94Fifty was at CES 2014 demonstrating their recently-launched Bluetooth-enabled basketball, and it’s pretty impressive even if you’re not into sports. This baby charges wirelessly, communicates detailed information to your mobile device, such as spin and shot angle, and connects to the wider world through social challenges. Serious basketball players can run through a wide variety of drills, which include handling, shooting, and everything in between.
Not only is the sensor accuracy on the basketball itself is really solid, but the app is highly polished, providing real-time feedback as you’re training. There’s even audio feedback that sounds like a real coach that barks at you to make corrections mid-drill.
Spree was showing off their fitness headband at CES 2014, which offers the full range of mobile monitoring that you’d come to usually expect from wristbands. Within the headband is a removeable module which you charge over USB and connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth Smart. Once paired, it picks up motion and heat data to make sure you’re meeting your fitness goals while not working yourself too hard.
The headband is designed so that the module is insulated and taking a proper reading of your temperature, rather than the outside environment. Through the app, you can set a wide range of fitness regimens, including running, working out at the gym, and cycling.
At CES 2014, we checked out Heapsylon, who are working on a lineup of Bluetooth-enabled clothes that are perfect for runners. First up are the socks, which have pressure sensors throughout to determine the efficiency of your strides, as well as an ankle unit to help monitor speed, heart rate, and more. On top of that, Sensoria has a bra and t-shirt with embedded sensors. Though you’ll need to buy a proper monitor to plug into the shirt in order to monitor the data, it’s still all fed back to the Sensoria app on your iOS device.
NFL playoffs are upon us, and football fans are likely getting pretty excited. There are a ton of ways to follow the action on your iPhone or iPad, and we’ve rounded up some of the best iOS apps for making sure you don’t miss a thing.
Even if you're not a big sports guy, we've included some top-notch football games here that just about anybody can enjoy.
Basketball season is starting off today, and fans will want to stay up-to-date with the latest scores and otherwise get into the spirit of things. We've dug through the App Store to see what's big, and though hardcore fans may already be familiar with what's available, there may be a few hidden gems here.
GetGlue's entertainment check-in app for iPad has been dramatically revamped with a particular emphasis on scheduling. Now you can see when your favorite TV shows are on and when your sports team is playing in a simple calendar layout. As a second screen during your viewing, GetGlue for ipad is offering a bunch of contextual information from around the web, including trailers and links to Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon as appropriate. GetGlue is also trying harder than ever to be your guide in discovering new shows you might be interested in based on what you've been watching and what you like.
The Championships at Wimbledon kicked off today, which are sure to keep tennis fans locked-in until July 8. There are plenty of apps for iPhone and iPad to help avid watchers stay glued to the action, and we've got the best ones for you right here.
It's an exciting time for football (soccer) fans, as the Euro 2012 is well underway, leading up to the final match on July 1. There are a bunch of iOS apps available that can help you stay on top of the action on iPhone and iPad, but here are some of our favorites.
UK satellite TV broadcaster Sky has announced that it will be launching a dedicated app for the iPad to compliment its coverage of the 2012 Formula 1 season. Sky has recently secured the rights to show the Formula 1 racing which was previously shown exclusively in the UK on the BBC channels.