Media & Technology: Equipment
Market for Compression Active Wear Expanding
by Stephanie Earls, The Gazette June 2015
The humble cotton sports sock has no place in Erin Heberlein's serious training regimen. Before lacing up her shoes and heading out for a long run, she first wrangles on a pair of taut, knee-high compression socks.
Fitness Trackers are Hot, But Do They Really Help?
by The Gazette June 2015
Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market last week. But will the devices help you get healthier?
The AB Extra: June 19
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features news about a startup that aims to improve athletic equipment, a study that suggests that active video games are a good substitute for physical activity for kids and a university that is looking out for those who are texting and walking.
The AB Extra: June 12
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise.
Are Fitness Wearables Going Out of Fashion?
by Michele Chandler, Investor's Business Daily June 2015
The new Apple Watch is revving up to hit stores next week, joining Google's Android Wear and other Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected smartwatches. But a new survey found that consumers aren't wowed by wearables.
Sponsored Video: Cybex Care - Asset Management for Gyms
by AB Staff June 2015
Cybex has recently introduced Cybex Care, a web-based asset management system designed to help gym owners save money, reduce equipment downtime, and manage machine usage.
Drone Spotted at Stadium During Phillies Game
by Melanie Burney; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2015
Police questioned the operator of a drone spotted flying briefly above the third-base gate at Sunday's Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. No charges were filed.
The AB Extra: May 22
by Cooper Brown May 2015
This week's AB Extra features a new interactive technology that is looking to transform the treadmill experience into art, a touching show of patriotism by fans at a collegiate softball game, and a high school golf team that that came to the rescue in an apartment inferno.
Pace-of-Play Clock Shortening Most MiLB Games
by Glenn Jordan May 2015
The Eastern League is experimenting with a pitch clock this year in an effort to speed up games. Is it working?
Biometrics Gaining Steam in College Rec Centers
by April 2015
Modernizing existing athletic facilities has become a priority for many colleges and universities as they compete for the all-important student dollar. Campus recreation centers in particular have evolved into recruiting anchors for those schools, but despite consistent investments in facility amenities, many rec centers have been slow to replace their older access-control methods with more modern options like biometrics, which matches finger, hand or iris scanning with a member's profile.