Blast Motion Launches Apple Watch app and HealthKit Support with Blast Baseball 360 Training Solution
Combining the Blast Baseball 360 sensor with the new Apple Watch app, along with HealthKit and SiriKit support, athletes and coaches gain a new form of real-time “wearable” swing analysis & training feedback
(Carlsbad, Calif., – September 13, 2016) – Blast Motion, an industry innovator focused on 360-degree athletic improvement through software services and advanced sensor-based motion capture, today announced a new Apple Watch app, along with HealthKit and SiriKit support with the Blast Baseball 360 training solution. The Apple Watch integration allows athletes to get real-time swing metrics or video highlights displayed on their wrist during practice, while Siri provides real-time voice announcements without requiring users to access their mobile device. The HealthKit integration allows athletes and coaches to track important training session data, including heart rate and calorie burn.
“Apple’s latest iOS 10 and WatchOS 3 provided Blast with the advanced functionality required to create a more natural training experience,” said Bhaskar Bose, Ph.D., Senior Director, Technology, Blast Motion. “Athletes can get real-time swing analysis through audio feedback or a quick glance at their wrist. This enables them to control video recording and review video highlights on the Apple Watch.”
The Blast Baseball 360 app update also includes easy access to training center videos right from the home screen navigation bar, allowing athletes to understand their metrics, get tips, and learn how they can improve their swing.
“We’re focused on helping athletes improve through our natural motion capture technologies, while ensuring technology doesn’t get in the way,” said Donovan Prostrollo, Senior Director, Marketing, Blast Motion. “Our new Apple Watch app and seamless Siri integration provides a great example of how we’re helping athletes have more fun while improving their swing.”
Blast Baseball 360 is the official bat sensor technology of Major League Baseball®. The Blast sensor and mobile app have been specially designed for swing analysis, helping players of all ages and skillsets understand the mechanics of their swings and learn how they can hit with more power and efficiency. The waterproof sensor and bat attachment slip over the knob of any standard baseball or softball bat and have been designed to capture the industry’s most accurate swing metrics. Blast Motion’s patented Smart Video Capture™ technology uses a smartphone camera to capture video, while the Blast Baseball 360 app intelligently analyzes, combines, and syncs swing metrics with the video to deliver real-time, mobile video analysis. The app automatically detects a player’s swing and clips the video to create a series of video highlights. No user editing or practice interruption is required to experience this groundbreaking functionality.
Pricing and Availability
The Blast Baseball 360 sensor is available for immediate purchase online in the United States and Canada at blastmotion.com, amazon.com, and the official MLB.com/shop for $149.95. The Blast Baseball 360 app will support Apple Pay soon, allowing an athlete, coach, or parent to purchase the Blast Baseball 360 sensor easily from within the app. The Blast app also supports Blast Connect, allowing an athlete’s swing data and videos to be transferred to their coach for review, analysis, and feedback. The Blast Baseball 360 app with Apple Watch, HealthKit, and Siri support are available for download today on the Apple iTunes App Store.
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is defining the future of wearable motion capture technology. By combining the industry’s most complete 360-degree athletic improvement solution through software services, advanced sensor-based motion capture, and swing analysis, Blast Motion has created a contextually rich user experience that enhances the way people capture, analyze, and share their performance. For additional information about Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com
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