If you’re a sports fan, there’s a gadget out there for you. In fact, there’s at least five gadgets worth your time if you’re a true sports fanatic. So, whether you’re reading while trotting along on your treadmill or enjoying timeout in your favorite armchair, let’s find out the five must-see gadgets for you.
Cat S41 Smartphone
The smartphone of champions; the Cat S41 is a rugged Android device for the sports man or woman who has to live life on the edge but still have their phone in their pocket. Couple this with NBA Live Mobile, Virtua Tennis Challenge and your favorite sportsbook app and you have the ultimate sports fan’s smartphone that’s ready to tackle a cliff face, swim in the ocean, or get into the ring for a sparring session.
Virtual Speed Baseball
If you want to see how you compare to Aroldis Chapman then Amazon sell a realistic, leather-clad baseball with built-in speed tracker that’ll give you a good indication how close you are to the major leagues. Elsewhere, a Kickstarter campaign helped develop a rival device that pairs with your smartphone to give you a readout of throwing velocity.
For the couch fan, there’s nothing quite like a good virtual assistant. If you’re on the east but you don’t want to miss the big game on the west, your virtual assistant – like an Amazon Echo – can be used as an alarm so you don’t miss the first pitch or kick-off. Ask it for the team line-ups, go to the radio broadcast, or see if the weather is going to cause a rain delay. An Echo device is the perfect must-have for the sports fan who just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa.
Bioband Smartwatch and Sleep Tracker
A smart, trendily designed smartwatch with sleep tracker will help boost your fitness and monitor your health, giving insight into sleep patterns to help you better plan exercise, diet and things like your work-life balance. It’ll record your sleep patterns, has a built-in pedometer to measure your steps and distances walked, and can assist calorie management.
Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports headphones
Don’t lose out on your music fix because of your active lifestyle with the Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports headphones. Working out is always more fun with your favorite tunes setting the stage. These headphones come with a comfortable neckband to help secure the earpieces in place while you are, for example, running or cycling. In-line music controls make it easy to navigate your playlists while a built-in microphone makes taking a phone call a doddle.
From the gardener to the kindergarten teacher, and the taxi driver to the sports fan, there’s a gadget for everyone to make life a little easier. Whether you prefer your sport sitting on the couch in front of the TV or donning Lycra and getting hot and sweaty, these apps might just be your ticket to the fast lane of 2019 living.