Radar guns provide velocity readings, but that is it. Complicated hardware systems are expensive and not mobile. PitchTracker and the DK ‘Smart’ ball solve that and more!
A small sensor is embedded into the core of each smart ball that generates six metrics on every throw: velocity, spin rate, extension and three timing data points, including time-to-the-plate, delivery, and reach back until release point. The velocity and spin rate measurements are consistent with Rapsodo but it is the other metrics with the portability and affordability of the smart baseball that make the PitchTracker invaluable and a great complement to your pitcher’s development
The PitchTracker comes with a ball and free IOS app to access the PitchTracker Dashboard and information about velocity and spin rate. Accessing measurements for time to plate, extension, delivery time, reach back to delivery, manual pitch charting for up to 5 types of pitches and the ability to record video to sync with the data requires a subscription from Diamond Kinetics. Subscription services ($9.99 per month or $89.99 a year) allow access to trend charts, groups & leaderboards, full pitch history and profile to profile connection (coach to multiple players for example.)
Diamond Kinetics conducted thorough testing to ensure PitchTracker reliability and durability. The smart ball is best used when thrown to a catcher or into a net; repeated contact with hard surfaces are likely to damage the inductive charging coil or the interior sensor. The smart ball cover is leather and wear from use should be expected in the like manner expected of any high quality game baseball.
PitchTracker Available Pitching Metrics
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