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GolfSense

GolfSense is a system consisting of a wearable motion sensor plus free mobile app from Zepp Labs. The motion sensor attaches to any golf glove, allowing the player to analyze their golf swing through instant feedback on their iPhone, iPad or Android device. The sensor, like other competitors in this burgeoning category, captures 3D swing data and sends the information via Bluetooth to your device after each swing.

GolfSense provides swing metrics including plane and path (with the ability to view swings in 3D), hand and clubhead speed, tempo, backswing position, and hip rotation (obviously most all of this data is derived based on the position of the GolfSense motion sensor in space, as opposed to directly captured, so YMMV).

Marketed benefits of the GolfSense over other swing analysis devices are the ability to track your hand path (the only sensor available to do so), ease of attaching to any glove, avoidance of additional weight on the shaft of the club, and the ability to use across multiple clubs without the need to detach, reattach and align sensors.

GolfSense Mobile Golf Motion Sensor
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GolfSense also provides a “SwingScore”, which is calculated based on how closely you are achieving your entered swing goals, and a color-coded dashboard to highlight areas on which you should focus. There is also 3D analysis throughout the backswing, downswing and follow-though so you can evaluate your swing from different angles. Players can also review past practice periods by day or session, and evaluate for one period or over time, as well as overlay swings or compare data to a PGA Tour Coach or your own swings to each other.

The GolfSense motion sensor is 2.6″ x 1.5″ x 0.5″, weighs 0.6 oz, contains a 5-hour rechargeable lithium polymer battery and attaches via included USB cable. The sensor works for right and left-handed players, and attaches to any model golf glove. The sensor is available in black and white and has a 1-year warranty.

As with any of these mobile swing tools, just remember to keep your expectations in check if you are expecting Trackman-like information (a Trackman runs over $10K, this doesn’t).

We haven’t evaluated the GolfSense yet, but if you have – share your comments below!

Retail price: $129.99
Availability: Replaced by the Zepp Golf Kit
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