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Take to the streets with Gazelle’s CityZen ebike for urban commuters

The new Gazelle CityZen T10 ebike was designed and built from the ground up to be a commuter bicycle. It features a 500 watt-hour battery and a Bosch electric drive system, which when paired together can achieve speeds of up to 28 mph and a range of over 85 miles, making it a good option for city dwellers.
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Triwa’s latest watch is made from the parts of illegal firearms

Swedish watchmaker Triwa is teaming up with Humanium Metal to introduce a watch that will be the first ever made from the parts of deconstructed illegal firearms. The classic-looking timepiece is available on Kickstarter and sales of the watch will actually be donated to organizations that rebuild conflict zones around the world.
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Is the Australian bee the key to better outdoor gear?

Biotech startup Humble Bee has made it its mission to eliminate toxic plastics and other materials by using products that are made from naturally occurring materials that are produced in ways that create a "bioplastic" that is stronger, more durable, and water-resistant thanks to methods used by Australian bees.
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The JackRabbit ebike/scooter hybrid is unlike anything else on the road

The JackRabbit is an ebike/scooter hybrid designed for urban commuters. Lightweight and easy to transport, it features an electric motor capable of speeds of up to 18 mph and a range of up to 13 miles on a single charge. The bike weights just 20 pounds but can handle riders up to 240 pounds.
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The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds rockin’ tunes to your favorite workout

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is an upgraded fitness watch that adds the ability to store up to 500 songs onboard the fitness-focused watch. this addition makes it an all-in-one solution for runners and cyclists who want to listen to their tunes while working out -- without having to carry a smartphone.
HPC Scout eBike

The versatile HPC Scout is a beast on the road and on the trail

The HPC Scout is a workhorse ebike built for commuting and off-road use. It features three power settings and an optional 2,000-watt motor capable of producing speeds of up to 40 mph on trails, with a range of up to 42 miles with an optional 842 watt-hour battery, all starting at $3,995.
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NordicTrack’s new RW900 rowing machine is a high-tech wonder

NordicTrack's new RW900 smart rowing machine is a high tech fitness device built to get users in better shape. It features a built-in 22-inch screen that provides real-time data on workout statistics, and offers live workouts on demand to provide the boutique fitness experience found in cycling trainers.
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Asics is making your running shoes more durable, easier to run in

Running shoe manufacturer Asics has announced that the latest edition of its Gel-Kayano trainer incorporates cellulose nanofibers - a special material created from the biomass of plants – that is 5 times lighter than steel and yet it is also 5 times stronger too, adding strength and durability to the shoes.
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HandyShower is the portable bathroom for your next camping trip

HandyShower is a new portable water system designed for campers who want to stay clean and healthy in the backcountry. The 3-in-1 system includes not just a shower, but also a bidet, and a faucet too, all connected to a two-liter solar bag that stores and heats the water, making it as comfortable to use as possible.

Runvi’s A.I.-infused smart insoles help runners correct their form

Runvi smart insoles are placed inside running shoes and paired to a smartphone to provide real-time feedback and data collection of a runner's form, which is then analyzed by artificial intelligence to create an athlete-specific training plan designed to help them achieve their goals and run more efficiently.

The D-Mask may be the high-tech future of diving and snorkeling

The DDG D-Mask is a concept design for a potential product that could change diving and snorkeling forever. The mask fits over the entire face and is compatible with both snorkels and oxygen tanks, and features a head-up display, bone-conduction audio, a built-in light, and a camera, and much more.
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The Focus Paralane2 may change your mind about how heavy ebikes can be

Road and mountain bike manufacturer Focus announced the new Paralane2, a road bike that continues to evolve the electric market by introducing a model that weighs less than 29 pounds but features a detachable motor and battery that can drop its weight down to 22 pounds when those components are removed.
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Ortovox recalls avalanche transceivers to fix potentially risky software bug

Backcountry ski and snowboard safety equipment manufacturer Ortovox is issuing what it calls a precautionary recall of its 3+ avalanche transceivers after discovering a software problem that could cause the devices to temporarily stop transmitting a signal, potentially hindering search and rescue operations.
Happier Camper

Happier Campers are so lightweight even a Mini Cooper can tow them

The new Happier Camper camp trailers are designed to be lightweight, making them accessible to more people and allowing them to be towed by just about any kind of vehicle, while still offering a cozy interior with a modular design that taps into the tiny home movement to make camping fun and comfortable.
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Workout data from Polar shows we should work smarter, not harder

Fitness wearable manufacturer Polar collected a wide array of data from users over the past year and the results indicate that athletes can improve efficiency and overall fitness by adopting a heart rate-based workout routine rather than increasing their level of intensity and duration, improving times as a result.
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Your running form sucks. Lumo Run is here to fix it

Lumo Run is a wearable device that pairs with your smartphone and attaches to a runner's shorts to track their cadence, bounce, rotation, and other movements to analyze how efficient their running form is. An app then makes suggestions on how to improve their form, helping them to run further and faster.
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Yamaha’s Adventure Pro is a rugged tablet built for off-road navigation

Alongside its brand new Wolverine X2 off-road utility vehicle, Yamaha has also introduced the Adventure Pro navigation system. The ruggedized 7-inch tablet is built on the Android platform and gives off-roaders the ability to navigate backcountry trails, share routes, and challenge each other to speed runs.
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Urban commuters can get a pedal boost with two new ebikes from VanMoof

