The recently released Kindle Fire makes it easier than ever for athletes to use tablet technology in their training. Starting at only $199, the Fire is more affordable than most tablets. Small, portable and Wi-Fi ready, it is a great tool for training in the gym, on a track or during a tournament.
Find Advice to Take Your Training to the Next Level
First and foremost an eReader, the Kindle Fire downloads directly from the Amazon Marketplace, the world’s largest e-bookstore. Take advantage of Amazon’s huge selection of magazines, journals and books to stay up-to-date with the latest training techniques. The Fire’s Internet connection lets you access the STACK blog, which is updated daily with advice and tips from some of the country’s top trainers.
Access Training Apps
The Fire offers thousands of Android apps to choose from, including free ones like the SportPsych Performance Eval, which allows you to track your progress on the go. If you already use an online training program like athletemonitoring.com, simply use the Kindle’s “Amazon Silk” web browser to take your program with you wherever you go.
Although watching video of practices and games is crucial to evaluating performance, learning new techniques and scouting future opponents, most amateur athletes lack access to real-time video feedback. The Kindle Fire solves this problem by providing a tool to catch up on video anywhere from the practice field to the airport. The Fire doesn’t have a built-in camera like the iPad, but it can play video from a USB port, email or the Amazon Cloud.
The Kindle Fire is an affordable tablet that assembles training research, charting and video all in one place, giving you time to focus on what’s really important: your performance.