Major League Baseball players are once again shaking off the winter and hitting the field in warmer climates for spring training. But this year Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout is using a high-tech bat to learn more about his swing.
I use it as a reference and share the data from the app with my hitting coach
Sports tech company Zepp has developed the Smart Bat, which measures and tracks different aspects of your swing, including impact speed, angle, swing duration and more. The sensor is integrated right into the grip of the bat, and sends its data right to your smartphone.
“Zepp lets me look at my swing’s performance and progress so I can make the adjustments to improve at the plate,” Trout told Mashable. “For me, I want to have consistency throughout the season and this is the guide.”
By tracking different data points, the Smart Bat’s sensor can give suggestions to users on areas they should look to improve, as well as how to improve those areas.
“I use it as a reference and share the data from the app with my hitting coach to see where I’m attacking the ball and if I’m staying on plane,” Trout said.