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Beats Solo3 Wireless (Courtesy Beats)

Beats Solo3 Wireless ($300)

The comfy, do-everything Solo3 offers rich, thumpy sound and is great during commutes and on runs, where the rubberized headband helps it stay put. Its Bluetooth boasts a nearly unprecedented range of 400 feet. Battery life runs 40 hours, and a quick five-minute plug-in gives your Beats three hours of juice if you’re rushing out the door.

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iFrogz Summit Wireless (Courtesy iFrogz)

iFrogz Summit Wireless ($35)

Lightweight and sweat-resistant, the Summit comes in at a remarkably low price for Bluetooth earphones and sounds surpris­ingly good. The earpieces wedge in snugly, and the cord snaps onto your shirt collar, which alleviates the constant tug you can get from other behind-the-neck models. Its plastic build and thin wires don’t inspire total confidence, though.

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Shure SE215m+SPE (Courtesy Shure)

Shure SE215m+SPE ($119)

Don’t overlook wired earphones: they eliminate the need for charging—simply plug and play. Dynamic MicroDrivers produce stellar sound quality that doesn’t overdo the bass and is as crisp as that of any model we tested, while a secure fit is accomplished via moldable, Kevlar-reinforced over-ear cables.

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Monster iSport Victory BT (Courtesy Monster)

Monster iSport Victory BT ($100)

With its solid build, sweat resistance, impressive sound that stays clear at high volumes, and reflective cable for nighttime safety, the Victory BT comes close to perfecting wireless workout buds. But best of all are the just-right rubber wings that leverage the shape of your ear to wedge them in place.

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JLab Epic2 Bluetooth (Courtesy JLab)

JLab Epic2 Bluetooth ($100)

The Epic2 emerged as our favorite wireless sports headphones this year. While the buds are a bit chunky (though not heavy) and might not sit right in smaller ears, the powerful oomph of its rich, bass-heavy audio makes up for the size. Plus it’s water-resistant and can be rinsed off briefly after a particularly sweaty outing.

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Sony MDR-1000X (Courtesy Sony)

Sony MDR-1000X ($350)

Sony has trodden into Bose territory with these frequent-flier-friendly cans. Throw together Bluetooth connectivity, customizable filtering for blocking out ambient sounds and voices, digital sound enhancement, supple over-ear cups with touch controls on the outside, and a 20-hour battery life and the result is the ideal—albeit expensive—pair of travel headphones.

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The Best Fitness Watches of 2017

Wrist computers finally show their style.  Apple Watch Series 2 (Courtesy Apple) Apple Watch Series 2 ($599) Gear of the Year The second iteration of Apple’s smartwatch earned our Gear of the Year nod for doing one thing insanely well: worming its way into every corner of our lives. It patches through texts and calls directly to our wrists. It tracks daily motion and automatically prompts us to keep active throughout the day. No wearable has simpler navigation, and it integrates that famous ease of use into each of its fitness functions as well. Want

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The Best Women's Gym Gear of 2017

Quality gear to make you feel like a million bucks no matter how hard you’re pushing it.  CEP Dynamic+ Run Ultralight Low socks. (CEP) CEP Dynamic+ Run Ultralight Low Socks ($20) Some compression socks feel as tight as tourniquets. Not these. The Ultralight Lows are just snug enough to re­duce swelling, increase circulation, and support muscles and joints. Buy Now Adidas Women’s Voyager jacket. (Adidas) Adidas Women’s Voyager Jacket ($99) Made from a surprisingly silky, 90 percent recycled polyester, this 9.8-ounce windbreaker was an impressively strong buffer against the elements on damp,

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The Best Energy Snacks of 2017

Get the most out of your workouts with these energy sources.  (Courtesy Bobo's) Bobo’s Oat Bar ($4) Thanks in part to its cakelike texture and rolled oats, this was without a doubt the best-tasting bar we tried. The chewy Banana Chocolate Chip flavor is reminiscent of mom’s banana bread but with enough carbs and sugar to keep us going mid-workout. Buy Now Runa Clean Energy Drink (Courtesy Runa) Runa Clean Energy Drink ($32 for 12) The next time you’re bonking on a run or ride, skip the Gatorade and grab a

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The Best Go-Anywhere Gym Gear of 2017

Make any time sweatin’ time.  Lululemon Reversible (Un) mat (Lululemon) Lululemon ­Reversible (Un)mat ($48) Thin, durable, and sticky, this pad was made for commuters and travelers who want to get yogic without lugging around a foam bazooka. Buy Now Brazyn Morph collapsible roller. (Brazyn) Brazyn Morph Collapsible Roller ($68) A full-size foam roller that folds down to the size of a textbook—impossible? Nope. And at a scant 1.6 pounds, the Morph can still support 350 pounds when expanded into its circular shape. Buy Now Metolius

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The Best Men's Summer Workout Gear of 2017

Take your gym sessions seriously.  Rhone Sequoia Air pullover. (Courtesy of Rhone) Rhone Sequoia Air Pullover ($98) This versatile quarter-zip should be in every closet, not just for its slim-fitting design but also for the wicking Polartec fabric, which keeps you dry and comfortable. Buy Now Tracksmith Mission Top Loader duffel. (Tracksmith) Tracksmith Mission Top Loader Duffel ($168) Modeled after military packs, this canvas bag is tough, and its 50­liter capacity swallows multiple outfits. The lined leather bottom serves as a shoe compartment to quarantine ripe footwear. Buy Now

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