Jaybird Freedom Earbuds
It’s hard to do a zillion burpees without listening to the theme from “Rocky” – or any pump-up music. With the Jaybird Freedom 2 earbuds, you’ll be amped and not even notice the speakers in your ears. Designed by runners, the tips and wiring of these earbuds are designed to stay in no matter how active you get. Wireless, these headphones are compatible with Apple and Android devices alike. The headphones stay in your ear with its unique “earfin” tips. The Freedom 2 earbuds have intuitive controls to change songs, speak on the phone or adjust volume. It even has a “share me” feature that allows you to send music to other Freedom 2 earbud users.
Jaybird offers a variety of sport earbuds, including the Freedom 2 in white and gold or carbon for $149.99 on jaybirdsport.com.
Quell is here to diminish the usage of medication by creating a pain-relief wearable, an in-home physical therapy aide. Electrodes incased in an arm or leg band straps onto your affected area and gives a tingling sensation, which affects your sensory nerves and carry neural pulses to the brain. Quell also pairs with a phone app, which tracks your therapy sessions.
The Quell starter kit is available for $249 on quellrelief.com.
Coros LINX Smart Helmet
Driving while on your phone is dangerous and so is cycling while on your phone. The LINX smart cycling helmet is an upgrade from bike phone mounts and pesky headphone wires by having speakers embedded into the helmet and connected to your phone via Bluetooth. The wind-resistant microphone attached to the chin strap allows for hands-free, effective communication. If you’re involved in a collision, the helmet will send out an SOS signal to your loved one if you become unconscious.
The LINX helmet is available in four colors for $199 on www.coros.com.
Garmin Forerunner 935
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is the smartwatch market for athletes. It’s got a heart rate monitor like many smartwatches out there, but it also measures if you’re overexerting yourself or undertraining. The battery life is impeccable; according to Garmin, you could leave it charging for a day and use it for two weeks in watch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode. This watch is great for triathletes and runners alike because it captures your running dynamics and other rich data.
You can buy the Garmin Forerunner 935 at buy.garmin.com for $499.
Zepp is a line of wearables to improve your sport performance that you don’t wear, but your tennis racket, golf club, softball or baseball bat wears. For instance, the Zepp tennis racket sensor it can pinpoint your sweet spot and how many times you’re able to hit it as Zepp pairs with your smartphone and records data. Made with athletes in mind, Zepp also features tools for coaches, too.
Zepp’s products range from $99 to $199 for different sport kits and even offer team kits. You can buy them on zepp.com/shop. ￼