Love footie but can't stand the 90 minute game time? Why not try futsal? It's faster, equally as fun and pretty easy to get into. Blogger, entrepreneur, YouTube reality star and all round tech head Vernon Chan thinks it's a great sport. Can't figure out the gear? Here are his picks for you to get started.
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1. Adidas miCoach X-Cell & Strap
If you're looking for a gadget that'll help you train while you're out on the court, you can't go wrong with the miCoach X-Cell. You can measure acceleration, changes in direction, jump force, heart rate and workout time with it.
Either wear it with the bundled textile chest strap or with any miCoach compatible apparel. And if you're a data freak, information from your on-court activities can be transferred wirelessly to the free miCoach app. Don't worry about it dying on you either as the X_Cell battery will last 5 months in active mode, and 18 months on standby. Now, that’s what I call endurance!
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2. Adidas miCoach Multi-Sport app
Of course you can't be having the gear without the app to go with it. The perfect partner for your miCoach X-Cell would be the miCoach Multi-Sport app. With the app, you can better visualise your game, just like a pro footie player.
Maximise your true potential by tracking and analysing your performance. Always looking to get better? The app's going to be your best friend with daily training recommendations. Soon you might even be fit enough to join the big leagues.
Download it here for iOS.
3. Nike Pro Combat Core 2.0 Compression Short Sleeve
Don't just throw on any plain old tee while you're on the futsal court. You really want to stay stay cool and maybe even look cool (well that's a bonus). With Nike's Pro Combat Gear, you'll get compression wear that delivers support and enhances muscle performance.
And don't you worry about getting all disgustingly sweaty and sticky. With Nike's Dri-Fit technology, this shirt will pull all that sweat away to from you keeping you dry and comfortable. Take note, it may say combat but don't go around fouling people on court. That's just bad form.
Price: US$28 approx (RM93)