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.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
The Global Business Travel Association, the world’s largest business travel and meetings trade organization, recently released a statement from GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang regarding the Biden administration’s recent announcement that the U.S. travel ban will be relaxed in November for vaccinated travelers from 26 Schengen countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Anchorage-based Northern Pacific Airways agreed to purchase its first six aircraft — Boeing 757s — this week. This transaction meets part of its initial fleet requirements, and the first aircraft from this purchase will be delivered immediately. Northern Pacific Airways plans to offer service between U.S. points and Asia, via Anchorage, Alaska.
The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Nice, France, with us.