We all love to see the exact results of our jumping. But things get ruined when the results are biased, bogus or even tampered with. Some forums even have an updates of their Woo data on each windy day, including the discussion. Which gear was used? Did you do a dead man to get that extra meter et cetera. But since we now can get a third device the question remains if the data of all of them are comparable.
The new North PIQ is out for a couple of months now. Just as its competitors, Xensr and Woo Sports, Piq is continuously improving their product. Adding more functions, more sports, movie connections, new leader boards et cetera; is it a fair game? In other words can you compare the records from the Piq with the Woo? From the Xensr we didn’t see that confirmation (yet).
And yes we can confirm that for the Woo and the Piq! After a first impression of the PIQ, with relative low jumps up to 7m and a bit, we can confirm we see again excellent results for the Piq versus the Woo up to well over 11m jumps again. They are -on average- with a few percent the same for jump height. For air time it is a bit less, but still satisfying with an average difference within 10%.
Not all jumps are registered at all times. As displayed in the table below, in our test both the Woo and the Piq missed 2 out of the 26 jumps. Is this something to worry about? We don’t think so. As we are looking to the maximum results of the devices, there need to be some sort of protection system for spikes or other anomalies. Better safe than sorry. It can mean you will have to repeat your best jump again to be sure it is a record (and make a hard landing so the device knows you are back on the water!).
Of course there are more pro’s and con’s. Like leader boards, warranty’s, other sports applicability, direct reading on a display can you see rotations etc. But our main focus is, and will be, on data quality. No worries from our part between the Woo and the Piq at this point!
PIQ Multisports Sensor + Kiteboard Accessory 208,- Euro
Woo Sports 199,- Euro