Sports performance analytics company Catapult on Wednesday (Aug. 18) announced the debut of its Catapult One fitness tracker, which provides athletes and coaches at varying levels the solution to monitor, evaluate and enhance athletic performance.
The wearable technology was developed by the same team responsible for delivering performance metrics to more than 3,200 sports teams globally, including EPL, NFL and NCAA, Catapult said in a press release.
Device features include sprint distance, acceleration, and intensity. Designed for soccer players and soccer team use, Catapult One can also be used for American football, rugby, field hockey, cricket, lacrosse, tennis, and Australian rules football. Individual monthly U.S. memberships are available, as well as discounted annual subscriptions. Team memberships are also available and include access to the coach dashboard.
Catapult One membership includes activation of a GPS tracker and vest, as well as access to performance data and trends through the mobile app. Coaches can gain a better understanding of practice and games via a web-based dashboard, according to the release, and can review and share performance feedback with players and their parents. In addition, coaches can make roster decisions based on a performance analysis.
Propelled by the popularity of smart devices such as the Fitbit and the Apple watch, growth in fitness trackers, including smart watches, activity monitors and heart rate monitors, is on pace to grow by a 20.1 percent compound annual growth rate from 2021 through 2026, according to a Market Data Forecast report.
In addition to fitness trackers, connected fitness companies like Peloton’s spinning program and Mirror at-home gyms have seen exponential growth since the pandemic. As PYMNTS reported previously, rowing company Aviron is a more recent contender to the new at-home fitness frontier. The company this week announced plans to devise new games for Aviron machines as part of a recent $4.5 million fundraising round.