5 of the best triathlon gadgets

Inspired to get fit by the London Triathlon? Start by tooling up with this performance kit

If you're planning on joining in the triathlon trend, you're probably crazy enough to justify shelling out on these triathlon-ready gadgets...

2XU Project X Tri Suit £200 

The Project X Tri Suit is water resistant and silicon-free, so there's nothing to slow you down once you don the durable Xtra Life Lycra suit. Want to get dry quickly when you emerge from the water to hit the bikes? Fusion-bonded foam chamois will take care of that.


Finis SwiMP3 £89 

Those aren't massive headphones, this 1GB MP3 player from swim gear experts Finis does without them and instead uses bone conduction to solve the problem of, well, ears when you're underwater. Pop them just above your cheekbones and hold them in place with your swimming goggles.

Van Nicholas Blaze bike £1785 

This Dutch-designed, titanium multisport bike uses tear-drop shaped frame tubing, durable Vredestein Fortezza Tri Comp tyres and fully concealed cables to make it extra aerodynamic. Almost a shame you'll be going so fast, no-one else will appreciate Van Nicholas' attention to detail.


Giro Ionos helmet £143

The Giro Ionos road cycling helmet is big on vents – 21 large ones, to be exact, which work to create its Wind Tunnel cooling system that'll make sure you don't overheat in the second stretch of your triathlon. Plenty of time for that on the run.

Garmin Forerunner 310XT watch £215

The Forerunner 310XT has just what we need from a triathlon watch: GPS, Swim Mode, waterproofing to 50m and a big ol' face to show you your lap times, pace and heart rate. And a few things we didn't know we needed, like a Virtual Partner to train against, and body composition data.


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