 by geographical region (in million U.S. dollars)

    Under Armour Regional Split by Revenues

    Under Armour is an American brand well known for its sports and casual footwear and apparel. They have state of the art innovation lab in Baltimore, Maryland. The main goal of this innovation lab is to re-think how shoes and other athletic apparel are made and possibly make improvements in their production line to make the process faster and more efficient.

    7. Kalenji (Decathlon)

    Best Kalenji shoes in India

    • French Company (Brand of Decathlon)
    • Total number of Decathlon stores worldwide: 1500
    • Total number of Decathlon stores in India: 15
    • Kalenji are mostly made in: China
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: Two years
    • Bestselling Kalenji shoes in India:

    Have you never heard about Kalenji?

    Ever visited any decathlon store?

    Kalenji is a sports brand from the French retailer Decathlon. They have a total of 1647 stores in nearly 1000 cities across 57 countries.

    If you are into adventure sports like hiking, trekking, rafting, cycling, wall climbing or be it any other sport then you definitely would have come across their name.

    Kalenji have a wide range of running shoes, starting from 799 rupees to 6500 rupees. Most of their shoes have a 2-year warranty. This is very unique as compared to other brands because the standard warranty given by most other brands for running shoes is one year.

    According to their website, Kalenji shoes are designed to allow runners of all levels to move on to a free style of running. They have running shoes for different terrains: road, trail and track running. You can buy Kalenji shoes from Decathlon website or from Flipkart. While Kalenji is a new entrant in India and not as well known as other sports brands like Nike and Adidas it is slowly capturing a portion of market share in the Indian footwear segment. Acording to this article on economic times, Decathlon is giving a tough competition to brand like Nike and Puma and have captured a bigger market share than these brands, especially in sports gear retailing. You can buy Kalenji shoes from Decathlon website or Flipkart. Pros

    • Very affordable for beginner runners or joggers.

    Cons

    • Most of their shoes are for beginners
    • Shoe life is very short (less than 6 months)
    • A lot of their shoes wear out in 2-3 months (depending upon usage)

    8. Salomon

    Best salomon shoes in India

    Salomon is a 73-year-old brand and a global leader in outdoor sports with more than 2800 employees across the world.

    Most of their shoes that are available in India are imported from Europe or China as they don’ t have any manufacturing facilities in India. This is one reason that these shoes are a bit expensive. However they are really durable and long lasting.

    The brand belongs to Amer sports which is also one of the biggest the sports equipment manufacturing company in the world.

    Salomon shoes are built with world class technology and are really long lasting and durable shoes. Because of this they are priced a bit higher than other brands in the market.

    You will see most of their shoes are focused on trail running and hiking shoes.

    Pros

    • One of the best trail running shoes in the World
    • Top class material and advanced technology used in all their shoes
    • Most of their shoes are waterproof and made for rugged use

    Cons

    • Lack of variety in road running shoes category (they are focused on trail running and hiking shoes)
    • Expensive as compared to other trail running shoes in India

    9. Lotto

    best lotto shoes in India

    • Italian Company
    • Total number of Lotto stores worldwide: Unknown
    • Total number of Lotto stores in India: None
    • Lotto Shoes are mostly made in: Unknown
    • Standard Warranty on running shoes: Not mentioned
    • Top 3 bestselling Lotto shoes in India:

    Lotto is an Italian sports wear manufacturer that provides sporting and casual clothing and footwear to sports enthusiasts across the world.

    Lotto distributes its sports shoes and other products through independent sports stores, specialty chain stores and large stores across 170 countries.

    Lotto shoes are well known among college students and housewives. It is also due to the reason that their running shoes and walking shoes are in the price range of 1000 – 2000 rupees.

    Pros

    • Best Cheap and affordable running shoes in India. Most users rated Lotto shoes as value for money”
    • Most of their shoes can also be used as casual wear

    Cons

    • Overall quality of the shoes is low.
    • Not long lasting for regular runners.
    • Most of their running shoes don’t provide arch support to the runners.

    10. Woodland

    best Woodland shoes in India

    • Canadian Company
    • Total number of Woodland stores worldwide: None
    • Total number of Woodland stores in India: Approximately 600+
    • Woodland shoes are mostly made in: Unknown
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling Woodland shoes in India:

    Woodland is a Canadian company owned by a company called Aero Group. Aero group is quite well known in the outdoor shoe industry since early 50s. They entered the Indian market in 1992 with a range of casual and sports shoes.

    Woodland owns a very small share of the sneaker’s market in India. Most of its revenue comes from its outdoor adventure shoes segment. Although their shoes are priced very reasonably in the price range of 1500 to 5000 rupees.

    Woodland has a big variety of sneakers and loafers which are mostly used for casual wear. They don’t have much in the running shoes category.

