German sports tech developer O-Synce has developed the first goggle-free heads-up display visor. Without the restriction of goggles, the Screeneye X could be used for various training and sport codes. Not only does the Screeneye X track your data (with the aid of sensors such as footpods and heart monitors), but a it also offers training regiment tools that can be set up beforehand, fed to the Screeneye’s computer and followed off the HUD without having to pause your activity.

The Swim is a swimming tracker designed to record all necessary data during training. Letting the swimmer focus on the workout, the watch will records speed, lengths, calories, stroke count and efficiency. Data can then be downloaded wirelessly to the computer for review with the included GarminConnect software.





The FitBit is a wireless fitness tracker, and it measures everything you do. From the number of steps you take to the amount of calories you burn, and it even measures your sleep cycle. This means that it records how long you sleep, how many times you wake up, and using this, you can figure out your optimum sleeping patterns. And when you’ve had enough sleep, it wakes you with a silent alarm, which won’t disturb others. Just hook it up to your smartphone via Bluetooth and the FitBit will to the rest.




For the adventurous, the Eaton Raptor is an all-terrain compass, a weather band digital radio, alarm clock, MP3 player, LED flashlight, altimeter, thermometer, barometer and chronograph watch. The raptor is charged either via UDV cable, or with the monocrystal solar panel. You can even charge your smartphone through the solar charger, just as if you were plugging it into a wall.


HP Velotechnik’s latest trike has won a Eurobike Award for its innovative design. Even though there are many incarnations of the trike available on the market, the Scorpion is our favourite because it combines tried and tested peddle-power with a 500-watt rear mounted motor. It can reach speeds of 45 km/h, has a high-tech LED lighting system and an all aluminium chassis. It even folds up for storage or transport.

Published in Playboy South Africa May 2013