Samsung has signed a deal with Harlequins rugby union team for it to use its Galaxy Note II for live match analysis.
The Samsung and Aviva Premiership rugby champions will use the devices to plan tactics during training and live matches. A 'Coaches Eye' app will be used to scrutinise footage from the game and record a voiceover with comments that can be played back to players.
Conor O’Shea, director of rugby at Harlequins, said: 'The Galaxy Note II has already become a key part of our coaching programme after just a few weeks. The S Pen’s proving really useful in terms of creating training schedules and tip sheets, as well as editing them while we’re out on the pitch or making notes on the opposition. The fact the Galaxy Note II is so portable is a huge benefit – it not only cuts out huge amounts of paperwork, it also saves us having to carry around pens, paper, and laptops everywhere we go – because we can just use the Galaxy Note II for everything.'
Simon Stanford, VP for the telecommunications and networks division at Samsung UK and Ireland, said: 'The Samsung Galaxy Note II has been a great success since it launched in October, and it’s really exciting to see it being used in such a dynamic environment. Conor and his coaching staff have really embraced the device and it’s great to hear all the different ways it’s being used in training and to prepare for important matches.'
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