The Nike+ Basketball app works like a personal coach in your phone. It tracks your hang time and vertical jump, quickness and hustle, then lets you measure those stats against friends, as well as your own past performances.
It’s free, available in the App Store, but only works when synced to shoes with Nike+ Sport technology.
It’s NFL season, and this streaming app is a must-have for tech-savvy gridiron obsessives.
The app itself is free, but to use it you need a DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscription, which will set you back $300. Hey, no one said hardcore fandom came cheap.
With more than 10 million users, RunKeeper is one of the most popular fitness apps out there, and it’s easy to see why. The app lets you track runs, bike rides, hikes, walks — even ski runs. Then, store and compare your results against past exercise sessions. You can measure pace, distance and time, set goals and receive notifications when you reach new personal bests or milestones.
Recently launched as a mobile app in April, KYCK is a social sports network tailored exclusively to fans of international and club soccer. It allows users to eliminate the clutter of other sports and curate the content most relevant to them. Social updates, stats and news are delivered on a stream that looks like a cross between Twitter and Tumblr.
Nike Training Club offers a range of workouts to choose from, whether you’re looking to target certain areas or go on a full body regimen, modeled after celebrity and pro athlete fitness routines. Add incentive through digital rewards and social sharing, too.
This app is free and available through the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Few sports sites push out as much content as Bleacher Report, and this popular app lets you winnow it all down to what’s most relevant to your teams and interests. But the app also pulls content from other sites, blogs, newspapers and Twitter to keep you in the know.