Now, when it comes to sports gadgets, usually thought of going in the direction of fitness trackers. But no trackers united lives athlete pro or amateur. Also trackers, manufacturers of sports equipment and accessories have attended the creation of high balls, golf clubs and other things.
It may well be that in a few years footballs will loudly criticize the players ("Well, where are you hit, well kudaaaa? You should have an angle of 43 degrees to hit the side of the gate, and what did you do ?! Come, press 30 times and do not be lazy, fitness tracker will show me everything "). Well, as long as athletes (not just the players, but also players in golf, hockey, tennis players and skiers) can get a detailed analysis of their actions, plus a couple of tips on the smartphone.
In general, under the cut - some examples of sports accessories, balls, golf clubs and other things that suddenly become smarter. Maybe someone has already tried something from the submitted?
«Smart" balls h4> Balls, like balls, looks no different from their ordinary counterparts, in addition to its high-tech "stuffing." Sensors, motion sensors, wireless communication modules - all this can be found in some models of balls.
Ball Adidas miCoach SMART BALL h5>
Ztot sport and was soon to be the most popular in the world. To date, the number of football fans reaches 3, 5 billion people. This is half the world's population! That's why one of the first smart balls released players for players. Exercising with a smart ball to Adidas miCoach SMART, almost any amateur or professional can feel major league player.
Smart ball just gives you feedback, it serves as a coach. For this purpose, an application for smartphones that allows the player to see his game and calculate the error. During the game, built-in sensors forwarding performance speed of rotation, the trajectory of the ball and the point of impact to the application via Bluetooth 4.0 on the smartphone. In addition, fixed and video stream, which allows the analysis of the game clearly see all the achievements and mistakes, without missing any important details.
Unfortunately, miCoach SMART BALL only supports synchronization with iOS-devices, Android somehow left behind, and although the developers have promised to release a similar application for smart on Android OS.
Ball Adidas miCoach SMART BALL to buy, the price is about $ 300 (for some reason at the office. Site gives an error when trying to find the map, but there are other vendors, including Apple . In addition, MedGadgets can request a notification of a clever ball to Russia.
Basketball Infomotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor h5>
Another cute and clever ball released for basketball players to not envy the players to improve their own performance training / competition. Just like a football miCoach, 94Fifty offers interactive learning and allows observation of his game in real time on your smartphone. Smart ball supports both iOS and Android platforms, is already good.
There are different modes of training for beginners and experienced players. Mobile applications are measured and displayed various statistics such as speed, rotation angle and roll, along with recommendations on how to make better throws.
By the way, the ball and allows the coach to observe the parameters of the game in real time (speed, throws, etc.). The ball is available in two versions: the conventional (29.5 inches) and medium (28, 5 inches) in size.
Buy basketball smart ball Infomotion 94Fifty can have producer for US $ 250. or at MedGadgets , in Russia, for 12300rub.
Smart rackets, baseball bats and golf clubs h4>
Football players and basketball players can be satisfied, and that with tennis players, baseball players and golfers? There are on the market for smart devices and their suggestions, and clever accessories for these sports too much.
Smart racket Babolat Play Pure Drive h5>
Tennis turns, ranked fourth in the world in terms of popularity (almost a billion fans). Entertainment order of magnitude smaller than in football or basketball, but the adrenaline, emotions of players and many hours of debate-sets attract a mass audience.
Babolat - probably the most well-known companies of all and all for tennis players. Missiles Babolat play Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Fernando González, Igor Andreev, and many other famous tennis players. Racket Babolat Play Pure Drive is created out of light composite consisting of woven carbon fibers and tungsten filaments.
This high-tech racquet equipped with sensors built into the handle. Pulse - a rating system that evaluates the game based on your technique, stamina and strength. The system records the number of top-spin forehand innings and other types of attacks, other indicators, as well as individual achievements and results for the entire game. Built to handle the sensor records the game and transmits data to the smartphone, with suitable application installed. The device supports iOS, and Android platforms. In combination with the integrated global community of users, smart racket Babolat Play regular game turns into a competition between the players around the world.
