Football season is upon us, which means everyone clamouring for NFL-approved gear. With the Wilson X Connected Football, your backyard ball can be better than the ones the pros use. It’s laden with sensors to deliver metrics like velocity, distance traveled, spin rate (RPMs), spiral efficiency, and a composite score that gives you an at-a-glance read on each throw. The app also lets you play out real-life scenarios like last-minute drives by applying your scores to a game simulation featuring real NFL teams and players. And unlike most smart gadgets, this one doesn’t need a charge, instead running for up to 200,000 throws before it becomes just another pigskin in your garage. [Purchase]
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