On Your Marq
If your sport involves swinging a set of clubs, you might like to check out Garmin’s Golfer from its Marq collection. It packs some tidy features such as the Pulse Ox sensor and and VO2 Max analysis function, which were previously seen only on the Fenix 6. As its name suggests, you will also find golfers’ functions such as PlaysLike Distance, which accounts for the terrain to adjust the perceived distance to the next hole. Anyone who’s into golfing will appreciate the Marq Golfer’s insights into all aspects of the game, from their performance to the course, to even the weather forecast. Sunny with a chance of a hole in one, perhaps.
Available at garmin.com.sg/marq
Look Within Your Sole
Puma recently teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Design Lab to develop its latest patented Xetic technology. By working with a community of professional runners to collect data and reviewing cushioning techniques and auxetics, the brand was able to produce its most advanced cushioning technology yet.
“Puma’s innovation department teamed up with MIT Design Lab because we needed their expert engineering capabilities. MIT has computer simulation capabilities which enabled us to see the behaviour of the material and quickly respond to find its optimal structure for calculated cushioning,” shared Puma’s senior head of innovation, Romain Girard.
The Xetic technology will first be introduced in Puma’s Calibrate Runner design. We’ll report back with more details once we’ve put it through its paces.
Available at Puma
mr porter teams up with rapha
Ardent cyclists looking to spruce up their cycling gear can look to Mr Porter. The luxury retailer recently collaborated with Rapha to produce a three-product capsule collection. It is a gesture to raise funds for Mr Porter’s Health In Mind Fund to support men’s health causes globally.
The exclusive collection’s design features the Health In Mind campaign’s green colour scheme and is based on Rapha’s performance-based Pro Team line. For those who are unfamiliar, the pieces utilise an aero cycling jersey that the brand is famous for, thanks to its moisture-wicking ability that makes it perfect for our humid climate. It also provides UV protection with an SPF of 50. But to avoid a farmer’s tan, we suggest wearing this when the sun is down. After all, they also feature reflective piping that promotes visibility in the dark.
Available at Mr Porter
face mask for runners
In terms of fit and breathability, Asics’ latest Runners Face Cover has got to be one of the more comfortable ones. The fabric dries up quicker than most other masks we’ve used, and we liked that the adjustable cord allows it to sit securely and comfortably during training. While it’s true that the strategically-positioned air vents help facilitate breathing by allowing air to flow easily, the mask is operating on the premise of reducing possible droplet transmission, not nixing it entirely.
Available at Asics
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