Heading off to a golf course for a practice session has always been a great way to unwind. Working on your swing is a great way to take your game up a notch, even if you are not an aspiring pro.
And when it comes to developing great swings, proper body positioning is of crucial importance. Golf instructors don’t come cheap so here to provide some help is SwingLync, a new wearable that brings body positioning analysis to everyday golfers. It gives you real-time feedback at the range, helping you identify and fix your biggest swing flaws.
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The gadget consists of three wireless sensors which fasten to your waist, wrist and back. Your movements are captured in minute detail and synced via Bluetooth to the corresponding smartphone app.
Here you can see a visual snapshot of your body positioning at every stage of each swing. Movements that are correct are shown in green, and those that need some work in red. You also get advice on what you are doing wrong so you can make quick adjustments. This could be, for example, “rotate more”, “rotate less”, or “bend more”. The settings allow you to adjust the gadget to your skill level.
“I have obsessed over the golf swing since I was a kid,” said Nick Mahowald, creator of SwingLync.
“After studying engineering, I realized that the key to an effective golf swing is proper body positioning. While attempting to improve my own swing, I was inspired to create an accessible technology for the everyday golfer to help them master the subtle changes that will have a major impact in their overall game.”
Reporting measurements capture the four most important moments of the swing: setup, top, impact and finish. You can also track your movement over time and chart how you are progressing.
If you want to feel the thrill of a better swing, SwingLync might be for you. The company is using Kickstarter to raise funds to develop the product, with delivery set for April of next year. Our usual health-warnings about crowdfunded projects apply.
Price: $199 and up
$8,899 pledged of $47,500 goal
37 days left
Estimated delivery: April 2018
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