The Best Sports Tech Gadgets and Products of 2017

The Best Sports Tech Gadgets and Products of 2017

As we reach the end of 2017, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the best products released this year in the sports tech industry. Summary:

Best smartwatch: Garmin Forerunner 935

Best running watch: Garmin Forerunner 630

Best GPS bike computer: Garmin Edge 1030

Best running shoes: Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% (or Saucony Endorphin)

Best running apparel: Under Armour Speedform Gemini 3 Recco shoe

Best indoor bike trainer: Tacx NEO Smart Trainer

Most innovative new wearable: Misfit Vapor

Biggest surprise in sports tech for 2017: Suunto Spartan Ultra & Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro watches

The Best Sports Tech Gadgets and Products of 2017

Welcome to the 5th Annual List of the Best Sports Tech Gadgets and Products of 2017!

The sports tech industry is growing at a rapid pace, with new products being released every week. This list represents some of the products that I feel are changing the way we play and experience sports.

I’m always looking for new products to feature on this list, so please contact me if you have any suggestions.

For the second year in a row, Sports Techie highlights the best sports tech gadgets and products of 2017. Many of these are products that I personally own and use on a day-to-day basis. A few are coming out later this month or in the new year. And some are just ones that I think look awesome!

There are plenty of other great products not on this list, so feel free to share them in the comments section below.

The 2017 holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you will be getting for that special someone. While I enjoy gifting gadgets, I always find myself asking the same question, “What should I get?”

Luckily, our team has extensively tested and used a variety of products this past year. In this post we highlight some of the best products released this year in the sports tech industry. We also included some honorable mentions that didn’t quite make our list.

Let’s dive in!

The year is coming to a close and we decided to highlight some of the best sports tech innovations from this past year. From a robotic goalie that will make you better at soccer to a sensor that will help your tennis serve, this list has something for every athlete.


Sensoria Smart Socks (2.0)

With the ongoing progress of technology, sports and athletes continue to benefit from advancements in technology. Whether it is a piece of equipment that can improve their performance or training technology, products continue to be released each year which can help athletes.

Below is a list of products that have been released this year that will help athletes improve their overall performance.

AlphaTech Smart Rope: The world’s first smart jump rope, the AlphaTech Smart Rope is an LED-embedded rope that displays your jumps in mid-air as you exercise. Using Bluetooth connectivity, the device can then sync with the smartphone app to track your total workout time and calories burned.

FlipBelt: A belt made for runners, gym enthusiasts, and anyone who needs to stash their phone, keys, or cards while they exercise. The FlipBelt is made using high-quality spandex-lycra blend fabric which features four openings where you can store your items while you exercise. The belt also features reflective logos for nighttime visibility.

The best gifts for sports fans, from team-branded gear to tech accessories.

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