- Sports App
The Smart Coach App System, with its unique ability to automatically capture videos with embedded velocities, allows you to continue to work remotely with your coaches and participate in recruiting/scouting activities. Immediate video and velocity feedback, while training on your own at home, has been shown to result in an accelerated improvement of skills.
Compatible with Pocket Radar App
Product Includes: Smart Coach Radar, Universal Mount, Right Angle USB Cable, Soft-Shell Belt Holster Case, Wrist Strap, 2 AAA alkaline batteries, and Quick Start Guide
Warranty: Radar 2 years / Accessories 1 year (Details)
• Accuracy: +/- 1 MPH (+/- 2 KPH)
• Speed Range: 25-130 MPH (40-209 KPH)
• Measurement Modes: Manual, Constant-On, or App Controlled
• Units of Measure: MPH, KPH
• Recall Memory: 25 internal to unlimited with App
• Memory Clear Function
• Works with Pocket Radar Smart Display
• Measurement Range: 120 feet on baseball or softball
• Power Options: 2 AAA batteries
• Battery Life in Manual Mode:
>1,500 readings - Alkaline batteries
>3,000 readings - NiMH rechargeable batteries (not included)
• Battery Life in Constant-On Mode:
>1 hour – High-Drain Alkaline batteries (included)
>2 hours - NiMH rechargeable batteries (not included)
6-48 hours – USB Power Packs (not included) Click here for examples
• Weight (without batteries): 4 ounces
• Warranty: 2 years
The pocket radar itself is great and I generally like the app. But, I wish the app didn’t force the radar into continuous mode when using Sessions. This does a couple things, it pretty much forces you to use an external power supply (or just chew through batteries), it means a fair amount of cleanup when each pitcher’s session is complete (to delete the catcher’s returns and any other errant recordings), and it reduces the ease-of-use when using the app to track pitch count during sessions (because of it’s recording and counting things that aren’t pitches). None of these are a huge deal, but it’d be nice to be able to use Sessions without continuous mode turned on.
It all works as advertised. However, I wish the video that I record through the app could be saved with or without the velocities. Currently if you record in the app, you have the velo overlays and I don't always want them. Reasoning - I am trying to build a recruiting video for my son and I only want to show velo's for certain pitches, as to show him in the best possible light. Since it doesn't do this, I have to have my wife record outside the app with her phone as well.
I’ve seen a massive improvement not only in my son’s swing throwing & swing but his overall understanding of what it to get recruited in this
crazy system…take ownership
I enjoy recording my sons game on GC. I wanted to give it a MLB feel and added the radar component of Pocket Radar to my app. It’s been pretty cool. My son enjoys seeing his velocities on the GC video like they do with the big league guys.
I highly recommend. It’s easy to use and connects to GC with little effort. The radar is accurate and even picks up the exit velocities on hits.
My only recommendation is the 50.00 you have to pay to see speeds on GC should be good for 1 year. I bought this for fall ball and will have to pay again at the first of the year.
With Smart Coach having the ability to capture video and velo and put it all together has been an amazing feature for our players. We are excited to use this with all of our players, 9-12!