Device quantifies extreme sports performance

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Equipment enabling athletes to quantify their performance have already been developed for swimming, ball games and cycling, so it was only a matter of time before more extreme sports got in on the act. The Trace is a device designed for skaters, surfers, skiiers and snowboarders that tracks their progress and shares it with friends. The Trace is a small round pod that can be attached to a surface such as the underside of a skateboard, the top of a snowboard or the athlete's helmet. Connecting to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth, the nine-axis sensors inside the waterproof device detect…

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