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Top 50 Sports Trends in February

From VR-Streaming Olympic Events to Swing-Analyzing Golf Balls

— February 25, 2018 — Lifestyle
As the February 2018 sports trends make clear, the world of sports is in the middle of a sea change. The history of sports has consistently been marked by improvement. A century ago, athletes were basically those who had the best innate skills and fitness levels — training was barely practiced. Once training became common practice for athletes, the race began to unlock the best training technology, and the February 2018 sports trends show that race is far from over.

Efficiency is the most prized quality for any athlete or team, regardless of the sport. One of the best ways to measure efficiency is by crunching data. In the past, this data was simultaneously collected and analyzed in coaches' heads, but modern, mobile fitness-tracking technology has made athletic analytics a precise science. From swing-analyzing golf balls to performance-tracking sports bras, the analytics era is upon us.
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Searchable Basketball Databases
Searchable Basketball Databases
The '3 Ball' Platform Lets Fan Search for Any Type of Play
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Navigational GPS Gloves
Navigational GPS Gloves
JDxP x Flexweave Athletic Gloves Were Created in Collaboration with Reebok
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48
Golf Course-Analyzing Wearables
Golf Course-Analyzing Wearables
The Garmin Approach X10 Serves as a Wrist-Worn Caddy
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47
Electric Shuttle Buses
Electric Shuttle Buses
This Eco-Friendly Transit Vehicle Will Transport Fans to Super Bowl 52
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46
Angry Avian Football Updates
Angry Avian Football Updates
'Angry Birds Evolution' Includes NFL Branding for Super Bowl LII
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45
Ultra-Efficient Speed Skating Suits
Ultra-Efficient Speed Skating Suits
Under Armour has Designed Speed Skating Suits for the US Team
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44
LED Snowboard Bases
LED Snowboard Bases
Signal Snowboards Created a Deck with a Programmable LED Base
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43
Dance-Focused Digital Workouts
Dance-Focused Digital Workouts
The 'LA Dance Workout' Platform Unites the Art of Dance and Fitness
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42
Blockchain-Based Betting Platforms
Blockchain-Based Betting Platforms
XWIN.io Uses Ethereum to Replace Bookies in Sports Betting
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Emergency Extreme Sports Trackers
Emergency Extreme Sports Trackers
The 'Find & Rescue System' from Egeon Technology Ensures Safety
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40
Wearable Water Jets
Wearable Water Jets
The 'Zapata Flyride' Lets You Perform Gobsmacking Aerial Stunts At Sea
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39
Bladeless Winter Sport Skis
Bladeless Winter Sport Skis
The 'Snowfeet' Mini Skis Eliminate the Need for Traditional Equipment
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38
VR-Assisted Sports Training
VR-Assisted Sports Training
The US Ski and Snowboard Team is Using VR to Prepare for Future Events
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Foot Compression Therapy Wearables
Foot Compression Therapy Wearables
The 'Footbeat' Alleviates a Variety of Foot Problems
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36
Zero-Waste Sporting Events
Zero-Waste Sporting Events
The First Zero-Waste Super Bowl is Set to Occur in a Minnesota Arena
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Self-Cooling Cycling Helmets
Self-Cooling Cycling Helmets
The CoolHead Helmet is A Cyclist Dream for Keeping the Heat Away
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34
Collaborative Celebrity Jerseys
Collaborative Celebrity Jerseys
OVO Teamed Up with the Toronto Raptors for the City Edition Jersey
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33
Dating Show Winter Games
Dating Show Winter Games
The Bachelor Winter Games Will Premiere During the Winter Olympics
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32
Charitable Pet-Centric Coffees
Charitable Pet-Centric Coffees
The Puppy Bowl's Coffee for Charity Supports Shelter Pets
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31
3D-Printed Training Masks
3D-Printed Training Masks
Modla's Training Mask Shows Off the Innovative Reebox Flexweave Material
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30
Swing-Analyzing Golf Balls
Swing-Analyzing Golf Balls
The OnCore 'GENiUS' Golf Ball Tracks Location, Velocity and More
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Device-Charging Solar Backpacks
Device-Charging Solar Backpacks
The Hydrating Solar-Powered Backpack From ECEEN is for Outdoorsmen
