Professional sportspeople have collected performance data for years, and now you can, too. Instead of focusing on heartrate data alone, the Myontec Mbody smart shorts measure and analyze muscle performance as well, making them the first wearable product to do so. The shorts are aimed at cyclists, runners and swimmers, and the high-quality triathlon padding means they will stay comfortable even over longer routes. Gather data in real time and combine it with other parameters such as speed, pace or cadence for analysis on the accompanying mobile app or the web-based Suunto Movescount sport tracking service. $932.
COROS LINX SMART CYCLING HELMET
Crash helmets are a basic piece of safety equipment for cyclists, and most contemporary models offer a similar design. The LINX smart helmet looks familiar from the outside, but it packs some serious technology. Many riders like to listen to music through headphones while they’re on the move. While a lack of road noise might make cycling more enjoyable, it isn’t safe to shut yourself off from the world around you. The Linx uses bone conduction technology to let you stay ears-free on the road as you listen to music or take calls using the built-in wind-resistant microphone. $199.99
ZEPP SPORTS TRAINING SENSOR
While most wearables attach to your body, Zepp fixes onto your sports equipment. The sensor attaches to your tennis racket, golf glove or baseball bat and gathers data on your swing before evaluating how you can improve and offering customized training programs. A soccer version attaches to your sock and records kicks, top speed, sprints, distance and more. Zepp effectively allows you to coach yourself by evaluating and improving your performance using data. Tennis kit $99.99
JBL UA SPORT WIRELESS HEART RATE HEADPHONES
Sports apparel specialist Under Armor collaborated with audio wizard JBL on a new set of Bluetooth-enabled earphones with a built-in heartrate monitor. While Jabra and Bose also make headphones with heartrate sensors, the JBL UA dedicated sports earphones are built to stay in your ear while you work out. The headphones connect to the UA Record platform, a free app that tracks your performance, and provide you with audio prompts so you can go longer, quicker and faster than previous workouts. $199.95.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.