Updated: Jun 9
SmartPitch® is revolutionary all by itself: it is the ONLY sports speed, exit velocity and launch angle tool in the world that works hands free, automatically, from anywhere on the field, including from the dugout and in foul territory where you watch the game.
But here are some cool gadgets that make training with SmartPitch even better, and more fun.
SmartPitch calls out each Pitch and Hitting Exit Velocity (EV) and Launch Angle (LA) on your phone's speaker. And SmartPitch gives you freedom of Location that allows you to set up your phone far from the pitching rubber or home plate, including in the dugout and in foul territory down the foul line. If there is much noise on the field, the phone's speaker may not be be loud enough for you to hear the speeds, EV and LA clearly as SmartPitch® calls them out.
To solve that, put a bluetooth portable outdoor speaker between where your phone is running SmartPitch and where you are pitching or hitting. We like these two models:
Long distance sound: OontZ Bluetooth Portable Speaker with 100 Foot Wireless Range
Another great portable bluetooth speaker with 100 Foot Wireless Range is the Wonderboom Speaker.
As we've written on this blog at "TRIPOD HACKS - Use SmartPitch® Instantly Without a Tripod", you can use rubber bands, tape, cardboard or fence and post clips to secure your phone when using SmartPitch®.
Our favorite clips that have proven to work very well and that are very versatile are:
Slow Dolphin Brand Camera Clip - great for clipping onto fence railings and the vertical poles in the dugout.
JOBY Action Clamp & GorillaPod Arm - Also great for fence railings and dugout posts.
Here are both of these in use at a men's league baseball game with SmartPitch running on two phones at the same time. One phone runs SmartPitch for Game Mode Pitching and the other runs SmartPitch for Game Mode Hitting. This gives StatCast-like stats on incoming pitch speed and then Exit Velocity and Launch Angle of the hit.
See this in action at these "SmartStats from SmartPitch" blog posts: