T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Swingbyte device and app make for a great game-improving tool
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 12:12 p.m.
We're always excited around here when we find products that can help you improve your game.
In that spirit, we've stumbled across a product and app called "Swingbyte." Swingbyte is an innovative, easy-to-use, sensor and app-based technology designed to improve your golf swing faster and we think it's a great complement to your lessons with a PGA Professional.
The Swingbyte device weighs less than one ounce, is about the size of your little finger and clips to your golf clubs shaft just below the grip. The device connects via Bluetooth to iOS and Android devices. It can be used on any club in your bag.
The Swingbyte provides instant, accurate swing feedback with an intuitive user interface and interactive 3D swing graphics. You can also auto-trim and video sync to your Swingbyte data.
Here is how the simple operation of a Swingbyte works:
STEP 1: Attach the lightweight Swingbyte 2 sensor to any golf club below the grip -- driver through putter.
STEP 2: Swing. Vibration of impact registers and sends that data wirelessly to your app for viewing.
STEP 3: Analyze. Review full 3-D rendering of your swing and swing data (like clubhead speed, clubface and club path angles) on your mobile device.
The Swingbyte retails for $149. You can find more information at www.swingbyte.com.
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