5 Awesome Bits of Tech Every Sports Fan Should Use
If you love sports, chances are you’re constantly looking for ways to understand your favourite games, catch up on the latest scores or indulge in a little fantasy entertainment whenever a match isn’t firmly fixed on the TV. Thankfully for sports lovers though, the blossoming, booming tech scene is sprouting up all manner of sports-focused gadgets, apps and technologies, making keeping on top of the game an incredibly easy task!
With a globalisation of cycling currently occurring, millions are becoming addicted to the activity, using awesome apps such as Strava to measure their progress and improve their experience. Strava lets you plot routes using GPS, track your performance over time and compare scores on certain routes against other users.
For many sports aficionados, keeping abreast of the game isn’t enough and a greater dose of excitement is needed. Step forward the app of bookmaker Coral, a place where sports fans of all colours can place a wager on their favourite sports whilst keeping up to date with all of the newest goings-on. Right now the site is offering an opening offer of bet £5 and get £20 in free bets to use across all events including this years Premier League and the rugby world cup, among many others; take advantage and put an extra shine on the most important fixtures!
Tracking fitness levels was once something only top athletes could do, but with the blooming world of wearable tech, such analysis is now open to the everyman! The Nike Fuelband is one of the best smart wristbands on the market today, letting you track your movement, steps, and physical activity whilst translating these in to comparable ‘Nike Fuel’ points, adding a fun dose of competition in to the mix. Compete against your mates and get fit in the process!
Fans of American sports have cause to whoop and holler even louder thanks to theScore, an app that makes following sports an incredibly easy task. Voted one of Business Insider’s ‘100 World’s Greatest Apps 2014’, the app, available for Android and iOS, lets users view live scores, states, and news from the basketball, American football, hockey, baseball, soccer, Racing, MMA, golf and tennis worlds, creating personalised feeds full of bite-sized content one can dip in and out of every single day!
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
Ditch those dodgy bathroom scales and invest in the future of weight measuring – the Fitbit Aria Smart Scale! If you’re in the process of losing weight or simply like to keep abreast of your body, the Aria allows your to measure your weight, body fat and BMI, sending all of this data to the Fitbit site. Here you can see graphs of your process and gain insights in to how to better beat back fat.