Price rackets Babolat Play Pure Drive, as you might guess, very rather big - 399 US dollars. You can buy at manufacturer website .
Tracking System GAME GOLF h5>
In a metal golf club hard something is built in, so the developers have gone the other way. GAME GOLF system consists of two components: a wearable belt tracker and special tags tags are fixed on the stick. Included - 18 marks for putters. All you need to do is hold the stick attached to the label on the tracker before each stroke, and GAME GOLF make all the rest. True, GAME GOLF not show your performance in real time on a smartphone or tablet. To receive and view the collected data, you must connect the tracker to a PC with the appropriate software, and synchronize data.
Game Golf game captures and displays a dynamic interface, together with statistics, trends and useful information for you. There is a complete stats, achievements and records, as well as the opportunity to share and compare your results with other members of the community.
Quite a significant drawback of the system: - a lack of wireless data, without the need to synchronize with your PC.
Sensor Zepp for tennis, baseball and golf h5>
Sensor Zepp for tennis rackets, baseball bats and golf clubs makes these tools in a smart device. The device allows you to analyze the swing, the initial and final velocity, the position of the hands when the backswing and all. Analysis of the swing to 360º allows you to view and even reproduce kick from start to finish in 3D from any angle.
For each game there is a special attachment that allows you to install the same sensor on a baseball bat, tennis racket or golf gloves. Well, for each sport - its application to the analysis of data from the Zepp.
The received data is synchronized with applications for iOS and Android, the transfer goes without wires, all as usual.
The sensor is available in three versions: Zepp Baseball, Golf iliTennis, each of which includes a sensor corresponding to mount and charger.
Well, you can buy Zepp on the manufacturer's website for 149 US dollars or in Russia, MedGadgets for 8400 rubles.
«Smart" glasses and virtual display HUD h4>
Smart Points Recon Jet h5>
Recon Jet - hi-tech glasses that can be called not only "smart", but cute.
In the smart glasses Recon installed 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of total memory. The device projects the image that is comparable in size to the picture on the 30-inch HD-display from a distance of 2 meters. There is wireless modules Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, ANT and micro USB, plus 3D accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. The developers have provided and pressure and temperature sensors for environmental monitoring activity of the owner, plus the HD-camera. All necessary parameters are displayed in real time.
Recon Jet can be paired with a smartphone based on iOS or Android to receive and reply to incoming calls via the built-in speaker and microphone, view SMS, and network connectivity. In addition to the built-in application that displays your performance statistics (speed, distance, etc.), smart glasses Recon Jet also supports third-party applications and sensors.
Developers can use the SDK to create an application device of their choice, using external sensors via protocol ANT + standard: for example, the controller of heart rate, cadence sensor, etc.
Recon Jet - the most expensive device in our list. But when you consider that this is not just an accessory, but a separate computer with their own applications, the high price seems quite justified. For comparison, Google Glass will cost several times more expensive. Points are also available in a white design.
The device should appear on sale autumn of 2014, at a price of 499 US dollars. Also, leave a pre-order for the purchase of the RF device in, please visit MedGadgets.ru.
Smart goggles for skiers Recon Snow2 h5>
Oh, and one more gadget from Recon instruments, now - for skiing enthusiasts. Besides design, glasses are not much different from Recon Jet. There are built the same power and sensors as in Recon Jet. However, there is no camera, and virtual display projects a virtual image that is comparable in size to the picture on the 14-inch HD-display from a distance of 1.5 meters.
In addition to the core indicators of performance, such as speed, distance and temperature, glasses Recon Snow2 also track the vertical descent, airtime and height - all the important statistics for mountain sports. The device also supports third-party sensors and applications, and connects to your smartphone. Instead touchpad here wearable remote control with large buttons that are easy to manage, even in flight, head down gloves for snowboarders.
Just like Recon Jet, Recon Snow2 - quite expensive, though, despite what sranivat. Should appear sale soon at a price of 399 US dollars, leave the application for purchase of the Russian Federation, please visit < a href = "http://medgadgets.ru/shop/gornolyzhnye-ochki-snow2.html"> MedGadgets .
As far as can be judged, in the near future will have to be other interesting devices for athletes, so we'll wait.