International jury evaluates 418 entries
Every year, ISPO honors the best sports products for the coming season with the ISPO Awards. In 2014 the jury examined 418 entries from 27 countries and selected the best of the best as the ISPO Product of the Year Awards in the products and Asian products divisions.
Each year, the sports industry presents its product highlights for the coming season at ISPO Munich, and the selection is very broad. The ISPO Product of the Year Awards acts as a seal of quality and offers a reliable selection of the best products from the Action, Outdoor, Ski and Performance segments, as well as from the Asian products division. Each segment featured its own, specially selected jury, as well as an Eco Responsibility jury with focus on sustainability, who examined all entries. Overall, 48 experts traveled from three continents to Munich to select the winners for 2014/2015.
Tobias Gröber , Head of Business Unit Consumer Goods Exhibitions at Messe München GmbH, reports:
Fitness highlights from this year’s awards include:
Product of the Year, Segment Performance: Technogym – Google Glass Controlled Treadmill
This treadmill represents the next generation of professional fitness equipment. As the name reveals, users can control the treadmill with the Google Glass and also have direct access to training results. Thanks to the new UNITY Technology, an android-based display for cardiovascular training equipment, the treadmill is compatible with any app or peripheral devices. Every user can personalize the functions, including personal training program, data and entertainment (read more…)
Special Award for Houdini Sportswear
Houdini impressed the ECO Responsibility jury with a strong combination of design and function as well as a closed sustainable production chain. This promoted the jurors to honor the “Women’s Bedrock Pants” with the ISPO Eco Achievement Award.