3BaysGSA is a part of not just the field of mobile golf full swing analysis tools, but also offers the 3BaysGSA PUTT, their golf putting analyzer, which is a small device that is designed to plug into the putting grip, and then capture putting stoke data and transmit the information via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device so you can get instant feedback. The app calculates consistency, face angle, attack angle, temp, back swing time, down swing time, impact speed and swing path distance, all in real-time. There is also an audio-video recording feature, which provides a basic set of AV tools to record and trim video, slow-motion playback, and a line drawing tool.
There aren’t a great deal of putting analysis tools on the market (most devices full-swing focused, such as SkyCaddie SkyPro and Swingbyte), but one of the strongest competitors to the 3BaysGSA PUTT is the TOMI (there are consumer and professional versions available).
With the GSA PUTT mobile app (free) you’ll be able to watch an animated graphic of your swing from the side and top view, and review the swing metrics mentioned above. 3BaysGSA also offers a 3BaysCloud, which is a free service to allow users to sync their putting strokes across devices, and upload to the web where you can get additional statistical analysis (and hey, share on Facebook and Twitter if you like).
As a mobile tool, benefits are that you can practice not just on the putting green, but in your home or office. And if you are trying to select the right putter for your swing, the 3BaysGSA PUTT data can help you identify what putter best fits your stroke.
The 3BaysGSA PUTT unit is 29.3 x 18mm excluding the pin that screws into the grip, and 29.3 x 43mm including the pin. The device weighs 9.8 grams, is marketed as the “World’s Lightest Putting Analyzer”, and has a charge of up to 5 hours, and has a micro USB for charging purposes (Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR for its wireless connection). It is compatible with iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch 4th gen on, and all iPad and iPad minis (with iOS 5.1 and later).
Keep in mind there are different 3BaysGSA PUTT units for iOS (Apple devices) versus Android, so be sure to select the correct unit when purchasing. Retail pricing is the same for both, and why there are two different types of hardware based on operating system we aren’t sure. That sure doesn’t seem like a way to keep things simple in manufacturing.
Separately, there is also the 3BaysGSA PRO, designed for analysis of your putting stroke. The device is the same in size, weight and battery life as the 3BaysGSA PUTT, and we are guessing that the hardware is the same between devices. The bummer is that most likely the device could have offered one device for both full swing and putting. Then again, they wouldn’t have been able to charge $199.99 for each, would they? Bummer for us.
A video on the use of the 3BaysGSA PUTT: