Zepp 2, Head Tennis Sensor and In/Out Testing in November
The sensor market has remained quiet recently but things seem to be heating up late in 2017.
The New Zepp 2 Tennis Sensor
Find our review of Zepp 2 here.
The Zepp 2 Tennis Sensor is now available from select retailers. We’ll have our hands on ours at the end of October for extensive testing.
Apart from a completely new look, it seems Zepp have added some new functionality to the app. Notably, the new Zepp 2 has some sort of video capture, although we’ll be interested to see if it records an entire session with the ability to play back by shot a la Sony Smart Tennis Sensor.
The biggie with the new Zepp 2 is in the racket attachment. For those who have read our sensor reviews, you will know we weren’t huge fans of the original Zepp Tennis Sensor. Both options for attaching it to you racket – flex and pro mounting – made for a completely different feel of any racket.
While the Flex and Pro mounts still exist with Zepp 2, owners of Wilson, Prince and Srixon rackets will be pleased to know the Zepp 2 comes with its own Insert mount. Remove the cap on your Wilson racket. In goes the Insert mount and on goes the sensor. If that sounds familiar it’s because it’s the way Sony attaches to compatible rackets, Wilson among them.
Watch this space for our review in the next week.
Head Tennis Sensor
Find our review of the Head Tennis Sensor here.
As if the new Zepp 2 wasn’t enough, the Head Tennis Sensor, powered by Zepp, has just crossed our path.
We’ve started our testing of the Head Sensor and the cap/attachment design is a stand-out feature. Off comes the regular Head cap and in goes the sensor. No change to the feel of the racket. No pesky feeling of the sensor on your hand for those with a touch of over-hang on the grip.
The Head Tennis Sensor, powered by Zepp, is due for release in 2018. At the moment, the companion app to the Head Tennis Sensor looks very similar to the new Zepp 2 sensor. We’ll make our own comparisons when we get them side by side with usable data in coming days.
The timing of the commercial release of the Head Sensor and the Zepp 2 sensor is a strange one. Zepp 2 is now available but the Head Sensor won’t be on the market until, we’re told, the beginning of 2018.
Head Sensor Update
The Head Tennis Sensor has been released. Find our initial review here
We’re still awaiting our In/Out device for testing in coming days. The latest from creator, Gregoire Gentil is that the devices have arrived in California. The apps have been approved by iTunes and Google Play and shipments are imminent.
We’re really hoping we have the In/Out for testing by the end of October, but fear further delays.
Delays ran well into December. Our detailed review will be published by the first week of February.