French company PIQ has already been flexing its sports tracking muscles with tennis and skiing and now it's turning its attention to kiteboarding, the water sport that involves a mix of surfing, snowboarding and windsurfing.
Teaming up with North Kiteboarding, PIQ has built a sensor that's rugged, waterproof, shockproof and corrosion resistant. The setup is made up of a mount that can be fixed to any board, and housing to keep the sensor securely in place.
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Packing the same 13-axis motion tech as the tennis and skiing sensors, it can monitor a host of jump data including height of jumps, air time, G force at landing and number of jumps. There's also a display built into the sensor to see how well you performed on your last trick.
Viewing the majority of that data is done inside the companion app (Android and iOS), which is synced wirelessly over Bluetooth. It'll also pick out your best jumps, which can be shared with fellow boarders and let you challenge other users to try and top the international leaderboard.
The PIQ kiteboard sensor will be available for €208 at the end of June. There's also a €159 pre-order price that is available until 30 June. If you already own a PIQ sensor, you just need to pick up the kiteboard mounting and housing kit, which is available from the PIQ website for €59.
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