Zepp Labs, which specializes in motion capture technology and mobile sports applications, has created what it says is the world’s first multi-sport sensor and the first three apps on the new Zepp Sports Platform: Zepp Baseball, Zepp Golf and Zepp Tennis.
“For the first time in history, players and coaches can now capture and analyze 3D swing data on their smartphone or tablet and discover ways to improve their game,” says Jason Fass, chief executive officer of Zepp Labs. “We see a tremendous opportunity to improve the way we practice, play and experience sports by providing meaningful and actionable data in a beautiful design with an easy-to-use interface.”
The Zepp 3D motion sensor was designed with the athlete in mind. It’s approximately an inch square, less than half an inch thick and weighs 6.3 grams. It’s constructed of a rubber exterior and shock-resistant core.
Each sensor contains an ARM processor, multiple motion sensors, storage for up to 200,000 swings (200,000 tennis swings/2,000 baseball and golf swings) and up to eight hours of battery life (varies by use). Using sport-specific mounts, the Zepp sensor attaches to any baseball or softball bat, tennis racket or golf glove. It captures 1,000 data points per second and transfers all of this data to a user’s smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
Zepp Baseball, Zepp Golf and Zepp Tennis will be available for purchase at zepp.com and select retail outlets in November for a suggested retail price of US$149.99.