World’s first connected tennis racquet introduced by Babolat at $399

by Sayan Chakravarty

We have seen and covered a couple of sports equipments fitted with sensors and comes along with a smartphone app. It’s a great and cheap way to improve game skills and the idea is fast picking up. Babolat is the latest to join the league by introducing the world’s first connected tennis racquet named ‘Babolat Play Pure Drive’. A small sensor in the handle of the racquet gathers quantifiable data like shot power and ball impact location (sweet spot) along with number of strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, smash), spin level, total and effective play time, endurance, technique, consistency, energy and rallies.

The data can be transmitted to a smartphone through Bluetooth or to a computer using USB. Not only the data can be used to check personal statistics but can even be shared on the Babolat Play community through a dedicated platform at and on a Babolat Play App. The full frame racquet will be available from this December for a price of $399.

[Via – Ubergizmo]