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Heated Ink Jackets
Heated Ink Jackets
Ralph Lauren's Team USA Olympic Jacket Uses Heat-Conducting Ink
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Performance-Tracking Sports Bras
Performance-Tracking Sports Bras
The SPT2 Looks Like a Bra, But It Packs in Pro-Level Analytics
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Co-Branded Athletic Skatewear
Co-Branded Athletic Skatewear
PUMA and Diamond Supply Co. Collaborated on a Skate Collection
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25
VR-Streaming Olympic Events
VR-Streaming Olympic Events
NBC and Intel Will Stream 2018 Winter Olympic Events on NBC Sports VR
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Muscle Oxygen-Tracking Wearables
Muscle Oxygen-Tracking Wearables
The Humon Hex Tracks Physical Performance at CES 2018
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23
Minimalist Mountaineering Bags
Minimalist Mountaineering Bags
The Mountainsmith Scream Series is Light and Tear-Resistant
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22
Hydration-Focused Snowboard Jackets
Hydration-Focused Snowboard Jackets
686's High-Tech Snowboard Jacket Features a Hydrastash System
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21
Lightweight Reversible Bomber Jackets
Lightweight Reversible Bomber Jackets
Adidas Launches Its New Line with a Z.N.E. Reversible Jacket
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20
Streetwear Brand Golf Equipment
Streetwear Brand Golf Equipment
The BAPE Performance Line Moves the Fashion Brand Towards Sports
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Olympian-Endorsed Fashion Collections
Olympian-Endorsed Fashion Collections
Olympians Star in the Banana Republic Spring 2018 Campaign
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18
Accident-Preventing Ebikes
Accident-Preventing Ebikes
This Dutch Ebike Prototype Provides More Stability for Elderly Riders
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17
Eco-Friendly Land Locked Surfing
Eco-Friendly Land Locked Surfing
The Unit Surf Pool Allows You to Surf with Zero Water Consumption
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In-Car Sampling Campaigns
In-Car Sampling Campaigns
'Cargo' is Teaming Up with Red Bull for the Super Bowl
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15
AR Football Stadium Seats
AR Football Stadium Seats
2018 Super Bowl Seats Can Be Viewed Through StubHub's AR Stadium Model
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14
Sweat-Activated Workout Shirts
Sweat-Activated Workout Shirts
CoreSport Shirts Channel the Cooling Properties of Sweat
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13
Sports Drink-Inspired Sneakers
Sports Drink-Inspired Sneakers
Nike Created a 'Like Mike' Range of Gatorade Air Jordan Shoes
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12
Muscle-Building Strollers
Muscle-Building Strollers
This Innovative Stroller Helps New Parents Maintain Exercise Regimes
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11
Luxury Sporting Equipment Lines
Luxury Sporting Equipment Lines
Chanel's Sporting Accessories are for the High-End Athlete
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10
Smart Bike Lights
Smart Bike Lights
The Smart Bicycle Light Comes Equipped With Safety Features Like Turn Signals
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9
Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
P.E Nation Launches Its First Ever Menswear Collection
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8
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
The 'Ninja Clip' Clips onto Your Towel to Integrate Smart Features
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Retro Tracksuit Collaborations
Retro Tracksuit Collaborations
Patta and Nike are Releasing a 90s-Inspired Tracksuit in Pink
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Video-Integrated Treadmills
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Peloton Debuted a Fully Immersive Video Training Treadmill at CES
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Ultra-Retro Ski Suits
Ultra-Retro Ski Suits
Shinesty Brings the 80s to the Ski Slope with This Vintage Collection
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4
High Performance Compression Tights
High Performance Compression Tights
2 XU Provides Superior Support and Faster Recovery Rates
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3
Ultra High-Tech Jacket Collaborations
Ultra High-Tech Jacket Collaborations
The Terra 65 Jacket Has a Built-In Backpack
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2
H2O-Filled Boxing Bags
H2O-Filled Boxing Bags
The Aqua Training Bags Prevent Injury by Undulating Under Your Punches
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Multipurpose Bike Accessories
Multipurpose Bike Accessories
Seatylock Allows You to Lock Your Bike with Your Seat
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