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Seattle

Coros LINX Cycling Helmet With Bone-Conduction Audio [Review]

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Cycling is more than just wearing awkwardly skin tight shorts, deep v-neck shirts, and super sweet 80s style sunglasses, it’s also about riding ridiculous long distances and exploring the world around you. Bad fashion aside, cycling is more than just a global sport and…

Sports

3 Sports Tech Startups Win NFL Funding to Address Safety Concerns

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

For years, the NFL has had to own up to accusations of unsafe play. With retired players developing the symptoms of CTE and the increased amount of injuries to current players, the future of football is constantly in flux. The NFL understands that safety is…

Sports

Phoenix

The PGA TOUR Is Attracting Millennials to Golf with Innovative Tech

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

The sounds of polite golf claps and gentle sighs have been replaced with the rumbling sound of over 600,000 cheering fans found at the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA TOUR. This event is like no other as it has an eco-friendly mission and considered one…

Trends

The 2016 Mobile Year in Review from Mobile Futures

By | Dec 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

It’s no secret that mobile has become the golden goose of the technology world. Everything from business practices and ecommerce transactions to video content and financial endeavors are taking place on these handheld devices and the startup world has taken notice. But with so…

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Will Change Sports Forever

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Augmented reality and virtual reality are always looking for new industries to take over. The technology behind AR and VR were initially developed for video gaming, but has since innovated many different fields with everything from seat placement to live stats. Professional sports is no…

Sports

Data: The Real Winner at the Olympics

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The Olympics are without a doubt the largest sporting event in the world. Between the dozens of sports, the thousands of athletes, and the millions of fans, this three-week athletic spectacle brings people together to cheer on their home nation on the grandest stage…

Sports

Wearables Are Making Sports About Skill Rather Than Money

By | Jul 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Professional sports have been all about money for a number of decades. Whether its the NBA putting advertisements on their jerseys or athletes signing with particular sponsors, there aren’t a lot of games you can watch that don’t have a sizable fund. But with the…

Sports

Digital Concessions Could Be the Next Innovation in Sports Tech

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

Sports and technology are bound to each other for life. With their mutually universal appeal and their consistent push towards innovation, these two lucrative businesses are a match made in heaven. One provides a global platform to test the other, while both enjoy the…

Sports

Tech in Sports Takes a Huge Leap with NFL Data Chips

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

In 2010, the FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa. I distinctly remember watching one particular game: England versus Germany in the round of 16. In the early stages of the game, Germany (a tournament favorite) had a one goal lead and was…

Sports

ESPN Innovates Sports Technology to Enhance, Not Distract

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Sports has always been a stomping ground for innovative technology, and ESPN is always leading the charge. Whether it be the NFL’s 1st & Ten line from the late 90’s or the recent K-Zone in the MLB, there has been a steady stream of new…

Ecosystems

Sydney

Australia Is the King of Wearable Sports Technology

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Sports has always been viewed as the purest form of competition, pitting people against each other in bouts of strength, speed, and wit. But as the competition has gotten more heated over the years, technology has played a roll in deciding who was the…

Sports

Nike Unveils Microclimate Chair for Fast Sports Recovery

By | May 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

The prototypical image of the “sports star recovering after a tough game” is the metal ice bath. Sports stars like Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Jake Arrieta have all been seen in these archaic recovery machines that appear to just be glorified backyard coolers with…

Trends

NFL Investing in New Technology for Preventing Concussions

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The National Football League (NFL) recently co-sponsored a research challenge that came up with some winning products in the form of a cushion made for artificial turf, a shock absorbing helmet, and a rubberized tether for slowing down the speed at which a head…

Product Launch

Hypersphere: Because Your Fitness Routine Needs a Vibrating Ball

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whenever the question involves a vibrating ball, the answer is yes. Always yes. We covered HYPERICE, one of the leading startups in athlete recovery and movement enhancement technology, a couple of months ago in a piece on sports technology. Now we’re talking about about…

Sports

Shenzhen

Tech Savvy Bikers Need Smart Helmets

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

On any given day of the year the bike lanes in my neighborhood are packed with people riding bicycles. To the untrained eye it might just seem like that’s something people do at the beach when in fact it’s something that everybody in the…

Sports

San Jose

Shaping the Future of AR Tech Through Snow Sports

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

One of the coolest parts about living in California is that we have places you can travel to that hit nearly all of the different climate zones: coastal, forest, desert, and mountain. It makes planning weekend trips super fun and easy, and it opens…

Sports

How the Best Professional Athletes Are Using Tech

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

For professional athletes or anyone who’s trying to reach the next level, it’s crucial that they have the tools to run faster down the field, jump higher than their opponent, or cross the finish line first. Trainers keep athletes on track, but they can…