If you’re into your golf gadgets like I am, then you’ll be excited to learn about Garmin’s announcement this week: their first golf club swing sensor. It’s set for release at some point this quarter, and will retail at £129.99.
So what do you get for your money? We’ll take a look in a moment, but before we dive into the details, here’s the promo video released by Garmin yesterday:
As you can see, it’s quite a small device, which is excellent because it can fit onto any club you use. Whether you’re using an Approach watch or a smartphone, you can then get information immediately after each swing. The sensor measures all the metrics you need to improve your swing – and can even generate 3D animations.
Because the data feeds instantaneously to your watch, you can focus on the game and only need to glance down briefly to digest a wealth of information. Without getting distracted, you can read up on:
Ball flight information
You can use TruSwing to analyze your club path, as well as the angle of the club face and shaft – all of which affect the direction of the ball. It allows you to zone in on the adjustments you need to make with ease.
Wondering why you’re getting too much loft on your shots? Struggling to get the ball airborne? Well, with this swing sensor you can see precisely where you’re going wrong.
You can even use the device to get a stronger grasp of your swing speed – as well as where the face of the club is landing with each swing. These two factors combine to help determine the distance you get on your shot, so you can use the TruSwing data to play around and improve your swing consistency.
The TruSwing will only weigh 28 grams, so you get an idea how light it is and how unobtrusive it will be to your play. In addition to that, Garmin say there will be around twelve hours of battery life – so you can expect to get plenty of golf in before you have to recharge.
I know I can’t wait to get my hands on one and try it out both on the driving range and the course. For more updates before its release, you can follow @GarminUK on Twitter or visit the website at Garmin.com.