Sony’s new Smart Tennis Sensor will improve your serve, groundstrokes, volleys, and any other tennis swing you have in your repertoire. The sensor attaches to your racket and will record all your activity in real-time on your phone via Bluetooth. With its app, you can check out swing type, ball speed, swing speed, ball spin and ball impact spot. All the data is stored on your phone and is conveniently sorted and categorized via shot type. Play reports are then automatically created so that you can look back on your tennis game as soon as you finish practicing.
Additionally, you can sync the data to video, which you’ve taken using the app, so you can study your game visually as well as statically. The Smart Tennis Sensor also works without your phone. You can still use the sensor on its own by turning on the power of the sensor before starting your play. It’ll automatically save data for up to 12,000 shots in its internal memory. After your court time, just connect it to your phone to import that data into the app.
The Sony Smart Tennis Sensor is compatible with rackets from Wilson, Prince and Yonex. Simply screw the sensor onto the racket grip’s end. It’ll go for $200 when it launches in January 2015.