Friday , August 18 2017

Sony launches Smart Tennis Sensor to tell you how bad your swing really is

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.17.59 am
Sony is branching out further afield into the fitness tracking market, going after the very specific tennis player market. Sony has launched the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W), which when paired with your phone, will track your swing and provide statistics to help you improve your game.

Once charged up, the sensor fits to the end of your raquet and then pairs with a smartphone using bluetooth to the Smart Tennis Sensor app from Google Play (there’s an iOS app too) to track vital statistics such as Number of shots taken, Ball impact spot, Swing type(Determines the swing type), Swing speed, Ball speed (Initial speed) and Ball spin.

Sony has worked with leading raquet manufacturers Wilson, HEAD, Prince, and YONEX, to make sure that the mount fits perfectly to the end of the raquet. To install the sensor, you need to remove the cap at the end of the handle and insert the included attachment ring and then clip the sensor in place.

The app itself is fairly straight forward offering easy access to all your data as it comes in from the Bluetooth enabled Sensor. The app provides a video recording function, but there’s also an associated Motion Shot app which lets you record your swing, returns etc. so you can then play them back and analyse them in detail.

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.18.36 am

For Android Wear fans, there’s also integration there, with information being fed directly to your wrist.
Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.18.49 am

Here’s Ellie from Sony explaining how the sensor attaches to your raquet and how you use it.

The Sony Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W) will be available in Australia from May 14th for $249 through the Sony website, Sony Kiosks, Sony Centres and leading sporting outlets.

 
Source: Sony.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

Be the First to Comment!

avatar
wpDiscuz

Check Also

Poll: Where Do You Use Portable Bluetooth Speakers & What’s Your Favourite Brand?

The marketing photos for portable Bluetooth speakers tend to show them being used at a …