Zepp Golf gets the official nod of approval from USGA

Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer has received the official nod of approval form the United States Golf Association and has been “permitted under the rules of golf”. This allows golfers to use the device on the course during regulation play and review their results following each round.

The company has also added a ‘Course Mode’ to Zepp Golf 2, so that you can measure performance where it really counts. This makes Zepp the first company to measure consistency during actual rounds, as well as on the range.

‘Course Mode’ shows how consistent your swings are on the course by measuring club plane, hand plane, tempo and backswing. You can also compare your rounds from different courses.

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Zepp 2, which was revealed earlier this year, improves on the original device in a number of ways. The sensor has gone from a square to a slightly smaller and more rounded shape. The new tracker packs a bigger eight-hour-lasting battery, two gyroscopes instead of one, two accelerometers, and upgraded Bluetooth Low Energy for better connectivity and battery life.

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The array of sensors uses an accelerometer to track hip movements, and notes a wide range of golf metrics. You can review the data in the smartphone app, look at visual charts of your shots, and even compare them to professional’s swings to see where you’re going wrong. With the 3D view, you can also watch and replay your swing from any angle.

Another big change this year is the new Smart Coach feature. After a few swings the smartphone app will pinpoint specific areas of your game that need work. It will then dish out training plans for you to complete.

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Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer
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Zepp is a California-based startup founded by athletes. Their products, available for multiple sports, are backed by numerous professional athletes to ensure that you stay on top of your game. Zepp Golf 2 is available now on iTunes and Google Play.

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