Connected sporting goods are not necessarily new, especially in the running world we have already seen a lot of products making sure all your moves are properly documented. Nevertheless these smart new features certainly become more prominent in the mainstream now and Wilson’s new connected basketball perfectly fits into the trend. The Wilson X smart basketball was first announced last year and comes with an embedded sensor. The sensor counts makes and misses in real time through a companion app for iOS devices, with the Android app following later this fall. The Wilson X can also track two-pointers, three pointers and free throws and then allows you to share the stats with your friends via social networks. One of the main misses with most of these gadgets is often the fact that you need to charge them. You do not have to charge the Wilson X and it will last up to 100’000 shots, which should get you pretty far. The Wilson X ball is available in the 29.5-inch Official size and a 28.5-inch Intermediate size, both going for $199. Take a closer look to see how it works in the video here below. It will be interesting to see if the basketball will become a niche toy or actually a product used by teams and coaches to up their games.
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