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World's first truly connected shoe for runners!

Under Armour has embedded a high fidelity sensor in the midsole of the right-footed shoe that digitally connects seamlessly to the MapMyRun™ app via Bluetooth™ Low Energy (BLE).

We’ve rounded up the latest, greatest and most cutting-edge products that make life a little simpler, better and easier!

The sensor is fully protected from the elements and will last the lifetime of the shoe without needing a charge. This simple, seamless connection allows the UA HOVR shoes to track a variety of metrics and data on your run, including distance, pace, splits, cadence, stride length, and lifetime distance.

Benefits of the CONNECTED TECH includes:

  • Personalised Gait Coaching while you run
  • Distance and pace measurement
  • Treadmill tracking
  • Stride length
  • Measured shoe life
  • Measured steps

UA HOVR INFINITE R2 499, available at all Under Armour brand houses

Solo All-star backpack R1 699, Takealot.com and Incredible Connection

An ideal compact travel case with room for your tech even, including laptop and iPad.

BondiBlu men's sunglasses (06519) R199.95 and BondiBlu ladies' sunglasses (05701) R229.95 Available from Sportsmans Warehouse, surf stores and pharmacies

All Bondiblu lenses meet American & Australian standards for UV400nm protection, protecting your eyes 100% against UVA, B + C damaging rays.

Wallet Ninja R199

Cape Union Mart in-store and online

An innovative and convenient super-tool, the Wallet Ninja is a great all-rounder – offering more than 10 functions. Small enough to carry in your pocket, the four-times heat treated stainless steel tool can be used as a screwdriver, nail puller, ruler, cellphone stand and a bottle, box or can opener.

For more: www.capeunionmart.co.za

DJI OSMO Pocket Gimbal is one of the smallest three-axis stabilised handheld cameras available – fitting perfectly into your pocket and offering performance technology that can be held comfortably and taken wherever you go.

  • 116g;1/2.3-inch sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens, 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps
  • The smallest three-axis mechanical gimbal with control accuracy of up to +/-0.005 degrees
  • Functions include Active Track, Motionlapse and Panorama
  • DJI Mimo app adds fun to video editing with templates, filters and soundtracks
  • Suite of accessories available from Orms

R6 995, for stockists visit www.ormsdirect.co.za for more and to order. 

Orbit keyring R299, Vodacom, Chatz, 4U, Incredible Connection and Takealot.co.za. Never lose your keys or cellphone again with this clever gadget which tells you where you left them!

Swimdry Microfibre Towels
The Swimdry Beach Towel is available in many exciting colours and designs, suitable for any age or gender. Traditional beach towels become damp, bulky, odour-causing sand traps that can dampen your holiday spirit. Step into the future with a Swimdry Beach Towel.

Sea Breeze (150cm x 75cm; 230 grams) – R210 
Sea Breeze Plus (150cm x 90cm; 210 grams) – R260 
Travel Companion (50cm x 30cm; 30 grams) – R120 

Material: 80% polyester; 20% polyamide nylon

For more information and to order visit www.microfibertowels.co

Waboba Moonball R125

The Waboba Moonball is a gravity-defying ball that guarantees hours of fun. The Waboba bounces both on
hard surfaces and water, and its lightweight design makes it ideal to take on holiday.
Cape Union Mart in-store and online at www.capeunionmart.co.za

Illuminating Lives – Biographies of Fascinating People from South African History, edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Bill Nasson R280 (Penguin Random House) at leading bookstores and online.

Illuminating Lives is a compilation from a distinguished group of authors exploring the intriguing lives of eleven colourful, complex men and women whose personal experiences throw fascinating light on the times in which they lived. The individuals who include colonial administrators, activists, educationists, sportsmen, a poet, a painter and a pilot, are united by an abundantly rich humanity and the myriad ways in which they navigated their existence through the uneven terrain of South Africa’s distant and more recent past.

Funko collectable, licensed Pop! Vinyl figures R249, Vodacom, Chatz, 4U, Incredible Connection, Takealot.co.za, Hamleys, Toys are us, Shopandship.co.za and independent comic book stores

Adults and kids can collect all their favourite movie, gaming, TV and other characters from franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Power Rangers, DC Comics, Disney, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, to gaming with titles such as God of War, Overwatch, and many more... “Everyone is a fan of something!”

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Follow @OnRoute on Facebook and you could win The Incredibles' family Parr Funko collectable Pop! Vinyl figures, worth R1 000!