Zepp moves from their sport-specific GofSense device to an updated Zepp sensor that can be used for golf (purchasable as a Zepp Golf Kit, see links below), and if you really want to do something else other than hit the course, can also be used for tennis or baseball, merely by purchasing additional sport specific mounts (at relatively low cost, about $10), and downloading the sport’s free app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store.
The wearable multi-sport motion sensor features dual accelerometers and a 3-axis gyroscope, and connector wirelessly via Bluetooth 2.1 to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device. You’ll be able to get instant feedback with a 360 degree analysis, as well as video showing club plane, hand path, the ability to compare to a pro, and also check out your swing data. The data will give you a “swingscore” to see how you are moving toward your goals, track the club head and hand speed, and review the shape of your swing in space – both for backswing and downswing, including club and hand path. And tick-tock…it will measure your tempo, as well as your backswing position and, with your smartphone in your back pocket, hip rotation (cool….).
As with other motion capture devices referenced on Critical Golf, remember to keep your expectations in check. You may get lots of data, but with data all derived from the position of the motion sensor, don’t expect Trackman. Then again, a Trackman will set you back $10K, and you can get into the Zepp Golf Kit for just $150.
In addition to the only swing analysis device to measure your hand path, and the ease of attaching to a glove (with no additional weight on the club or sensors to attach), how can one not like the size of the Zepp sensor, which is only 0.3 oz (with glove mount), pared way down from the GofSense device, and now a mere 1.1″ x 1.1″ x 0.4″, with the mount extending the device to 1.5″ x 1.2″ x 0.8″.
The device can capture up to 2,000 swings with the built-in flash storage over 3.5 hours (go for it, Vijay!), with a full charge to the Lithium Ion battery taking 2.5 hours. Like the Model-T, the sensor is available in neon green and neon green. It also carries a 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee. So fire away…
And, to check it out in action: