This smart basketball from Wilson tracks your stats. Inside, there’s a Bluetooth radio, low-power processor, and three-axis accelerometer that uses algorithms to track your baskets and bricks. Unlike other smart basketballs, the X Connected ball never needs a recharge; its battery is good for 100K shots or about 2 years of heavy use.
It snowed already at Whistler. Colorado, too. Electric’s EGX goggles will come in handy when shredding all that El Niño pow this winter. The EGX has a frameless, cylindrical design providing an ultra-widescreen field of vision and Press-Seal technology makes swapping out lenses faster & easier than ever.
Misfit’s Speedo Shine is the world’s first activity tracker designed for swimmers. Inside the lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum case, motion-sensing algorithms track lap count and distance no matter what stroke you swim. It also works on land tracking walking, running, cycling, & sleep.
For the development of the King LTD Driver, Cobra Golf recruited engineers from The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). The driver’s SpacePort design features a16g Aerospace grade aluminum dual-purpose translucent weight that can be removed to show the driver’s internal technologies.
Bigger is better. The Great Big Bertha is the latest in the Bertha bloodline, an oversized adjustable driver that Callaway claims is their greatest combination of speed, forgiveness & distance. Next Gen R•MOTO Technology creates a thinner club face & faster ball speed. A 10G sliding weight makes custom adjustments easier than ever.
Last week it was a bike helmet with safety lights, this week, we found an even smarter brain bucket. The LIVALL Bling helmet features integrated safety lights, a bluetooth speaker, & windproof microphone for phone calls while you ride. When you flip over the bars into oncoming traffic, a built-in G-sensor sends out an SOS signal so help arrives hopefully in time.
You may not care about the tiny bit of weight the water bottle cage adds to your bike but the folks at Fabric do. That’s why they’ve developed this cage-free bike bottle. Plastic studs fitted into the cage holes in your frame hold the BPA-free 600ml bottle in place with integrated retainer clips. Weight: 1.5 grams. Available September 2015.
Iris Skateboards found yet another use for recycled skate decks. Their custom surfboards are covered with a thin veneer of the recycled wood. Inside, these boards feature a standard EPS foam core, which also uses recycled foam. Random patterns and color combos make each Iris Surfboard unique.
Instead of clipping & zip-tying lights onto your helmet for those cool night rides, the Lumos has a much cleaner & more aerodynamic solution. Brake lights, turn signals & headlights are integrated into this safety certified helmet. A remote handlebar control allows you to activate the blinkers & an accelerometer makes the brake lights automatic. Rechargeable battery, water resistant. Fully funded on Kickstarter.
This is smart for cycling: when Garmin’s Varia headlight is connected to one of the brand’s GPS devices, it factors rider speed into the way it throws light. The faster you go, the farther ahead it looks. Garmin also offers a Varia bundle that includes the smart headlight and equally nifty tail-light.