It seems like wearables are everywhere these days. With just a quick search on google, you could probably find a wearable that measures just about anything that you can imagine. Though the Apple Watch and FitBit seem to be dominating the consumer-ready wearables market these days, a new product has just launched that has the potential to completely change the game.
Yesterday PIQ announced the release of the “most advanced multi-sport sensor platform” that the world has ever seen. While smart wearables are starting to become the norm, the PIQ differentiates itself from products like FitBit or the Apple Watch through its unique capabilities. These sport-specific accessories work in conjunction with a sensor to track and identify data and metrics for the user as he or she is engaged in the athletic activity.
Though most new gadgets tout the fact that the product integrates the latest technology into their design, PIQ not only deploys current sensor technology in the device, but it uses this tech in a unique way. The sensor technology NFC, BLE and micro processing technology to enable PIQ to draw from 13 axes and correctly measure performance metrics like; height, G-Force, velocity, air time, trajectory and even amplitude- among others. The devices are designed to be in the prime place for data collection regardless of the sport.
While PIQ already plans to release these sensors for over a dozen different sports, PIQ is premiering the line with the fully integrated platform and sensor dedicated to golf. Additionally, PIQ has revealed a partnership with the makers of the top golf app, Mobitee. This union situates these companies as the first wholly connected wearable solution designed specifically for golf.
But what does this wearable solution look like in practice? This wearable tech has the capacity to measure more than 3,000 different data points per second through 13 different dimensions. And the fact that this is a wearable device, means that the athletes needn’t interrupt their game to receive instant feedback and data.
According to CEO and co-founder of PIQ, Cedric Mangaud, these wearable devices are not solely intended for professionals, but they are also great tools for the more casual player. He believes that these solutions will not only provide helpful insights that can in turn improve the player’s game, but that it’s also a fun experience.