Tennis fans can now take advantage of recent innovations in smart, mobile technologies to help them reach their sporting goals. The Sony’s SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor will connect with your smart-device to make it easier than ever to track your tennis performance accurately. Analyze, review, share and compare your progress against concrete targets, keeping yourself motivated to continue your way towards your ace play.
The ace up your sleeve
Sony partnered with top tennis manufacturer Wilson, as well as HEAD, Prince and YONEX to ensure a perfect fit of the smart tennis sensor with their sleek yet performance-driven rackets known to generations of players. Thanks to its sensing technologies and newly developed vibration analysis mechanics, it has never been easier to analyze your tennis performance. After charging the sensor, simply remove the racket logo cap, affix the attachment ring onto the grip end of the racket and place the tennis sensor onto the attachment ring. Turn on the sensor and start playing – the device will start recording a vast range of data such as number of shots, ball impact spot, swing type, swing speed, ball speed and ball spin.
At full charge, the SSE-TN1W will last 180 minutes allowing you to analyze entire matches without having to recharge the device. You can review your shot data in real-time, or once your match has been concluded. Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor wirelessly connects with smartphones, tablets and smart watch using Bluetooth technology with performance data spontaneously visualized through a complimentary iOS and Android supported application. The app can record rallies and simultaneously display recorded video and shot metrics allowing you to associate the data to a specific part of your game or practice session. You and your coach can also see your shot data live on any supported device, so you don’t have to leave the court to check it and get advice in real time.
Analyze, review and share your game
The Smart Tennis Sensor app allows you to review recorded data in many ways. Look through your play overviews, analyze both current and historic data and set goals to track your progress over extensive periods of time. By visualizing the recorded data you will have a much better understanding of your strengths and points of improvement. You can even share your accomplishments with your friends by posting them onto social media services and show how fast you are improving your play!
By using Slow-motion playback and creating Motionshot sequence photos you will be able to dissect your every movement into all its parts, allowing you to figure out in detail where you can improve your play.
Robin Powell, Vice President & Country Head, Sony Canada, “The Sony Smart Tennis Sensor is very simple to set up and doesn’t involve any distracting or uncomfortable equipment, so you can focus on what matters most in that moment – your match. After you have finished playing you can use the data and analysis to improve your technique for the next time.”
Extremely lightweight and small, 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 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.
Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor is officially approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for use in competitions.