Sports Motion Tracker — Stick this cookie-size node on your skis, surfboard, or snowboard and it will track and record your session through space and time. A litany of gauges onboard, including accelerometer, gyro, and dual-constellation GPS, let the Xensr+ product measure speed, route, distance, and jump height (not just air time) to a purported 3mm of accuracy.
One of our editors, a kiteboarder, loved how the Xensr can ostensibly quantify jumps. “You have an exact way to measure air — that changes how you can talk about and assess yourself out there.”
The Xensr+ does not require a smartphone to measure and store data. It turns on and tracks with its GPS and gauges to interpret a scene. After a session it syncs to a phone for viewing and interpreting data and letting you share your fun with the world on social media. $199.99; available mid-2014.