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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

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Tommy John

This week, TikTok announced several updates that it hopes will help users filter out violent, harmful or problematic content. In an interview with CNN, TikTok’s Head of Trust and Safety explained this content could include videos about dieting, extreme fitness and sadness. The app will also introduce a new system that allocates a specific ‘maturity score’ to any videos deemed potentially inappropriate or ‘containing mature or complex themes.’ These changes follow a call made two weeks ago by a member of the FCC to Apple and Google, requesting that the companies remove TikTok from their app stores altogether. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr cited national security concerns surrounding TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, which Carr called “beholden to the Chinese Government.” While TikTok’s new update is not linked to these accusations, it’s becoming more and more difficult to ignore how influential the app has become. Today we’re looking at a new pair of Oakleys, a new G-Shock and micro-weighted fitness apparel. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Optimize Your Performance with Tommy John 360 Sport Underwear
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Tommy John

Your most intense workouts require reliable gear from head to toe – but don't forget in between. Tommy John’s new 360 Sport underwear promises to keep active men comfortable at the gym, on the trail or wherever life takes them. Each pair is made with 360 stretch performance fabric for enhanced stretch and recovery, and a Stay-Put waistband that won’t roll, bunch or pinch. Plus, thanks to the brand’s Contour Pouch, the only thing getting crushed will be your workout goals. The 360 Sport also features a horizontal Quick Draw® Fly to ensure easy access whenever nature calls and utilizes anti-microbial and anti-odor technology for extended freshness. Shop the collection today to explore new “Invisible T” graphics and colors, and choose from four-inch, six-inch or eight-inch boxer brief inseams.

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Electric Vehicle Company Polestar Announces a New Mountain Bike
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Allebike

Polestar has made a name for itself with a suite of performance-driven electric vehicles. Now, it's building out its offerings with the release of its new Allebike Alpha Polestar Edition. Polestar partnered with Allebike to design the mountain bike, which will feature a full carbon frame and feature gold accents to evoke the colorway seen on the Polestar 2 Performance Pack. Built for ‘any terrain,’ each bike will be hand-built in Alingsås, Sweden and eventually become available for purchase on the Allebike site.

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Oakley Updated Its Xeus Glasses With Cutting-Edge Lenses
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Oakley

To revamp the beloved piece, Oakley has outfitted its lightweight, high-performance Xeus frame with lenses created with the brand's PhysioMorphic Geometry. This allows the brand to create bold shapes that still offer the performance qualities that have made these glasses a go-to for Olympic medal-winning athletes. The lenses also harness Prizm Lens Technology, which extends the user’s peripheral coverage while also enhancing visible contrast and details. The glasses will officially drop on July 15 on the Oakley site and at select Oakley stores.

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Meet Your Next Favorite G-Shock
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G-Shock

Bamford London and Casio just revealed the second watch in their ongoing partnership; the DW-6900BWD-1. This model follows the 2020 release of the 5600 and features 200m water resistance, shock resistance, an 18-24 months-long battery life and an EL backlight. This new watch was inspired by George Bamford’s very first G-Shock and features the striking black and aqua blue color scheme that has become Bamford’s signature. Fans can shop the watch on July 18 at the G-Shock Carnaby Street location in London, as well as online on July 20.

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Forget Ankle Weights, It’s Time to Try Micro-Weighted Apparel
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OMORPHO

OMORPHO has launched ‘the world’s first micro-weighted apparel collection,’ entitled Gravity Sportswear. Each piece features the brand’s ‘MicroLoad’ – which is a series of small weights placed strategically across the body to help you push yourself even further during your usual workout. The brand was founded on the premise that lightweight apparel isn’t always better when it comes to training, and believes that the added resistance helps your muscles work harder and burn more calories. Research has shown that the collection can increase calorie burn by up to eight percent, power output up to eight percent and improve speed by up to three percent. Styles retail from $159 - $399 on site, with options available for both men and women.

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