Sports Equipment or Wearable category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Best Sports Equipment or Wearable Technology

This celebrates innovative sports equipment spanning apparel, wearables and training hardware which enables more effective performance in a single, or multiple sports. This includes but is not limited to activity bands, motion trackers, clothing, gloves, footwear, training and conditioning equipment, body, joint and head protection, and equipment such as rackets, bats, skis and boards. Please note: entries in this category may not be entered into the Technology for Extreme Sports category


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • What is the market for this technology
  • What need does the entry meet and how does it do so effectively
  • To what degree is the technology unique and innovative or, where there is competing technology, how is the entry’s technology superior (e.g. easier to use, more accessible, more rigorous etc.)
  • How robust is the technology as a business proposition (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market)
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

Download the category form  here


Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Best Sports Equipment or Wearable Technology’ here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

A fundamental part of sports is the kit and apparel that is needed to do it, running the gamut from a pair of trainers to an F1 car, this is probably the broadest and most complex category in the Sports Technology Awards.

With so much variety on offer, the judges assigned to this category are only confirmed once all entries have been submitted as this ensures that the best possible experts score the submissions.

Judges who are current or past elite athletes or coaches are especially passionate about this category as they enjoy seeing both how the sector has evolved as well as understanding what equipment and wearable technology may be available to them now.

So, whether your brand creates training equipment, footwear, apparel, wearables, protective gear or the technical components of these products, this is the category for you.

‘Best Sports Equipment or Wearable Technology’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

With such a hugely diverse market competing for the trophy, we look forward to shining a light on some very impressive sports equipment and wearable technology at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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