Wilson X Connected Football


By: Javier Romero

This is the Wilson X connected football. It’s a football with built-in Bluetooth, which can connect to your phone. What the football does is collect data on your throws and tells you lots of things like how fast the ball went and how many times the ball rotated. There is an app on your phone that you can get. The app has a game on it. It also tracks your stats.

What makes the Connected Football special are the built-in accelerometers and Bluetooth sensors. These allow the ball to measure various throwing metrics and send the data to your phone. Aside from those sensors, this is an ordinary football. It’s the same weight and size as balls used in the NFL.

This relates to engineering because it was engineered to have Bluetooth sensors built-in to it to be able to track things about your throws.