CaliRider wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:25 pm
While grabbing my coffee this morning in the south bay i met a guy Geoff that works for Intel and knew all about sensers for kitesurfing. he said they did some testing of all the devices and trace ranked the worst in jump heights, pique was better but not by much, woo was pretty good but its jump heights were always high (he laughed at the woo records, said those guys are nowhere near as high as woo says they are!) and xenser was the most accurate but they don't seem to make their unit anymore. i asked how they tested and he said they did some test where all the units were on the same object and they 'jumped' it and it had some other measurement device on it that he said was like $25k (!!!). This dude was freakin' smart! He was on the team that did the X games for intel last year with snowboard data. He said the trace guys aren't supporting their product anymore and the french guys are going to run out of money soon. Who's french? He also thought woo was about to be sued because their See Em (C M?) stole the 'jump alego' from the xensr guys. Sounds like a shitload of drama to me. I told him to make the testing data available. Love to see their stuff given this thread.
Wish I paid more attention in math class. lol
Wow, it would be great to see that data and a "proper" analysis. The other items' you mentioned have some serious implications, so assuming you are right, I'll try to summarize.
Early stage industry, small market, so expect compromises
It's a toy lol, not a pacemaker, enjoy it as a partial solution
Woo is the overall choice, Trace or a Woo with second GPS device (phone) best is you need location
Solely focused on kiteboarding, software is great and social
Some purchase liability with pending Xensr lawsuit (questionable)
Poor jump accuracy
GPS integration solid
Software mediocre, social ok
"Not supporting product", is this kiteboarding or everything?
Looking at Facebook and other posts, it does seem to be quiet over there
Poor jump accuracy
You can strap it to your hand and see how hard you can hit "kiterocky" in the face
Cool display that you can't really see
Unknown b/c of conflicting data
Manufacturing issues / not selling anymore (new website suggests otherwise)
Looks like they reached for the moon with features, but probably didn't have funding to do properly, would love to see them succeed
What happened to Android watch integration?