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Wilier Cento1 Hybrid ebike

Wilier’s new Cento1 Hybrid road ebike weighs just 26 pounds

Bike manufacturer Wilier has taken the wraps off its first ebike the Cento1 Hybrid, which is based on the company's popular Cento1 road bike. The ebike variant uses a rear-hub motor and battery system that reportedly weighs just 8.1 pounds, bringing the overall weight of the bike to just over 26 pounds.
Whoop Strap 2.0

Whoop Strap 2.0 offers 24/7 fitness tracking via a new subscription model

Whoop has brought its new fitness band 2.0 model to the masses by dropping the excessive price of the original in favor of a more affordable subscription model that starts at $30 per month. It delivers 24/7 fitness metric tracking and analysis for those who are serious about their workouts and training.
Coros Pace Smartwatch

Smart bike helmet maker Coros’ GPS fitness watch promises 30 days of battery life

Smart bike helmet manufacturer Coros has expanded its lineup of wearable devices by introducing the new Pace smart GPS multisport fitness watch, which includes built-in heart rate monitor, smartphone integration, durable design, and a 30-day battery life, making it one of the most efficient smartwatches available.
LynQ tracker

Tackling the backcountry? LynQ smart tracker doesn’t need cell networks or subscription

The new LynQ smart tracker is a device that allows users – in groups of up to 12 – to track each other's location and find each other in crowds or in the backcountry without the need for GPS satellites, cell phone networks, apps, or other high-tech gadgets. The device has geofencing and messaging, too.
spot x satellite messenger 1

Spot X brings two-way satellite messaging to the masses

The new Spot X satellite messenger is the first new device from Spot in several years and a significant upgrade over previous models. It provides the ability for users to send two-way text messages for the first time on a Spot device, along with SOS features, GPS tracking, and more.
campnab camping website 2

Campnab will help you score a last-minute campsite this summer

A new online service called Campnab will make it easier to find popular campsites for travelers by monitoring a user's favorite camping destinations and sending them a text message alert when a vacancy comes open for the dates and times they are looking for. The website doesn't book the campsite, just sends alerts.
ebikes Mammoth bike park

Some ebikes now allowed at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park in California

California's Mammoth Bike Park will allow ebikes for the very first time when the trails open in May of 2018. All ebikes on the trail will be limited to Class 1 status, which means they must be pedal-assist bikes with a speed limited to 20 miles per hour. A pass is also required to ride at the park.
Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin inReach Mini satellite messenger means no site is too remote to text from

Garmin's new inReach Mini brings all of the features and functionality of the full-sized version, shrunk down to a much smaller size. Those features include GPS tracking, satellite messaging, SOS alerts. It weighs just 3.5 ounces and is small enough to be carried anywhere.
Solos smart glasses

Solos smart glasses’ head-up display lets runners, cyclists keep eyes on road

The Solos smart glasses are a wearable device that brings a head-up display to runners and cyclists, projecting workout metrics such as distance, speed, and heart rate onto the lens of the sunglasses. These glasses also offer audio prompts for goals and turn-by-turn directions, as well as music on the go.
Swagtron eBikes

It’s tough to find a more affordable ebike than Swagtron’s latest models

Swagtron, the company behind hoverboards and electric skateboards, expanded its lineup by adding three new electric bikes to its catalog, including two folding models and an electric fat tire bike aimed at the youth market. All three come in at affordable prices, making them more accessible to the masses.
LifeProof Backpacks

Lifeproof wants to protect all your gadgets with its new backpack line

Smartphone case manufacturer Lifeproof has jumped into the backpack market with four new packs designed to keep our gadgets well protected while traveling, commuting, or hiking. Features include water resistant fabrics, tech-friendly pockets, and pass-through ports for headphones and charging cables.
Zerotie Shoes

With Zerotie footwear, you may never have to touch your shoelaces again

Zerotie Footwear has created a new line of shoes that look a lot like traditional sneakers but include a unique new feature that allows the wearer to tighten or loosen the laces without ever actually bending down to touch the shoe at all. Instead a wheel mechanism in the heel that does the job for them.
running exercise workout

Studio’s new running class takes its workout show on the road

Studio is a fitness app that allows runners to join virtual running groups at anytime and anywhere, including the gym, a treadmill at home, or outdoors. The app offers music playlists, real-time leaderboards, and the chance to earn "fitcoins" to purchase gear, classes, and other items.
Lumos Smart Helmet

Lumos smart bike helmet adds Apple Watch turn-signal support and more

Smart bike helmet manufacturer Lumos has added support for the Apple Watch to its devices, allowing turn signals made by riders with their hands to automatically cause the lights on the helmet to blink the appropriate direction, too. This update comes as the helmets arrive in Apple Stores, too.
Fitbit Charge HR

Fitbit to use Google Cloud to share medical data with doctors

Fitness wearable manufacturer Fitbit will partner with Google to use the search giant's Google Cloud services to collect and share medical data with doctors and hospitals, giving the company a more significant presence in the health care field as it competes directly with Apple.
Bkool Smart Bike

Bkool’s smart training bike brings outdoor workouts inside

Bkool's new smart training bike combines the company's deep software library with a new indoor trainer, giving it the ability to simulate more than 3 million routes from around the world or provide workout routines that adapt over time to meet the user's changing fitness goals and needs.
Nike Patent

A Nike patent could have your athletic wear looking like Iron Man’s suit

Nike patented a new high-tech active cooling and heating system for its athletic apparel that uses a thermoelectric module to transfer heat or cooler temperatures to a garment to help maintain an athletes core temperature in order to maintain a high-performance level over a longer period of time.
BMC Switzerland Amp ebikes

BMC Switzerland’s line of ebikes make their North American debut

Swiss-based BMC bikes introduced its line of ebikes to the North American market, bringing its Speedfox Amp and Trailfox Amp models to the U.S. for the first time. The bikes offer traditional mountain bike designs paired with state-of-the-art electric drive systems and battery packs.

