Pear is the smart training system that coaches you in real-time,
creating the ultimate workout experience that inspires and pushes you to
reach your goals.
Starting at the end of 2012 I have considered myself a runner in training. I will never be one of those runners that runs at ease on the treadmill or runs a marathon every month. I run for a healthier and thus happier me. I am not a skinny girl so I started slow with barely jogging a few laps on a treadmill. Over time I progressed. Then I did a few 5ks and in February of this year I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I will admit I did not run the entire thing but I still ran a lot and finished without being swept (if you don't keep a minimum pace they take you out of the race). The one thing I have lacked this entire time is any sort of real training schedule or any sort of coaching. Now with Pear Sports I literally have everything I need right on my phone to help me reach a more fit me.
Check out this inspiring clip to give you an idea of what Pear is all about.
Don't let the skinny people in the video scare you...instead let them inspire you as this mobile training intelligence system is right for you no matter what your fitness level is as everyone has to start somewhere! What I really like is that with PEAR SPORTS no matter if your goal is to run a marathon, lose weight or simply be in better shape than this is for you!
Here is everything you get with the Pear Mobile set up with your iPhone 4s or 5. Everything I talk about in my review is me using it with my iPhone 5.
Pear Mobile Training Intelligence System for iPhone? includes:
- Pear Bluetooth? Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
- Pear Stride? Earphones
- Earlock? Earpieces (Sm, Md, Lg)
- Nylon Ripstop Gear Bag
I am very picky about headphones but these fit me great! I was able to hear the coaches with nice clean and crisp sound.
There are literally so many different workouts to choose from. For running and biking outside to treadmill and stationary bikes at the gym. You can choose a training run based on a distance you are training for or a skill level you may be at.
To get started you do a calibration run so that the program has your correct fitness level based on your heart rate at different levels of workout intensity. This is part of what makes Pear so great. The workouts are geared for your exact need and fitness level. If you are running too fast or slow it will tell you so you can change up to be at the appropriate speed for your optimum workout.
This would be especially great for students as they head off to college. Ward off the dreaded freshman 15 (or in my case it was the sophomore 20) before it happens by starting a workout routine as soon as you get to school!
What really sets this product apart is the
real-time coaching provided by renowned fitness experts who guide users
through each workout with audio messages such as, youre in zone 4,
slow down? or 'spend the next 30 seconds focusing on your breathing.?
From calories burned to distance covered, PEAR lets you track and
share your success with others. You can also listen to music and answer
incoming calls while working out. Available on iPhone 4S and 5, comes
with Earlock? by Surefire?
This is exactly the motivation I have needed on my longer runs. I have only been using it for a few weeks but already I get more excited to go on my runs and it is like someone is right there helping me along without the intimidation factor of a live human right next to me! I am far from a fitness expert...I am in fact just a mom working on a more healthy lifestyle and I really love this Pear System. Easy to set up and easy to use. I don't go on any runs now without it!
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