Coolest Gadgets » Sports Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scosche unveils the Rhythm24 waterproof armband heart rate monitor Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:00:29 +0000

Scosche is a household name when it comes to rolling out different kinds of accessories for smartphones, mobile devices, and road warriors who are always on the move. This time around, their genius has reached new heights with the introduction of the Rhythm24, a waterproof armband heart rate monitor. This next generation device will continue from where the Rhythm+ left off in 2014. Arriving in an all-new look while accompanied by expanded features, there are variable activity modes that will help ensure accurate biometric measurements are always captured, stored and shared with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ devices including smart/sport watches, smartphones, tablets, and exercise equipment, among others.

What makes the Rhythm24 a whole lot better than its predecessor? For starters, it comes with a 24-hour battery life, accompanied by an IP68 sweatproof/waterproof rating, five changeable training/use zones/modes and two multi-modes (designed for biathletes and triathletes training and activities), an LED battery indicator and on-board data recording. This particular recording feature is very useful, since users can leave their mobile devices behind as they indulge in their respective fitness activities before uploading captured workout data at a later time.

Rhythm24 heart monitoring modes provide a slew of data capturing, starting with heart rate variability (HRV) mode. This mode will enable users to monitor the time between each heartbeat for increased stress and recovery tracking, while arriving with heart rate profiles for a wide range of activities. The more popular ones like swimming, running, and cycling are thrown into the mix, of course.

Using both green and yellow optical sensors, these deliver superior measurement across all skin tones. Not only that, it will integrate the latest advances in PerformTek sensor technology that measures heart rate non-stop in order to provide a highly accurate and consistent reading regardless of the exercise performed or physical environment one is in.

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G-Bike is the first carry-on style electric bicycle in the world Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:28 +0000 g-bikeWhen it comes to bicycles to get around for the urban commuter, there are many different kinds of models to choose from. Many of us would settle for a regular two-wheeler with a fair number of gears in order to help us tackle the trickier uphill segments along the route. However, regular sized bicycles are normally not allowed to be carried on board trains, making end-to-end connectivity a wee bit more challenging. Portable bicycles or foldable ones, on the other hand, do not really offer the same kind of “kick” as a regular sized bicycle. Enter GreenWheel’s G-Bike, the first carry-on style electric bicycle in the world.

The G-Bike will boast of a sturdy, secure frame with a trio of folding points at the back wheel, mid body, and base of the handlebar stem. This special design will enable the bike to neatly collapse down to its carrier form, where you can then bring it with you right behind like an obedient puppy, or a luggage carry-on.

As for its technical specifications, they are rather impressive. Boasting of a long lasting battery life of up to 55 miles in range (this will also vary depending on the steepness of the slopes involved, among others), we love the incorporation of puncture resistant tires that feature an integrated puncture guard in order to deliver all-terrain access. The 36V 250W motor is able to provide significant torque and speed to handle any kind of slope, while the battery can be removed to recharge, taking a mere 4 hours to do so. There is also a high quality LCD display that showcases important details such as speed, distance, and battery life remaining, while Shimano Nexus Gears delivers easy riding with the feel of a 3-speed bike.

Expect the G-Bike to retail for $1,799 apiece if you are interested in going green in style.

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InBody BAND 2 wearable body composition analyzer Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:00:28 +0000 inbody-band2Ever wondered whether your workout schedule actually has had a positive effect on your body? While weighing yourself and seeing your weight drop might be just one particular sign, it would be far better to have a dose of other metrics to be able to keep track of. The InBody BAND 2 is a wearable body composition analyzer that is now available for sale, where this all new fitness tracker will be able to measure percent body fat, fat mass, as well as muscle mass, not to mention keeping count of the number of steps that you have taken for that particular day while monitoring your heart rate.

With the functionalities of body composition analysis and a fitness tracker being fused into a solitary device, the InBody BAND 2 can be said to be the total and complete package if you would like to maximize your workout sessions. What makes the InBody BAND 2 special compared to the other devices would be the ability to measure percent body fat, fat mass and muscle mass, providing you with positive markers of your health’s improvement. Not only that, the InBody BAND 2 will also be able to track steps and monitor activity time.

After all, it is far more encouraging to see fat mass decrease while one’s muscle mass increase, as opposed to just seeing one’s weight drop. Such changes will go a long way in helping keep someone on track to achieve a better quality of health. Other features found on the InBody BAND 2 include EZ Training that will automatically track workouts through a selection of 12 exercises (shoulder press, bench press, kettlebell swing, crunch, plank, deadlift, squat, lunge, wall sit, jumping jack, burpee and hip bridge), sleep monitoring, and heart rate monitoring via ECG technology. Any takers for this fitness wearable?

