Want to find out how to lob the ball better when you play tennis? Document the biggest fish you ever caught? Improve your batting average? You can do every one of those things. All you have to do is have a little Wearable Technology.
Apple is pulling out all the stops to release the most tech-savvy smartwatch in the world this fall. Among the iWatch features are a pedometer with step detection technology, advanced mapping technologies and, as incredible as it sounds, a feature that aims to predict a heart attack before it happens, reports Know Your Mobile.
To give it a final run before release, Apple has employed professional players (such as Kobe Bryant) from sports leagues (NBA, NHL, and the MBA) to test the device’s capabilities in fitness environments, reports Mac Rumors.
Fix Your Swing
Want to impress everybody with your home run average? Put this sensor on your bat. Zepp Labs has come out with a baseball swing sensor that will analyze your swing. It attaches to your bat and weighs less than 20 grams. A 3D swing analyzer is built in that will let you watch your stance to get a better idea of what’s going on with your swing; this will be among all the information that is collected in an app for personal viewing.
Smash Your Serves
Smash is a new wristband that uses motion sensors to track your swing so you can hit the ball better. The wristband sensors measure the spin of the ball to your favorite types of shots. It then analyzes your skill level and sends all the info back to your Android device. It takes hundreds of measurements every second so that you can play like a pro. No release date has been announced as of yet.
Outdoor enthusiasts can really benefit from Google Glass. If you hunt game, film it and analyze the footage to determine if you might need a little more hunter training. Wish you could have a picture of that big fish that you caught? Look at it and blink your eye. Give it a command when you’re out bicycling: “Glass, start a ride” and it starts tracking your bike ride.
Got a GoPro? Use the XShot to give a different angle when snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking and more.
Game Golf is a sensor device that clips onto the belt and interacts with little red tags that are attached to the end of the grip for every golf club in your bag. When you’re ready, you touch a red tag to the sensor on the belt and swing. It’s designed to record the distance and direction the ball flies and tracks your performance the entire game.
Information that’s obtained is sent to Game Golf’s website; you can get it when you log in to your Game Golf account. You can share your information with the Game Gold community through the website if you wish.
Wearable technology has come a long way in the past few years. There’s a lot more of it to come; bigger and better is a general technology motto, and it’s no different if you have to wear it.