New Smart Baseball Bridges Tech & Sports:The Backyard League Gaming Baseball by Playfinity
Rarely do baseball-related tech innovations hit the market, but here’s a very cool new product you might have an interest in…
It’s quite timely since it was just named a finalist in the 2023 Sports Technology Awards, considered the “Oscars” of sport innovation! Playfinity was selected for two prestigious categories – “Innovation of the Year” and “Best Fitness and Participation Technology.”
The Backyard League Gaming Baseball by Playfinity (Backyard League (playfinity.com) is the world’s first-ever smart gaming baseball. The regulation size and weight ball comes equipped with a free companion app loaded with multiple games that build core field skills through play, with the ability to measure speed, distance, height, throws, catches, transfer time, drop balls and more. It engages children with a real-time audio coach, sound effects, player communities, challenges, and music that all enhance the player experience and motivates kids to keep playing (they don’t even feel like they’re practicing!). The ball measures key stats to help improve skills and players can earn badges as they get better and level up. You can play alone or against other players around the globe. Over 4,000 users are already registered with Backyard League!
This is a great product to let parents know about as we approach little league season. Sadly, 70% of kids leave youth sports today by the age of 13 because it’s not fun anymore. Playfinity is on a mission to change that and give our kids a healthier future by bridging sports and technology with active gaming products!
The Backyard League Gaming Baseball connects to an iOS or Android device via Bluetooth. It is available at https://backyard-league.com/ and Amazon.