Top Innovative Products 2021

Over the next year, Dr. Joe Sheppard will be testing and reviewing the most promising and innovative health and fitness products. Here are my selections for the Top Innovative Fitness Products of 2021, selected for their advanced technology features to improve your health and athletic performance.

Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer

The ultimate in power, accuracy and responsiveness tuned for the most demanding cyclist. Tuned for the Most demanding of Cyclists 

Stages Gen 3 Power L |FSA

 Integrated accelerometer for magnet-free cadence – Easy setup and no need for extra sensors or magnets. Both ANT+ and Bluetooth transmission for compatibility with virtually any computer, phone or smart trainer. Tested and proven accuracy to +/- 1.5%

Bont Helix

Introducing Helix, the new standard in performance footwear. Bont Cycling’s race-proven anatomic fit is now even further enhanced by a newly reimagined closure system. Experience performance and comfort without compromise like never before. 

EMBER Cercacor

Ember®, the first Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Tracker. Ember® measures up to 10 blood constituents, giving you a comprehensive perspective on your body and its response to training.

Garmin Vector 3

Easy to Install, Transfer and Use with Vector 3, there are no complex drivetrain or wheel tradeoffs and no external sensors to install. There are also no pods, so Vector 3 installs like any other pedal — and it’s easy to transfer from 1 bike to another without bike shop assistance.


Get true 24/7 heart rate monitoring with personalized recovery, strain and sleep insights. Optimize your performance with real-time feedback and monitor your trends over time. 5 Day Battery Life · On The Go Charging · Waterproof · Set Training Goals.


The Airofit PRO System consists of an Airofit Breathing Trainer and a Virtual Breathing Coach in an interactive mobile app, allowing you to train your Respiratory Strength, Accessible Lung Capacity, Anaerobic Threshold, and other areas of your breathing..

Compex Wireless Mini

Wireless, mobile, smart-stim device. The Compex Mini Wireless can take your training to the next level in the palm of your hand. Connecting to your smartphone, the Compex Mini Wireless FDA-510(k) cleared electric muscle stim device and TENS machine is designed to help you tackle your warm-up, training, recovery, and pain management, whether on the go, gym or home.

Wahoo Fitness KICKR Climb

The latest innovation from Wahoo will literally take your indoor training to the next level! KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator is designed to work exclusively with the Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and when paired, it will add physical grade changes to your indoor training. The world is not flat; now, neither is your ride!

HyperVolt Plus

The Hypervolt delivers a symphony of power, performance, and variability. Designed to accelerate warmup and recovery, the Hypervolt uses QuietGlide™ technology to deliver three speeds of rapid percussion almost silently. The quietest percussion massage device you can find, now fully connected for automated use with the Hyperice App.

Compex Ayre

Feel relief aid anywhere, anytime with Compex® Ayre™ compression boots. Designed for therapists, coaches, elite and recreational athletes on-the-go, Ayre is a therapeutic product using intermittent pneumatic compression. 

Fourth Frontier

Frontier X is the world’s first and only consumer product that provides real-time feedback on your heart health – anytime, anywhere.


PNOĒ is the first application that uses your metabolic profile to “calibrate” your wearable and hyper-personalize your daily nutrition and workout plan. Your “calibrated” wearable gives you up to 2x greater accuracy in calorie count 24/7 as well as continuous fat and carb burn during exercise.

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