Skip to main content

Artificial intelligence will make your sports wearables — and you — even better

PIQ + Mobitee Bundle
Image used with permission by copyright holder
By bringing artificial intelligence to its wearable tech, PIQ is looking to improve on its design. Whether you are playing golf, tennis, skiing, or kiteboarding, this new technology will help you get better in any sport

Until now, sports wearables have largely boiled down to high-tech sensors recording basic data. With the addition of GAIA Intelligence, the company will be able to make the PIQ Robot that much better at improving your performance.

Both the PIQ Robot and GAIA Intelligence give coaches and athletes the ability to analyze every movement during a game or match. This data can then be compared with any previous performances as well as with a community’s performance overall. The system will highlight key improvements to focus on for success.

The French startup has one of the most powerful wearable sensors on the market. The PIQ Robot captures and analyzes more than thousands of data points to measure speed, strength, and precision.

To better understand and analyze sports movements, GAIA was developed. Using various motion-capture algorithms, the software is able to break down body movement related to a specific sport. GAIA will continue to learn from your movement each time you use the PIQ Robot. To give the artificial intelligence a head start, GAIA has been analyzing millions of movements from thousands of other athletes.

“With GAIA and the Winning Factors, sports wearables enter a new paradigm,”CEO Cédric Mangaud said in a statement. “Our technology enables athletes, not only to measure their performance but also to benefit from personalized advice and get closer to victory. Our goal is now to integrate this technology in sports devices to offer athletes a fully integrated experience.”

If you already own a PIQ Robot, don’t worry about ordering a new one. A free software update will bring GAIA to all current users. PIQ wants to make sure that everyone has the ability to improve their performance.

Editors' Recommendations

Garrett Hulfish
Garrett is the kind of guy who tells you about all the tech you haven't heard of yet. He also knows too much about other…
Best grill deals: Summer savings on gas, charcoal, and pellet grills
People grilling outside.

Warm weather is here, and so is grilling season. Now is as good a time as any to set out in search of one of the best outdoor grills, and it’s never a bad time to keep an eye out for a discount on one as well. Whether you’re a grilling beginner ready for some burgers with the family or a seasoned pro looking to host summer gatherings around one of the best smart grills and smokers, we’ve tracked down all of the details you need to land a deal on a grill that’s right for your needs. Read onward for more details.
Everdure CUBE charcoal grill — $150, was $199

The Everdure CUBE charcoal grill is a unique little grill that can truly go almost anywhere with you. It’s lightweight and only 17-inches long, yet still can handle almost any grilling challenge a griller on the go could hope to throw at it. It has a built-in heat protection shield and chrome handles that remain cool while cooking, and the removable charcoal tray offers easy cleanup when you’re finished at the campground or on the beach. Wherever you intend to do some grilling this summer, the Everdure CUBE charcoal grill is a great option as a copilot.

Read more
Speed up your daily commute with these e-bike deals
ENGWE EP-2 Pro e-bike right side shot next to an unmowed field.

The best electric bikes have come a long way in recent years and we don't just mean in terms of the miles you travel. With technology changing quickly, there are also an increasing number of electric bike deals around and we've picked out some of the very best. Electric bikes are a great way of getting around more easily and without necessarily needing to use as much stamina as a regular bike. Below, you'll find fantastic e-bike bike deals from many different retailers. There'll be something for every need here. Let's take a look at them.
Jasion EB5 Electric Bike -- $430, was $750

With a 350w brushless motor, the Jasion EB5 Electric Bike can achieve a top speed of 20 MPH with a range of up to 25-40 miles per charge. It has four working modes with a PAS mode where the motor assists with a moderate amount of power as you pedal, along with a Pure Electric Mode, a Pedal Mode, and a Booster Mode where the bike assist on hills and anywhere else you might be struggling. 26-inch puncture-resistant tires provide excellent durability while there's a high-strength front fork suspension, Shimano 7-speed gears, dual lights, and an LCD display. The latter offers controls for adjustable backlight brightness with one of five levels, along with mode controls.

Read more
Jackery graduates from pioneer to sustainable master with latest launch
Jackery 2000 Plus used outdoors while camping

This content was produced in partnership with Jackery.
In 2012, at a critical time when sustainability efforts were ramping up everywhere, Jackery was born. The prevailing vision behind its creation was to provide accessible green energy to everyone. Years later, in 2016, Jackery launched the world's first outdoor-friendly portable power stations, and soon after, introduced the world's first portable solar panels. They would change many lives for the better but also transform an entire market that's now dedicated to green, sustainable energy solutions. Today, over 11 years later, Jackery is still going strong, and getting ready to launch one of its most advanced products to date, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus.

Ideal for outdoor applications, portability, and emergency backup usage, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus delivers some incredible features that honor Jackery's original mission -- "to make green energy accessible anytime and anywhere". More importantly, it offers safe and reliable power independence for all, thanks to a combined software and hardware defense system, which we'll explore in more detail below, and industry-leading fast-charge technology to get you working, playing, or back in the game as quickly as possible.
Learn More
Advanced technology for a better anywhere experience

Read more