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Improving Training with Distance Sensing

When it comes to training, athletes need to know whether they're improving - that's where one SparkFun customer's system comes in.

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Whether working on personal fitness at a gym or training for the highest levels of athletic performance, being able to time your laps, intervals or other drills is a great way to keep track of performance levels.

While working as a fitness director at a gym, Ryan Turner realized existing timing systems were unrealistic options for most consumers - including his gym. The ones that were on the market were too big and too expensive to make sense for all but the most well-funded athletes, so Turner turned to the TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module to create a gateless timing system for athletes at all levels.

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Read on to learn more about how he turned this idea into a viable product used by both backyard trainers and the NFL.

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