February 22, 2022
Simplifying the approach to velocity-based training, this is an important and under discussed topic. We know that sport tech is an important and emerging component to athletic development, but we also understand technology can be a daunting addition to any program. Keeping your sport tech application simple and logical can yield great results, in fact, we advocate to the less is more principle when it comes to VBT barbell tracking for the team space.
When it comes to barbell real estate, the MoveFactorX barbell tracker has a small and adaptable footprint. Coming in at a mere 30 grams (module & sleeve) and utilizing 3 inches of iron space on the barbell, we define ultra-portability for velocity-based training. You have the flexibility to move the module sleeve to various areas of the barbell, although we recommend as close to the center as possible without being in the way of the lifter. There is no string coming from a box on the floor and no requirement of a reflective mat on the floor, our VBT sport tech is very close to invisible and out of the way. Since the sleeve placement is inside the collars, you never need to deal with the hassle of removing a VBT product and putting it back on each time you want to change a training load. If you want to step outside of the power rack or have other independent weight training stations for Olympics lifts or trap bars, that is no problem as our velocity-based training baggage is 30 grams! When the training day ends and it is time to store or secure your VBT sport tech investment, just drop the units in a small tub and store away until the next day. An added bonus, there is no need to worry about getting those units charged up for the next training day.
Our vision and product line goes well beyond VBT barbell tracking. Movement performance feedback is what we do, with soon to be released applications that cover body, ball, and bar movements. As shown in this photo: MoveFactorX barbell tracker (sleeve wrapped around the barbell), body clip (secures MFX module), and Ballistic Ball 2022.
When you buy from us you have the freedom to operate our products, including a soon to be released basic reporting package, with no added fees. We disagree with the requirements of re-occurring subscription costs, which often adds an unnecessary cost burden to programs. We understand how important $1,000-$2,000 each year can be to a program to purchase basic training necessities to further enhance the training experience. You do not need to worry about us taking up any additional funds each year for things like creating team rosters and generating team reports. Setting up teams, adding 50, 100, 200 athletes, there is no added cost. We have barbell tracking customers of over five years who still use our products and never had to pay us anything additional after their initial purchase. Is there a place for a subscription option? Yes, enhanced reporting and analytics that go beyond the basic use of our products may merit a software cost. Any analytics packages we may decide to create would be optional, and you would be getting added value for that cost.
We exist for those programs who value adding velocity-based training sport tech to their programs but run on tight budgets. We put ourselves in your position with every product decision we consider, ensuring the value return is there as you wisely spend limited funds. Today we provide you a best-in-class product value to make training outcomes better. In addition, our commitment to innovation never stops and our mobile application upgrades are included with your purchase. The point is you now have a velocity-based training option that is affordable and does not cost you down the road.
The module is powered by a coin cell battery, which means you do not need to worry about the hassles associated with charging yet another electronic device, especially the tangle of charging cords in the team space. We have all experienced waiting for our personal electronic devices to charge, so we fixed that problem for your VBT sport tech investment. There may be a time when your MoveFactorX power runs low, but with the widely available 2032 coin cell battery on hand you can be back to full power in 20 seconds. We made the process of changing out the battery convenient and fast. A small flathead screwdriver does the trick to pop open the module case. Another great feature is there are no screws to mess with during this step. Once you have the case opened you pop out the old battery, insert the new battery, and snap the case back together. Back at 100% power in 20 seconds.
The MoveFactorX barbell tracker & wearable eliminates the octopus of charging cords.
On the maintenance side, well, there really is not much. As mentioned in point four, you will need to periodically change the coin cell battery, and we made that step as efficient as possible. The product internals are fully enclosed and there are no moving mechanical pieces and strings that wear out or get exposed to the sweat and grim of the training environment. When you think about the total cost to operate alternative velocity-based training sport tech products it can add up. These alternative options are expensive to purchase, then require added maintenance. It is important to consider with added maintenance the time you could be down with potential mechanical product repairs, unavailable parts, and shipping time. With our original product Bar Sensei, we have 5+ year old customers who are still going and have had no added maintenance costs.
As the company who pioneered the original wireless barbell tracker, we are still innovating and rolling out new products like the October 2021 release of the MoveFactorX barbell tracker/wearable, along with the much-anticipated March 2022 release of the Ballistic Ball 2022. Many call us disruptive, as we created an affordable VBT sport tech option that made moment sensor technology simple, affordable and within reach of most athletes and coaches. Our mission is to create a full integrated movement performance platform that is inclusive, so that we may reach more athletes, teams, and programs looking to add velocity-based sport technology to improve outcomes.
We feel a responsibility to keep innovating and support our long term relationships. Mike Adams (Altoona High School) and Scott Damman (MoveFactorX) this past December, kicking off the program's 14 unit MoveFactorX implementation. Altoona purchased the original Bar Sensei, and we have worked together for over 4 years.
May 20, 2023
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