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My favourite apps using my TAG Heuer Connecterd Modular 45

With so much competition out there it can be tricky comparing one smart watch with another.

With so much competition out there it can be tricky comparing one smart watch with another. There are obvious key features I look for, like accurate heart rate monitoring, being able to answer phone calls, receiving messages and emails; because I’m always on the go, so I like to monitor my fitness levels and can’t afford to miss out on important calls whilst being active. I also get to transform my watch by customising the strap, lugs and clasp or replace an entire module.

So, having a Connected Modular watch has been a game changer for me when it comes to my fitness and that is regardless of what apps I can download. Especially when training for tough challenges like the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon; I mean how else would I monitor my progress?

Despite the simple fact that I recommend a Connected Modular to anyone who is serious about getting fit and active, there are some that take technology to the next level. ​ The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 features the ingenious modular concept, with 11 standard models available in boutiques and online, the strap, lugs and clasp can also be customised, with a total of 11 different straps available. The connected module can still be replaced with a Calibre 5 three-hand mechanical module, the Calibre 16 and the Heuer 02T modules.

So my TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch is a great example of being more than just a smart watch and the apps I can download make marathon training a lot easier and much less of a sacrifice.

1. Spotify

I create all my playlists on Spotify and love discovering new music on there, so I was so happy to be able to download the app onto my TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45. Having the right music when running long distance is a massive game changer, I don’t necessary listen to music with lyrics, for me it’s more about finding songs that have the right rhythm so I can run at a good pace. Spotify has loads of great playlists for that.

2. SofaScore

Might sound ridiculous to some but as a big football fan the app SofaScore has been such a great app to download. I can keep up to date on all the football scores whilst running or training wherever I am. I don’t feel like I’m missing out so much now with updates on my wrist and even the team’s badge pops up so I only need a quick glimpse of the screen.

3. InstaWeather

If your training requires you to be outdoors, like my marathon training does, then this weather app is brilliant. It gives really accurate weather conditions, from local forecasts to wind conditions. With such unpredictable weather here in London I always take it into consideration when I’m running. You never know what the weather will be like on the big day but you can certainly prepare yourself for the worst by knowing how you’ve performed in training in similar conditions.

So maybe not the apps you would have expected from an athlete like myself, of course I’ve got the usual running apps tracking my times, but I wanted to share something a bit different with you because it is often the little things like the above that can get you mentally prepared for the challenge ahead.