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The 10 Best New Sports Equipment Technologies

Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials -- wood, cowhide, and pigskin.

No more, though. Today's bats, balls, clubs, and shoes have a new high-tech ingredient. Silicon, in the form of microcontrollers, accelerometers, gyroscopes, transceivers, and memory chips, has joined the sports equipment domain. The new technology enables players to hone their game by gathering data on speed, power, and form, among many other metrics.


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Here, we've gathered a fraction of the many high-tech products aimed at the sports equipment market. From golf club motion sensors to ultra-wideband basketballs, we offer a look at some of the latest and greatest.

Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 32 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and autos.

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