PITTSBURGH – The biggest change SwingTracker users will see with the most recent mobile app update is that foot and load calibrations are now taken into account when rendering the 3D view. Because of this, the 3D plane more clearly represents what the player is doing in relation to the field.
PITTSBURGH – The latest version of the SwingTracker app (3.0.5) has been released today, highlighted by a new and improved 3D view.
With the new and improved visuals, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the web app is now similar to that of the iOS app. Very few functional or structural changes have been made, but almost every User Interface (UI) element – widgets, forms, buttons, icons – has had a change in appearance.
While DiamondCLUB has undergone a stunning cosmetic change, it is important to note that none of the logic behind DiamondCLUB has changed. Users will still have the same top-notch experience they experienced with the previous version of the web app, but with a new GUI.
PITTSBURGH – Yesterday a lively discussion took place on Twitter centered around the physics of baseball, relative to bat speed versus pitch speed.
In his story on St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, FanGraphs writer Eno Sarris linked to a study done by Diamond Kinetics’ Technical Advisor Alan Nathan entitled “Regulating The Performance of Baseball Bats”.
The key takeaway, or line, used by Sarris in his story was Dr. Nathan’s assertion in his study that, “bat speed is six times more important than pitch speed.”
From there, we retweeted Sarris’ FanGraphs story with that line as the quote tweet.
The following discussion ensued…
PITTSBURGH – Throughout the swing, SwingTracker captures data – lots of data. 11,000 data points per second to be exact.
All this information is then sent from the sensor to the mobile and web apps, giving you an abundant array of information that you can use, analyze and interpret relative to your swing.
But what exactly does all that information mean? And how does one apply it all to their swing?
While it can seem overwhelming at first, all this information is there to help. You just have to know where to look, what to look for and then when you find it, understand what that means.
For today’s post we will examine the SwingTracker mobile app.