Sports gear that will make you want to work out
No gadget can transform you from a Netflix Olympian into a world-class athlete. In fact, it takes lots of motivation to get moving. But choosing the right gear can definitely help you achieve your personal best.
- According to the US Bureau of Statistics, more people than ever are getting involved in sports. Interestingly, those living in western states are more likely to be active.
- Staying fit and active has so many benefits including better overall health and energy levels. But it can also put you in a better mood and improve your memory.
- While many sports are popular, mass participation events are showing the fastest growth which is due to the sense of community.
- Being great at sports can give you more than local fame. Soccer star Christiano Ronaldo took home $93 million in 2017.
In any athletic endeavor, gear has a vital role to play. In some sports, such as cycling or golf, it’s obvious how top-class equipment might improve your game. But the gear you choose can also have other valuable benefits such as helping you stay hydrated or improving your technique.
No matter whether you’re a first-time athlete or going for gold, we want you to achieve peak performance. In search of those marginal gains, we have scouted high and low for the very best sports gear currently available.
On the run
Running is probably the easiest entry point into sports, although your lungs might disagree. These gadgets should help you pound the sidewalk and improve your fitness:
The special cushioning inside these running shoes makes you feel like you’re running in zero gravity. As a result, you maintain better energy through each stride. In addition, the HOVR shoes record key data about your run so you can review and improve.
Running with keys and your phone in your pockets is always uncomfortable. But with FITLY on your back, you can carry all these small items without the fuss. The super-slim backpack sits flat against your back, meaning it won’t slam down on your shoulders with each step so you can focus on your workout.
Many of us only get the chance to run after work, long after the sun has set. This lightweight and breathable jacket makes you visible from 450 feet away even after dark, thanks to built-in LED light strips.
No gadget can transform you from a Netflix Olympian into a world-class athlete. But choosing the right gear can definitely help you achieve your personal best.Click to tweet
Of course, you may find running a little boring after a while. These gadgets will help you cycle and surf your way to peak fitness:
Most fitness trackers only work for running and cycling. But Trace lets you record every wave you ride and every piste you ski down. The device then estimates how many calories you’ve burned through so you can make the most of your runs.
On long cycle rides, keeping your energy levels up can be a real problem. FoodCell solves this issue by storing food gels under the saddle. The design ensures you don’t suffer energy-sapping drag.
Improve your technique
In many sports, technique makes all the difference. Here are a couple of gadgets that will act as your coach:
This remarkable device can record bat speed, hand speed, elevation, attack angle, and more. The sensor also delivers useful coaching tips via the companion app, helping you hit more walk-off homers.
If you’re still struggling to ollie, SkaterTrainer could make all the difference. The kit stops your wheels from rolling out of control, meaning you can concentrate on nailing the static jump before applying your skills to moving parts.
In the gym
Many people head to the gym for their sporting fix. Whether you love lifting or just want to try a little yoga, these gadgets will improve your visit:
If you’re going to the gym, you need a gym bag. This premium offering from hardgraft should hold all your sports gear and last a lifetime. Inside, you have three compartments for keeping things organized.
These waterproof buds will deliver the perfect soundtrack for any workout. They offer 60 hours of playback with the supplied case, and there are no wires to cramp your style.
Can’t make it to the gym? The MARKKO CORE lets you train your back and stomach wherever you go. This weighted device offers several different workouts, and it’s small enough to take anywhere.
Sports gear for everyone
We love health and fitness here at Gadget Flow, but it wasn’t easy picking just a few to fill our favorite sports gadgets list. If you’re looking to upgrade your gear or even your bag, think carefully — what will actually improve your performance? If you need some inspiration, take a look around our Sport Accessories section.
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