ShotTracker: the wearable that aims to improve your basketball skills

It's another week, and that means another wearable. But the ShotTracker is trying to be different by focusing on one activity, and one that hasn't been addressed by other wearables: improving your basketball shots.

As a set priced at $150 and scheduled to go on sale in December, the ShotTracker system includes a sensor worn on the wrist, another sensor that attaches to a basketball hoop's net, and a mobile app that connects the two to your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The wrist sensor can be worn on a wristband or under a compression sleeve, both included.

The two sensors work together to track both the shots you make and miss, and you can use the app to view your statistics and improvement over time, as well as to get recommended practice workouts. The system is smart enough to ignore non-shooting movements, such as passes and dribbles. Stats can be shared in the form of ShotTracker users competing against each other, or customized by coaches allowing them to compare player lineups.

Unfortunately the sensors don't have any memory, so your mobile device will have to be within range to collect data. From there, the app sends the information to the cloud for processing. The wrist-worn sensor is water-resistant and said to have about 8 hours of battery life, while the net-mounted sensor is weatherproof, can be used either indoor or outdoor, and each charge provides up to 3 months of battery life.

VIA Wired

SOURCE ShotTracker