Blast Softball 4+

Blast Motion, Inc.

    • 3.3 • 79 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Train smarter and get better with The Official Bat Sensor Technology of National Pro Fastpitch®.**** Simply attach the Blast Softball sensor*** (available from blastmotion.com) to any standard bat and your iPad or iPhone will do the rest. Record video of your swings in the Blast Softball app* and the patented Smart Video Capture ™ technology will automatically identify your swings, clip your video, and overlay your swing metrics, synchronized at impact. (Bat Speed, Time to Contact, Attack Angle, etc.) With the 3D Swing Tracer, you can replay and analyze your swing path instantly. Live mode provides real-time feedback, allowing you to visualize your swing, make adjustments, and see the results. Compare your swing videos side-by-side or send them to a coach for further analysis.

Players and coaches with a Blast Connect** or Premium Services** account can utilize the app’s advanced functionality to automatically assesses every swing for swing quality, providing insights in three areas that all great hitters possess: plane, connection, and rotation. Swing Quality Insights, powered by Blast iQ™, provide recommendations and drills for improvement. Blast Insights make it simple for coaches to evaluate players for recruitment and player development. Coaches can also streamline coaching feedback through Mobile Video Analysis with voice-over recording and video markup tools.

Ball Flight analysis** provides many key features of a professional launch monitor, without the expense, and you can use it anywhere you use Blast Softball with just your iPhone or iPad. The app auto-clips and analyzes real-time video to provide Launch Angle, ball speed Exit Velocity, and Estimated Distance. Get real-time feedback and identify important performance trends with ball flight spray charts and session reports. (See https://blastmotion.com/devices for the list of devices that support the ball flight feature.)

Get a complete view of your swing when you use the Blast Softball sensor*** with Ball Flight analysis**. For the first time in the industry, Blast has brought together pre-impact swing analysis and post-impact ball flight results, enabling you to see the relationship between cause and effect to drive desired results. You can immediately see if the swing was hit solidly and at the desired launch angle. Pre- and Post-impact Insights**, powered by Blast iQ™, provide recommendations and drills for improvement.

The Blast Softball sensor*** is a highly accurate, advanced 3D motion capture system that records your swings and easily attaches to the end of any regulation bat with the Blast bat attachment. It uses Bluetooth® Smart technology to connect to your iPhone or iPad. There’s no need to alter your natural swing and there are no power buttons or controls to get in your way. The Blast Softball sensor knows when to dynamically power-up the patented motion detection algorithms to capture your metrics in real-time. It even stores data on the sensor when your mobile device is out of range and downloads your actions to the Blast app as soon as you reconnect.

With the Blast Softball app*, coaches, parents, and players of all ages can gain the insights they need to improve their swing and gain the competitive edge.

* The Blast Softball app requires the Blast Softball sensor and the Blast bat attachment to collect data. The app currently supports English language and Imperial measurements.

** Requires a Blast Connect and Premium Services account to provide advanced app, player, and coaching functionality. Blast Connect is an information and player management platform that features data trending, advanced reporting, roster management, mobile video analysis, and more.

*** The Blast Softball sensor, charger, and bat attachment are sold as a package. Separate purchase required – available from blastmotion.com

**** National Pro Fastpitch trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of National Pro Fastpitch. All rights reserved.

What’s New

Version 5.12.1

Release 5.12.1 Update
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Other Enhancements & Improvements
* Exterminated some bugs

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

quisasaman ,

Works most of the time

When it works it is great. Problem is when it doesn’t work. You have a great batting session with ball flight enabled; then you go back to try and open the app because it crashes and will not initialize. You lose all you data and swing video because it does not upload to the cloud. Very frustrating. But when it works it great, just seems to crash when you have great swings and cannot analyze the swings. Off loading the app and reloading it does nothing. It will still not initialize the app and you have to delete it and reinstall. That loses the data and videos; even though, you can see the space it takes up.

jb41127 ,

A little more work needed

It would be nice if you could add videos and at-bats after the fact to sessions. It would also be nice if all your work (regardless of being in a session or not) would sync with the Blast Connect. Just because it’s not in a session doesn’t mean I had “an easy week”. I’m still swinging and working, sometimes I forget to put it in a session. Maybe for the next update?

Crenchamp ,

Wish I had tried a different brand

First I bought into the sensor ... $150, then I bought into the year subscription to the app/software $60. NOW ... all I can say is, “Why the heck does this thing cost so much!?!” The app itself crashes more than a 2 year old playing Mario cart. In fact, it’s the worst app I own. Logging into your account online doesn’t offer the videos you’ve stored in the app. And when saving 3D videos of a swing to share, it tends to distort the video into a glitchy fast forward version of ... something totally worthless. The analytics sold it, the rudimentary technology that goes with it is why I suggest you try something else first. Sounded much better than it actually is!

App Privacy

The developer, Blast Motion, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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