    Pros

    • Good quality casual shoes made for rugged use
    • Very durable and long lasting

    Cons

    • Not made for running

    11. Sparx (Part of Relaxo)

    Best Sparx shoes in India

    • Indian Company
    • Total number of Relaxo stores with (Sparx shoes) in India: 300
    • Sparx shoes are mostly made in: India
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling Sparx shoes in India:

    Sparx is a well known sportwear brand in India. They sell running shoes, sneakers, sandals and other sports apparel in India.

    It is quite well known for its active sporty design, affordable pricing and a wide variety for sports enthusiasts. The brand is part of the well known footwear brand Relaxo Footwear.

    Sparx has around 8 manufacturing units spread in the northern part of India wherein over over a million pair of footwear are designed everyday. Sparx designs a variety of running shoes, walking shoes and sneakers.

    Pros

    • Affordable for beginner runners

    Cons

    • Not durable and long lasting
    • Not made for intermediate and advanced runners

    12. HRX

    • Indian Company
    • Total number of Sparx stores in India: None
    • HRX shoes are mostly made in: India
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days

    Launched in 2013 by a well known Indian superstar Hrithik Roshan HRX aims to help people achieve their fitness goals. The brand sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, track pants, sports shoes, caps, duffel bags and their main focus is to capture their attention of fitness freaks in India. We would say they are more of a sports and casual apparel brand. Footwear is just part of their overall product line so they are not what you call just a shoe brand.

    HRX shoes are available online on Myntra

    13. Fila

    Best Fila shoes in India

    • Italian company (headquartered in South Korea)
    • Total number of Fila stores in India: None
    • Fila shoes are mostly made in: China
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling Fila shoes in India

    Fila is an Italian company, founded in Italy but headquartered in South Korea. The company manufactures shoes and apparel. It is currently the biggest South Korean sports wear manufacturer.

    Fila is actually well known for their tennis shoes. Their shoes are quite stylish and made from good quality material to give a comfortable and cool look to people wearing them.

    Currently Fila doesn’t have a lot of stores in India however they have big plans to launch around 100 new stores across India.

    Pros

    • Can be used as casual wear
    • Good for beginner level runners
    • Very affordable

    Cons

    • Not enough variety of shoes available for Indian users
    • Not enough cushioning in their running shoes. Therefore not recommended for long distance running

    14. Power (Bata)

    best power shoes in India

    • Bata is a Swiss company
    • Total number of Bata stores in India: 1200
    • Power shoes are mostly made in: China, Vietnam and India
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling Power shoes in India

    Power is a well known brand in India which belongs to Bata.

    Bata is a multinational footwear company, headquartered in Switzerland. Bata has around 5300 retail stores across more than 70 countries. They have manufacturing facilities in around 18 countries but most of their footwear is manufactured in China, Indonesia, India and Italy.

    The brand “Power” is dedicated towards sports shoes and is one of the most popular shoe brands in India especially among teenagers. Power’s strength is their price range as most of their running shoes are under 2000 rupees.

    Their walking shoes are also a favorite among middle aged women. You can buy power shoes online via Amazon or Flipkart.

    Pros

    • Cheap and affordable shoes
    • Really lightweight and can be used as walking shoes, sports shoes or casual shoes

    Cons

    • Not adequate cushioning and arch support in their shoes
    • Short life of their shoes (4-6 months)

    15. Mizuno

    Best Mizuno shoes in India

    • Japanese company
    • Total number of Mizuno stores in India: None
    • Fila shoes are mostly made in: China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia.
    • Standard Warranty on shoes: 90 days
    • Top 3 bestselling Mizuno shoes in India:

    You may not have heard about the brand Mizuno in India but you will be surprised to known that it is a well known brand that is mostly worn by runners in Southeast Asia and USA.

    Mizuno is a more than 100-year-old Japanese company that manufactures sports equipment and sportswear. They have one of the best running shoes with most advanced technologies and world class material being used in their products.

    Mizuno’s best running shoe in India is Wave Inspire 12 with an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon.in.

    These running shoes are really killer shoes because they have a number of technologies that have been used by Mizuno.

    Still the sales of these shoes are not as much as compared to other well known brands like Nike and Adidas. This is because of lack of awareness among consumers in India.

    Pros

    • High-quality running shoes with superior quality; value for money
    • Advanced technologies used in all Mizuno shoes for midsole, outsole, breathability and cushioning.
    • Variety of shoes for stability and neutral runners

    Cons

    • Not all sizes, colors and models are available in India

    Summary

    We hope that you have been able to get an in-depth understanding on which are the best shoe brands in India. In case we’ve missed out on any shoe brand please feel free to mention that in the comments section below.

