Ben Schmanke of “Authen-Tech” Reviews Pocket Radar’s Classic Model

We recently provided a sample unit of our Pocket Radar Classic model to Authen-Tech’s Ben Schmenke in return for a video review on his tech YouTube channel has over 19 million video views and 47,000+ subscribers.  Check out his channel here: www.youtube.com/bschmanke

Here are a few excerpts from the video above:

“For myself, I’m always testing different scooters, R/C cars and Drones.  Now I finally have a tool to accurately test those speeds.”

“This is perfect for R/C hobbies, vehicle speeds, bicycles/scooters, runners and more.  It’s super easy to use.  Just press the Red button to capture an instantaneous reading or hold the button to continuously give you a new reading every 3/4 of a second.”

“I love the small, portable and subtle size of the Pocket Radar (Classic model).  As the name states, it easily fits in your pocket and it’s inconspicuous, unlike those other larger radar guns that really stick out.  If you’re trying to capture a vehicle without them knowing, this is perfect.”

Bulky and expensive radar guns are now a thing of the past. The Pocket Radar Classic model is a pocket-sized general purpose speed radar gun that can be used for many uses including traffic safety, radio controlled hobbies, motorsports, neighborhood safety, industrial safety, scientific research and much more. You decide what to measure and when, using one of two modes – snapshot or repeating – to accurately monitor the speeds of vehicles, radio controlled planes/cars, runners and any other moving object from 7-375 MPH (11-600 KPH).  If you want to measure Ball Speeds, then our Ball Coach™ sports radar is a better choice. Measures: 7 to 375 MPH (11 to 600 KPH), Accurate to within +/- 1 mph, it gives over 10,000 readings on a single set of batteries.

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Ball Coach Sports Radar used at Baseball Youth Camps across the U.S.

This past spring we were contacted about any interest in donating a few Ball Coach radar units for use during the Headfirst MLB Summer Camps.  This year they were introducing objective measurements, such as exit velocity and throwing velocity, in order to provide the campers with scouting reports.  After some initial research about who they are and what they provide, we were happy to help out.

Here’s a little more background:  The Headfirst Companies are proud to partner as the official provider of Boston Red Sox Baseball Camps, Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps, Washington Nationals Baseball Summer Camps, Atlanta Braves Camps and New York Yankees Baseball Summer Camps in the Boston, Chicago, DC, Atlanta and New York Metropolitan areas. Campers ages 5-13 enjoy a “Major League Experience” and the same foundation and mission of developing each player’s personal potential — as a player and as a person.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

We look forward to hearing more from the Headfirst MLB Summer Camps team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Fast Bowling Coach at Sussex CCC, Jon Lewis, Reviews the Ball Coach Radar for Cricket

Jon Lewis is one of many coaches in multiple sports that has found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes.  It is accurate to within +/- 1 MPH (+/-2 KPH) from 36 meters away on a cricket ball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional players without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing. Coach Lewis believes his team’s overall performance has improved immensely due to the confidence they have gained from training with the Ball Coach radar.

Here is some feedback we received from Coach Lewis, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with his players:

“I have been using the radar on a daily basis to monitor the air speed of all my bowlers both fast and spin bowlers, it provides me with an accurate reading of how fast the guys are bowling.  This gives me an idea of how they are physical and also gives me real time data that can help me coach my players more consistently.

For example in cricket because the ball bounces after delivery and every surface is different in density it can feel like you are not performing at your top speeds because of the reaction to the ball on the surface.  This can be distracting for a player and can cause them to force pace losing technique and subsequently having a negative mental and performance outcome.

Also I like to measure the change up and down in ball speed for our slower balls , your curve ball/slider/knuckleball etc etc, the radar gives me a great idea of whether the batsman/hitter will be deceived enough to get out.

I think the radar has real scope to aid the coach in cricket and is now an invaluable  tool in my kit bag.”

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from Coach Lewis and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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What is the Durability of Pocket Radar Products?

Even though each Pocket Radar product is built from the same high-impact plastic as football helmets (we have even run tests by dropping them off of two-story buildings), we field quite a few questions pertaining to the matter of durability.  It’s a fair question considering their small size and the fragile nature of other professional radar equipment.  Over the years we have heard some interesting stories from customers that have put this to the test. We received a phone call last month from a distressed customer that brought a new meaning to “the dog ate my homework.”

As the customer relationship manager at Pocket Radar, I am often asked about the durability of the Pocket Radar units.   While we put the products through extensive stress testing and drop tests and have designed them to be very rugged, we recently we had a customer who put the unit to a test we had not previously thought to do.

