Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor Tracks Your Shot in Real-Time
Following an initial teaser at CES 2014, Sony has now launched its Smart Tennis Sensor for players with an interest to buddy their game with a dash of technology.
The $200 device has been available in Japan for a while now, but this is the first time that it has hit retail in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Smart Tennis Sensor is designed to fit at the end of your tennis racket. Its accompanying apps for both iOS and Android allow players to sync their racket with the device over Bluetooth.
The device then records your game to help with analysis of things such as ball-spin, speed, swing, and probably also tracks your movements as you rush around the court.
The app also features a real-time data mode for players to check through statistics during a game. While it’s not practical to carry phones onto the court, players still have the option of utilizing the app with its supported compatibility for Android Wear smartwatches.
The Smart Tennis Sensor was made in collaboration with renowned tennis brands Wilson, Head, Prince, and Yonex to ensure the smart sensor was a neat fit for their respective rackets. All you have to do is remove the cap at the bottom of the handle, and slide the sensor in.
On a full charge, the sensor is said to last around 180 minutes.