Put Some Tech On Your Workout!
the latest gadgets to help you work out smarter and better?
With the SEA Games happening in Singapore very soon, it is
apt to see how technology has made sports a lot more fun and effective than it
was before all these. Now, you can have smart basketballs that teach you how to
improve your skills, and even a sock that tells you that the way you are
running is damaging to your feet.
When wearing these socks, you will not suffer from anymore
knee or feet pain due to the wrong way of running. These socks are infused with
comfortable, textile pressure sensors that, when connected to an app on your
phone, will tell you whether you are striking the ground with your heel or the
ball of your foot. This will help you assess whether you are running correctly,
and prevent you from getting hurt.
Have you always wanted a personal yoga trainer whenever you
felt like it, but just could not afford it or think it is feasible? Enter the
Smart Mat. It observes you by detecting your posture and movements through
sensors so that you will know when you get out of position. But first, you will
have to let the Smart Mat learn your body and calibrate according to it, by
gathering data about your body, personal limitations and Yoga abilities. This
will continue to evolve as you use the Smart Mat more often, so it becomes like
a personalised yoga teacher. As usual, this works with an attached smartphone
app, so all the data is in your phone.
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot the hoops like Michael
Jordan? Now you can, with a basketball which is, smart. It looks like every
regular basketball, no wires or funny buttons lying around. It can measure the
regulation size, weight and spin and provide instant feedback on every shot and
dribble. All these is channelled into the app, which you can interact with and
observe your playing to improve. The app is in itself quite amazing, with
features like shooting arc, dribble intensity and speed, shot release speed and
shot backspin. If you do not play basketball, these terms might be confusing
for you, but you can quickly learn to be much better using both the smart
basketball and its app.
Challenge your friends to see how can jump the most times in
a minute, with this smart jumping rope. It becomes a fun game, which is also
fat burning as well. The jumping rope analyses your workouts so it can
personalise according to what you need, according to your movements. You can
also share your best jumping results, and proudly show your achievements on
social media. This smart jumping rope gives you no excuse to skip your daily
Chan Shu Hui / June 4, 2015 4:55PM GMT+8
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