Reed Switches and Sensors are versatile devices capable of detecting magnetism, are widely utilised in recreational applications. These sensors play a role in different areas such as gaming equipment, toys and sports. With the advent of intelligent toys and engineering kits in the recreation space, reed switches are also used by hobbyists. Reed Switches can be used to make custom Sensors for use with toys such as Lego to sense rotation, position and temperature. Reed switches are also used in dolls and toys for position sensing.

Reed sensors also find valuable applications in gaming equipment, enhancing user experience and providing accurate feedback during interactive games. They are used to monitor the movement of chess pieces, detecting the position of each piece and enabling precise digital tracking and automatic time control in tournaments.

Additionally, reed sensors are employed in fitness equipment to track and record workouts, providing valuable data for monitoring progress and optimising training regimes. These versatile sensors are also utilized in fishing rods, enabling fishermen to detect bites and ensure timely and accurate detection of catches.

The sports and fitness and recreation industry has seen a lot of changes and have made their move from using analog instruments and gauges to intelligent electronic controllers which give the user a lot more information on calories burnt, distance run etc. Reed Sensors and Magnet Sensors are used in a variety of sports equipments for passing on signals to the controller which in turn do the processing and give the user intelligent outputs.

We have suggested recommended products for use in each application, but this does not mean that the other products in the same product category will be unsuitable. We have also classified individual applications into types and these guidelines will help select the right magnetic sensitivity and type of magnet to use from our range of products.

Thermal Reed Switches in Aquariums for controlling Water Temperature

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Reed switches in Lightsabers

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Magnet sensors in Musical Greeting Cards

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Reed sensors in Radio-controlled Gliders and model Airplanes

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Reed switches in Electronics and Science Kits

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Nov 7, 2020

Reed switches and Reed sensors in Lap counter in slot car racing tracks

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Reed switches in Model Train Tracks

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Reed switches in LEGO Sensors

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Nov 7, 2020

 

Magnet sensors in Bicycle and E-bike Speedometers

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Magnet Sensors in Treadmills

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Nov 7, 2020

 

Reed Switches and Reed Sensors in Digital Fishing Reels

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