Athletic Wearables to Help You Get the Most of Your Activity

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The best wearables fit into your lifestyle seamlessly, like these wearable devices that offer insights and assistance when you’re being active.

Cycling navigation aid

Whether you’ve rented a bike while on vacation, or are just cycling in an area you’re unfamiliar with, it’s a hassle to stop and pull out a map or smartphone. Adafruit, a company that sells DIY electronics and kits, developed a helmet to solve exactly this problem. It has a built-in navigation system that uses lights that flash on the left or right to let you know where to turn.

Socks geared for runners

A smart sock, by Sensoria, helps runners to avoid self-injury. It can track your regular rhythm and send you an alert if you are making an injurious movement. The sock is paired with an anklet to automatically detect the type and level of activity you’re doing based on pressure signals coming from your foot. The data is then relayed to you through an app.

Apparel to monitor your heart

Plastic equipment can be uncomfortable and get in the way when you’re being active. NuMetrex has developed monitoring apparel for men and women. Sensors are knit right into the shirt, accurately capturing data throughout your workout. You have the option of pairing it with a transmitter that snaps into the garment and synchs with a device to give you instant feedback.

Everyday wear

We designed Belty Good Vibes to fit with your everyday apparel. Whether you’re heading to the office or running errands on the weekend, Belty is with you to offer customized gentle reminders like increasing your pace or drinking more water.