The sports performance analysis company Catapult announced on Wednesday (August 18) the debut of its fitness tracker Catapult One, which offers athletes and coaches at various levels the solution to monitor, evaluate and improve athletic performance.
Wearable technology was developed by the same team responsible for providing performance metrics for more than 3,200 sports teams worldwide, including EPL, NFL and NCAA, Catapult said in a press release.
Device functions include sprint distance, acceleration and intensity. Catapult One is designed for soccer players and soccer teams and can also be used for American football, rugby, field hockey, cricket, lacrosse, tennis and Australian rules football. Individual monthly US memberships as well as discounted annual subscriptions are available. Team memberships are also available and include access to the coach dashboard.
The Catapult One membership includes the activation of a GPS tracker and a vest as well as access to performance data and trends via the mobile app. Coaches can get a better understanding of training and games through a web-based dashboard, according to the publication, and can review and share performance feedback with players and their parents. In addition, trainers can make roster decisions based on a performance analysis.
Driven by the popularity of smart devices like Fitbit and Apple Watch, fitness trackers, including smartwatches, activity monitors, and heart rate monitors, will grow from 2021 to 2026 with an average annual growth rate of 20.1 percent. according to a market data forecast report.
In addition to fitness trackers, connected fitness companies like Peloton’s spinning program and Mirror’s home gyms have seen exponential growth since the pandemic. As PYMNTS previously reported, rowing company Aviron is a new contender at the new frontier of fitness for the home. The company announced this week plans to develop new games for Aviron machines as part of a recent $ 4.5 million funding round.
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