Most wearables are geared toward fitness -- getting the heart rate up, tracking metrics on your metabolism, etc. The ubiquitous ads show runners, rowers, people on mountains. But not every sport is an endurance sport. What about skills? That's where Zepp comes in, distinguishing itself as the wearable for enhancing your skill set, not just your conditioning. An old Timex could tell you how long you ran and a pocket pedometer could rate your distance -- without any kind of app being necessary. But those tools -- and their fancy next-gen replacements like Fitbit -- can't tell you if your backswing is on plane, or if your serve has enough spin. Zepp does that.
The Zepp wearable features a "3D Multi-Sport Motion Sensor" that delivers detailed motion analysis and trend reports. It measure things like speed at impact for baseball, golf, softball, tennis and golf. And Zepp users can compare their action -- their swing motions, serves, groundstrokes, bat speed, swing paths -- with pros like dynamic golf superstars Michelle Wie and Keegan Bradley, baseball icons Mike Trout, Hunter Pence and David Ortiz, and softball slugger Jennie Finch. The Zepp lists for about $149. The home runs, aces and 300-yard drives? Can't put a price on them.
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