Affordable Speed Sensor For Playing Baseball

In many countries around the world, baseball is a popular sport played by all ages and skill levels. As kids, they start playing T-ball, it’s a variation of baseball where instead of throwing the ball, it is placed on a Tee, so it’ll be easier to hit). T-ball is good for children aged 4 to 5. They then progress on to having the coach pitch the ball, then to player-pitch. Kids then start having their own tournaments like the little league, and as they grow up they’ll have the high school and college league. When a person goes pro, they’ll have to destinations the minor and the major league. The Minor League is a place where they further develop their skills as players before moving on to the major league. This also allows a town to have their own team to support and keep baseball an integral part of their community. The Major League is the pinnacle of baseball competition, it is where professionals compete to be the best team in the country. 

This sport is a combination of various physical and mental aptitudes. There are players who are specialists, here you have the pitcher, who is good at throwing the ball to the hitter accurately at the same time making it hard to hit it. There are also players who are good at hitting the ball, they have a knack of hitting home runs, giving their team a boost in points. Then there are those who are good field players. This combination of player skill category makes it a complicated and fun game to play.


Pitching is one of the main parts of the game. It is the act of throwing the ball to the home plate to initiate the play. The change in velocity, ball movement, the position of the hand, and trajectory of the pitch are the things that the pitcher does from when they throw the ball. This allows them to do fastballs and curveballs to make it difficult for the hitter. Measuring the effectiveness of the pitch is not as straightforward as throwing fastballs all the time. To achieve a curveball you must get the right velocity.

High-quality baseball radar to get an image of the ball’s motion is necessary to measure the pitch’s effectiveness. In order to make the necessary improvements on your throw, you will data which only high-quality radar guns can provide. By taking advantage of the reviews and tips about radar guns on Bat Sleeves, you get a better understanding of which type of gun is right for you. These gadgets utilize the technology of Doppler Radar to measure the speed of the object which makes a better measurement of the speed as well as the position of the ball. The device emits radio waves in a narrow beam, which bounces off the target object. It then measures the time the waves that bounce off the target.

Affordable Radar Guns

1. Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun

This is designed to be a more general-purpose device than the higher tier counterparts, but it is still primarily for baseball. It is also good for softball and tennis and can measure up to a decent 90 feet in distance. The range of the speed is from a good 10 to 110 miles per hour. Above that speed, it may have difficulties in registering the data. The claim is that it has an error range of 1 mph, which makes it accurate for its grade, provided the consistency. The price right now online is in the north of $90 which makes it an inexpensive device for this purpose.

2.Bushnell Speedster III

The Bushnell Speedster III like the one above is one of the highest caliber devices with a less pricey price tag. It claims a +/-1 mph accuracy which makes a decent measuring device for a moving object traveling at high speed. It has an LCD Screen that receives data wirelessly. It weighs 2.1 lbs and which makes it handy and lightweight. If your budget is limited then this is a suitable device to start with. It’s price online is around $125 which makes it an attractive choice for those who are looking for an accurate device without emptying your wallet.

3. Sports Sensors Glove Radar

It is an inexpensive radar gun that is small and can be placed on the back of a baseball glove. It can measure the speed of the ball with an accuracy of +/- 1 mph. It is able to capture readings of speed from 20 to a solid 120 mph. This is a good training device for both pitchers and catchers to develop their throwing aptitude. It works with a small Lithium battery that can last over 30 hours of uninterrupted use, which translates to 5,000 cycles of transmission. Did I mention it’s very affordable? With an online price of about $80, you can have a reliable measuring device that you can confidently use to improve your game.

4. NET PLAYZ Multi-Sports Radar Gun

With its unique design, this affordable measuring gadget has a price tag of under $90 which is why it makes it to our list. Although it can’t be used by multiple players, this device’s main purpose is to measure the speed of the target to the radar. From 3 to 150 mph it provides consistent readings with a +/- 1 mph accuracy. It also has a large LED display and a voice feature that announces the readings.

5. Sports Radar Tracer SRA3000

This is maybe the most expensive on this list, but it’s still an affordable radar gun and its features are well worth the price. This tracker can measure the speed of any moving objects like baseball, bats, or even cars. The accuracy and functionality of this device is being utilized by the police force to read the speed of cars. The 3-digit display will tell you how fast the object is moving with an effective range of 10 to 199 mph. The state-of-art technology that allows you to point and shoot to get a reading of moving objects in continuous or trigger modes. It’s priced at above $160 which is a good price for its value.

It is important to note that the items in the list above are decent radar guns at an attractive price, but for higher competition coaching you’ll need to invest in more comprehensive devices (also, more complicated to set-up). Having said that, they are of good provided that you’ll do the research on how to use them properly. You can’t get the right improvement on your throw if you don’t have accurate data. So for passionate players looking to improve their game, these devices will help you measure your pitch without shelling out too much cash.

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