You keep track of your health, your daily activity, and your finances on your phone. Why not your fishing excursions as well? The Anglr Fishing Tracker is a rod-mounted, Bluetooth-enabled box designed to do exactly that. Using a series of sensors, it automatically logs how many times you cast, where, when, and how many fish you catch, your reeling behaviors, cast direction, and fight time, so if you land the big one in an epic, multi-hour battle, you'll finally have the data to back it up.
Football season is upon us, which means everyone clamoring for NFL-approved gear. With the Wilson X Connected Football, your backyard ball can be better than the ones the pros use. It's laden with sensors to deliver metrics like velocity, distance traveled, spin rate (RPMs), spiral efficiency, and a composite score that gives you an at-a-glance read on each throw. The app also lets you play out real-life scenarios like last-minute drives by applying your scores to a game simulation featuring real NFL teams and players. And unlike most smart gadgets, this one doesn't need a charge, instead running for up to 200,000 throws before it becomes just another pigskin in your garage.
When you're a billionaire, if you can't find something that suits you, you build your own. Such is the case with PXG 0311 Irons. GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, after failing to find clubs that pleased him, hired a group of top engineers to build him some — without care for the cost. The result is a tungsten-weighted, ultra-thin faced, TPE-filled club that looks like a blade, works the ball like a blade, yet flies like a game improvement iron, and is more forgiving than anything else on the market. Available in chrome or our preferred DLC-coated black.
Water is necessary for a productive workout. A foam roller can help your muscles relax. The Mobot Water Bottle & Roller takes care of both. Made from FDA-compliant stainless steel, it holds 40 oz. of water — enough to keep you going through a strenuous set — and is wrapped in patterned foam that's perfect for rolling over sore, tired, or tight muscles. Available in three colors.
In 2013, Mercedes held a golf cart design contest. The lead designer of high-end cart maker Garia saw it — and won. The result is the Garia Mercedes-Benz Style Golf Cart. This sleek course cruiser doesn't have the Tri-Star on its grille, but the Mercedes influence is undeniable. From the futuristic curves to the attention paid to the headlights, it's as much a car as it is a cart. There's a fridge underneath the seats to keep drinks cold, a Bluetooth sound system, and a touchscreen that shows everything from current battery life and speed to the layout of the course and your scorecard. Capable of hitting speeds of 19 mph with a range of nearly 50 miles, it's also road-legal, so depending on how close you live, it can get you not only around the course, but to and from it, as well. Hitting a fairway near you in 2017.
Swimmers spend a lot of time with their arms stretched out in front of them. So it's rather amazing that the Roka Maverick X Wetsuit is the world's first to be designed for arms-up use, freeing you from the restriction in the catch phase of your stroke. Described as the "fastest wetsuit ever built", the majority of it is crafted from nano-coated neoprene, while the forearms are made from Italian stretch woven textile to increase feel. The suit's buoyancy is designed to keep you in the optimal freestyle position, enhancing your technique and power while reducing drag. Finally, the independent neck panel helps to create a better seal while increasing comfort.