Sport Tech

By Stephen P. Yang, Ph.D. | Collection of technologies and services focused on sport, health, exercise, and health promotion.

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. …

Wearable Tech

Atacama uses microfluidic technology to create moisture-control fabric that actually stays dry

Imagine sportswear that not only stays dry through the most sweat-inducing workouts, but also turns perspiration into a design element. Named after the driest desert in the world, Atacama uses microfluidic technology to create textiles that can do just that. The recipient of a grant from the …

Chile

SyncThink launches next generation product to track concussion symptoms with VR

SyncThink, a Boston-based <b>applying VR and eye-tracking</b> to assess ability to focus as an indicator of concussion damage, has launched the next …

Your Gym's Tech Wants to Know You Better

From the Apple Watch to eagle-eyed sensors, digital technology is going ever further to embed itself into your health club.<p>These advances promise exercisers everything from smoother workout starts to better data to increased gym attendance. However, tech-savvy gym rats concerned about privacy …

Fitness

Why This Weird Wearable Let Me Down -- and What It Taught Me About Tech's Limitations

Healbe is trying to crack a really tough nut with the release of GoBe 2.<p>What do you do when people rip on your company and product, with <i>The Washington Post</i> questioning whether it's a "Russian scam?" You put your heads down and work on the next version.<p>Healbe, a Moscow-based startup, released the …

One Wearable to Rule Them All

You can get decked out in Airpods and an iWatch and carry around an iPhone (and pay a hefty price for all 3!) OR you can wear The Dash! Startup Bragi …

Wearable Tech

Vibrating Yoga Pants: Now You Can Listen To Your Yoga Pants

Not sure if you are doing your yoga pose correctly? Disappointed that your yoga pants are so quiet? Well now you can ask your yoga pants for advice…sort of. (Photo: Shutterstock)<p>I know what you’ve been thinking. If only your yoga pants could talk, life would be so much better. Well, now they can. …

Yoga

Six workout gadgets to help you train

One of the best ways to stay healthy is to keep fit and exercise frequently.<p>If you’ve resolved to spend more time in the gym or train in the great …

Apple Watch will sync with your treadmill to share workout data

Apple introduced WatchOS 4, the newest iteration of the operating system that powers Apple Watch today at WWDC.<p>There was a big focus on health, with new features coming to the Activity and Workout apps on the watch like a swimming-centric mode and the ability to track back-to-back workouts.<p>However, …

Gixo launches personal training app with $3.7M from Greylock

Backed by $3.7 million in funding led by Greylock Partners, San Francisco-based fitness app company Gixo has officially launched its …

Women in Tech

The World's First Motorcycle Helmet Head-Up Display Is Finally Here

After years of talk, promises, starts, fits, and stops, the first-ever Head-Up Display (HUD) for a motorcycle helmet is finally about to hit the …

Get real-time analysis on your running technique with ARION smart insoles

Correct running form is very important for runners of all levels. The advantage of purchasing trackers that are located on your feet are that these …

MIT researchers use bacteria to create workout clothes that cool the sweaty body

Bacteria gets a bad rep.<p>After all, without the microorganisms we couldn’t make earthy cheeses, create new types of fuel or even digest food (which is one reason we gulp down certain yogurts, which are crawling with probiotics or “good” bacteria). But thanks to a few bad cells, many people recoil in …

E.coli

The Best Running Tech of 2017

Go faster, train smarter.<p>Strava Premium ($60 per year)<p>In addition to advanced metrics, post-race analysis, and the infamous Suffer Score, Strava Premium now offers an emergency service called Beacon, which lets three designated safety contacts follow your location on a map in real time.<p>Buy …

This smart shirt is able to warn you when you need to sit up straighter

Why it matters to you<p>This sensor-filled smart shirt points the way toward a future when our garments will play a more active role in our lives.<p>How …

Wearable Tech

The Hottest Running Tech of 2017

There are new ways to track your workouts. Runner's World gear editor Jeff Dengate shows us the hottest running tech of 2017.

Zwift review: the return of the home exercise bike

“Oh God. What are you doing?”<p>I don’t need to look up to know that my other half has a look of disdain on her face – the kind she uses when I’m dressed from neck to knee in Lycra.<p>“Just going for a quick ride,” I pant.<p>“Why are you dressed like that?” Deep breath.<p>“Because it helps.”<p>“How?”<p>The truth is …

Cycling

Tracking your Vo2 Max with wearables. Why is it important?

In the past only the preserve of high-end sports watches, VO2 Max has made its way to a number of popular 24/7 activity trackers.<p>So what exactly is …

ShapeScale will judge you from every angle

If you want to track your weight over a period time, I'd imagine you'd get a smart scale. But if you think weight-tracking isn't quite giving you the proper motivation to make the health changes you need in your life, perhaps something like ShapeScale is more your speed.<p>Sure, ShapeScale ships with …

Gear & Gadgets

Connected tech for boxing

While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by …

Leave your life jacket on shore and swim safely with this inflatable collar

Why it matters to you<p>Ploota is neck-worn device that could save your life from drowning if you're under water for more than 30 seconds.<p>When you drive …

World Health Organization

Yoga Coach High-Tech Tank Top

Fitness and fashion technology come together in Move, a body-tracking garment that can tell when you’re slouching and when you’re stretching.<p>Fitness …

Japanese Firm Introduces CALM., An ECG Wearable Monitor For Triathletes To Yogis

Tokyo-based healthcare consulting firm Eagle Matrix Consulting hopes to bring the first batch of its new electrocardiogram wearable, CALM., to …

High-Tech Golf Gadgets to Get Your Game in Gear

If you buy into the golf industry’s marketing machinations, every few months there is a major new aerodynamic or metallurgical breakthrough. And each …

TuringSense scores $3 million to build fitness trackers smart enough to train athletes

TuringSense announced today that it’s closed a $3 million early funding round, an investment that brings the Bay area-based sports tracker startup’s total investment to $6 million. The company’s entering a crowded space, dominated by the likes Zepp, which has scored some high profile partnerships …

Hammerhead Karoo advanced GPS cycling computer finding its way to market w/ Android OS

We got a sneak peak at the upcoming Hammerhead Karoo at Sea Otter and it’s impressive. Based on the Android OS, it’ll be extremely feature rich, with …

Best Heart Rate Monitor: Wahoo Tickr X

All most ambitious runners and athletes know that even if you’re not headed to the Olympics or even venturing off your usual elliptical, a heart rate monitor stands as the easiest way to keep tabs on your physical performance. And, with its easy-to-use functional design and advanced tracking …

Cyclists may soon benefit from fighter pilot technology

Israeli company Elbit Systems developed a set of goggles that allows cyclists to track all of their metrics without taking their eyes off the road. …

Cleveland Browns get ready to WHOOP it up

Some lucky NFL Players were given the opportunity to check out WHOOP straps recently, at the NFL Players Association reps meeting. Ibraheim Campbell, the Cleveland Browns defensive back was so impressed by the gadget that he hasn’t stopped using it since then.<p>“I’ve seen my awareness of myself and …