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October 21, 2014 11:22 ET

Zepp Partners With Major League Baseball Players and PGA TOUR Pros to Expand Multi-Sport Training Platform With Exclusive Content and Free Access to New Video Analysis Features

Zepp Enables Users to View, Compare and Analyze Swings From Pros Including Mike Trout, Hunter Pence, David Ortiz, Keegan Bradley and Jennie Finch

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Zepp, the leader in sports performance technology, today has announced a momentous expansion to its multi-sport training platform. Redesigned apps for Zepp Baseball and Zepp Golf now offer powerful new video analysis features and free content, including the ability to analyze and compare swings to the world's best professional baseball, golf and softball athletes.

These new video analysis features allow users to watch pro swings from different angles, capture their own swing on video, and compare swings side-by-side, all available as a free app download with or without a Zepp sensor. The free apps also provide a detailed analysis of pros' swings, complete with specific training tips and drills. When paired with the Zepp multi-sport sensor, the app delivers the most powerful 3D training platform for baseball, golf, tennis, and softball.

Zepp furthers its mission to capture meaningful and actionable sports data by partnering with Major League baseball players, PGA TOUR pros, and one of the best players in the history of softball to create a library of pro swings within the free Zepp app to help players at all levels improve their game. Swings from three-time American League All-Star Mike Trout, three-time National League All-Star Hunter Pence, three-time World Series Champion David Ortiz, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team member Keegan Bradley and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch and others are now available inside the new Zepp Baseball and Zepp Golf apps.

"Our mission at Zepp is to build the world's most expansive multi-sport training platform to help athletes of all levels reach their maximum potential," said Jason Fass, CEO of Zepp. "Today we're releasing a first wave of content, providing the ability to learn from the best players in the game. The new video analysis features, added to the already powerful 3D analysis and performance data from the Zepp sensor, open up the power of the Zepp platform to anyone with an iOS or Android device."

Each Zepp Pro has a dedicated section of the app featuring their swings from multiple camera angles in HD video. In addition, the new apps provide the pro's swings in 3D with associated swing data showing key metrics of each swing.

What the Pros are saying about the Zepp platform:

"When I was growing up I tried to develop my hitting style watching video of Derek Jeter. But I was just swinging, I didn't know if I was doing something right or wrong," said Mike Trout. "But now, using Zepp, young players are going to be able to accelerate their learning so much faster. I wish I had Zepp Baseball when I was a kid."

"Zepp gives me the ability to capture actual data around the critical elements of my swing when I'm playing my best. Then, when I'm not, I can quickly see exactly what's changed and get back on track," said Keegan Bradley.

"Zepp technology is a game changer. Every player, not just the pros, can get immediate feedback on bat speed and angle, and can see their swing in 3D. It lets players at every level work smarter, not just harder," said Jennie Finch.

Zepp is proud to welcome the following amazing players to the platform and make their content immediately available for download:

Zepp Baseball Pros:

  • Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 2014 All-Star Game MVP, 3-time All-Star
  • David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series MVP, 3-time World Series Champion
  • Hunter Pence: San Francisco Giants, 2012 World Series Champion, 3-time All-Star
  • Giancarlo Stanton: Miami Marlins, 2014, 2012 National League All-Star
  • Jose Altuve: Houston Astros, 2014 American League Batting Champion
  • Wil Myers: Tampa Bay Rays, 2013 American League Rookie of the Year
  • Josh Donaldson: Oakland Athletics, 2014 American League All-Star
  • George Springer: Houston Astros, American League Rookie of the Month, May 2014

Zepp Softball Pro:

  • Jennie Finch: U.S. Olympic Softball gold and silver medalist; 3-time World Champion

Zepp Golf Pros:

  • Keegan Bradley: 2011 PGA Championship Winner, 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team member
  • Brendan Steele: PGA Tour professional
  • Ryan Winther: 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion, 4-time Guinness World Record Holder

Zepp App vs. Sensor Features:

  Free App Sensor + Free App
Watch Swing Video of Pros X X
Analyze Pro Swing Data X X
Record Swing Videos X X
Compare Pro Swings in 3D and Video X X
Access Training and Pro Analysis Videos X X
Compare Your 3D Swing to Pros   X
Capture and View Your Swing in 3D   X
Measure Precise Swing Stats    
  Bat Speed   X
  Club Head Speed   X
  Hand Speed   X
  Bat Angles at Impact   X
  Time to Impact   X
  Club Plane   X
  Hand Plane   X
  Tempo   X
  Backswing Position   X
Set Swing Goals and Track Your Improvement   X

To support the new updates to Zepp Baseball and Golf, Zepp.com has been completely redesigned, infusing the new roster of Zepp Pros and the first wave of exclusive content and engaging features including:

Zepp Pros Stories - Every pro player has a story to tell about his or her approach to success. Zepp.com now offers a collection of videos packed with insights into how amateurs and coaches can immediately improve their game. 

Zepp Training Center - Zepp users have access to resources, including video tutorials, tips and drills. These tools will help them to get the most out of the Zepp training platform.

Availability
The new Zepp Baseball and Golf apps are available today as a free download on the AppStore™ and will be available on Google Play™ within two weeks. The Zepp multi-sport sensor is available at Apple stores, Best Buy and Verizon stores and Zepp.com for $149.99.

Partnership Opportunities
Zepp is committed to delivering its platform to millions of athletes around the world from elite pros to junior and recreational players. The company is proud to have aligned with organizations such as Major League Baseball Players Association, The First Tee, Cal Ripken Baseball, Perfect Game, OnDeck Softball and Premier Girls Fastpitch to support this mission. For information about becoming a Zepp Pro or platform partner please contact partnerships@zepp.com

About Zepp:
Zepp has reinvented the way athletes and coaches capture and analyze performance data to accelerate learning and improvement. The company focuses on empowering athletes of all levels with simple and easy to use hardware, software and services. The Zepp multi-sport sensor and training platform is built for baseball/softball, golf and tennis. Zepp products are sold in thousands of retail stores around the world including Apple, Best Buy, Verizon and Dick's Sporting Goods. For more information, visit www.zepp.com

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