Break Records on the Tennis Court with Smash
In order to be better, you need to know better. But sometimes its hard to know what you need to change which is why an outside perspective, like a coach, is always helpful. Smash is a wearable wristband designed to help you better your game of tennis. 
[[MORE]]The 15g wrist-worn device uses sensors to track your consistency in your games and makes recommendations for you like a virtual tennis coach. The snake-skin light bracelet can track things like number and type of shots, racket head speed, amount of spin, wrist rotation and your technique consistency. Like most wearables it gathers this data in the device and then syncs it to an application via Bluetooth. 
The app will not only show you how well you did in your current game but it will also provide insights on how you could play better through a series of tips and goal settings. Smash can also help you cater to your competitive edge by letting you compare stats and achievements with your friends and network.
Smash is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter with over $4,000 raised of its $200,000 goal so it has a long way before it gets funded. But time is on its side with 44 days left on the clock. With sports and fitness wearables the most popular category of wearable tech to date, Smash also has this in its favor. The team is offering backers the ability to get Smash for as low as $129 to be shipped in February of next year.

Break Records on the Tennis Court with Smash

In order to be better, you need to know better. But sometimes its hard to know what you need to change which is why an outside perspective, like a coach, is always helpful. Smash is a wearable wristband designed to help you better your game of tennis.

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Temple Run + Wizard of Oz = App Magic

By Tom Emrich

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I am obsessed with Temple Run, especially Temple Run 2. I play it daily and, on my recent trip to Cancun, played it for the complete 4 hour flight on my iPad Mini (which I think hands down is the best device to play it on).

I am #1 for High Score against all my friends and am in the Top 5% of all Temple Run players according to Game Center. 

The mix of the music, simplicity of the game’s focus on coins and obstacles but mostly the fact that the character is constantly on the run that sends me into an exhilarated state every time I open the app.

To mark the new release of Oz: The Great and Powerful, Disney has teamed up with Temple Run to release a Temple Run Oz version. It’s $0.99 and has already shot up to the Top of the Paid App chart in the App Store. Disney was successful with this tactic for their movie Brave, which is still seeing success in the Top Paid apps - perhaps piggybacking off of the visibility that Oz is gaining.

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The Oz version of Temple Run leverages everything you love about Temple Run. The running, the coins, the power-ups, the jumping and tilting and sliding - but adds in elements of Oz including the yellow brick road, flying monkeys, hot air balloons and of course - the central character, the Wizard of Oz himself. The soundtrack, power-ups and game level scenes are all set in Oz and really set the tone for the overall game.

Disney also allows you to download the HD version of the game after downloading the initial app which really makes the visuals pop and I think adds to the game experience especially on the iPhone 5. 

Although I am extremely biased seeing that I love both Temple Run and have always had an affinity for the Wizard of Oz story - I would definitely recommend downloading and trying out the app. Right now the app is giving away 1500 coins which is usually an in-app purchase of $0.99 so its a wash when you buy the app for the same price. 

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