If you play sports, you might want to take a closer look at what might be the most stat-obsessed coaches you’ve ever met masquerading as normal looking gear.
The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball and the Babolat Play Pure Drive tennis racket are both embedded with electronic sensors designed to monitor all sorts of things, including spin, acceleration, impact, number of strokes and more. The equipment is connected to apps, which let you know and analyze where you’re at…and offer suggestions for improving your game.
Though they’re designed less for teams and more for individual training, and they’re not exactly cheap, we think the concept of keeping track of your improvement and having goals to shoot for is pretty cool. Plus, we bet a high school physics teacher could come up with some pretty interesting experiments using the tools as well.
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