When it comes to competing, gear matters—and not just because the newest technology can help you squeeze that extra 1% out of your swing, stride, or stroke. Self-confidence and psychology can supercharge or squelch your performance. Equip yourself with the latest and greatest, and you’ll feel capable of elevating your workouts to new heights.
From gym shorts to jump ropes, here’s the best-of-the-best new gear.
THE PROFESSIONAL’S ACTIVITY TRACKER
One of the few activity trackers that doesn’t broadcast its sporty side, the Metropolitan is a handsome, office-minded alternative that keeps tabs on your steps and distance traveled. A nice feature: no charging or wires required.