The Roomba of the tennis court? Ball-retreiving Tennibot launches on Kickstarter

Tennibot is a robot designed for use on the tennis court. The A.I.-driven device saves coaches and players time by automatically retrieving tennis balls completely on its own. The device has launched on Kickstarter and promises to take the tedium out of cleaning up the court after a practice session.
Revant Optics

Revant Optics wants to save the planet one pair of sunglasses at a time

Revant Optics is launching a new line of performance sunglasses that are designed to eliminate disposable active eyewear for good. The three pairs of glasses are guaranteed for life and feature replaceable parts, making it easy to repair broken frames, arms, and lenses at a negligible cost.
The Tipoon camping pod

Tipoon is a tiny pop-up camper that triples in size

The Tipoon is a tiny camping trailer that can expand to more than three times its size when it reaches the campsite, providing a surprising amount of space in a small package that is easily pulled behind a car and can set up in minutes at the push of a button.
Urwahn Commuter Bikes

Urwahn’s Stadtfuchs smart bike is built for the modern urban commuter

The Urwahan Stadtfuchs is a German bike built for urban commuters, with such features as built in LED lighting (complete with daytime running lights), Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and GPS tracking. The bike is also lightweight, features a modern design, and high-quality components.
Light & Motion Vya bike lights

The Vya smart bike lights will keep you safer and illuminated on the road

The new Vya smart bike lights from Light & Motion feature a host of technologies that help them stand out from the crowd, including auto day/night sensing to turn themselves on and off, and SafePulse which make it easier for drivers to safely pass cyclists.
Garmin Cycling Computers

Track your next ride with two new cycling computers from Garmin

Garmin has released two new cycling computers to track performance and keep cyclists connected while they are on their rides. The Edge 130 is a small, featured packed option, that connects with a smartphone while the Edge 520 Plus gets an upgrade with onboard maps, turn-by-turn directions, and more.
Strava Relative Effort

Strava’s ‘Relative Effort’ levels the playing field across a variety of sports

Strava's latest update brings "Relative Activity" to the fitness app, allowing users to track how difficult a workout is on a level playing field across all sports when factoring in duration, intensity, distance, and other variables, along with athletic ability and experience.
RinseKit Lux

The RinseKit gets an upgrade with more capacity and a water heater

The original RinseKit gets an upgrade with new soft Lux Tote model and Hot Rod water heater. The Tote offers more carrying capacity, the ability to remove the water tank, and the an option to use it as a soft cooler. It also has compatibility with the Hot Rod to heat the water for on the go warm showers.
GoGolf GPS

The wearable GoGolf GPS always knows the distance to the hole

GoGolf is a GPS sensor that pairs with a smartphone to provide accurate shot information, including distance to the pin from your current ball location. The device's can be worn on a cap and has a custom app that offers a database of more than 30,000 golf courses from around the world.
Bosch PowerTube 500

The Bosch PowerTube 500 is an ebike battery in stealth mode

In the summer of 2018, Bosch brings the PowerTube 500 to North America, integrating the new battery pack into consumer models for the first time. The PowerTube puts the battery pack into the frame of the bike, allowing it to appear like a more traditional bike, but with ebike performance.
Wiivv 3D-Printed flip flops

Runner will compete in Boston Marathon wearing 3D-printed flip-flops

Athletic footwear engineer Chris Bellamy will compete in the 2018 Boston Marathon wearing a pair of 3D-printed flip-flops that were designed and created by a shoe company called Wiivy that intends to launch an entire line of 3D-printed sandals that purportedly mix comfort and support in one package.
Djedi Dome Tent

The ‘ultimate dome tent’ is here and it’s made from Dyneema

Japanese outdoor equipment manufacturer Locus Gear has spent four years designing the ultimate dome tent using waterproof and breathable Dyneema to make it incredibly durable and strong – while remaining lightweight – for use in a wide variety of weather conditions, both warm and cold.
50Ten Pop-Up Camper

Turn your truck into a comfy mobile home with this pop-up camper

Camper manufacturer Fiftyten has created the Adventure Vehicle System, which is a modular pop-up camper that can turn any pick-up truck into a comfy mobile home complete with kitchen, expansive storage, a water tank, and comfortable sleep quarters that you can take with you anywhere.
Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley’s latest cycling sunglasses promise to cut down on the fog

Oakley's new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses are designed to help cyclists eliminate the fog that comes with overheating.
Amazfit Stratos smartwatch

The Amazfit Stratos is a GPS fitness watch with an affordable price

The Amazfit Stratos is an affordable fitness-oriented smartwatch with onboard GPS that comes at an affordable price.
Golf Carts

Luxury on the links: Arizona course rolls out high-tech golf cart of the future

Quintero Golf Club in Arizona has unveiled a high-tech golf course with a host of features that make a day on the links more luxurious and enjoyable.