The Wilson X Connected Basketball is a smart basketball (a small sensor is embedded in the ball) that connects to an app on a player’s phone via Bluetooth technology; no other attachments are needed. Through the Company’s proprietary Make/Miss Technology™, the ball knows when a player makes or misses a shot, and it tracks every shot that player takes so he/she can see how their personal shooting performance changes over time.
With four action-packed game modes and shooting drills, the Wilson X Connected Basketball brings a new level of intensity to any player’s game by tracking his/her shooting percentage, distance from the hoop and where on the court they are hot, and not. In real-time, the sensor in the basketball delivers data to the player’s smart phone or tablet.
The Wilson X is a basketball shooter’s experience; it is not designed to track short shots inside seven feet from the hoop. And as a player shoots from the top of the key and out on the perimeter, a rich audio experience surrounds him/her so he/she always knows how they’re doing; full crowd noise and sports commentator observations bring each game to life.
Players using the Wilson X Connected Basketball can track their shooting and performance stats, including shots taken, shots made, two-pointers, three- pointers, and free throws, and share them with friends, via social media. And when a player hits milestones and celebrates shooting streaks, he/she can unlock special badges.
Wilson Labs constructed the Wilson X Connected basketball for use on any indoor and outdoor surface – from the gym to the driveway – with a 10 foot regulation hoop and net. The ball never needs charging, as the sensor has been designed to track every shot up to approximately 100,000 shots (this equates to approximately 300 shots a day, seven days a week for 52 weeks).
To bring the Wilson X Connected Basketball to market, Wilson partnered with SportIQ, a sports technology and analytics company, and the creator of a groundbreaking player and sports equipment tracking solution.