VERT, the First Wearable Device to Measure and Report Jump Data, Is Now Available

VERT accurately measures athlete jumps, providing injury prevention data during games, practices and workouts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 -- VERT sets out to create better experiences in the athletic arena by introducing the VERT Wearable Jump Rate Monitor, the first sports wearable to measure jump rate. The VERT Jump Rate Monitor is a non-invasive, miniature inertial measurement unit (IMU), that allows athletes to perform in games and practices without discomfort. The device pairs with an iOS app that can be monitored by coaches during use, and instantly provides jump rate, jump height and any additional jump-related measurements. As an added benefit all users will have the ability to view and track VERT Jump data on smartwatches for quick and easier review. VERT Jump retails for $124.99, and it is available now at www.myvert.com.

As athletes -- especially youth athletes -- continue to intensify their training on a year-round basis, coaches, parents and players alike, have come to understand the importance of safe practices. However, for those who participate in sports that require explosive jumping movements like volleyball, basketball and track and field, there was previously no efficient way to monitor the frequency or intensity of those jumps to ensure safe injury preventive practice habits.

As a result, VERT created an entirely new fitness measurement with its device and corresponding app. VERT units can calculate motion in all directions, and does so through a proprietary algorithm that contains more than 53 simulations to measure vertical height. The device itself is unnoticeable to both observers and the user, but allows coaches to monitor player jumps in practices, games, tryouts and workouts. This results in a better experience for the athletes who know their injury risk will be minimized. For individuals who train merely to stay in shape or compete in individual sports, VERT can also be utilized to measure jumps during a jump rope workout or cross fit routine.

VERT continues to make waves in athletic circles as it recently became the first piece of wearable technology to be featured during a NCAA broadcast on live TV during a women's volleyball match between two of the nation's top programs, the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina. VERT also made history this year as the first wearable technology that displayed real time athletic data in an NCAA match on a Jumbotron.

VERT Wearable Jump Rate Monitor retails for $124.99, and it is available now at www.myvert.com with a free downloadable VERT app. The VERTcoach app, which helps coaches prevent injuries as well as motivating players is $99.99, and it is available in Apple's App Store.

About VERT

VERT is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company is focused on creating better experiences for sports that people love! The VERT wearable jump device is for all jump sports such as basketball, volleyball, BMX, skateboard and other health and fitness sports.

For further information, please visit the company's website at myvert.com

Media Contact: Andrew Felix / Senior Account Executive/ Max Borges Agency for VERT/ US: (305) 374-4404 x136/ www.maxborgesagency.com

SOURCE VERT through PRNewswire by press release©

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