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Boxx system trains you to box, while tracking your punches

Boxx system trains you to box,...
The Boxx system is currently on Kickstarter
The Boxx system is currently on Kickstarter
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The Boxx Trackers (middle) can be used with third-party or system-specific gloves
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The Boxx Trackers (middle) can be used with third-party or system-specific gloves
The Boxx system is currently on Kickstarter
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The Boxx system is currently on Kickstarter
The Boxx punching bag is being offered in four colors and two fabric choices
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The Boxx punching bag is being offered in four colors and two fabric choices
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Boxing training is a great workout for boxers and non-boxers alike. That said, if you're training at home, it can be difficult to track your performance and stay motivated. That's where the Boxx system is designed to come in.

At the heart of the British-designed setup is a pair of accelerometer-equipped Tracker modules. One of these is worn on each hand, in a pouch that is wrapped around the base of each of the user's boxing gloves. Third-party gloves can be used, although Boxx-specific gloves are available as an optional extra.

The Trackers are synced via Bluetooth to a subscription-based app on the user's mobile device, in which an on-camera coach guides them through various boxing workouts. As the user follows along, the Trackers count their punches, plus they record the user's punching type, speed and power. That data is displayed on the app screen in real time, plus it's saved for tracking one's performance over time.

One USB charge of each Tracker's lithium battery should reportedly be good for two to three hours of runtime.

The Boxx Trackers (middle) can be used with third-party or system-specific gloves
The Boxx Trackers (middle) can be used with third-party or system-specific gloves

And while the Trackers and the app can be used on their own, they can also be combined with an optional Boxx punching "bag." This device features a weighted, wheeled base, on top of which is a spring-loaded padded cylindrical section. It's being offered in four colors, in fabric choices of a cotton blend or vegan leather.

Should you be interested, Boxx is presently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. Assuming it reaches production, a pledge of £111 (about US$151) will get you a package that includes a pair of Trackers and pouch wraps, along with six months free access to the app. If you want a kit that includes a punching bag, it'll be £548 ($743). The planned retail prices of the two packages are £169 and £799 ($229 and $1,083), respectively. After the free period, the app will cost £20 ($27) per month.

The Boxx system is demonstrated in the video below.

Boxx | Bringing the Boxing Studio Home

Sources: Kickstarter, Boxx

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4 comments
4 comments
Daishi
Weirdly nobody in the commercial hit the bag any harder than just shadowboxing next to it. If that's all you are doing you could do away with the punching bag and just track the hands or gloves. If this is the route you are going PSVR and Creed is a safe choice.
Boxx
Hey Daishi, our bag can withstand heavy punches. When you get a chance take a look at our Kickstarter page, where you see a demo of the bag taking heavy hits:)
Rocky Stefano
Sorry Anna but the claim that boxing burns more exercise than any other is false. Running does.
Nelson Hyde Chick
Just another solution to a problem that does not exist.