Why do I need HockeyVue if I can look up without it?

Have you ever heard your coach yell at you or your teammates to look up? That’s because players look down at the puck subconsciously to ensure that they have control of it, but they don’t look up subconsciously because it’s more comfortable to look down.

HockeyVue’s soft LED constantly reminds you to look up. When players first use HockeyVue, they are surprised to find out how often they are looking down at the puck. As you train with HockeyVue consistently, you will primarily develop two skills: 1) you’ll build a habit of looking up after looking down and 2) you’ll be comfortable with controlling the puck in your peripheral vision. These two skills are instrumental in becoming a “heads up” hockey player.

Can I use HockeyVue for off-ice practice?

Yes, HockeyVue can be used during off-ice practice with the Off-Ice Attachment. The Off-Ice Attachment allows you to clip your HockeyVue onto any hat or visor to train heads-up off the ice. Simply slide the attachment onto your hat, switch your HockeyVue into “buzzer mode,” and you’re good to go! HockeyVue will then beep whenever you look down past the customizable calibration angle.

Will HockeyVue be compatible with my helmet?

HockeyVue is compatible with helmets of all models and sizes. HockeyVue is compatible with wire/cage facemasks, visors, full shield, and hybrid shield facemasks. We have two different models of HockeyVue for cage facemasks and visor shields. Please specify your facemask type on the product page.

Where should I attach my HockeyVue?

We recommend that you attach HockeyVue to the right side of your helmet, but it will function properly on the left or right side. You can decide how low or high you want to position the HockeyVue on your facemask. The majority of players prefer to attach HockeyVue to the top right corner of their helmet. Please see the product page for an example image.

What are the TIME modes?

HockeyVue’s 2 integrated TIME modes allow you to configure how much time you want between looking down and looking up before the light alerts you (0 seconds and 0.5 seconds). 

This can be useful for players who want to build a habit of looking up without having to be reminded by the light, or for catching passes where a player can look down momentarily and then look up right away without being reminded by the light.

Will HockeyVue block my vision?

This is the most common concern that we receive. If attached to the right-most part of the facemask, HockeyVue can barely be seen. It is slightly visible in your peripheral vision. We have done demos with 100+ players and less than 10% say that HockeyVue blocks their vision. Some players who don’t like to see the light when they look down say that it is distracting.

How bright is HockeyVue’s light?

We have adjusted the light brightness after doing demos with 100+ players and getting their feedback. Players say that the light is bright enough for them to realize that they are looking down but not so bright that it is blinding.

What age/level is it best to use HockeyVue?

It all depends on the skills that a player possesses. Once a player can skate comfortably, stickhandle, and move the puck while skating, he/she can benefit from using HockeyVue. Ideally, the player should be able to look down and fully control the puck while skating to get the maximum benefit from HockeyVue.

How long will HockeyVue’s battery last?

HockeyVue will only last 16 hours from when you charge it, so you will have to charge it for at least an hour before practice starts. It’s like an iPhone that needs to be charged every day or at night.

What charging cable does HockeyVue use?

HockeyVue can be charged with any standard USB 3.0 Micro B charger. We include one with your purchase.

Do you ship outside of the U.S.?

Yes. We are currently shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

What is your return policy?

We want you to love your HockeyVue.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email support@sportvue.co within 40 days of original purchase for instructions on how to return HockeyVue for a full refund or exchange. Returns must be in original condition and any expedited shipping fees are non-refundable. Return shipping fees are also the responsibility of the purchaser.

If your HockeyVue is broken or defective, please email us at support@sportvue.co so we can make it right.

How long until I receive my order?

Shipping Time Frames (Contiguous U.S.)
USPS First Class: 1-3 business days

Shipping Time Frames (Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, & U.S. APO/FBO)
USPS First Class: 3-5 business days

Shipping Time Frames (Canada)
USPS First Class Package International: 7-21 business days

Please see Shipping Info for more information.

Is HockeyVue available in retail stores or local pro shops?

At this time, HockeyVue is only available online. We are slowly expanding to local shops so be on the lookout!