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Profile of Shortlisted Wearables for the 2017 Sports Technology Awards


Sports Technology Awards has always revealed the Sports Technology Power List. The big news is that the shortlist for 2017 sports technology awards is out. Over 70 sports were represented and submissions were received from over 30 countries from all over the world. The standards were as high as ever but even more international and varied.

Nineteen known categories were listed in the previous introductory article on Sports Technology Awards, 2017.

Among those categories, following are the innovative wearables which were nominated in Sports Technology Awards, 2017:

  • Cicari – Blind Athletes Guidance
  • Garmin Fenix 3 HR Sapphire
  • Jabra True Wireless Earbuds
  • Refsix Smartwatch
  • STATSports
  • Visa 2016 Olympic Payment Ring

Garmin Fenix 3 HR Sapphire:

Garmin recently introduced their most advanced wearable device with an optical heart rate (HR) sensor in it – the Fenix3 HR. The device took Garmin’s Elevate optical HR sensor and added it to their hugely successful Fenix3 watch which became Garmin’s most advanced watch for multisport athletes.

Jabra True Wireless Earbuds:

Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds feature superior sound quality for calls and music, and advanced wireless connectivity to ensure true performance. Our intuitive cord-free design includes two microphones in each bud that work together to filter out background noise ensuring that only your voice is heard clearly and with no distraction in every environment.

Refsix Smartwatch:

This smartwatch has got sophisticated filters and search so you can see how many yellow cards you have given in a season, how many matches you have referred on specific leagues, the top speed you have reached this year and even find how many times you have referred a specific player. You can also record match incidents on your smartwatch. Refsix helps you effortlessly record additional time for injuries too.


It is the ultimate link between the art and science coaching. The STATSports Viper System incorporates the Viper Pod with accompanying Viper Software to deliver the most accurate and reliable tool in collecting and measuring both training and match-day for each player. The Viper System is regarded as the world’s leading player performance monitoring system available on market.

Visa 2016 Olympic Payment Ring:

Visa Ring provides athletes advanced payment experiences to enjoy the games. This exclusive payment method introduced a new innovation for use at the Rio 2016 games – the first payment wearable ring backed up by a Visa account. This Visa payment ring was NFC enables, allowing team visa athletes to make purchases by simply tapping their ring at any NFC capable payment terminal.


Cicari – Blind Athletes Guidance:

Cicari is also one of the wearables which got shortlisted but we do not have the details regarding to this product, we will publish them as soon as we can.