NHL Hardest Shot™
By NHL Interactive Cyberenterprises, LLC
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How hard can you shoot a hockey puck? Do you think you have what it takes to compete with the Pro's? It's time to put your strength, power, & speed to the test and blast your hardest slap shot.
How it Works
NHL Hardest Shot™ uses audio recognition technology to determine the speed of your slapshot. Simply measure your shooting distance, set your mobile device and fire away. Our state of the art technology picks up sound from the impact of your stick on the puck or ball, and then again from the puck or ball on the target. The app then calculates your speed and displays it instantly.
Can you break the NHL record 108.8 mph slap shot? Challenge your friends and post results on Facebook and Twitter.
How To Use NHL Hardest Shot™
1. Choose your distance
2. Make sure your target is a solid surface (For example, a solid wall/board target may amplify the sound of the hit for better results than a net target)
3. Place the phone half way in between (and off to the side please!)
4. Tap the red 'Start Test' button on the main 'Speed Test' page
5. Take your best shot using your hockey stick and either a puck or ball
6. Tap the red "End Test' button on the main 'Speed Test' page and your speed will be displayed
Disclaimer - The NHL Hardest Shot™ app is designed for shooting distances of 20 ft and 40 ft. Any shot not taken at 20 ft or 40 ft could result in a failed trial or could lead to an inaccurate measurement of your shot speed.
Once you figure out how to use it (the app should be more specific) its pretty good at predicting shot speed. I have a 70-80 mph range on my shots and it was consistently in that range.
For people who don't understand, it basically measures the amount of time between the initial hit of the stick on the puck to the hit on another surface. It uses the mic not the camera so no need to worry too much about placement so long as it can pick up the sounds.
One thing I found is that if the hit of the puck in the goal is too quiet, it won't pick it up. I put a sturdy box thing in front of it to amplify the sound and it worked perfectly.
I just shot 70.7 :D. I've only had it for a couple of minutes but I can tell already that I will spend hours using this and trying to make my shot harder.
Waste of time and money
This app is terrible. Do not buy it. After letting it access my microphone, this app has been very inconsistent with recording the speed. I did exactly what it said, and shot the puck against a hard surface. I tried numerous times with my phone in in different positions and different heights. Out of the 20 shots I took, only about 5 registered. Overall, this app is very unreliable. THIS APP NEEDS AN UPDATE NOW!!!
- Category: Sports
- Released: Jan 22, 2012
- Version: 1.0912
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: NHL Interactive Cyberenterprises, LLC
- NHL© 2012. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.