Shot Scope – bringing golf and innovation together

Golf wearables are a trending topic within the wearable world. There are many wearable devices hitting the market now for all manner of niches.

Its not surprising. Playing golf can bring some impressive health and well-being benefits that can help you look and feel your best. This increasingly popular sport is a game that not only challenges your physical skill but also your ability to stay calm and focused. It’s also a great way to boost your brain power.

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Edinburgh company Shot Scope is bringing golf and innovation together with the launch of a wristband device that they say will empower golfers to monitor trends in their game and identify strengths and weaknesses. The device, which is worn on the wrist during play and is smaller than a wristwatch, collects scoring and statistical data while you play, which is then uploaded to the website and app for you to review.

“Golfers have always been obsessed with tracking performance and it is amazing that in 2015 so many golfers, even professionals, rely on data collected with paper and pen.

“Shot Scope changes that by automatically collecting over 100 performance indicators, allowing you to identify your most crucial areas for improvement.

“For the first time it will give amateur golfer’s access to the kind of game changing information that professionals can only collect with a team of helpers.”

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Unlike some existing golf tracking products, players don’t need to interact with the Shot Scope device; the information is captured by the band independently allowing you to focus on playing the game. Once you’re playing, Shot Scope’s ClubSense technology can automatically detect which club you’re using. It does this via 20 unique tabs which are inserted into the grip of each club. Weighing only 1.2 grams, they have no impact on your swing. An integrated GPS allows you to pinpoint the exact location of your shots to gain insights into distance and accuracy.

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At the end of the round it is quick and easy to sync your data to any smartphone or tablet using bluetooth or connecting via a USB cable to a computer. There’s also a web platform if you’d prefer to review data from a computer. Over 100 statistics can be accessed allowing analysis of tee shorts, approaches, short game and putting. The software also supports a community that means you can compete with your friends.

The band is currently on pre-order from Shot Scope ahead of its official launch in April 2016.

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