The Magellan Echo is the first smartwatch dedicated to running. It is also an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Wearable Technologies category. The Magellan Echo uses Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly connect with a smartphone and gives users control over fitness apps and access to running metrics on the go. Get it for $149.99.
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Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.