Connected Vest Measures And Analyzes Athletic Performance

Connected Vest Measures And Analyzes Athletic Performance
Design

PLAYERTEK tracks distance, top speed, impacts, power output, intensity, calories burned, and more

Emma Hutchings
  • 27 june 2017

Sports performance analytics company Catapult Sports has launched a GPS-enabled smart vest for outdoor sports teams. PLAYERTEK has been designed for sub-elite teams and amateur soccer and football players.

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The lightweight vest is worn on the upper back and contains an advanced GPS, along with a series of smart sensors that wirelessly sync data to a mobile app. PLAYERTEK enables athletes of various levels to monitor their progress, compare themselves against teammates and professional players, and share their performance results on social media. There are two versions available: a team version used by sub-elite football, lacrosse, soccer, women’s field hockey and other outdoor sports teams, and a consumer version used by amateur competitive soccer and football players.

PLAYERTEK measures the physical performance metrics of players, including distance, speed, sprint distance, number of sprints, impacts, player’s power output, intensity, calories burned, and work load. It’s innovative technology uses heat maps based on accurate positional GPS data to measure how a player’s positioning changes throughout a game, allowing players and coaches to better analyze their performance against the team’s wider strategy. It also helps players and coaches to predict and optimize performance, as well as reduce and minimize injuries.

Steve Power, Chief Commercial Officer for Catapult, said in a press release:

“For players looking to enhance performance and raise their game, the data and insight generated by PLAYERTEK will allow them to see exactly how their performance improves over time. Not only this, but aspiring professional athletes will be able to measure themselves directly against world-class professional players.”

PLAYERTEK is available to buy online for $229, which includes the PLAYERTEK pod, a base-layer garment, a power adapter, and a micro-USB charger.

PLAYERTEK

Sports performance analytics company Catapult Sports has launched a GPS-enabled smart vest for outdoor sports teams. PLAYERTEK has been designed for sub-elite teams and amateur soccer and football players.

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+sport
+technology
+wearable technology

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