Samsung signs up Harlequins to use Galaxy Note II


Manufacturer strikes deal for Aviva Premiership champions to use the device to enhance team performance

Samsung have signed up Harlequins in a deal that will see the English ruby union team use its Samsung Galaxy Note II device and S Pen technology as part of its squad training programme.

Coaching staff of the Aviva Premiership champions are using the technology to plan team tactics and attempt to enhance performance in its Heineken Cup games, both in training and during matches.

The club is using the Galaxy Note II to view, pause and rewind live feeds during matches. Coaches are using the ‘Coaches Eye’ app on the device to analyse footage from matches using the S Pen and record a voice over with comments on certain elements of the game, which is then fed back to players.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of its telecommunications and networks division Simon Stanford 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. Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea 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.”