Top 5 wearables to improve your game

The Pan American Games are almost here! This month, we’ll all be tuning in to watch nearly 7,000 athletes put their years of training to the test in the world’s third largest international multi-sport competition. While you may not be participating in the Pan Am Games, we know you’re still a serious competitor and watching these world-class athletes can be tremendously motivating. Here are five ways you can amp up your game with the latest in mobile technology.

15_00482-EN01_02[3]With summer in full swing, perhaps you’ve been spending the majority of your time poolside. Why not dive in and work on your freestyle? The Misfit Shine will help you track your time in the water, motivating you to tackle more metres in the pool. Even better, the Misfit Shine is tiny, sleek, and stylish, meaning you won’t have to compromise your summer fashion while making a splash.

15_00482-EN01_03Ace! We’re pretty sure that’s what you’ll be saying after you start training with your new coach, Zepp Tennis. This revolutionary training system will track your shot type, power and spin using a sensor, racket mount, and mobile app. Having instant feedback sent to your mobile device will help you improve your performance on the court and prepare you for the toughest of matches. Watch out Pospisil!

15_00482-EN01_04Is your golf game up to par, or better yet, under par? Using Zepp Golf, you can replay and review your swing in 360° from any angle on your smartphone or tablet.  Not only that, but you can track your club head speed, swing plane, hand path, tempo, backswing position, and hip rotation. By the time the PGA rolls around in August, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the game.

15_00482-EN01_05Is there a better summer activity than hitting the batting cages with a few friends? Next time bring Zepp Baseball with you and your pals to mix things up. Just attach the sensor to your baseball (or softball) bat and it will wirelessly send performance metrics to your smartphone after every swing. Compare and share your data to make the day a little more interesting. Which of your friends deserves to be in the MLB? Game on.

15_00482-EN01_06If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to dust off those runners and hit the trails. As you gear up for your long distance run, the Fitbit can help you improve your performance. It’s a slim, stylish device that’s always with you, tracking your time, distance, and pace to help you stay on track. It also makes training fun by allowing you to set daily goals, earn badges and challenge your friends. Before you know it, you’ll qualify as an elite runner.

App-enabled wearable accessories allow us to use our smartphones to collect performance-based results and channel – and inspire – the athlete in all of us. Inspired by the Pan Am Games events in Toronto this month, we challenge you to get outside this summer and work on your own game. Challenge accepted?