The world of tech and sports are rapidly becoming one and the same. Whether it’s Google Glass during Wimbledon, Intel’s sponsorship of the Rio Olympics, or Nike’s release of self-lacing shoes, it’s undeniable that big tech companies are increasingly making use of their innovative technologies for competitive sports.
In this sports blog post we’ll explore some of the best products in this field from recent years. The products we will show you today are designed to help sportsmen and sportswomen improve their performance. With technology being used everywhere, and more often than not on products of little relevance to people who actually go to the gym, it’s time for tech products in sports to get a switch-on.
An evolving field
Like many fields in which big tech is involved, there is an ever-evolving technology landscape when it comes to sports. Products that were revolutionary when they first came out are now dated; indeed, there will probably be no more such products in the future.
However, many products that are doing well in this field are being constantly upgraded and updated to ensure they remain on top of the game. This makes it difficult for tech companies to predict what will be the next big thing in sports, but that’s exactly what we’ll do today.
From virtual reality to smart clothing, here are a few of the best tech products in sports that have been developed over the past few years.
1) Google Daydream View VR Headset
The first one on our list is a Virtual Reality headset by Google. As you’ve probably guessed from its name, it allows people to experience Virtual Reality using their mobile phones and tablets.
When it was announced at Google I/O 2016, people completely lost their minds. It was not surprising, though. With its ultra-wide field of view and its comfortable fit, Google Daydream View VR Headset offers an immersive experience which is completely different from any mobile phone VR headset that has come before it.
This is because the device’s screen is mounted in a position that is actually in front of the eyes rather than above them. This makes for a much more comfortable and even more immersive experience. People who have been experiencing virtual reality on smartphones may find it difficult to adjust to this new form of virtual reality .
The headset can be used without having to own a mobile phone. In fact, what you need are a Google Pixel or a Samsung Galaxy S8. Both these phones have Daydream-ready phones. Once you get them, you’ll have to wait for the right content.
The VR headset’s remote controller is actually a gamepad that provides a natural motion and realistic experience, and it will also feature motion sensors to allow mobile phones to take advantage of the controller-based functionality.
This is the headset’s biggest selling point: it ties in the remote control with mobile phone headsets to enable more creative gaming experiences on smartphones – something which has never been done before! If we had to choose one USP for this particular product, it would be that.
2) Apple Watch Series 3
Apple announced the release of its new smartwatch on September 7, 2016. It is now called the Apple Watch Series 3. It comes with a faster processor, larger battery and more sensors that measure your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram (ECG) and accelerometer and gyroscope data from the wearer’s body.
It no longer needs to be worn on one’s wrist; it can also be clipped to a belt or attached to a backpack or purse strap to be worn as an activity tracker – which means it can measure all kinds of things while you’re running or cycling without actually having to wear it on your wrist! And that’s not all. It also has GPS, cellular connectivity and a digital crown for scrolling through menus and messages.
What makes this smartwatch so special is its other features such as the ability to measure a person’s heart rate as well as track a person’s activity throughout the day. The Apple Watch Series 3 has all these functions, but also adds the ability to track a wide range of sports activities.
It is available in four main models: 38 mm, 42 mm, 44 mm and 46 mm. The difference between them is in their case thicknesses. Hence you can choose the perfect size for yourself or your child by going for Apple Watch Series 3 which comes in 38 mm or 42mm sizes. The 44 mm model is big enough to fit many wrist sizes.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is the ultimate sports watch that you can buy, and it comes with all the features one would want and expects of a sports watch, including GPS tracking. It’s very accurate too.
3) Reebok ZPump Fusion ZPump 2.0 Pump Shoes
Reebok’s ZPump fusion shoes have a lot of detail to them, but one thing – their pump feature stands above the rest as the standout element of this product. Pump shoes inflate or deflate with the press of a button on the shoe.
These shoes are aimed at athletes, people who enjoy working out at home or even just people who love wearing comfortable shoes on a daily basis. They are stylish and provide great support for the person wearing them, but they’re also versatile and can be worn for walking around, jogging or running. Their pump feature comes in really handy when you want to quickly pump up your feet for any activity.
The Reebok ZPump Fusion ZPump 2.0 Pump Shoes are sneakers that have been designed specifically for fitness enthusiasts as well as people looking for a good set of running shoes.
These sneakers have been designed with a supportive collar around the ankle, and the collar’s design helps provide additional support for the wearer. The shoe also has a rubber sole which is covered by a high-quality material called FantomFit. This material provides soothing support to the wearer’s foot, while the inside of the shoe features a mesh that allows air to pass through. This airflow technology results in a feeling of cool on your feet even when they’re hot!
The Reebok ZPump Fusion ZPump 2.0 Pump Shoes are great for people who want to invest in a good walking sneaker but don’t like performance shoes such as basketball shoes or outdoor boots because they’re uncomfortable or impractical for your everyday life.
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