Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fitness Trackers Move to Earphones, Socks and Basketballs - The New York Times

A $199 "connected basketball;" check the full article for some other creative innovations

"For those with unfulfilled hoop dreams, the Wilson X Connected basketball was created to help develop shooting skills by tracking shots in real time. The basketball, regulation size and weight, has a durable grip and solid bounce. You don’t notice the small sensor embedded inside that records made and missed shots, gauging your efficiency from different spots on the court.

The ball works with any regulation 10-foot hoop with a net, but it’s not for layups; shots have to be at least seven feet from the hoop. The ball does not need to be charged, and Wilson says that it will last for up to 100,000 shots, or just under 300 a day for a year. As a bonus, the app has four training games intended to help improve your game under pressure."
Fitness Trackers Move to Earphones, Socks and Basketballs - The New York Times
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