A new startup has come up with a very small radar measurement unit that transmits its data to a smartphone app and provides all of the analytical information necessary to get that hurler to the next level in his sports career.
The new product is called Scoutee and is another Kickstarter product looking for funding. At the time of this article, they’re about half way to their goal of $50,000 with a month to go.
How it works. Put the device in the right place with a clear line to the pitcher (including on the back of your phone, if you like) and it'll tell you just how quick that fastball really was. You can not only add notes, but record video with a speed overlay -- you'll know whether or not that curveball was slow from the start.
The gadget won't be cheap, but you can get a good deal if you pledge during the Kickstarter campaign. It'll take as little as $149 (normally $169) to get a Scoutee versus waiting for the retail launch, when it'll cost $299. You'll ideally get your device in April, just in time for those early spring games.
For more information, see their Kickstarter page or their video.