VanMoof took the wraps off two new electric bikes with the introduction of the Electrified X2 and Electrified S2, two new models that offer a range of up to 92 miles with a top speed of 19 mph, while also offering anti-theft features, automatic rider detection, and a matrix display for speed and distance.
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Fitbit has already shipped a million Versa smartwatches

Fitbit has announced that its latest foray into the smartwatch market is finding a nice measure of success, as the Fitbit Versa has sold 1 million units since debuting on April 16, easily outpacing its predecessor, the Ionic, and providing a serious competitor for the Apple Watch for the very first time.
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Wearable device uses two methods to drive insects buggy, keep them away

The Bandito wearable device from Guarden is built to keep annoying, biting insects at bay using two different methods. The device uses both ultrasonic noise and a nontoxic scent that is designed to repel mosquitoes and other insects that keep us from going outside during the summer months.
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Upgrade your backcountry cuisine with the BioLite PizzaDome Bundle

BioLite can help you upgrade your backcountry cuisine with the new PizzaDome bundle, which pairs the company's BaseCamp stove with its PizzaDome add-on, creating an all in one solution for creating amazing culinary creations like pizza, flatbreads, and other items at your campsite with ease.
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Nike’s spiffy-looking hiking boots are designed for urban adventurers

Nike's new ACG Ruckle Ridge hiking boots are designed to be versatile enough to be used on both trails and in urban environments. They provide a level of performance and style that can help the wearer to be comfortable in either place. Priced at $180, the Nike ACG Ruckle Ridge are available now.
Leaos Pressed Bike

Leaos Pressed ebike keeps the weight off without skimping on tech

The Leaos Pressed ebike features a 250-watt, rear-wheel-mounted electric motor; a removable battery pack in the top tube; and tech upgrades such as GPS tracking, smartphone app integrations, an LED lighting system, and cloud supervision -- yet it weighs in at just 31 pounds.
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The Dyrt launches mobile app to help you find the best places to go camping

The Dyrt is bringing its popular web-based campsite search tool to a mobile app for iOS and Android, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to use their smartphones to help them locate, rate, and review campgrounds across the U.S. The tool offers the ability to search all 50 states and read reviews to determine where to stay.
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This website lets you earn cryptocurrency by picking World Cup winners

With the 2018 World Cup tournament looming, a new website called Cryptocup allows users to earn cryptocurrency by predicting the winners of the 64-team tournament, earning tokens for each game they select, with those tokens being thrown into a pot that will be awarded to the winner. Tokens can be sold on the crypto market as well.
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The Schwinn Classic Cruiser brings the retro-styled bike indoors

Schwinn's new Classic Cruiser indoor fitness bike is a stationary exercise machine that looks like a retro-styled bike but features plenty of modern technology, including Bluetooth connectivity, an interactive smartphone app, and compatibility with RideSocial, making it a fun way to get fit and healthy.
Scosche Rhythm24 fitness tracker

Go ahead, dive in. The Scosche Rhythm24 armband is a waterproof heart rate monitor

Scosche has released the Rhythm 24 armband, which is a waterproof fitness tracker that includes a heart rate monitor and calorie counter. It can be used in a variety of sports, including swimming and running, to measure workout metrics and share them to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Omnicharge Omni 20 battery pack

Omnicharge makes compact battery packs to power all of your outdoor adventures

Omnicharge is a company that makes portable power options, including the Omni 20 and Omni 20 USB-C. Designed for use by mobile outdoor professionals and frequent travelers, they feature AC outlets and quick-charging USB ports to keep devices functioning while you're on the go.
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Juiced Bikes puts its own spin on the scrambler-style ebike

Juiced Bikes has put its own spin on the "scramblers" style of bicycles by launching three new ebikes on Indiegogo, each with its own distinct characteristics, components, and price points, with 52-volt batteries and a choice of two different electric motors to keep riders moving along on and off road.
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Nike’s latest patent seeks to protect athletes with impact-sensing pads

The latest patent from sport apparel manufacturer Nike includes a plan to create a dynamic padding system for football, hockey, and lacrosse players. The system would automatically detect a potential impact and alter the make-up of the pads to help absorb impact, providing a higher level of protection.
Pacsafe Econyl Travel Gear

Travel safely and protect the ocean with Pacsafe’s Econyl fabric

For its 20th anniversary, travel gear manufacturer Pacsafe has introduced two new products -- a portable safe and a backpack -- that use Econyl fabrics made from recycled materials taken from the ocean to keep our valuables safe and secure on the road, while also protecting marine life.
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Head-up displays for smart helmets may have just gotten more affordable

DigiLens, a company that makes transparent displays for use on smart helmets to create a head-up display, says that it has found a way to create screens using just two layers, making their products lighter and more affordable for integration in more AR products from a variety of manufacturers.
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Nike’s latest patent turns your workout clothes into towels

A new patent from Nike tackles an ongoing problem for athletes on how to wipe excess moisture away from their hands and skin without carrying a towel around with them everywhere they go. New workout clothes would add "wipe zones" that would be made of materials to do just that, wiping away excess sweat and water.
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Carbon fiber bikes may become a whole lot cheaper with 3D-printed frames

Silicon Valley startup Arevo is gearing up to become a force in 3D manufacturing, and to demonstrate its capabilities it has created a new bike frame made from carbon fiber that it says it more affordable and efficient than making traditional carbon frames, potentially changing the bike industry.