By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Los Gatos, Calif. — Zepp Labs took the wraps off a 1-inch sensor designed for measuring swing data for baseball, golf and tennis.
The square, 0.5-inch-thick Zepp 3D sensor features an ARM processor, several motion sensors and a battery life of eight hours. It can store up to 200,000 tennis swings or 2,000 baseball/golf swings, and can then upload the data a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
The sensor captures 1,000 data points per second, according to a company. It has a rubber design with a shock-resistant core, and is meant to secure to any bat, racket or golf glove.
Three packages are available, each for $149.
The baseball bundle comes with the 3D sensor and a bat mount. Users will be able to review swings on the app and measure speed and angle at impact.
The golf bundle has the sensor and a glove mount, and can measure club head speed, tempo, club plane, hand path, backswing position and hip rotation.
The tennis bundle comes with the sensor and a racket mount. It will measure shot-type mix, power and spin.
The free app is compatible with Android and Apple devices, and will include tips and drills. The company said consumers will also be able to purchase mounts separately, although pricing wasn’t given.
It’s scheduled to launch in November.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.