Left post: Carmelo Anthony, top of the key three: Steph Curry, corner three: Bruce Bowen, left wing: Kevin Durant- every pro has their hot spot; have you ever wondered where your hot spot is? The Hoop Tracker shot tracking SmartWatch can help you figure out where your hot spot is.
Previously seen here on Kicks On Court, The Hoop Tracker SmartWatch allows players to track their shots effortlessly in real time. All you have to do is set up a wireless shot detector on the rim that is attached by a powerful magnet, and wear a light weight wrist watch on your non shooting hand. The Hoop Tracker SmartWatch can detect where you are shooting on the floor at all times and records both made and missed shots. Using the Hoop Tracker Dashboard you can analyze your stats from your computer. This is a great addition as looking at a small watch screen can be bothersome. Using the vibration’s of the rim to automatically record missed shots and a lever on the shot detector to record made shots, the Hoop Tracker SmartWatch looks like it can record made or missed shots accurately. The Shot detector cannot detect air ball’s, but if you do shoot an air ball you can press the air ball button on the watch to record it as a missed shot.
The Hoop Tracker SmartWatch also has some fun games included in the software; a 3pt shootout free throw challenge, all 3 mode, all FG mode, and all FT mode look fun but the most interesting mode is the 100 point challenge. The 100 point challenge records to see how fast you can score 100 points from anywhere on the court. This seems like a fun challenge and can definitely help improve your shooting skills and spark some competition between friends. Hopefully they integrate scores through social networks so users can see how they stack up against the world.
The Hoop Tracker SmartWatch seems like a very well-rounded product. The position specific training modes, coach mode, the air ball button, and the computer friendly software are all features that make this product great and accessible. It seems like they put a lot of thought into what serious basketball players and coaches want with training modes and stats, while still keeping the occasional basketball player in mind with fun games and a calorie counter.
If you ever wanted to have your shots tracked and logged as stats like a pro, or want to learn more check out the Hoop Track SmartWatch on KickStarter.