Sony has delivered a new product to help tennis players along with their performance. This new sensor will attach to your racket and from there it can observe all of the necessary data that you might want to look through during or after your game. For $200, tennis athletes can have the sensor record any desired data like ball spin. Furthermore, the device smartphone application can record video that showcases the data. While this device has already been available in Japan, it has just now seen its release within the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Italy, and Spain among other regions.
The device is simply called Smart Tennis Sensor and it attaches to the bottom of your racket. Already, Sony has worked with leading racket manufacturers which include Wilson, Head and Prince to make sure that the device properly fits the racket. Initially, the setup is rather easy, the device gets installed to the very bottom of your racket and through a smartphone application, users can sync the device via Bluetooth. From there, the Smart Tennis Sensor is able to record and track data such serve speeds and ball spin. Additionally, the application offers video capture capabilities so a friend can record your practice or game and the data will be showcased alongside the video.
It may also be worth mentioning that the application will also sync up to Android Wear smartwatches where your data will be showcased right on the face of your watch. According to Sony, the Smart Tennis Sensor will last for about 180 minutes which should be plenty of time to practice while you train for upcoming games or wish to see where exactly you might need to work on after your match. Marc DiPizzo, Europe Sales and Marketing for Sony, stated that the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor will be appealing for tennis players because it doesn’t require bulky equipment. With a simply install to your racket, players can truly focus on the game. As for competitions, you won’t have to worry about taking the device off your racket as the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, has given the Smart Tennis Sensor device the stamp of approval for players to use during any competition.