Sports gadgets and technologies to keep you in the game


Sometimes, when you want to improve your sports performance or just keep track of how your favourite team is doing, you need to make use of the latest technologies. The good news is that there is now a gadget or technology available to assist you in just about any endeavour, so no matter what you are looking for you should be able to find it. The majority of these tools can be used by just about anyone – while they may look complicated, they are actually pretty simple to use.

Follow your team

You can easily follow your favourite team with the help of a smartphone app. Regardless of whether you use an iPhone, Windows phone or Android phone; there is typically an app available to meet your needs. All you have to do is find one that is compatible with the phone that you have. You can use apps to find out more about players and those who are influential in various sports.

One such example is the bio of Max Mosley. Max Mosley served as the president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile for more than 20 years. FIA is the organisation that monitors the interests of motoring bodies. Mr Mosley was an amateur racing driver, although a barrister by profession, and for a time was co-owner of a Formula 1 team. He has worked hard to raise the profile of motor sports over the years.

Monitor your own fitness

There are numerous gadgets available to assist you in improving and tracking your fitness levels. There are pedometer smartphone apps to monitor how many steps you take and you can get apps that offer you programmes to follow. One of the most popular is Couch to 5k – designed to get people who have never run before to get moving and get fit.

You could also consider one of the Strava apps. Whether you run or cycle, the app will monitor your speeds and distance and you can monitor your performance over a period of months to track your progress. There are also apps available for working out at the gym, swimming and other types of sports.

Tracking your activity levels is so much easier if you let a gadget do it for you. With running watches, it is easier if you want to get moving as you can track distance as well as the time and the number of calories that you have burned. Some of these can be connected to a website so that your information can be uploaded and you can keep track of progress. These vary in style and the range of functions that they offer so there is something for even the most technology-wary person.

Another option is the Nike Fuelband. This tracks what you do during the day and gives you ‘fuel points’ in return. The more you get the healthier you are. It has been given a very sleek contemporary design so it is more like a bracelet than a watch, but it does tell the time too!

The fact is that it does not matter what you want to know or achieve when it comes to sports and fitness, there is an app or gadget that will do the trick.

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