Garmin Introduces the Impact Bat Swing Sensor

01:01 10/23/2017

Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. GRMN , announced the Impact bat swing sensor, a device that instantly delivers key metrics and feedback after every swing without the need to view a phone or tablet.

Made for batters of all skill levels, the Impact bat swing sensor is designed to help improve hand speed, bat speed and position to assist batters’ training sessions.

After each swing, batters can see the following metrics on the sensor: bat speed, hand speed, time to impact, elevation angle, and attack angle.

In addition, downloading the free Impact app to a compatible smartphone or tablet adds even more insight to every swing and can be customized for use with multiple players and different bats.

“Garmin has seen great success with our other sports products, like the golf swing sensor, so the addition of the Impact bat swing sensor to the performance training market seemed like a natural fit,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.

Bartel added, “whether playing baseball or softball, or coaching players, the on-device display and auditory cues on the Impact bat swing sensor allow batters to quickly make adjustments so come game time they can step up to the plate with confidence.”

Coaches also have additional options inside the Impact app, such as viewing near real-time swing analysis and a 3-D graphical representation of the batter’s swing and bat path. Coaching tips and drills developed by professional hitting coaches are also included.

The Impact swing bat sensor is 34 grams and features up to 10 hours of battery life with a suggested retail price of $149.99.

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