Professionals baseball players have army of coaches and video-based systems and reams of data at their disposal. Coollang has devoted itself to building an affordable option for both serious players and amateurs alike to measure and improve their baseball performance without having to shell out thousands on expensive equipment. Coollang’s flagship product, Smart Baseball 1.0 fits nicely on the hilt of the bat and helps players measure four key metrics.
Swing Speed: Swing speed is the speed of your bat at the moment of impact with the ball. It is measured in miles per hour. It helps determine how much energy can be transferred between the bt and the ball. Your goal should be to maximize your bat speed.
Time to Impact: Time to impact is the amount of time it takes to make contact with the ball from the start of your swing. It is measured in seconds. The shorter the time to impact, the more time the hitter has to recognize the pitch and hit it.
Impact Angle: Impact angle is the angle of your bat relative to the ground, at the moment of impact. Impact angle influences whether a ball is hit into the air or into the ground.
Bat Path Angle: Bat path angle is the bat’s angle of trajectory relative to the ground, in the last 10 milliseconds of the swing before hitting the ball. Recent data indicates that a positive bat path angle correlates to a higher batting average and more power.
The headline metric is the three-dimensional model of the swing plane that users can play through and rotate around to see where they made contact with the ball, how long their bat stayed in the hitting zone, and other components not visible to the naked eye. Players can observe the trajectory of their swing from different angles. They can also use the 3D training mode in conjunction with video training mode to see their batting posture and statistics together.