This summer we’ll be testing our algorithms and will be improving the UX with Apple Watches. Surfers and bikers can feel the Skitag experience with two new Apps.
SurftagDownload the Surftag beta App with TestFlight
Skier in winter. Surfer in Summer. The Surftag project is aimed for continuing improving the Skitag algorithms for next ski season.
Learn about your ski or snowboard skills while you are enjoying your favourite sport. Share and compare your improvements with your friends. Be part of the Skitag collective intelligence community (skitagCI). Interact with your colleagues to come up with better (smarter) ski or snowboard reference patterns. Cluster your ski stats under different snow or downhill conditions.
Skitag has deep learning algorithms inside. It learns patterns describing your ski or snowboard movements. Then, it takes advantage of the collective intelligence of skitag users to learn useful information about efficiency, balance and the path and shape of Skitag users.
To feel the skitag experience you need a smartphone with GPS and an IMU (movement sensor; i.e. accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer) device connected by Bluetooth to your smartphone. The GPS will show your speed, distance and elevation, while the IMU device will show your ski style, ski balance, and carving path and shape.
The new Skitag App supports both the Skitag IMU device and the GPS integrated in your smartphone. This season everybody with a smartphone can watch their overall downhill data (GPS) and be part of the Skitag CI initiative. The new App will be available on iOS and Android smartphones.
Skitag Predictive Carving algorithms! Skitag users that gets a Skitag IMU device will have optional alerts while they are skiing (sound and vibration) that will let them anticipate a turn that will end below or above the optimal curve path. What’s an optimal path?
Step 1. Attach an IMU device to your ski or snowboard;
Step 2. Pair your IMU device to your mobile App via Bluetooth (BLE);
Step 3. Allow Skitag to acces your location (GPS).
Step 4. Record your movements.
Step 5. Stop skiing and stop recording. That’s it.
The Skitag App will automatically cluster each of your downhills and tell you about your ski style.
Is your ski smooth or is it more ‘drifting’?
Do you feel more confortable carving right or carving left?
Foresee the future. Skitag will alert you whether you are below, above or close to your optimal path.
Time and distance
How much time and distance did you take to complete a downhill?
How much elevation did you lost while going downhill?
How fast was your downhill? Know your average speed and your maximum speed.
The Skitag App is designed to be simple, friendly and ease to use.
Just record your skitag data or watch your skitag experience.
No user and password. Just download the Skitag App and start enjoying it immediately.
The skitag collective intelligence community is an initiative to seize the potential of individuals mutually interacting in a community to come up with smarter decisions. In this context individuals learns patterns from what they think is a good reference and imitate their behaviour to improve their outcome. They get smarter. They become better skiers!
Moreover, the ski or snowboard community will have access to a huge database of reference patterns that can be exploited by professionals and trainers. For a better understanding of what does collective intelligence means please visit the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and take a look at their ‘Handbook of Collective Intelligence’ edited by Thomas W. Malone and Michael S. Bernstein.
At the moment this initiative is a prospect that will be fulfilled as soon as the community of Skitag users grows.
The Skitag IMU device is still a prototype so unfortunatlly it's not yet on sale. We believe that we may have an 'early adopter' serie on february/march 2019. It will depend on the outcome of the tests scheduled for the next months.
Nevertheless, if you wish to try the Skitag IMU device send us an email and will make an arrangement to let you try one of our prototypes. In the meantime, you can enjoy the Skitag experience taking advantage of your smartphone's GPS and the Skitag App available for iOS and Android.