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Game, Set, Match. Turn your game on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor

Press Release   •   May 14, 2015 08:00 BST

Tennis fans can now take advantage of recent innovations in smart, mobile technologies to help them reach their sporting goals. The Sony’s SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor will connect with your smart-device to make it easier than ever to track your tennis performance accurately.Analyse, review, share and compare your progress against concrete targets, keeping yourself motivated to continue your way towards your ace play.

The Ace up your sleeve

Sony partnered with top tennis manufacturer Wilson, as well as HEAD, Prince and YONEX to ensure a perfect fit of the smart tennis sensor with their sleek yet performance-driven rackets known to generations of players.Thanks to its sensing technologies and newly developed vibration analysis mechanics, it has never been easier to analyse your tennis performance. After charging the sensor, simply remove the racket logo cap, affix the attachment ring onto the grip end of the racket and place the tennis sensor onto the attachment ring. Turn on the sensor and start playing – the device will start recording a vast range of data such as number of shots, ball impact spot, swing type, swing speed, ball speed and ball spin.

At full charge, the SSE-TN1W will last 180 minutes[1] allowing you to analyse entire matches without having to recharge the device. You can review your shot data in real-time, or once your match has been concluded. Simply connect the tennis sensor to your smartphone or tablet[2] wirelessly to transfer and access the recorded data via the Smart Tennis Sensor app, which can be downloaded for free from the Google Play / App Store. The app can record rallies and simultaneously display recorded video and shot metrics allowing you to associate the data to a specific part of your game or practice session. You and your coach can also see your shot data live on a smart watch[3] as well as on your smartphone and tablet so you don’t have to leave the court to check it and get advice in real time.

Analyse, review and share your Game

The Smart Tennis Sensor app allows you to review recorded data in many ways. Look through your play overviews, analyse both current and historic data and set goals to track your progress over extensive periods of time. By visualising the recorded data you will have a much better understanding of your strengths and points of improvement. You can even share your accomplishments with your friends by posting them onto social media services and show how fast you are improving your play!

By using Slow-motion playback and creating Motionshot sequence photos[4] you will be able to dissect your every movement into all its parts, allowing you to figure out in detail where you can improve your play.

Marc DiPizzo, Sales and Marketing Europe said, “The Sony Smart Tennis Sensor is very simple to set up and doesn’t involve any distracting or uncomfortable equipment, so you can focus on what matters most in that moment – your match. After you have finished playing you can use the data and analysis to improve your technique for the next time.”

Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor will be available through Wilson retailers http://www.wilson.com/en-gb/forms/finddealers/ (UK)

http://www.wilson.com/en-us/international/ (International) starting May 14th 2015. For more information please go to http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/smart-tennis-sensors/sse-tn1w

Even when switching rackets, the sensor can be conveniently transferred any time, along with all recorded data to other compatible racket modelsmaking Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor a long-lasting partner in the player’s sports development.

Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor is officially approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for use in competitions.

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Selected technical specifications

Model Name SSE-TN1W
Features Sensor Functions Number of shots; Ball impact spot; Swing type(Determines the ; swing type); Swing speed; Ball speed (Initial speed); Ball spin
Water-proof JIS/IEC protection level 5 (IPX5) equivalent *Prevents water damage from all directions.
Dust-proof JIS/IEC protection level 6 (IP6X) equivalent *Provides dust resistance.
LEDs 2 LEDs (Power, Bluetooth)
Compatibility Supported OS/devices for app Smartphone/tablet with a camera running Android 4.1 or later (some exception may exist) or iPhone/iPad (except iPhone 3GS) running iOS6.1 or later
Connectivity Bluetooth Yes
Battery Life Charging time Approx. 120 minutes
Usage time (with Bluetooth) Approx. 90 minutes *Assuming 500 hits/swings in 60 minutes.; With Bluetooth
Usage time (without Bluetooth) Approx. 180 minutes; Without Bluetooth
Measurements & Packaging Dimensions Diameter: 31.3 mm, Height: 17.6 mm
Weight Approx. 8 grams
Comes with: Attachment unit, cradle, cradle cap, micro USB cable, removal tool, carrying bag

For more information, please contact Hope&Glory PR: sony@hopeandglorypr.com

[1]Without Bluetooth, assuming 500 hits/swings per hour

[2]Requirement: Android 4.1 or later; iOS6.1 or later

[3]Android Wear™ or later

[4]Requires external “MotionShot” app, which can be downloaded for free from the Android GooglePlay Store.

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