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LumaGlo’s CrossBelt is a wearable illumination device Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:00:40 +0000 lumagloLumaGlo knows that some people like to work out in the evening or early in the morning, before the sun sets or rises. After all, that might be the only time slot that is available for them to be able to get some exercise into their busy schedules. However, running in dark or low light conditions does have its dangers — you are definitely far more difficult to spot, especially when you pound the pavement. It is always good to wear a safety vest or carry some form of illumination with you. This is where LumaGlo’s CrossBelt comes in handy.

The LumaGlo CrossBelt is a next generation wearable illumination device that comes with bright, multi-colored LEDs that will be able to provide runners, cyclists, walkers, and outdoor enthusiasts with unparalleled nighttime safety

This brand new solution delivers 360° wearable illumination for the ultimate in low- or no-light visibility. It is already available as a pre-order on Kickstarter, where you wear it as a belt or a sash. It does far more than offer front and back lighting, as the wearer can be visible from all angles. This will greatly increase your chance of being spotted. The LEDs will function in eight distinct patterns, hence delivering intense illumination which will help distinguish the wearer from background lights. Just in case there an emergency situation, there is a bright red strobe setting which can be activated to attract the attention of those nearby.

A patent-pending automatic brake light feature is also part of the deal, where the built-in accelerometer will be able to alert others when the wearer stops as it automatically causes the LEDs to switch to a strobing bright red pattern. Whenever you start to move again, the LEDs will return to normal illumination.

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Ahead ensures your helmet gains some smarts Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:00:15 +0000 aheadGetting around on a bicycle is great — not only do you get to enjoy a whole lot of exercise along the way, you will also help reduce the amount of carbon footprint left behind in the world. Wearing a helmet can be said to be compulsory in developed countries when you cycle on the road, so why not transform your helmet into something smart? Ahead is the smallest device in the world which is able to transform your helmet into a smart one, thanks to the technology packed within that hails from Analogue Plus. You end up with the full power of a smartphone, right smack in your helmet.

Ahead is so easy to install, all that you need to do is to snap it onto any helmet, where it will instantly offer your helmet some much needed smarts. It will pair with your device, allowing you to listen to music, talk on the phone, obtain directions so that you know where to turn at the next intersection, have a chat with Siri, and perform a slew of other functionalities with your smartphone while your ears remain free from any uncomfortable headphones, and your hands are able to concentrate on both handlebars of the bicycle without being distracted.

Tipping the scales at a mere 65 grams, Ahead can be snapped securely onto any helmet, thanks to the three included slide brackets. There is no need for any kind of tools, and you are able to transfer Ahead from one helmet to another when you purchase a new one. How does Ahead work? It will rely on an oscillator that will be able to pass sound directly into your helmet. This will function on any kind of helmet, be it open or closed, padded or thin. It might sound familiar to those who have used bone conduction headphones before, as the principle is the same, as it passes vibrations into your helmet. The Kickstarter Early bird prices for Ahead start at just $79, so what are you waiting for?

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The Knog Oi Bicycle Bell politely moves pedestrians from your path Mon, 29 May 2017 19:30:39 +0000 Kong Oi Bicycle Bell

Once you add riding a bike to your daily routine, you start to realize what accessories you would benefit from. If you live out in the country with limited street lighting, then adding visibility will be your priority. If you’re in a bigger city, visibility will be equally important, but navigating your way through hoards of pedestrians will be another aspect to worry about.

If you want to politely get people to move out of your way without blasting an air horn, the Kong Oi Bicycle Bell could move them of their own accord. This is a small circle that you can fit on any type of bicycle bar, and you only need to pull back the tab and release it to get a clear bell sound. It’s not anything like the obnoxious bike bells you’ve heard in the past, and take on more of a wind chime approach, sounding pleasant, light, but crisp.

This comes in large and small, fitting 22.2mm bars or 23.8-31.8mm bars. The size will affect the price, which is in a range of $12.99-$27.99, and it comes in black, brass, copper, and silver. These are made of stainless steel, high tensile springs, aircraft grade aluminum ringers, a reinforced nylon mount, and are sure to make anything who hears them move out of the way.

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iMCO Technology reveals CoBand K4 fitness tracker Sun, 28 May 2017 23:30:07 +0000 cobandk4Fitness trackers are pretty nifty things to have around your wrist. After all, it is a constant reminder to you that you ought to get moving more as opposed to lazing on the couch, snacking on some chips and gulping down copious amounts of Coke. While a smartphone might have an app that is able to provide a general idea on how many steps you’ve taken, there is nothing quite like a dedicated fitness tracker to get the job done. CoWatch manufacturer, iMCO Technology, knows this, which is why they have announced the CoBand K4, a fitness tracker that will get the job done without breaking the bank.

iMCO Technology happens to be the maker of the world’s 1st Alexa smartwatch, and the CoBand K4 is a fine addition to their portfolio of devices. Costing a fraction of brand name prices, the CoBand K4 will not skimp when it comes to quality and features. The asking price of $32.95 is certainly an eyebrow raiser, and when you take into consideration how it is now on sale at just $19.95, this is definitely something to mull over. At this price point, just what kind of hardware features will the user be able to expect?

