Sports are generally challenging to both mind and body, and those who observe the craft deserve to have their exploits jotted down for reference or bragging rights. Whether you’re trying to set a new personal record or just recording progress milestones, you’re going to need the right gadgets.
Cyclists can check their performance with the Garmin Edge 520 bike computer. It reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time by using statistics provided from your heart rate and power. As a tracker for serious bikers, it comes with a colored display and a proprietary app for recording stats. Stay in tune with your position using its GPS/GLONASS satellite tracking support. If all that is still too simple for you, you can try the Garmin premium membership for in-ride challenges.
The Trace Tracker is a dedicated waterproof action sports tracker, designed more for snow or water sports such as skiing, surfing or kiteboarding. Its nine in-built sensors allows precision tracking down to the centimeter, and has an Auto GoPro Editing feature that makes it easy to overlay your sports data onto footage recorded using a GoPro camera. Data tracked by Trace includes the distance, ride time, maximum and average speed, calories burnt and other specific statistics tailored to the action sport of your choice. Uploading of data is done via a paired smartphone.
Who would’ve thought that there’d even be a wearable that can improve your swing and your short game? The TomTom Golfer offers far more than keeping score and advice on getting the perfect swing – it also comes with Greenview, which lets you check out your terrain before taking a shot. The wearable also warns the user of possible course hazards, and notifies the golfer with the current green distances. The wearable comes pre-loaded with over 40,000 golf courses. Pair it with TomTom’s proprietary app, and your little wrist caddie will stay current on any course updates and changes.
UNDER ARMOR SPEEDFORM GEMINI 2 RECORD-EQUIPPED
These Under Armor running shoes are technological marvels on their own, but the true running enthusiast would definitely want to take it further with their Under Armor SpeedForm Gemini 2 smart trainers. The shoe itself tracks and stores virtually every running metric, allowing you to run without your phone. The running shoes will also remind you to get a new pair when you clock 400 miles, and the battery life on these kicks outlast its shoe life. It comes with a UA MapMyRun app that comes with more than 70 million routes built-in.
The XMetrics Pro is a professional for-athletes version of the swimming tracker. In addition to lap time, lap count, stroke count and stroke rate found on the for-fitness version, this pro version also tracks breath count, distance per stroke, and gives you a stroke index to show how efficient of a swimmer you are. This tracker can help serious swimmers become faster and better. Feedback is given via its proprietary app, and you can share it with your friends or your swim coach.