Apple Watch and tennis

ciarals

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Hello! I'm a tennis player and I'm very interested in buying the Apple Watch Sport. I will buy it 98%, but if a tennis-tracking app would exist, I will buy it 100% :)

So, do you know any tennis-tracking app currently under development? Months ago I wanted to buy the Zepp Tennis, but after mixed review I decided to wait better times...
 
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ciarals

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And waht about fitness apps that are available with Apple Watch, Activity and Workout? Are they good enought to track me while I play tennis? I don't mean swings tracking (for that Zepp Tennis is the only solution, by now), but the sport activity itself. You know, all fitness ads for the Apple Watch show people running and biking, but what about other "less common" sports? Running is "simply" to track, movements are very similar to each other, harms move up and down all time, but with tennis everything is more "random". Will the Apple Watch be able to track fitness correctly?
 

KenAFSPC

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We'll have to see how well the Watch sells. Without a sufficiently large base of users (=buyers of apps), developers will not create applications for the Watch.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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We'll have to see how well the Watch sells. Without a sufficiently large base of users (=buyers of apps), developers will not create applications for the Watch.
They are already creating them. Any dev that waits is basically throwing away opportunity just as if they waited to see if the iPad would sell. First to market is always an entrepreneurial risk. But with so much on the line for Apple -- and judging by its aggressive pricing -- I don't sense failure here. 5 million will be sold in the first month easy. It just snowballs from there. 10 million in the wild by Christmas day 2015.
 

ciarals

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I don't know, maybe KenAFSPC is right: many devs are waiting to see the first 1 or 2 months in order to proceed with the development of new apps. And I agree with you Chupa Chupa that they're throwing away precious months...

I've just changed the thread's title into a more generic one and asked a different question regarding tennis activity. Maybe this question can be answered more easily that the first :)

And waht about fitness apps that are available with Apple Watch, Activity and Workout? Are they good enought to track me while I play tennis? I don't mean swings tracking (for that Zepp Tennis is the only solution, by now), but the sport activity itself. You know, all fitness ads for the Apple Watch show people running and biking, but what about other "less common" sports? Running is "simply" to track, movements are very similar to each other, harms move up and down all time, but with tennis everything is more "random". Will the Apple Watch be able to track fitness correctly?
 

KenAFSPC

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They are already creating them. Any dev that waits is basically throwing away opportunity just as if they waited to see if the iPad would sell. First to market is always an entrepreneurial risk. But with so much on the line for Apple -- and judging by its aggressive pricing -- I don't sense failure here. 5 million will be sold in the first month easy. It just snowballs from there. 10 million in the wild by Christmas day 2015.
Some IOS developers are creating apps. Most are not. Most developers are taking a wait and see approach. Most developers write apps for one reason and one reason only: to make money (via advertising, which the Watch doesn't have, direct application purchases, or by promotion of other revenue generating services).

If developers find that they can make money on Watch apps, they will create them.
 

Chupa Chupa

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It's no surprise that Apple had very little in the way of apps to show during their keynote, and not much more on their website, even though - according to Apple - it is possible to create a watch application in a matter of days.
Of course it's no surprise. Only a handful of devs have had even limited access to actual watches and Apple wasn't going to rehash the ones they showed off last fall. Perhaps you read about the secured room here. Devs couldn't even take notes.

It's no different than the development of iPhone apps when the App Store opened or iPad apps when the iPad first shipped. Devs needed hardware, not just an emulator, to do final testing. It has nothing to do with waiting to see if the Watch will sell. Come April 24 the Apple Watch App Store will have plenty of 3rd party watch compatible apps. Any dev taking a wait and see is a poor business person.
 

pagustafsson

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Hello! I'm a tennis player and I'm very interested in buying the Apple Watch Sport. I will buy it 98%, but if a tennis-tracking app would exist, I will buy it 100% :)

So, do you know any tennis-tracking app currently under development? Months ago I wanted to buy the Zepp Tennis, but after mixed review I decided to wait better times...
The first tennis app for apple watch is called "Tennis Watch" and it is available on the app store. Check it out! :apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tennis-watch-designed-for/id959541448

There is a video on www.tennis.watch
 

El Tuga

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Hello! I'm a tennis player and I'm very interested in buying the Apple Watch Sport. I will buy it 98%, but if a tennis-tracking app would exist, I will buy it 100% :)

So, do you know any tennis-tracking app currently under development? Months ago I wanted to buy the Zepp Tennis, but after mixed review I decided to wait better times...
Check out 'matchpoint' at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matchpoint-personal-tennis/id985200636?l=pt&ls=1&mt=8
It's an Apple Watch app that does exactly what you are looking for.
 

Julien

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The first tennis app for apple watch is called "Tennis Watch" and it is available on the app store. Check it out! :apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tennis-watch-designed-for/id959541448...
Maybe I'm misreading but I thought the OP was looking for swing dynamics and fitness recording and not score keeping.

The link in their post is for a dynamics recording device.

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Good thing I am left handed and where my watch on my left arm. :D
Changing wrists is a small thing to do for even a 'normal':D watch wearer. I run with a Garmin 620 on my right and :apple:Watch on the left.:eek:
 
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We just launched our beta of Swing™, a score and fitness tracking app for Apple Watch, today. It has HealthKit and Activity integration, and it's the world's first social network for tennis where you can easily find new players around you and broadcast your scores and stats live to the world. We won a 2016 WWDC Scholarship so it has the Apple seal of approval.

appsto.re/us/fTF-6.i

We'll also be introducing motion analysis with watch OS 3 next month!
 
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We just launched our beta of Swing™, a score and fitness tracking app for Apple Watch, today. It has HealthKit and Activity integration, and it's the world's first social network for tennis where you can easily find new players around you and broadcast your scores and stats live to the world. We won a 2016 WWDC Scholarship so it has the Apple seal of approval.

swing.mangolytics.com

We'll also be introducing motion analysis with watch OS 3 next month!
This is awesome! Can't wait to try it!
 

tenniskeeper

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Hello! I'm a tennis player and I'm very interested in buying the Apple Watch Sport. I will buy it 98%, but if a tennis-tracking app would exist, I will buy it 100% :)

So, do you know any tennis-tracking app currently under development? Months ago I wanted to buy the Zepp Tennis, but after mixed review I decided to wait better times...
 

Jason big

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Hello! I'm a tennis player and I'm very interested in buying the Apple Watch Sport. I will buy it 98%, but if a tennis-tracking app would exist, I will buy it 100% :)

So, do you know any tennis-tracking app currently under development? Months ago I wanted to buy the Zepp Tennis, but after mixed review I decided to wait better times...
You can try Tennis Plus
I think it is what you want
It tracks & analyzes your swing like zepp!

https://appsto.re/us/zpwefb.i
 
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christina1234

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You can try Tennis Plus
I think it is what you want
It tracks & analyzes your swing like zepp!

https://appsto.re/us/zpwefb.i
You should check out Swing: appsto.re/us/fTF-6.i

The app is free, and it broadcasts and tracks your match scores and stats too! They'll also be releasing stroke recognition features in November, available for free as well; and they won a WWDC Scholarship from Apple this year.
 

cibonak

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Question: if u leave your aw3 in your tennis bag close to the net, can u receive calls and texts messages on your aw3? Or too far away