Sport Tech

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

Acer's Answer to the Fitbit Blaze Is Very Cheap

Lets be very clear here. This is not a smartwatch. It's a fitness tracker watch that runs a closed proprietary OS, though it syncs with both Android …

Wearable Tech

NFL players will soon be able to sell their own fitness data

The NFL Players Association has struck a landmark deal with wearable fitness tracker maker Whoop<p>A new deal between the NFL Players Association and …

Wearable Tech

NFL Players Strike a Deal to Sell Their Biometric Data

Quietly flying under the radar in the fitness wearables market is Whoop, a manufacturer of high-end wrist-worn straps that measure data 100 times per …

Wearable Tech

Creating a Beeline for cyclists

Meet Beeline – a new product that aims to put the fun and adventure back into urban cycling.<br>Available for pre-order, BeeLine is a handlebar-mounted …

Tech Trends

NFLPA reaches agreement to provide players with biometric monitors

Players can now sell their data as the NFLPA looks to advance player safety<p>The National Football League Players Association announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with WHOOP to deliver continuous biometric monitors to its members. Each NFL player will be delivered a wrist-worn device …

New Haven

NFL players grab a data equalizer in era of wearable technology - NFL Nation

Even at the dawn of the wearable technology era, NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins could see where it was all headed. There would come a day, Hawkins said, …

NFL

Boston-based WHOOP creates special edition straps in honor of David Ortiz

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>Five …

New England

Climate control for your clothing

Spanish startup Wendu have launched a new technology that aims to build smart clothing that adjusts temperature.Their latest launch is a washable …

Gear & Gadgets

How wearables are shaping performance sports | Wearable Tech

Some might say that it wearable technology originated in the sports arena – fitness bands and trackers were certainly the first wearable tech to gain …

Wearable Tech

Panasonic can read your heart rate by looking at your face

Being a sports professional means keeping calm in high-pressure situations, or at least pretending you are when actually freaking out. Spectators are typically none the wiser, but Panasonic will be giving viewers some additional insight into the mind of golfers competing at the Panasonic Open Golf …

Wearable Tech

New Vi Headphones Use Artificial Intelligence to Make You a Smarter Runner

These days, headphones for runners can track steps and heart rate. But a brand-new pair attempts to take that concept a stride further with a coach, …

Artificial Intelligence

Sports Tech Company Boltt Eyes Revenue Of Rs 170 Crore In 2 Years

Sports technology company Boltt marked their entry into India last year. In just eight months, the company is prepared to roll out their offerings in …

Smart gadgets for soccer (aka football)

It was the 88th minute of the final at the World Cup in 2014 and Germany and Argentina were locked in a scoreless draw. With time running out, …

Wearable Tech

GAME GOLF

Magic Leap just had some of its secrets spilled by Andre Iguodala

“I don’t know if I’m allowed to say…”<p>In an interview about his thoughts on the next big things in tech, Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala gushed on augmented reality and undoubtedly skated the lines of violating his Magic Leap NDA as he described his demo with the product, which he …

Augmented Reality

Sweat Is The New Blood: Why Sweat Analysis Is The Next-Gen of Wearable Diagnostics

<i>Editor’s Note: Dr. Sonia Sousa is CEO and Co-Founder of Kenzen, a startup that creates next-gen wearable diagnostics based on sweat analysis. Dr.</i> …

Digital Health

Polar’s new M460 GPS bike computer is for serious cyclists

The new Polar M460 GPS is an advanced bike computer that offers features for serious cyclists like power meter compatibility, power metrics, smart …

Japan recruits a robot volleyball player to help train its national team

The latest addition to Japan’s national volleyball team isn’t the most versatile player around, but it does provide an extremely safe pair of hands. Several pairs, in fact. That’s because, as reported by <i>New Scientist</i>, the Japanese Volleyball Association is now using a robot volleyball player to …

Robots

PIQ Robot: New Wearable Technology For Boxing Released

Everlast and PIQ are making the first wearable for core and fitness boxing available for purchase. PIQ ROBOT is ideal for anyone who consistently …

Wearable Tech

Pair this button with your iPhone for safety boost

Tech innovators have yet to create a device that activates a personal defense shield to ward off would-be attackers. But a small gadget called Revolar can discreetly alert the cavalry.<p>A smartphone in hand means you can make an immediate call for help, but some dangerous situations leave no time to …

iPhone

Swing Things: 7 Tech Tools to Improve Your Golf Game

The world of golf has evolved far beyond the $1.50 pimento cheese sandwich still served at the Masters Tournament year after year. These days, you …

Golf

Garmin’s new Forerunner 935 adds more advanced training features to the previous 735XT

Sensors and tracking software up to the hilt, but at $500 professionalism doesn’t come cheap<p>Garmin’s latest sport watch — the Forerunner 935 — looks to be the most advanced yet in its Forerunner series. It comes with GPS, a host of sensors (including heart rate, altimeter, and barometer), and …

Wearable Tech

What Wearable Tech Got Wrong (And How to Fix It)

<i>Note: This article was an assignment written by</i> IFA Paris MBA Global Fashion Media students <i>Florencia Irena, Ehryl Ann O’rourke and Vivien Gilow</i> - <i>edited by Professor and panelist Sissi Johnson.</i><p>Last January, <i>Who’s Next,</i> the leading international fashion trade show took place in Paris<i>.</i> Brands, …

Fashion

Game Changing High-Tech Yarn Heats Things Up For Athletes

When you think of the word balaclava, it does not really conjure up the words ‘fashionable’ and ‘stylish’ but researchers from Nottingham Trent …

Innovation

SoulCycle co-founders resign from the company to pursue new projects just a year after making $90 million EACH by selling fitness chain championed by the Beckhams and others to Equinox

• <b>Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler say they want to pursue new projects</b>• <b><br>Opened their first studio ten years ago after meeting at a members' club lunch in</b> …

[Update: GEOFIT] Gymtrack: A fitness tracking device for the gym

Bicycle Washing Machine Will Clean Your Clothes While You Exercise

Laundry workouts might soon be the new fitness trend, thanks to a new invention by a group of students at China’s Dalian National University. They’ve …

Exercise

Researcher Creates Necklace That Counts Calories By Listening to You Chew

A computer scientist from the University at Buffalo, New York, has come up with a unique way of keepting track of consumed calories. Instead of …

Offbeat News

Meet FORPHEUS, the World’s First Robot Table Tennis Tutor

An advanced robot developed by Japanese electronics company Omron has recently been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s first robot …