A new breed of fitness wearables can help you train and recover better than ever before. They allow anyone to collect a goldmine of performance data previously reserved for professional athletes. Here are 10 high-tech wearables to take your training to the next level.
$500 USD www.whoop.com
WHOOP is a wrist sensor originally designed for elite athletes. It tracks your recovery, which determines your level of exertion for workouts and activity. After assessing exertion, it will tell you how much sleep you need to perform at your best.
LifeTrak Zoom HRV
$139 USD www.lifetrakusa.com
Zoom HRV is a wrist wearable that automatically tracks your body’s readiness to train (using heart rate variability) and activity. It’s a multisport device that can count laps in the pool, strides on the trail, or RPMs on a bike.
$149 USD www.lumobodytech.com
Lumo Run is a sensor that clips on to the back of your shorts. It gives you real-time feedback and coaching through headphones to improve running form. This wearable tracks cadence, braking, bounce, pelvic rotation, pelvic drop and other running stats.
Jabra Elite Sport
$349 CDN www.jabra.ca
Jabra Elite Sport are wireless sport earbuds that track heart rate via your inner ear with high accuracy. The wearable can do VO2 max and other fitness tests; provide audio coaching; and track key stats like time, pace, distance, and calories burned.
Sensoria Smart Running Shoe
$99 USD www.sensoriafitness.com
The Sensoria Smart Running Shoe uses artificial intelligence to understand how you run. The wearable can coach you to improve performance while reducing risk of injuries.
Hexoskin Smart Shirts
$399 USD www.hexoskin.com
Hexoskin Smart Shirts increase the body area being monitored allowing for more in-depth biometric data to be collected. Hexoskin can track an array of data like recovery, VO2 max, heart rate variability, breathing rate, activity level, cadence, peak acceleration, and much more.
$199 USD www.mymotiv.com
Motiv is a smart ring that automatically detects and tracks activity and intensity, sleep duration, resting heart rate, calories burned, steps and distance.
$299 USD+ www.ouraring.com
Oura is a smart ring designed to be worn 24/7. It tracks and analyzes sleep quality with comparable accuracy to a sleep lab; heart rate variability (a measure of how well you’re recovered from exercise, stress, and fatigue); daily rhythms, activity and much more.
$74 CAD www.welcome.moov.cc
Moov Now is a wearable band that uses artificial intelligence to coach running and cycling. It can also track and report on swimming and boxing. With a 9-axis sensor, Moov can help correct your form and measure motion to prevent injuries.
$749 USD www.haloneuro.com
Halo Sport is built into headphones that deliver electrical stimulation during training. This puts the brain in a state that’s more receptive to practice, which helps you learn and adapt to training faster.