Her Ball Coach radar was delivered by the postal service and left at her front door.   Without realizing there was a package outside, they let their German Shepard out into the yard.   Shortly after letting the dog out, they noticed he was tearing into something.   They were able to retrieve the package from him, but not before he performed his own durability testing of the Ball Coach radar.   I’m very happy to say the dog was not hurt at all, but I can say he has quite the bite.   The Ball Coach radar was in perfect working condition, despite the incredibly deep bite marks in the unit.  All I can say is that I would watch out if I am that postal carrier, this pup can deliver quite the bite!   Now I have a new way to describe the durability of the Pocket Radar units, although it won’t be the recommended treatment. It is not really the best choice of chew toy for your pets.

Front and Back of Ball Coach Radar with dog bites.

Front and Back of Ball Coach Radar with dog bites.

 

Successfully measuring a 65 MPH Tuning Fork with the dog bitten Ball Coach radar.

Successfully measuring a 65 MPH Tuning Fork with the dog bitten Ball Coach radar.

 

For a little historical reference, here is our Pocket Radar Durability Test video where we had Jaime Southern (former U.S. softball national team pitcher) pitch the Pocket Radar Classic model and then record a speed in the same sequence.

We probably would advise against doing this with any other professional radar guns, but if you decide to, let us know what happens!

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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High School Baseball Coach of the Year, Brian Chapman, Reviews the Ball Coach Radar

Millburn High School (N.J) Coach Brian Chapman was named National High School (Div. 2) Coach of the Year by the Amateur Baseball Coaches Association

Brian Chapman is one of many coaches in multiple sports that has found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing. Coach Chapman believes his team’s overall performance has improved immensely due to the confidence they have gained from training with the Ball Coach radar.

Here is some feedback we received from Coach Chapman, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with his players:

“I have coached baseball for 25 years and had never made use of a radar gun in practice.  I was sold on the benefits of the Ball Coach radar after one practice!”

We’ve been using it with our pitchers but also with our position players to give them an idea of how they compare with other kids at their position.  We recently began using it with our hitters, too.  It is very easy for us to measure the speed of a pitch coming in and then the exit velocity of the ball off the bat with one push of a button.  The Ball Coach radar is so easy to operate and so accurate that we are able to generate a ton of extremely valuable data in a short time!  After using it for just a month, we can’t imagine training our pitchers without it.  Even our lacrosse team has started using it at practice! It’s an amazing product!”

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from Coach Chapman and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Youth Baseball Coach, Rogerick Thompson, Reviews the Ball Coach Radar

Rogerick Thompson is one of many coaches in multiple sports that has found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing. Coach Rogerick believes his team’s overall performance has improved immensely due to the confidence they have gained from training with the Ball Coach radar.

Here is some feedback we received from Coach Rogerick, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with his players:

“This product is one of my of the best investments made. As a 13U travel ball coach this product has been beneficial in developing confidence, by setting pitching machines at 10-15% higher than normal game speed. Cannot be done without this affordable device.”

“In addition, we use it for determining ball exit speed (also referred to as ball exit velocity) with normal movements. After adjustments we measure speed increase, which encourages the player to accept something that uncomfortable at first but more productive.”

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from Coach Rogerick and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Ball Coach Radar Named the “Official Radar Gun” of Diamond Nation

The sports-model Ball Coach radar will be available for purchase at the Diamond Nation Shop and will be incorporated into their baseball and softball training curriculum

June 22, 2016 –

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Pocket Radar, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Diamond Nation to have its Ball Coach radar serve as the “Official Radar Gun.”  Diamond Nation is dedicated to providing top level instruction and facilities for serious players looking to take their game to the next level. It has created an environment that allows players the opportunity to learn and train properly in order to advance their skills and playing abilities.

 

Pocket Radar’s Ball Coach model is a pro-level radar gun and speed-training tool for player coaching or self-guided drills, with hands-free operation keeping it simple.  Because of its discreet and convenient size, coaches and parents are able to analyze player tendencies without affecting behavior. By measuring crucial results like Ball Exit Speed off the bat (also referred to as Exit Velocity), pitch speed and position player arm strength, training with the Ball Coach radar helps athletes get better, faster.

 

We are very excited to be partnering with Diamond Nation to incorporate our Ball Coach radar into their baseball and softball training curriculum,” said Steve Goody, CEO and co-founder of Pocket Radar, Inc.  “They truly are a game changer in their ability to accommodate year round playing conditions in the Northeast region.  Diamond Nation provides athletes and their families top notch instruction and facilities in an area of the country that can be affected by weather for much of the year.”

