94Fifty: Motion Sensing Smart Basketballs [Kickstarter]
Developed by InfoMotion Sports Technologies, 94Fifty are smart, motion sensing basketballs that gives you advance training whenever you want it. Launched on Kickstarter last week, the project has already raised $33,000 of its $100,000 goal with 26 days more to go. These “freakishly smart” basketballs have the size and weight of a regular basketball, but feature an additional Bluetooth enabled sensor that communicates with a smartphone app to measure stuff that helps you train faster.
The basketballs can be recharged via a wireless Qi charging pad. Four apps are also included with the ball, each of which has a dedicated purpose.
Workout – to improve skills and motivate practice
QuickTraining – to focus on specific areas of skill
Compete – for head to head competition for up to 4 players
Challenge – to interact with other players around the world
Below are some of the main features of 94Fifty basketballs:
Instant feedback – shot by shot or every dribble
50 different head-to-head competition choices
Skill-based leveling workouts that get more difficult as you improve
QuickTrain shot analyzer for shot speed, shot arc, and backspin
QuickTrain ball-handling for power dribbling, speed dribbling, and off-hand dribbling
Stores workout and competition history for up to 4 players for 3 months
Indoor/Outdoor synthetic leather cover
Wireless recharging and up to 8 hours of battery life
Up to 90 ft. range from hand held
Men’s and women’s/youth sizes (You will be able to select the ball size once the project is funded)
A minimum pledge of $195 is required to reserve one of these basketballs.