Love-Love Pulse Play
Serena Williams is a household name. She is indomitable on a tennis court and largely responsible for saving tennis from going the same way as golf for the millennial generation. It is hard not to think about tennis when William’s performances consistently permeate our TV screens, newsfeeds and the record books.
In the age of fitness trackers, however, racket sports have largely been pushed to the side. It’s a unique challenge to create wearable technology that accurately tracks the fitness benefits and the data produced from racket sports. Then there is an even greater challenge to compete with the additional features fitness trackers often offer for other sports (competitions, challenges, etc.). Physical activity that is only sporadically captured by your fitness tracker can produce faulty data and impact your overall performance history.
The team at Pulse Play has the answer, having created an app designed specifically for racket sport players. Pulse Play can be downloaded onto any smart device, integrating with both Apple Watch and Samsung Smart Watches. Pulse Play provides professional tools, such as live scorekeeping, announcer functions to simulate a game environment and serve indicators. Additionally, Pulse Play offers an interactive component: allowing users to create leagues and remotely compete with “opponents” (other users).
Pulse Play aggregates your personal statistics and data into a user-friendly app interface. This allows you to view your match history to track improvements, and see where your performances rank amongst players all over the globe.
If you do not already own a piece of wearable tech capable of integrating with the Pulse Play app, Pulse Play sells its own wearable device. The device is worn on the athlete’s wrist and is minimal in its design. It boasts 15 hours of battery life, a Bluetooth transmitter that has 72 ft. range, and is just over 1 oz. so you hardly notice it is there. The wrist cuff will vibrate to confirm your points as you play, allowing you to play with confidence and prevent disruptions in your game.
While utilizing Pulse Play is not guaranteed to bring you to the level of the greatest athlete of all time, it can definitely help improve your game. Check out their website for demo’s and details!
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Clare Maher is the Product Marketing Manager at ClearObject. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College (#gobelles), Clare can usually be found yelling at the screen during a Notre Dame game, quoting any film ever made or touring the Indy restaurant scene.