Carlsbad, Calif. – Blast Motion has expanded its wearable motion capture technology line today, unveiling Blast ActionCam and Blast Basketball.
Blast ActionCam combines the Blast precision motion sensor with a GoPro Hero action camera to allow wearers to capture action metrics such as acceleration, vertical height, rotation, and hang time while participating in sports such as skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX biking, among others. The data can then be overlayed on the video footage captured by the GoPro camera via and iOS app.
The Blast motion sensor is affixed to the GoPro action camera case with a waterproof attachment, or it can be worn with a clip attachment. The Blast mobile app pulls video from the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi network and dynamically identifies video highlights, overlaying a user’s performance metrics on the video, creating Blast highlights that can be shared via e-mail and social networks.
Blast Basketball securely clips the Blast motion sensor to the waistband of a basketball player, capturing real-time performance metrics including jump height, rotation and hang time. The Blast sensor detects when the user is moving and dynamically powers up and engages its motion detection algorithms to capture important 3D action metrics in real time, allowing the player to focus on the game, not the technology.
The new offerings feature a more robust version of Blast's patented Smart Video Capture technology. Blast video highlights now feature full 1080p HD quality, and, in order to further expand an athlete’s understanding of the captured metrics, Blast Motion is introducing Blast prescriptions, designed to improve an athlete’s performance with tips and drills for simple mechanical adjustments.
Bluetooth Smart technology allows 8 hours of continuous play. The Blast sensor charges wirelessly in 90 minutes.
The Blast Basketball and ActionCam apps are designed for iPhone 5 and newer models, iPad 3, iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 and newer models, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.
These two introductions complement Blast's existing portfolio of sports training products including Blast Baseball, Blast Golf and Blast Athletic Performance.
Both products retail for $149.99 and are available for sale today from blastmotion.com and at Best Buy locations.