Learn Sports by Brainscape is not exactly what I expected. This app is not so much a test of your sports knowledge, but more a trainer. The app works very similarly to the language learning apps from the same developer and it strikes me a bit weird. If you are a massive sports buff, you would already know all the trivia, right? Anyway, Learn Sports uses the Brainscape learning platform developed by expert researchers from Columbia, Yale, MIT, and The Princeton Review.
I can imagine that it can be quite annoying to watch a match of your favorite sport while one of your friends knows everything about the game while you only know the basic rules and a few recent sports facts. This app can prepare you for such a situation and will make your brain ready for any sports test by your friends. This knowledge will also come in very handy for any pub quiz you might enter, or to help you have a few good facts ready while having a beer with your friends!
Sport Trivia uses over 2500 flash cards to train your brain into knowing everything about sports. Each sport has its own main category and within that are many sub-categories. The trivia is available for the following leagues and sports: NBA (Basketball), NFL (American Football), MLB (Baseball), NHL (Hockey), and the EFL (English Football League). You can study to your heart’s content in the first three days, but after those three days you will have to pay for the content. This will set you back $2.99, which is easily worth the 2500 flash cards used in this app. You can rate your knowledge yourself: the lower your rating, the more often your flash card will turn up.
Studying Learn Sports sounds like a bit of a waste of time
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I expected to get a quiz-like game when I downloaded this app, but since I found it in the Sports section I wasn’t expecting a very good one. It turns out that this flash card-based studying tool is as far away from a game as I expected. Studying with this tool actually is good fun and a great way to expand your trivia knowledge about sports, but it feel like if you are such a big fan, you would already know most of these facts. To be honest, if you are investing so much time in this kind of studying, why not learn a language? The same company offers loads of language learning apps that use the exact same method. Upgrading this app to unlimited use is not that expensive and feels about right. The app is compatible with both iPad and iPhone.