​Sports Technology Awards honours Jabra, STATsports and VR

Wearable tech stars at industry awards
​Sports Technology Awards honours wearables

The Sports Technology Awards has wrapped up in London, and unsurprisingly wearable tech was a feature of the event.

The annual bash is more geared towards the world of sport business and fan engagement than a true reflection of sports wearables, but that didn't stop a number of gongs going to familiar faces.

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STATsports won the best wearable award, for its on-going performance in pro-sports, and the device is the favoured tracker for a host of teams including Manchester United and the Washington Wizards basketball team.

"The STATSports wearable is impressive for offering an extraordinary amount of data to athletes and coaches and delivering that data extremely fast. The implications being that coaches can monitor their athletes more closely and that athletes can maximize their training whilst minimizing risk of injury," read the judges' report.

Jabra was also picked for its sports tech in the best kit or apparel category, thanks to its "accessibility" and "appeal to runners and athletes of all ages and descriptions in the sports sector."

And finally, VR got a big mention, with the 360 degree video up close with New Zealand's infamous Haka rewarded "for blending tradition and emerging technologies to bring fans a point of view they may never experience."

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