The Babolat Play Pure Drive is a huge technological advancement for the racquet industry, as this is the first racquet that comes with a sensor in the handle with the ability to track all the details about your game. The butt cap has a power button and when the blue light is on, the sensor will be collecting data.
This includes the type of stroke, such as forehand, backhand, serve, or smash. You will also get information about the type of spin, which is either topspin, slice, or flat. The sensor will also collect the point of impact with the strings, which is essential to many recreational players as one of their main problems is hitting the ball in the sweetspot.
Your power, technique, and endurance are also measured and displayed as a percentage between 0 and 100. Do not expect to hit 100%, because this value reflects a player in the top 20 on the ATP tour.
To access the data you need a smartphone and the Babolat Play app. Once you have completed the training session or match, you can transfer all the information to the smartphone. There is also a Bluetooth button on the butt cap and holding that button until the flashing purple light appears, will link the sensor to the smartphone. All you need to do now is to download all the data using the Babolat Play app and all the information is right at your fingertips.
There should be absolutely no problem capturing all the information as the racquet is able to get 6-7 hours of play when fully charged, plus it only takes 3 hours for it to be charged completely when using the charger included with the Babolat Play Pure Drive.
Being able to compare yourself with other players through the Babolat Play community is another great feature and a better evaluation of where you stand, instead of a comparison with Rafael Nadal or other top players.