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Smart sports devices aim to step up performance
Smart sports devices aim to step up performance

The wearables revolution that's transforming watch into smartwatch is also bringing the microchip to sports gear, with fascinating results. Smart rackets, smart basketballs, smart bike helmets, even a smart music-and-dance composer augment your workout with real-time feedback and advice that was simply impossible to get before. The result: better performance and creativity almost in an instant. Tennis pro Babalot Aeropro Pure Drive "Play" models: "Smart" tennis racket that electronically tracks the speed, spin and strings-placement of your forehands and backhands and sends it to your cellphone. It does this via a stealthy microprocessor, battery, altimeter,...

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