Move over, Moov, wearables that can track movement are taking a step up with Notch. Despite what appeared to be a failed Kickstarter campaign, the investors that launched Notch are ready to send you a kit. That is if you are willing to drop almost $400 to buy it.
Easy now; it may be worth it.
For your $400, you will get a set of six nodes, which can be placed anywhere on your body to track your movements in real time. If you ever watched behind the scenes on how movies create CG effects, it’s kinda like that.
With this information, you can fully dissect your movements to make changes, for any sport, then see if you can make improvements. Get ready for the bar to raise.
Watch How You Move
What if you could playback every tackle, every swing, every flip in order to get better?
Even with high-definition recording devices, you would still miss aspects of movement, either covered by your own body or clothes. Plus, what a camera cannot capture is the path of motion your joints travel.
With Notch, you can see every misstep, so you know exactly where you need to improve.
The initial response from athletes who’ve tried the prototypes for Notch is that they were able to make immediate improvements.
What wouldn’t you give to improve by even one notch on your favorite sport, today?
Don’t Sweat Moisture
Prior to Notch, if you wanted to record your stroke in the water, you needed cameras and expensive recording equipment. Even then, the playback was not as specific as Notch.
With this technology, you can get it all. Notch is completely waterproof. Wear it in the water, wear it in the rain, wear it in the mud. When you’re done you will have a perfect record of your movements.
Simply put, there is no product on the market which comes even close to this.
See Yourself Get Better
It’s not like this is the first ever source for movement feedback. Traditionally, we call them coaches, but even coaches use technology like video recorders to help players get better.
Comparatively, the firsthand accounts of coaches and recorded clips can’t hold a candle to the details revealed by Notch. Even if you slowed down a video of you swinging a bat, for example, you wouldn’t be able to track the path of movement for your elbows.
Notch will let you see every plane of motion. This way you will know what to correct, but even better, you can record see those corrections too.
Over time, as the software matures, you will likely be able to compare the progression of your swings, hits, digs, and strokes.
Consider the Future
There’s no way to predict, for sure, but it’s easy to imagine integration of this technology with more traditional fitness trackers.
The application for Notch is only an API away from pairing with something like the Garmin Vivoactive HR+. Then you could not only know where you were in space but where you were on the Earth, along with a battery of other data, like your heart rate.
Actually, the HR+ is waterproof, so that would be perfect. Analysts predict that this kind of integration is what we can expect from the future of wearables. It’s very exciting.
The nodes themselves are not exactly tiny, but they’re small enough that you can move without obstruction. Considering this is the first commercial round of Notch, we expect them to get more streamlined going forward.
If you’re the early adopter sort, nobody will appreciate those updates more than you, especially once Notch starts integrating with your other devices.
You can always say, “I’ve knew Notch when…”