Sports tracking experts, Everlast and PIQ have announced their partnership earlier this year and they have launched their first ever boxing wearable which is made for boxing.
This motion sensor packed PIQ robot device looks like a lot like the one which French company uses for its tennis tracking. This device fits inside a wrap worn underneath your boxing wearable and for more comprehensive information, you can also wear two trackers in order to track both the hands.
The robot is able to track shadow boxing, bag work and sparring sessions. This robot is designed for fitness and core boxing as opposed to stepping in the ring to slug it out in fights. It can also record information on punch-speed, G-force at impact and time of reaction for all punches. The AI tech on board also means those shots are analysed in reality on smartphone companion application and can give an advice on how to improvise your punching ability in those boxing wearable, making it harder, efficient and faster.
PIQ has also built up a leader-board feature. In this feature, you can climb the rankings based on performances you put in gym, if you feel competitive. The IP67 waterproof device has battery life of almost 8 hours off a single charge. It can cover a decent amount of sessions before it needs to be charged again. PIQ has also joined hands with StrikeTec and Hysko which offer monitoring of boxing wearable. Monitoring could be done by analyzing elements like strength and speed of a punch. These two startups though do lack the real time coaching element which is offered with this particular setup.
The PIQ robot comes with the hand wrap and charger which is now available in market. You can buy it for 499. If you feel like tightening up your boxing skills using a boxing wearable, it is worth checking out.