It will obviously be able to keep track of all your fitness movements, such as number of steps taken, distance walked/run, and calories expended. In terms of health tracking, expect it to keep track of your heart rate, while being able to measure the quality of sleep that you are getting each day. Obviously, this means wearing it even at night while you snooze away. The large OLED screen is nifty in reading scrolling text messages, where you can choose to have it showcase information in either a horizontal or vertical display. When connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth (through its freeiOS and Android apps), it is able to receive a range of phone notifications. Turning on the display is as simple as raising your arm, and with IP65 water resistance rating and a 5 day battery life on a single charge, certainly the CoBand K4 has more than meets the eye.

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Polar A370 fitness tracker aids in your fitness and sleep as well Fri, 26 May 2017 19:00:32 +0000 polar-a370Polar, a leading company when it comes to wearable sports and fitness technology for more than four decades, has just announced the brand new Polar A370, which is a fitness tracker that comes complete with Polar 24/7 continuous wrist-based heart rate and advanced Polar Sleep Plus analytics. In other words, this is a fitness tracker that is quite unlike any other as it merges daily activity goal alongside Polar Sleep Plus. This would enable the Polar A370 to deliver a complete picture of the user’s fitness, which will be based on the intersection of activity, rest and recovery.

Of course, what is the whole point of having something that is nice to look at when it does not look good at all? With the Polar A370’s sophisticated and premium design, it will not only be waterproof in nature, but it also has a vibrant glass lens color touch display as well as vibrating notifications. This is certainly above and beyond what a regular fitness tracker comes with. Not only that, it increases the level of personalization since it sports lightweight, interchangeable band colors so that users will be able to customize the A370 according to their style preference.

Interested parties in the Polar A370 can place a pre-order for it for $179 or €199 apiece, depending on the region, and shipping is set to begin this June. With its ability to offer continuous wrist-based heart rate that automatically measures one’s heart rate during rest and physical activity, it is also smart enough to figure out the time when users move their wrists in times of higher activity levels. At higher intensities, it will be triggered by a 3D accelerometer. All of the collected data will be used to provide immediate guidance toward reaching activity goals, while you will also benefit from a more detailed daily overview and insightful fitness guidance that can be found via the Polar Flow App.

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The Kucho Air-Conditioned Cooling Pack – keep your cool in school Wed, 17 May 2017 18:30:14 +0000 Air Conditioned Backpack

When you have to walk a mile or two to get to class, a backpack with a few books in it becomes a heavy burden that digs into your shoulders after the first few minutes of your journey. When the summer sun is in full effect, you also get to experience the joys of a tremendous amount of back sweat, making your bag a soggy mess the rest of the day. You can only cut down so many layers  of clothing to cool off before you might be charged with indecent exposure.

While you don’t want to strap ice packs to your bag or limbs  since you’d still have the issues of being wet and heavily encumbered, this Kucho Air-Conditioned Backpack Cooling Pack can help. This goes in between your bag and back, blowing cool air on you in multiple directions so you can stay at a more comfortable temperature. It won’t completely cool you off during a grueling walk in the sun, but it will make the experience mildly more tolerable.

This runs off of 4 AA batteries, and has low and high settings for the fan. If you keep it on high, the batteries should last you for 8.5 hours, while being kept on low they will hold out for 44 hours. It’s ideal for outdoorsy types who like being out in the sun, but if they don’t have problems overheating, they may not be willing to cough up $150 for something that isn’t a cure-all.

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Polar reveals the new Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:00:09 +0000 polar-m460When it comes to gadgets that are able to help you out in terms of fitness, you would not go too far wrong with Polar and its collection of devices. From running computers to heart rate monitoring, Polar had always managed to deliver top notch performance in ensuring that you are able to measure and compute all of your physical movement without missing a beat. Their latest device that is all set to hit the market? The Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer, where this bad boy will feature Advanced Power Meter Compatibility alongside Smart Coaching capability.

The Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer is special as it sports a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture that is accompanied by an improved button grip. This particular bike computer will boast of integrated GPS, extra power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, not to mention Strava Live Segments. It is a potent combination that makes it the ideal training tool for cyclists who intend to achieve their fitness goals. It does not matter whether you are a seasoned cyclist or one who has just taken up the sport as a hobby, the Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer will still have something to offer for everyone.

With an asking price of $79.90, the Polar M460 will boast of a two-month Strava Premium membership to boot. What is interesting about this particular device is its compatibility with an extensive list of third party power meters as well as advanced cycling power metrics. Some of these include the Training Peaks’ Normalized Power, Intensity Factor and Training Stress Score, which will boost training efficiency. The Polar M460 also ensures that cyclists remain connected thanks to smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, calendar alerts and social media updates. Best of all is, it is IPX7 rating water resistant to handle any foul weather with aplomb while you are out.

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