When it comes to connected sports gear, some sports are well-represented, like football, running and cycling. Other sports are just beginning to see inroads, like tennis. One sport that has not seen a lot attention in the connected device market is basketball, but ShotTracker is here to change that.
The system exists in 3 parts: a wrist sensor, a net sensor and the ShotTracker app. The two sensors work together to determine attempt and success rate, keeping track of when the ball is thrown with the wrist sensor and when it makes it with the net sensor. They then communicate back to the app via Bluetooth to track the activity.
Once the app has the data, it is capable of displaying statistics on attempts, successes and failures. It also gives workout suggestions based on on-court weaknesses. Using a coaching version of the app, multiple devices can aggregate their data together and give full team statistics as well.
The starter kit is available now for $149.
Interview by Jamie Davis, The Podmedic and Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the Tech Podcast Network.
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