Wilson Sporting Goods, the supplier of the official football of the National Football League, announced the launch of the Wilson X Connected Football for purchase in Europe.
The Wilson X Connected Football is designed to bring fans of football closer to the game so they can enjoy the excitement and adrenaline of an NFL game while holding an American football.
Inside the football there is a undetectable sensor which connects to the Wilson X Connected Football app on a mobile device.
It tracks a fan’s throw distance, velocity, spiral efficiency, spin rate, and if the football was caught or dropped. Users also receive personal quarterback ranking scores.
“Our Wilson X Connected Football marries the best in digital technology with the top performing football in the work to create an immersive gaming experience for fans that was not possible before,” Bob Thurman, Vice President of Wilson LABS, the innovation hub of Wilson, said in a statement.
“By embedding a state-of-the-art, undetectable sensor in a football that connects to a cool app for a fan’s mobile device, every fan can become their NFL team’s quarterback and create their own virtual stadium anywhere, anytime they want to play.”