Recreational Gear Takes A Functional Spin

The design gap between high-tech gear for elite athletes and product for everyday folks just looking to stay in shape continues to narrow. Performance features once exclusive to a small market sector are filtering into the mainstream, allowing weekend warriors to try sporting goods of the highest caliber.

Electronic timing devices, in particular, are becoming increasingly sophisticated with every imaginable tracking system for a heartbeat, calorie consumption, and statistical data. Women’s-specific product also continues to gain ground.


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