Whether you are planning to make it to your school basketball team or a famous town league for higher level matches, the bottom line that connects all these situations is the constant practice and building a muscle memory. However,whenever you commit yourself to any such task, how do you know if your hard work is paying off or not.You may feel as if you shot the ball well for longer practices, but what if there was a way to be sure of that.
Wilson tried to address the same issue with the Wilson X Connected Basketball. The ball has a price tag of $199 and presents one of the best examples of Internet of Things adoption.It might lead to a new beginning in the world of sports.The Wilson X ball looks like a regular ball from allsides. It has no dangling charging points or USB cables, just a simple regular ball. The tube of this ball, however, has a AA battery, gyroscope, bluetooth chip, accelerometer, as well as a battery that will last as long as the ball.
This technology fuses with a smart algorithm that can tell if you have hit or missed a shot. The algorithm is capable enough to detect if the ball has passed through hoop or just bounced back from the rim. The only condition is that the hoop needs to have net or some other kind of hanging. The ball can team up with any app on your iPhone like all other Bluetooth devices..It comes with an open mode that allows you to practice shots as long as you like, it focuses on two game modes,free throws, and a few other things. It still needs some modifications like keeping track of game played by more than one player or compatibility with Android based phones and so on.
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