 

Diamond Nation’s 65-acre campus consists of 250,000 square feet of indoor facilities, 700,000 square feet of turf fields, the largest amateur sports dome in America and the ability to play up to 12 outdoor games simultaneously. Players in the Northeast now have the ability to train and compete year round as those in the warm weather areas of the country have been accustomed to forever.  Diamond Nation’s baseball and softball training curriculum is a comprehensive program that deals with specific physical, mechanical, and mental training techniques to improve baseball and softball skills.  All player development is carried out by a truly dedicated trained staff of professional instructors who will help guide athletes with their knowledge, experiences, and expertise.

 

 ”The partnership with Pocket Radar and Diamond Nation is a perfect marriage.  We are able to bring brand awareness to the thousands of amateur baseball and softball teams in the that visit our facility each year, while Pocket Radar offers our coaches, players, and parents the ability to get an accurate measure of velocity without the hassle and expense of a big and bulky radar gun.   The efficiency of the Ball Coach radar saves our coaches time which ultimately allows our players to get more out of their instructional sessions and become better athletes!”

 

About Diamond Nation

 

Diamond Nation provides education, evaluation, development, competition, and exposure to young athletes under the supervision, experiences, knowledge and direction of their outstanding staff utilizing the finest state-of-the-art facility in the country.  Their purpose is to advance the level of play in each of their students while teaching life lessons through sports that help shape young athletes into productive members of society.  What once started out as the Jack Cust Baseball Academy has now evolved into the true one stop shop for all baseball and softball needs.  Diamond Nation is the parent company to both the Jack Cust Baseball Academy and the Jennie Finch Softball Academy.  For more information about Diamond Nation, visit www.DiamondNation.com

 

About Pocket Radar

 

From the world’s smallest certified accurate speed radar, to the only radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training, Pocket Radar has engineered a revolutionary product line to fit your speed measurement needs. Each Pocket Radar design includes exceptional performance and technology that fits in the palm of your hand. Pocket Radar products are convenient and rugged enough for everyday use by everyone from pro to amateur, to National Championship winning coaches and anyone interested in speed. For more information about Pocket Radar, visit www.PocketRadar.com

 

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Pocket Radar Classic Model Used for “Speeding Citations” at the Mountain Hounds Hustle

We were recently asked about participating in a great cause known as the “Greyhounds Mountain Hound Hustle.”  The Hustle is a weekend getaway for Greyhounds and their owners, with all proceeds from fundraising activities going to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina (GFNC) a 501c3 non-profit organization [Tax ID #56-1963355], www.greyhoundfriends.com, to help support our transition kennel and to find loving homes for retired racing Greyhounds.

Rick and Lynda Montgomery, who help organize the annual weekend, thought it would be a great idea to incorporate our Pocket Radar Classic model into a “speeding citation” contest.  Here is what Lynda had to say about the event and how the Classic radar was able to bring some extra fun for all involved:

This was the 12th year for Mountain Hounds, a fund-raiser for Greyhound Friends of North Carolina. The event this year was attended by 336 dogs and 305 registered owners as well as locals and tourists in the area.  The Mountain Hounds Hustle is one of the high points of the event. Greyhound owners are always happy to see their dog run and being able to record the speed makes it twice the fun. Each dog was presented with a “speeding citation” showing their dogs name and the speed clocked. Approximately 160 of the dogs present at the event took their chance to win a prize for either fastest greyhound, fastest senior greyhound or fastest non-greyhound. Speeds ranged from 7mph to 41mph! The Pocket Radar Classic was very easy to use. The timer put himself at dog level by “sitting down on the job”. He did not have any problems getting a speed read at that level. Well except for the dogs who decided it was a runway and slowly strolled as the crowd cheered them on.

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at Info@PocketRadar.com

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Ball Coach Radar and Zepp 2 Hitting Bundle Now Available in the Pocket Radar Store

Ball Coach Radar and Zepp 2 Hitting Bundle

The Ball Coach Radar and Zepp 2 Hitting Bundle is Now Available in the Pocket Radar Online Store:  Pocket Radar™ and Zepp™ have partnered together to bring you a revolutionary training system to improve your hitting game.  The Zepp Baseball-Softball 2 3D Swing Analyzer provides 3D Swing Analysis that measures important aspects of your swing; bat speed, hand speed, time-to-impact, attack angle and more.  The Ball Coach radar measures Ball Exit Velocity off the bat, which is the direct measure of the power behind a hit.  Click Here to see a comparison of Zepp 1 vs. Zepp 2 sensors.

