Golf Sense: An iPhone Golf Sensor That Maps Your Swing in 3D
Golfing, while a simple sport in many regards, is actually quite complex when it comes to the mechanics of a swing. Which is to say any way can drive a ball down range, but it’s those that have honed their swing allowing them to control the distance, trajectory, and some other variable that us non-golf players aren’t aware of. Honing that swing takes hours of practice and perhaps even a golf pro to critic your movements. That’s a costly proposition for the average player, unless of course you have the Golf Sense.
This tiny sensor – it weighs 17 grams – fixes to your glove and is able to translate your golf swing to what the company calls a revolutionary 3D view of your swing plane. It accomplishes this feat thanks to 4 discrete MEMS sensors that can accurately calculate your club speed, club position, swing tempo, and swing path. To view the captured data, as well as the 3D swing plane, all you need to do is fire up your smartphone, which receives the data via Bluetooth. That small yellow button allows you to capture select swings, or if you like you can record all swings. And to ensure that the Golf Sense doesn’t record practice swings, it uses something called “impact detection,” which determines when you make contact with the ball. The company is also BETA testing a feature called phone in pocket, which utilizes your iOS’ accelerometer to capture hip rotation data, and ultimately provide more info about your golf swing.
The Golf Sense is available now for $130.