Sony to launch training headset for runners

Feb 13, 2015

Sony to launch training headset for runners

Sony Corp. said Thursday it plans to launch a training headset for runners called Smart B-Trainer that uses music to help runners adjust their pace. The 43-gram device monitors heart rate, calorie consumption and running pace, and even selects songs for adjusting the pace, ...

Relay races proliferate as jogging catches on

Apr 27, 2014

Relay races proliferate as jogging catches on

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The long-distance relay races called “ekiden” are growing on the back of the jogging boom, providing opportunities to run for recreation or bond with fellow employees. Sportsone Co., a sporting event organizer in Tokyo, hosts 25-km ekiden races for teams of co-workers consisting of ...

Apparel maker offers running school

Aug 22, 2013

Apparel maker offers running school

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Sportswear maker Asics Corp. has organized a running school for beginners in collaboration with scale maker Tanita Corp. and cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. to capitalize on the growing popularity of the activity. On a weekend morning in late June, 20 people, many in their ...