As extreme sports become more technologically-oriented, fans now have more digital tools to help them enjoy these adrenaline-pumping activities.
But with so many apps available online, it is hard to find the right one that will provide users instant information about the latest events in this sport. To help you out, here is a list of our recommended apps for the ultimate sports fan.
7 Apps to Maximize the Extreme Sports Fan Experience
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
This app acts as a mediator between your smartphone and the GoPro HERO3 camera. If you wanted to record a video or image of yourself doing a Tail Whip on a BMX bike, use the app to control the recording device. With just a few taps, images and videos can be sent directly to your device so you can easily share it with friends. In Verizon Wireless’ test drive of the GoPro app and camera with snowboarder George McDowall, the athlete shared his amazement with the gizmos.
“I was able to attach the camera to my helmet or chest, and then control the camera through my phone. I recorded myself practicing and, immediately after, watched the video to make adjustments to the tricks I’m working to perfect,” he said.
2. Red Bull Playgrounds
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows
By creating an account using a Facebook or Twitter profile, one could gain access to numerous recommended spots to participate in your favorite extreme sport.
If you would like to share a favorite skateboard park, just take a photo or video of the place, send it online or invite other people to come and share their tricks the Red Bull Playgrounds app is right in your wheelhouse.
Just like a social network, you can track other X-sport buffs as well as receive notifications from Playgrounds.
3. Extreme App
The Extreme App is a great hub for uploading videos and pictures of your stunning BMX or skateboard maneuvers. Similar to YouTube, users can rate and comment on their favorite clips, which provides great interaction for Blackberry users.
They could also recommend cool venues where they can do Darkside Grinds, Bunny Hops or any other favorite trick you may have. Aside from being BBM connected, users could also integrate these clips to their favorite social media sites and do a little boasting that way as well.
4. ESPN X Games
Platform: iOS and Android
This app from ESPN provides instant updates about scores and rankings of your favorite X Games Stars. It gives the latest scoops about tournaments such as results, a calendar of events as well as athlete bios.
Users could also stream highlights of a particular event to see the most stunning tricks and the highest-octane collisions straight from their mobile devices. All of this information and media can also be shared via your favorite social media accounts to make sure your friends aren’t missing out on X Games action.
5. BMX Extreme
The BMX Extreme app is a vast library of pictures and videos of the coolest BMX tricks one could ever see. The app has 1,000 files properly organized in different categories to help BMX enthusiasts find the trick that they want to view or maybe even try themselves (Sports Networker does not particularly recommend this).
To gain a deeper understanding of the sport, there is also a wiki archive featuring all the pertinent information about BMX like its history and the parts of a bike.
6. Red Bull TV
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows
Unlike other video archive tools, Red Bull TV provides clips that are of utterly high quality of every popular extreme sport.
Similar to the ESPN X Games app, it gives a live feed of several specific shows from the Red Bull TV channel. However, a great advantage of using this is that these clips are well organized according to the type of event, the highest rated videos and the most number of video views.
7. Oakley Surf Report
Outdoor activities, especially surfing, require intensive planning and weather monitoring. With just a few taps, surfers can view information on 2,000 different beaches worldwide; including weather reports, tidal conditions and even the exact time of the sunrise and sunset all within one application with the Oakley Surf Report.
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These are just some of the recommended apps for extreme sports buffs who wants to be abreast about the latest in and out of their favorite sports.
If you know other other digital tools that can greatly help our fellow enthusiasts, feel free to share it in the comments section. We might consider featuring them when we write our next top sports apps list.