    We would love to get your thoughts on this topic.

    Best Trail Running Shoes in India

    Best Trail Running Shoes in India 2020

    Looking to buy the Best Trail Running shoes in India?

    Lets first understand a bit more about trail running and what are trail running shoes.

    Trail running is an activity which is done on trails and NOT roads or pavements or tracks. It is very different than road running and therefore needs special type of shoes.

    In India there are very few runners who are actually involved in trail running. In fact almost 95 percent of marathons and race events that take place in India are done on roads.

    But there are also few trail running events that happen in India. You can actually see a list of trail running events here that have happened in the last few years in India.

    Trail running can be referred to running on mountainous terrain, grassy uneven patches or even muddy terrain.

    What are Trail Running Shoes?

    In simple words, trail running shoes are typically made of soles to assist in traction and grip. These shoes usually have treads to prevent the ankle from twisting when running on uneven surfaces.

    Best for people who run in parks, trails, mountains, rocky surface or any other uneven surface.

    Trail running shoes have a stiffer, tougher mid-sole to provide support on rough and rugged terrain, rocks etc.

    The outsole of these shoes have big cleats to provide better traction and grip while running on rocks and uneven terrain. For example: Asics Alpine XT Trail Running Shoes

    Best Trail Running Shoes in India
    Sole of Trail Running Shoes

    Here Are The Top 10 Best Trail Running Shoes For Men In India

    1. Salomon SpeedCross 4

    Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes
    • Chevron lugs-lug design with deep penetration and multi-directional grip, improving traction on soft surfaces like mud or loose dirt
    • Lace pocket-provides easy storage for the quicklace lacing system
    • Quicklace-minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy-on, easy-off

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    2. Salomon L40798000 Alphacross

    30%
    Salomon L40798000 Synthetic Alphacross Men's Running Shoe, 7 UK, (Grey)
    19 Buyer Reviews
    Salomon L40798000 Synthetic Alphacross Men's Running Shoe, 7 UK, (Grey)
    • Energycell-a high performance Eva foam that provides shock attenuation
    • Welded upper-stitch-free upper construction provides a smooth, glove-like, fit and feel
    • Regular quicklaces-traditional lacing system with eyelets

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    3. Asics Alpine XT Peacoat

    ASICS Men Alpine Xt Peacoat Running Shoes-8 UK/India (42.5 EU) (9 US) (T828N.400)
    130 Buyer Reviews
    ASICS Men Alpine Xt Peacoat Running Shoes-8 UK/India (42.5 EU) (9 US) (T828N.400)
    • Material Type: Synthetic
    • Lifestyle: Sports
    • Closure Type: Lace-Up

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    4. Nike Zoom Vomero 9

    Nike Men's Zoom Vomero 9 Running Shoes
    • Material: Synthetic
    • Lifestyle: Casual
    • Closure Type: Lace-Up

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    5. Salomon Synthetic Supercross

    SALOMON L40930300 Synthetic Supercross Men's Trail Running Shoe, 8 UK, (Blue)
    • Energycell-a high performance Eva foam that provides shock attenuation
    • Ripstop fabric-woven fabrics, often made of nylon, with reinforcement to resist tearing, ripping and abrasion
    • Protective toecap-a protective piece of rubber, leather or Synthetic material over the toe area

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    6. Skechers Go Trail Jackrabbit

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    Skechers Men's GO Trail Jackrabbit Black Running Shoe (220017-BBK) (6 UK (7 US))
    • ULTRA GO cushioned durable midsole Air Cooled Goga Mat insole Trail styled flexible outsole with multi direction traction lugs Wider outsole footprint for added stability H2GO water repellent synthetic and mesh fabric upper Weight: 11 oz. in a men's size 9

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    7. Adidas Trail Rocker

    Adidas Men's Trail Rocker Green and Black Trail Running Shoes - 7 UK
    46 Buyer Reviews
    Adidas Men's Trail Rocker Green and Black Trail Running Shoes - 7 UK
    • Material: Synthetic
    • Lifestyle: Casual
    • Closure Type: Lace-up

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    8. Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 5

    Nike Men's Air Zoom Wildhorse 5 Running Shoes
    • Multi-layer mesh in the upper wraps your foot in lightweight breathability

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    9. Altra Lone Peak 4.5

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    Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Men's Trail Running Shoe, Carbon, 7 UK
    • Upper: durable quick-dry air mesh
    • Outsole: maxtrac rubber with trailclaw
    • Midsole: dual layer Eva/ a-bound with stone guard

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    10. Vibram V2.0 Trail Running Shoes

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    Vibram Men's V 2.0 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Yellow, 42 D EU (42 EU/9.0-9.5 M US D EU US)
    735 Buyer Reviews

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