News Bits: Catapult, ZEPP, Echo, Walkie Talkie
CATAPULT PLAYR: Premium Footballer Tracker
Starting June 6th in the UK and Ireland, Catapult announced the launch of their new football/soccer tracker. Working for more than 12 years with teams like Chelsea and Leicester City, Catapult has provided premium athlete monitoring tech to ONLY the best-of-the-best. The Playr is Catapult’s first Footballer tracker for amateur athletes, so they can train like the pros.
Based around the SmartCoach App, Catapult makes it simple for any athelete to unlock their true potential. Track key metrics like speed, steps, distance covered, heat maps, and more. Also, you can receive tips from premiere league coaches and compare your performance with the pros.
Learn more on www.playrsmartcoach.com
A nice alternate to the Catapult Playr is the ZEPP Play Soccer tracker. Fitting comfortably inside a custom calf-sleeve, you’ll get these primary metrics: Max Sprint Speed; Kick Speed; Total Kicks; Total Sprints; and Total Distance. For less than $100, the kit includes everything you need to start tracking and evaluating your performance like a pro.
Special Edition Amazon Echo
One of the best smart-speakers just got better.
Amazon’s 2nd Generation, Special Edition Echo includes 2 options with wood finishes. The Walnut or Oak finish gives the Echo a more elegant and natural look. If wood isn’t your thing, the new Echo also comes in your choice of charcoal, heather grey, or sandstone fabric finishes.
The Echo 2nd Generation is the perfect starter smart-speaker or to add a room to your expanding smart-home network.
Keep in touch with your friends and family with the long-awaited Walkie Talkie feature on Apple Watch. Perfect for concerts, sporting events, and theme parks. Just like Facetime, the first time you connect with one of your contacts, you’ll be connected for future communication. Messages are played automatically after receiving them, so probably not something you want on all the time. Then again, anyone familiar with “the chirp” (Sprint/Nextel’s Push-To-Talk Feature) from back in the day, knows how handy this feature can be.