Sony has unveiled a tennis gadget, named SSE-TN1W, at CES 2014 and it is coming to stores really soon. This amazing device can help tennis players of all levels to improve their game.
It is meant to be placed at the bottom of your racket. Considering the fact that it weighs about 8 grams, measures 31.3 millimeters in diameter, is 17.6mm thick and very discrete, you will realize that it will not bother you at all and you will forget that have it on. That is until the end of the game, when it will give you the information about your style. Using sensing technologies and vibration analysis mechanics, it constantly analyzes everything you do. SSE-TN1W records the swing speed, ball speed, ball spin, shot count, ball impact spot and it is able to differentiate what kind of stroke you are playing, such as slice, volley, topspin, smash, serve, and other, for either backhands or forehands.
Also, you can share all of this information via phone or tablet. This smart tennis sensor works with iOS and Android devices. It connects to them via Bluetooth and the application can visualize your data by displaying videos with shot metrics. The memory of this outstanding device is huge. Namely, it can hold up to 12,000 shots recorded. This means that you can download the data to your PC directly from the sensor, without messing with the smartphone.
It is compatible with Wilson, Prince and Yonex rackets. The gadget itself is very durable, it is waterproof and dustproof. SS-TN1W is charged using a cradle that comes with it. The indicator lamp is red, while it is charging and it turns of when the battery is full.
The device is already available for purchase in Japan and it costs around 18,000 yen (about $175). The price for the USA will be $200, which is really cheap for the functions it provides and the high-quality. [via] watch the video below
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