Stoked on an afternoon skate session down at the park, but not sure what speed you were holding when you landed that elusive 360 Flip? Or maybe your friends living the HI life carving the Ala Moana Bowls off Oahu won't believe your run at the Outer Banks when it was overhead and barreling this morning? Well, my gnarly brethren, fret no more! The thrashers (and former CTO/VP of Magellan Navigation Dr. Anatole Lokshin) at ActiveReplay are developing a tracking device that documents your day in the park, out on the water, or up the mountain.
Inspired by new technology doing the same for runners — and stemming from the past success of AlpineReplay, an iPhone and Android app for snowboarders and skiers — the Trace is a small GPS and inertial sensor that "can identify a tre-flip down 10 stairs, detail every turn on a 100-yard Rincon right, and measure a backflip off a 20-foot kicker at Mammoth." With algorithms to calculate speed, distance, jump height, and rotation, the device relays everything to an app that will offer you detailed stats. And provided that you're still stoked, you'll have a session sheet to share with competitive friends and foes across the globe.
With investments ranging from the device alone ($99 to $249) to the device and a dream session ($1200), there's a whole lot of ways to get those bragging rights.