Just because one may be a naturally gifted athlete doesn’t mean they don’t need a little help getting there. Raw talent can only go so far without the discipline and training necessary to hone it. So, it should come as no surprise that some of the world’s top athletes use a variety of wearables and fitness trackers, not to enhance their performance (that would be cheating, boy and girls), but to train, monitor their bodies and set fitness goals. Whether they’re out on the field, in a stadium, on the road, in the water or at the gym, here are the wearables that are helping some athletes take the gold.
When someone asks you to jump, you can finally tell them how high thanks to the Vert Wearable Jump Monitor. This device, which clips onto one’s clothing, provides analytics and data about jumping – specifically, how often you jump and how high off the ground you get. Perfect for high intensity sports like basketball or hurdle jumping, Vert Wearable Jump Monitor will incorporate all this data into an app to help make sure athletes don’t push themselves too hard when reaching for the sky.
It’s just as important for athletes to train and stretch their limits as it is for them to wind down and heal their bodies after a rigorous workout. That’s where LumiWave Infrared Light Therapy comes in. These wearable pods beam infrared light into a wearer’s body tissue, providing short-term muscle, pain and joint relief, as well as increasing one’s blood flow. After a hard day’s work, kicking back with some light therapy is very recommended.
You might be wondering why any athlete would need to wear a pair of smart glasses. Well, as it turns out, Solos smart glasses were built for athletes in mind – specifically cyclists. With a heads-up display that shows metrics including distance, pace, cadence and heart rate, cyclists can use this real-time data from Solos to see if they’re moving at their projected pace, and adjust their speed accordingly.