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Heavy Metal

Workout gear with style to spare

Author Jacqueline Detwiler Photography Lisa Shin

Three highly portable fitness fixes

1. Trying to do sun salutations while wearing an iPod may lead you to a Zen-like comprehension of futility, but stopping every five seconds to untangle the cord won’t do much for your yoga body. Good thing Gaiam invented a mat with a built-in speaker, so you can stretch out and listen to tunes in peace. $30 / www.gaiam.com

2. Jogging in earbuds is an unpleasant enough prospect even before you’re forced to tuck the cord into your shirt to keep the buds in your ears. Jaybird’s Sportsband headphones eliminate that problem by wirelessly connecting to your music player via Bluetooth. $99 / www.jaybirdgear.com

3. Garmin’s sleek Forerunner 610 can track your distance, pace, GPS location, heart rate, calories burned and overall aerobic fitness, as well as guide you back to your starting point if you get lost. The actual running, unfortunately, is still up to you. $350 / www.garmin.com

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