Sports can be a great way to get in shape. Having a specific goal can be a great motivator. Physically, you need strength and endurance but in many cases, you also need good equipment.The following sporting tech gadgets will help you improve and monitor your fitness, speed and power and also let you know when a storm is coming.
Suunto Core – Suunto Core Crush is aimed at outdoor enthusiast who run the risk of getting lost in a mountain range and need to navigate their way out.The watch features an altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature gauge, storm alarms, a depth meter for snorkeling along with normal watch features like time and date.
Tangram Smart Rope – This rope is for those who like skipping but not counting very fast.The Smart Rope uses a strip of LEDs to display the number of skips you have completed as the rope turns, providing a heads up display for the user.The rope is also compatible with the Smart Gym app, which tracks your skipping statistics and provides feedback on various data points.
Zartek Waterproof MP3 – Swimming is a great workout, but doing laps with only the sound of water against your silicon cap is not very motivating.This is where waterproof MP3 players come in.The player has 4GB of memory, a 10 hour operating time, floats on water and connects to your PC via USB for charging and music transfers.
Fitbit Aria Smart Scale – If you are on a quest to lose weight or stay in shape, tracking your progress can serve as a powerful motivation tool.This scale measures your weight like a regular scale, but can also be used to track weight gains or losses, body fat percentage and body mass index.The scale transfers data via a Wi-Fi connection to fitbit.com or the Fitbit app, which allows up to eight users to view their collected data through a series of simple graphs.
Polar V800 Sports Watch – Polars V800 Multisport Watch is aimed at professional athletes looking to reach peak performance.The watch features GPS tracking, smart coaching features, fitness tests which evaluate maximum oxygen uptake, altitude, ascent, descent readings, a heart rate sensor, water resistance up to 30m and Polar flow app compatibility.The V800 also tracks your swimming performance with automatic detection of your style, distance, pace, strokes and rest times.