Note from miri: The folks at ScoreBand contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing their product. Since I know a lot of you guys play tennis, I thought you might want to know about the product, but being much of a player myself, I didn’t feel qualified to review it. So, I contacted Melissa to see if she was interested and she said yes. Me? I’m wondering if it might help me keep track when watching practice sets at tournaments.
ScoreBand – The 4-in-1 scorekeeping wristband watch
Review by Melissa Velaquez
I have to say that I have been wondering if anyone made a tennis scorekeeping wristband since I often find myself unsure what the score is after a long singles point. So when I was offered the opportunity to test out and review the 4-in-1 scorekeeping wristband watch from ScoreBand, I was really excited to try it.
I opened the box and took a quick glance at the instructions. They seemed easy enough to follow and 30 minutes later I was in a singles league match testing it out. The wristband stretches over your hand and fits securely around the wrist without a lot of slack. I turned the face to the inside of my wrist because I felt like it would be easy to read during play.
The buttons advancing the score were very easy to push and did not make a beeping noise when pressed, which was a great discovery. I have a two-handed backhand and was able to quickly and easily adjust the score with my thumb when I brought my hands together on the racket. Pressing the buttons to advance the score was quick and easy and took no time in between points.
The ScoreBand uses Ad scoring and automatically updates the set score as each game is won. After the set is over you need to reset the watch otherwise it just keeps counting. It does not reset the set score automatically. ScoreBand also has a feature for tiebreakers called AllScore. I also tested the ScoreBand during doubles matches and found that it was better to use the AllScore feature to keep the set score, because with four people on the court it’s pretty easy to keep track of the game count.
Overall I really liked the ScoreBand wristband watch, I always play with a watch and the ScoreBand was so lightweight I could hardly tell it was on. It’s important to measure your wrist before you order. Size of the wristband is true to fit.
Pros: I always knew what the score was. It’s easy to use and lightweight. It’s also a watch, so it has a dual function.
Cons: Apparently it can be a distraction to your opponent if they see that you are keeping score. After the match, my opponent asked if my wrist was hurting since I looked at occasionally it when I forgot the score. I just answered no.
For more information about ScoreBand or to buy your own, visit their website.