Sportsball is serious business, or so I'm told. The Coach's Eye app has been a popular way to do slow-motion analysis of swings, kicks, and other sports-type motions, and now you can test it out for the reasonable price of free. The old paid version is no longer supported – it's all about the free app, but the developer isn't forgetting about those paying customers.

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The new free Coach's Eye app has the same functionality as the original $4.99 app, but you access it through an in-app purchase. The app includes only a few functions without unlocking anything, but you can choose individual features for $0.99 each (you save money with the single $4.99 unlock, though). The app lets you capture or import video, then play it back in slow motion with all sorts of annotation tools. You can also record comments over the annotation for players to review later.

The legacy version of the app remains in Google Play, but the app's price has been set to $50 to prevent anyone from buying it. This is being done so those with a license will be able to access it, but not for the features – it won't be updated anymore. The paid app will now act as an unlocker for premium content in the free app. Just keep it installed, and the free app will give up all the features. It seems like this solution should make everyone happy.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Bluewall

    UI inspired by Windows XP ?

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Who cares?

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  • everythingpermitted

    Freedom :P

    • legitguy

      And que the down votes.....

      • everythingpermitted

        I can get everything I want to preview and then buy the app......

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    This looks like a pretty cool app for the soccer/baseball coach dads and such. I can see it being really useful.

  • Nick Saulino

    LOL. I Assume the Legacy version is now $50 so people DO NOT get it (since it's not supported anymore). Right?

  • JLM

    I wonder if there are any phone cameras that can capture at higher frame-rates for videos. It should make for better motion capture and with that the ability to extract better pictures out of a video.

    Downsides would probably be more memory and battery usage, but I don't think the feature would need to be on by default, just another nice to have.

    • hkklife

      Galaxy Note 3 does 1080P at 60FPS and that's good enough for me.