The COVID-19 virus pandemic has yet to be fully contained and until a vaccine can be found and administered, it has been generally advised that people should practice social distancing. This means that a lot of events that involve a lot of people, such as sporting events, need to either be put on hold or find ways to hold them safely.
Now that quite a number of major sporting events have been cancelled, what we’re seeing is how some sporting organizations and event organizers have come up with some creative solutions, such as getting professional athletes to compete in the eSports version of the game that they play.
Fitness masks aren’t really a new concept. If you’ve ever seen fitness videos, you might have noticed some people wearing them. The idea behind these masks aren’t really about protecting the wearer from bacteria or viruses, but more about restricting airflow to help simulate high altitudes to help improve cardiorespiratory fitness levels.
Racing against each other is something that we as humans do. We race using our body, and there are even sports where we race against each other using cars. However, it seems that in the future, it is possible that we could find ourselves watching a sport where we race against each other using electric flying cars.
Now that sporting events have been largely called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, professional athletes are now turning to eSports to help keep them in the game. We’ve seen this with the NBA and more recently, NASCAR has also adopted a similar approach by having professional drivers race in online games.
Earlier this year, as the spread of the coronavirus started to worsen, it was suggested that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled. This would be quite a shame as many athletes have no doubt spent years practicing and training everyday to get to where they are, and to compete in the largest global sporting event.
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world, many events scheduled to take place this year have been cancelled. While not officially cancelled yet, it was reported earlier this year that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be on the chopping block. Like we said, an official decision has yet to be made, but at least two countries will no longer be participating in it.
When it comes to judging sports, there have been numerous systems developed over the years to help humans come to certain decisions. For example, slow-motion/instant replay camera systems have been created so that certain moments can be viewed again to determine if a play was a foul or if it was legit, and so on.
Thanks to technology, it has become increasingly easier to communicate with each other than before. This has led to some pretty hi-tech ways of cheating during exams, which is why it is not surprising that the NFL has banned electronic devices that can transmit messaging while on the field.
The Olympic games is typically home to more traditional sporting events. However, in recent times, it seems that the people behind the Olympic games have slowly started to change their minds, where a few years ago, they have acknowledged that eSports is considered as a sporting activity.
Garmin unveiled Venu, its GPS smartwatch featuring an AMOLED screen that delivers up to 5 days of battery life. Since AMOLED technology uses less energy when the display background is black, it made sense for the smartwatch maker to create such a product.
Back in April 2018, the Fossil Group announced a 10-year partnership with PUMA to design, develop and distribute PUMA smartwatch. PUMA had to catch up to rivals in sportswear Nike and Adidas which partnered with Apple and Fitbit, respectively.
Do you enjoy watching basketball? Sure, the games themselves might be pretty exciting, but sometimes a little of the behind-the-scenes can add a whole lot of context to the game and can also increase your viewing experience. If you are in agreement, then you might want to keep an eye on Twitch.
As a casual swimmer, I was excited when trying the Form Swim Goggles with AR display for the first time – out of the water- during a meeting with Form’s founder Dan Eisenhardt and Olympian swimmer Scott Dickens, who is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Form. It is the first wearable device that allows users to track their key swimming stats in real-time, without stopping to look at their […]