Device allows users to sync their GoPro HERO4 to create videos
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 July, 2016 - From the shimmering beaches of California, to the slamming waves of the Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, Xensr Inc. is diving into surfing’s tech space.
Xensr recently released Wave Replay, an Oreo-sized, mountable GPS, which turns the Xensr Air into one of the most accurate and complete surf tracking devices on the market. The Wave Replay details and analyzes in 3D every turn, hit and air experienced during a ride. The Xensr Air is also the only tracker with the ability to measure swell height.
The GPS catches a handful of surfing data including:
Number of waves caught/attempted
Fastest speed per wave
Length of each wave ridden
Paddle time and distance/surf time and distance splits
3D replay of board motion
Measured swell height
“Wave Replay does what no other tracker can do,” said CEO, David Troup. “Mounted to the board instead of the wrist, Xensr Air sees everything the rider does. Wave Replay breaks down sessions into the vital stats a surfer wants to see. Surfers can identify their best take-off points and more using the Wave Replay map for unique swell conditions helping them improve for their next session.”
Without its wave catching ability, the Xensr Air is still an innovative GPS system. Most GPS systems strictly use signals from satellites over head, however, Xensr’s 3D GPS uses GPS signals accompanied with aerospace grade inertial measurement sensors and combines that data sending it to the TruMotion processor engine.
Now for some of us, we are looking at all that and going, “Uh, in English please?”
Here is a quick summary. The Xensr Air builds a realtime view of the athlete’s performance that is rich in details that other GPS systems fail to gather. User statistics accumulate on the Xensr app and can be viewed on My.Xensr.com.
Users can also sync their GoPro HERO4 to create OneTouch videos on iOS or Android devices so they can replay that nasty trick they finally landed, or that hilarious wipe out over and over again.
The Xensr Air can take wearables out of the equation, but for those of us who miss a little weight on our wrist, Xensr’s AndroidWear App can operate on any AndroidWear watch that supports Bluetooth 4.1. Do not worry about data either, Xensr’s data files interop with Strava, Endomondo, MapMyFitness, Google Earth and more.
What is even more interesting about the Xensr’s Wave Replay capability is the use that scientists and climatologists can receive from the relayed data.
“Wave height environmental data isn’t just for surfers. It is crucially important for Earth scientists and climatologists. Xensr Wave Replay turns every surfer into a wave data buoy that is constantly monitoring and reporting on the status of the oceans. We’re crowdsourcing data collection which is needed for the climate modelers and scientists,” said Troup.
So how much cash are you going to be pulling out of your wallet for one of these bad boys? Xensr Air 3D GPS with Wave Replay is priced at $249.95 on Xensr’s website as well as in-store at select retailers.