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The Wearable Device That Measures Your Jump

The Wearable Device That Measures Your Jump

The Wearable Device That Measures Your Jump
Depending on what skillset you have, jumping in the air has its time limitations.
 
Journalist at ShortList Towers? Little over a second. Olympian high jumper? Just under three. NBA basketball player? Oh about five days.
 
And should you be in the market for a device to tell you just how giant your giant leap is, look no further than the Vert, a compact device designed to measure air-time using high-precision gyroscope and accelerometer read-outs which feed onto an OLED display.
 
Packing a lot into a small device, it's a world away from the bulkier gadgets we've come to associate with 'jump testing', designed to be worn around the waist or hook on to a person's clothing via a clip or hidden inside a specially-designed belt.
 
Any budding track stars might want synch it with a smartphone or iPad using Bluetooth 4.0 or App connections - you know, enabling them to share information straight after practice. Prices start from £80.
 
Make 2015 your leap year.