PIQ Babolat POP tennis training sensor
The French love a spot of 'le tennis' almost as much as they love connected tech. Et voila: here's a wearable sensor to hone your tennis skills this summer.
POP measures not just your swing speed, but the spin and style of your stroke too, using the same tech found in PIQ's golf swing analyser. In fact the idea is that you can buy one sensor and then add accessories for each sport, so the wristband here is made by tennis brand Babolat.
As well as showing your stroke statistics on the wristband display and your smartphone, POP adds another competitive and addictive element. By combining these figures, you get a single 'skill rating' to share and compare with other PIQ users. So even a practice rally can get competitive.
As well as tennis and golf, there are also PIQ accessories either available or imminent for skiiing and, er, kite boarding.
Oh, and as a final French touch, while they will ship to New Zealand, the USA and Reunion Island, they don't do the UK, so you'll have to go over to Calais to pick one up.
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