Train Like a Sports Pro With Your Mobile Device

Spring is on the way and professional athletes are gearing up and sweating it out for the upcoming season. Although you may not be in the big leagues, you can still train like you are. Step up your game and heighten your athletic performance with the help of your wireless smartphone, tablet or connected device.  

The ZEPP Baseball and ZEPP Tennis solutions, for example, can help improve your performance and form. The ZEPP Baseball accessory clips onto your bat and tracks the speed and angle of your swing, as well as the location of your bat at impact. Alternatively, the ZEPP Tennis device clips onto your racket’s handle to track the number of forehands, backhands, serves, and smashes you hit. The accessory can also track other shot types, like topspins, slices and flat shots. You can use your smartphone or tablet to view swings in 3D from any angle for both baseball and tennis.

With warmer weather around the corner, it’s time to get your cycling in gear. The Runtastic Speed & Cadence Sensor turns smartphones into a cycling computer using Bluetooth Smart technology to help improve biking speed and endurance. When used with the Runtastic Road Bike and Mountain Bike apps, you can view speed and pedal RPM (cadence), along with other stats like elevation gain, distance, route and calories burned. The sensor comes with the equipment needed to easily mount the sensors on a bike.

The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App for iOS and Android devices is perfect for busy days when you’re short on time. The app walks you through a quick but effective cardio and body-weight workout that requires just a wall, a chair and a smartphone. Choose from 13 workouts that range from easy to hard and focus on strength, core and other areas. The app offers explanations and tips for every move and automatically transitions between workouts and periods to help you achieve results.

What accessories and apps are you using to train and get in shape? Share your thoughts on Twitter with @VZWnews or @VZWkarens.