Posts Tagged ‘App’
From SportTechie: LetsMoveDown: The App That Gets Fans Closer to the Action
We have all been there before. Heading to the game and then making a move towards more promising vacancies in the lower level shortly after tip-off or first pitch. Squatting in empty seats closer to the court or playing field will usually get you thrown out by an usher or embarrassed by the actual ticketholder. Well, now there’s an app for that. Read the rest of this entry »
Want to play like a Tennis pro? Just like playing at Carnegie Hall it comes to down to practice, practice, practice. But even with practice you need to know how to do it right and some new apps from Vstrator might help. These are designed to collaborative social coaching tools that allows users to capture, create and share videos of “coachable moments” and further allows coaches to train athletes remotely. Currently Vstrator has apps for tennis, strength training, golf and football. Game on.
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Electronic Arts makes fitness games, and also makes games for mobile devices including iOS devices. Now it’s made a fitness app for the iOS: Yogify, an instructional app that gives you a few yoga routines. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week we reported on a soccer ball that can harness energy from play. The 94Fifty practice basketball from InfoMotion Sports Technologies can’t do that but it can provide a variety of feedback data and help coaches and players determine what part of the game might need some work.
The ball can reportedly measure various factors such as how accurately and quickly a player is shooting, the quality of the backspin, the amount of arc on a shot and even the force and speed of a dribble. All this can be used to help players improve their game. The ball is equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter and can work in conjunction with a companion app.
The ball isn’t ready for the court just yet, but the inventors have launched a Kickstarter campaign and hope to have players dribbling with it very soon. Video after the jump
There are plenty of wearable devices that can track activity as well as calorie intake. However the actual tracking isn’t actually accurate because these devices – including heart rate monitors – can’t determine an individual’s specific metabolism and thus can’t really determine how fast one is really burning calories. While the devices aren’t technically guessing, the results aren’t 100 percent accurate, and this is why some users don’t see the results they think they should be getting. Read the rest of this entry »
Archery is hot right now, thanks in no small part to movies such as Brave and The Hunger Games. And while getting started isn’t really that hard or expensive Canadian chiropractor Ron Green has devised a fitness game that can be used with an app to simulate shooting arrows. The result is BowBlade, which is far closer to actual archery than anything we’ve seen to date in a true video game. It works as a fitness device, but adds a gameplay element when combined with an iPhone and accompanying app.
It could be good for those who want to hone their skills, live in apartments (and thus can’t actually shoot real arrows) or just want to see if they can emulate Katniss before picking up a real bow. Video after the jump
Activity monitors are great, but you have to remember to put them on or the investment means nothing. You know what device you probably never forget to have on you? Your phone. Moves app from ProtoGeo is an app that uses your iPhone to monitor your activity. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of golf aids out there, but the SwingTIP from Mobiplex features new motion sensor technology that offer real time analysis of each swing. A sensor mounts to the club while software on the user’s mobile phone can provide ways golfers can improve their game by tracking performance stats, providing video-like swing animations and offering other tips based on what the golfer is doing right or wrong.
Silicon Valley based Mobiplex, which specializes in mobile sports performance technology, worked to develop the miniature Golf Swing Analyzer sensor that can be fitted to the club.
With an initial focus on the impassioned world of golf, Mobiplex aims to advance the field of wireless sports performance technology,” said Vijay Nadkarni, Founder and CEO of Mobiplex. “Our exciting pipeline of new SwingTIP product features will deliver the ultimate interactive and social learning experience that’s engaging and fun for friends and family, as well as instructors to use with students.” Video after the jump
Need to find the best place to skate or snowboard? The Spot Digger app will help you out. This location based social mobile app and Internet service lets users search, find, share and rate the best places to skateboard or snowboard. Favorites can be added to the map, and users can even create content for the site and app by adding their own spots.
The concept for this app came about when the founders became frustrated when trying to find places to hit the decks in distant lands. The solution was to create a social network that could be accessed through an app. Video after the jump
Apps can track calories burned, distance, speed, and really help users stay motivated. But what most apps can do is to keep the user hydrated as well. The harder someone pushes the more they’ll sweat and the more they may need to hydrate.
Now Endomondo, the app-based social fitness developer, and Powerade have partnered to add a hydration function within the app. The collaboration was announced last week, and will include hydration meter aids to remind users to drink up as well! Press release after the jump
There’s activity monitors, and then there’s apps that track your activity. But then what happens with all that data? Polar created Polar Beat, a next generation exercise training app. While other devices will sync up to the app, Polar recommends the new Polar H7 heart rate sensor, which is the first device from the company to use low energy Bluetooth Smart technology. Read the rest of this entry »
Early adopters to the iPhone 5 don’t have to go without a cycling computer. iBike will have the iBike Dash CC 5 Cycling Computer and iBike Phone Booth 5 Case & Mount available next month and the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
The new iPod Nano is a great workout accessory. It’s small enough to take on a run or any workout, but has enough of a screen to run apps in addition to music. You can set up Nike+ or other fitness apps to power and track your workout. But bringing your new Nano on the trails or to the gym puts that player in jeopardy. Read the rest of this entry »