Here is some more info about the second generation sensor from Zepp:

Zepp 2 Sensor

3D Swing Analysis Measure important aspects of your swing: bat speed, hand speed, attack angle, time-to-impact, and bat angle. Then review your swing in 3D from any angle. Zepp’s Auto-Video Capture will even record your swing so you can compare your data with video of your actual swing.

Instant Evaluations Receive instant analysis and evaluations that help you focus your training. Just take a few quick swings Zepp will process thousands of data points to identify the right training program, just for you. Then Test your swing too see how much you’ve improved and where you should focus you training next.

How It Works The Zepp sensor easily attaches to any baseball or softball bat—using the included bat mount—captures over 1,000 data points per second, and wirelessly sends that info to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth after every swing. The Zepp sensor is also compatible with other Zepp sport apps: Zepp Golf (golf glove mount sold separately). Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android.

See your swing in 3D from any angle on your iPhone, iPad or Android device

 

Here is a video featuring the Zepp 1 sensor and the Ball Coach radar used in practice with former professional ballplayer, J.T. Snow.

 

The Ball Coach radar and Zepp Baseball-Softball 2 3D Swing Analyzer are available at a special bundled price through the Pocket Radar webstore located here:  Ball Coach and Zepp 2 Special Bundle

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

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More information on the Ball Coach:

The ability to evaluate skill level with instant and unbiased feedback requires a top tier performance training tool. That’s why Pocket Radar, Inc. created the pro-level Ball Coach radar. It’s a speed training tool for player development through one-on-one coaching or self-guided drills and hands-free operation keeps it simple. By making crucial results like hitting power, pitching speeds, throwing speeds, serving speeds and shot speeds instantly visible, the Ball Coach is the easy way to get better faster. Powerful features include hands-free Constant-On Mode (put all your focus on coaching and training, not the radar gun), easy automatic triggering (simply hold button down and release when speed appears) and built-in memory with the previous 25 speeds (keep track and review training lessons).

 

Professionals and amateurs across multiple sports are currently using the Ball Coach radar to improve performance and skill level with instant and accurate feedback. It has become the convenient speed radar and training tool of choice among collegiate coaches, high school coaches, travel ball coaches, club coaches, recruiters, parents and athletes worldwide. Easily measure baseball and softball hitting and pitching speeds, volleyball and tennis serve speeds, hockey and lacrosse shot speeds, and cricket bowler speeds. Built from the same high-impact plastic as hockey helmets, the Ball Coach is rugged enough to perform well in even the most demanding sports environments, with pro-level accuracy. Named Best of Show at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association national convention, the Ball Coach is the first pro-level radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training.

The Ball Coach Radar is now Available Through Dick’s Sporting Goods Online Store

The Ball Coach radar is now available for sale through the Dick’s online store, and includes Free Shipping.  Click Here for purchasing options and start training with instant actionable data at your fingertips today!

About Dick’s Sporting Goods:

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

More information on the Ball Coach:

The ability to evaluate skill level with instant and unbiased feedback requires a top tier performance training tool. That’s why Pocket Radar, Inc. created the pro-level Ball Coach radar. It’s a speed training tool for player development through one-on-one coaching or self-guided drills and hands-free operation keeps it simple. By making crucial results like hitting power, pitching speeds, throwing speeds, serving speeds and shot speeds instantly visible, the Ball Coach is the easy way to get better faster. Powerful features include hands-free Constant-On Mode (put all your focus on coaching and training, not the radar gun), easy automatic triggering (simply hold button down and release when speed appears) and built-in memory with the previous 25 speeds (keep track and review training lessons).

Professionals and amateurs across multiple sports are currently using the Ball Coach radar to improve performance and skill level with instant and accurate feedback. It has become the convenient speed radar and training tool of choice among collegiate coaches, high school coaches, travel ball coaches, club coaches, recruiters, parents and athletes worldwide. Easily measure baseball and softball hitting and pitching speeds, volleyball and tennis serve speeds, hockey and lacrosse shot speeds, and cricket bowler speeds. Built from the same high-impact plastic as hockey helmets, the Ball Coach is rugged enough to perform well in even the most demanding sports environments, with pro-level accuracy. Named Best of Show at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association national convention, the Ball Coach is the first pro-level radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training.

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at Info@PocketRadar.com

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