The swing is an important part of many sports, ask any golfer and they’ll tell you its as much about having a perfect swing as it is about making proper contact with the ball without digging too much into the fairway. Baseball or tennis players rely on their swing too, which is why dedicated players keep on training and practising. Zepp Labs has created a nifty little device that will help players in their pursuit of a perfect swing. The Zepp 3D motion sensor is a tiny sensor that can be attached using specific mounts to baseball bats, golf clubs and tennis rackets. It captures, measures and analyzes the swing in 3D and records 1,000 data points per second.
The sensor itself and the mounts are designed in a way that users won’t even notice they’re attached to the bat, club or racket. Weighing just 6.3 grams, the sensor offers an eight hour battery life, enough to last a normal practise session. Baseball players can track bat speed, path, timing, impact angles, trends and more. When attached with a golf club, the sensor tracks speed, tempo, club plane, hand path, hip rotation, backswing position and more. Tennis players can track shot type mix, power and spin, apart from other things. Data beamed via Bluetooth to the companion iOS and Android app can be used to compare swings to pros and friends, it can also be shared with others. The app also provides analysis, drills, coaching, and personalized tips. Zepp 3D motion sensor is available through Apple and Verizon and also through Zepp’s website for $149.99.
After finally adding two factor authentication to Microsoft accounts back in April, the company today announced that over the next couple of days it is going to add additional security features to accounts that are designed to give users more control and visibility of their Microsoft accounts. One of the features being added is the ability to see recent activity. Users will now be able to see recent sign-ins as well as other account activity, such as recent password changes. The recent activity screen will display information such as successful and unsuccessful sign-in attempts, addition and deletion of security information and more. For each type of activity, a Bing map will be shown that will reveal the location from where the request came from as well as what device and browser was used to make the request.
The recovery codes feature is basically a fail-safe designed to safeguard users in the rare event that they lose security information provided as part of two factor authentication. It usually includes phone number and email address, and if for some reason the user loses access to both of them, recovery code has been designed to regain access to the Microsoft account. Users can only add one recovery code per account, adding a new one will cancel the previous one. Last but not the least, Microsoft accounts now provide more control over security notifications. Users now have the ability to choose where they would like to receive them, such as password reset notifications. As previously mentioned, these new security features will be rolled out for all Microsoft account users over the next few days.