Marucci Sports and Diamond Kinetics have collaborated to release the cutting edge technology in baseball – Custom Cut Smart-Bats. These will be sleek, premium, handcrafted Marucci maple baseball bats with Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker inside their handles.
Marucci is among the most trusted and highly appreciated brands among the big leagues. It has bigshot endorsements from Anthony Rizzo, Buster Posey and Albert Pujols. On the other hand, SwingTracker is also one of the most valued and highly reliable swing sensors.
Custom Cut Smart-Bat will team up Marucci’s sophisticated craftsmanship, with Diamond Kinetics’ firm grip on the mechanics and technicalities of the baseball swing.
According to C.J. Handron, CEO Diamond Kinetics, “Smart Bat is another step toward unlocking the power of information, in a seamless user experience, to help players improve their skills and advance their level of performance”
SwingTracker has been incorporated with inertial measurement units (IMU’s) to gather and report swing related data points. It can transmit details of speed, power, quickness and control via Bluetooth when connected to a smartphone. The latest version of these sensors will have double range with updated gyroscope and accelerometer.
According to Marucci Sports CEO/Co-Founder Kurt Ainsworth, “Marucci is very excited to launch this product and embrace new technology. With the growing popularity of metrics, analytics, and technology among players, the Smart Bat will hopefully encourage more swings, more practice, and overall more baseball.”
If you already own a SwingTracker and have recently become a Marucci fan, you can order the customized “Smart Bat ready” which is ready to function with your sensor.
Marucci will introduce its own smartphone application to go with its Smart Bat. It will directly interface with ’ SwingTracker app. It will be available for iOS mobile devices initially. It will have surprise features for you from Marucci’s endorsers Posey and Rizzo.
Smart Bat will be made available with a retail price of $179.99.