Technology is slowly changing the way we train and play sports. Boxing has been a bit late to the party as compared to say tennis, running or swimming, but an emerging selection of wearables is starting to change this.
One of these is Indiegogo funded StrikeTec. This is a wearable for boxing and MMA fighting that seeks to eliminate guesswork and optimize training. The first version of the device was not available for retail purchase, and was used instead by professional fighters and coaches, television networks and major promotions. The company says some 400 elite fighters have used their product.
This new and improved version is not just for pro’s as StrikeTec has integrated many features designed to support and help millions of people that use boxing as a means of exercise. Whether in the ring, the gym, working out with a partner or solo the gizmo provides real-time feedback via your mobile app on your training session.
To use the wearable, you’ll need to secure the technology packed sensors under your wrist wraps or glove velcro. Measuring just 1 inch in length, they are very lightweight and sit snugly within your hand wraps.
Once paired with the smartphone app, the little gadget automatically measures your strike data, including your speed, power, count, type or combination, as it happens. At the end of your session, your virtual coach will provide you with detailed stats such as your average speed, average power, most/least popular strike combinations, round by round performance, endurance, fatigue and more.
This is a great little wearable for those who want to use boxing or martial arts for exercise. It can help you, your family and friends get out of the chair, off the couch and competing against each other with safe, easy to execute, Striking exercises. You’ll also have access to StrikeTec’s growing community of coaches, athletes and fans.
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StrikeTec has started shipping to Indiegogo backers a couple of weeks ago and is now available for purchase on the manufacturer’s website. It comes in packs of two, one for each hand, and will set you back $249.95.
If you’ve ever wondered who has the fastest or most powerful hands in the gym, on the block, in your family or amongst friends – this is your chance to find out. You can measure and compete by strike type, by combination, by round, by minute, by set. The opportunities are almost unlimited.
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