Can tech make you a better baller?
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CNET's Brian Tong hits the court to test the latest basketball tech...with a little help from the Warriors' Klay Thompson.
Get in there. [LAUGH] Come on. [LAUGH] Can any of these basketball gadgets help my shot? Let's check them out. [SOUND] The ShotTracker is really a two piece system. The first part is this clip on accessory that you put on the net where you're gonna shoot, and the second piece is a wrist sensor that slides in this wristband. You put the wristband on your shooting arm, and then it's splash! [MUSIC] So how does it work? We went to a Warriors practice, and asked my best friend, Klay Thompson, who partners with Shot Tracker. You know, Shot Tracker is like your own personal assistant. Well, it helps me track where I'm good at on the floor as far as shooting, and where I can improve. You can just get it right there on your phone, it's really sweet. The Shot Tracker app keeps track of makes and misses. Will it turn you in to play Thompson? I wish! But the app does have drills of virtual camps. The biggest issue, getting this thing on the net. We had to bring out a ladder. Coming soon, ShotTracker and Spalding will have a team tracking system. It will include a smart basketball, sensors on players and around the court. Multiplayer, multi-ball really builds the track data in a real time environment So, what we do is, we automatically track and digitize the basketball game with the team version. [MUSIC] Check this out. This might look like your average basketball, but this is the Wilson X. Inside there's sensors that measure when you make a shot. It also can tell you the distance you took your shot. And also measures misses, as well, which I don't do a lot of. Check this out. [MUSIC] Money. [MUSIC] Now, there are few times that registered misses that makes and vice versa. Let's go. [MUSIC] Everyone that plays worries about and how does the actual basketball feel. And the Wilson is, it has a little harder surface It more feels like you could play outside well with it, but it has a nice bounce, and you know, it's more than good enough. [MUSIC] Now, the Blast Basketball Replay, it's this guy. It's just a motion sensor, really, and you won't be wearing this all the time while you play, but it's fun if you want to shoot some highlights, like, the crazy [UNKNOWN]. [MUSIC] Take video, and you can see three different stats for the highlight. Like [MUSIC] Bottom line, all of these guys won't turn you into an NBA superstar overnight but they will give you data that will help you improve your game like mine. [MUSIC] All right. I heard that from Klay, I should tell my mom you just said that to me man. You get that on camera? [LAUGH]