Sony just released the Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W), engineered for all levels of tennis players that want to optimize their tennis game and share their performance results. The new sensor takes control to the next level through real-time shot visualizations instantly available on a smartphone or tablet as well as simultaneous displaying of recorded video and shot metrics. The Smart Tennis Sensor will be compatible with select tennis racket models by top manufacturers such as Wilson, Prince and Yonex.
The unique Smart Tennis Sensor features sensing technologies alongside newly developed vibration analysis mechanics that analyze a magnitude of player movements including shot count, ball impact spot, swing speed, ball speed and ball spin. Through highly sensitive wave and motion detection, the sensor can pick up multiple swing types such as topspin forehand, slice forehand, volley forehand, topspin backhand, slice backhand, volley backhand, smash, and even attack-style serves. Sony realized these cutting-edge sensor components by utilizing the knowhow from audio and sound analysis technologies achieved through the history of Sony’s audio product developments.
Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor wirelessly connects with smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth technology with performance data spontaneously visualized through a complimentary iOS and Android supported application. Alongside showcasing real-time visualizations of swings including heat mapping and stats, the app can record rallies while simultaneously displaying shot metrics. Through the app’s social sharing features, the Smart Tennis Sensor turns single and double player matches or practice sessions into an instant sharable experience across social media.
Weighing approximately 8 grams and measuring 31.3mm in diameter, the Smart Tennis Sensor is designed to minimize impact on performance while playing, yet fits securely and discretely at the bottom of the racket. The sensor’s Memory Mode enables up to 12,000 shots of internal storage for quick saving or easy download to a smartphone or tablet. The sensor can be conveniently transferred any time, along with all recorded historical shots between a player’s spare rackets, or to another compatible racket model or brand through a player’s development in the sport.
With an IP65 waterproof/dustproof rating and officially approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for use during competition*, Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor aligns to play of all levels and intensities. Get more info at http://www.smarttennissensor.sony.net/NA/ or check for compatible rackets,
Price and Availability
The Sony SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor is available late-May 2015 at Wilson.com and through select Wilson tennis dealers, and sony.com for $199.99 in US and Canada.
* The access to the Smart Tennis Sensor is permitted during period when coaching is permitted. Even when coaching is not permitted, its usage in memory mode is permitted. The guideline on the usage should be confirmed with the administrators of each competition before use.