The Blast Motion Sensor for baseball and softball is a device that attaches to the bottom of your bat with a rubber mount. It sends, via Bluetooth to your smartphone, data points that capturing the performance of your swing.
There are at least two other gadgets which attempt to perform the similar task of real time objective analytical feedback, including Diamond Kenetics and Zepp Labs (Zepp doesn’t make their sensor anymore because they didn’t have the patent).
If you’ve yet to swing a bat with an attached sensor that gathers objective analytics, we are confident you will be impressed with the Blast Motion which is distributed from Easton.
We do like its ease of use and the exceptionally quick manner in which it delivers the most helpful metrics: bat speed and attack angle.
We’ve spent at least 20 hours in the cage with the Blast Motion sensor—and we’ve spent at least another 50 with other sensors like Zepp and the Diamond Kinetics. Those who have yet to enter the bat sensor market should be impressed with the Blast Motion—which is distributed by Easton Sports.
We like a few things from this sensor over other sensors.
As a final note, the app also lets you record video of the swing in slow motion—this is built directly into the app and simply uses your smart phone’s camera. The swing is then captured with its accompanying metrics and stored within the app to review later or share with others. Not necessarily unique to the Blast Motion sensor, but a useful feature for sure, that any user will appreciate.
There are three areas where we thought the Blast Motion fell short.
While it isn’t the end of the world to take the mount off of the bat and change it to another, it does take extra time and, we surmise based on how hard you need to dig at the mount to get it off, that it lowers the mount’s useful life.
Sensors gathering data on your swing’s performance have come to the market so quickly, and apps can be updated so easily, that it’s hard to say which sensors on the market may be the best long term play. There aren’t very many options in the space as Blast has strongly enforced their patent.
If you are looking for to acquire bat speed tech in the palm of your hands then the Blast Motion your very legit option.
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