updated 12:37 am EDT, Fri April 19, 2013
Bluetooth device pairs with free app to pinpoint flaws in swing technique
Mobile sports performance evaluation developers Mobiplex has announced the availability of the SwingTIP ProView App, the next generation of software that complements its wireless motion sensor for golf swing improvement. ProView plus the SwingTIP device provides mobile golf swing analysis and training with new auto-video capture and 3D power and plane analysis features, as well as enhanced 3D swing analysis, training and club head impact metrics.
With auto-video capture, golfers can record, review, and share a saved swing with a friend or coach. SwingTIP addresses key elements to improve a golfer's game covering swing mechanics, body movement, strengths and flaws on power, and plane and club head impact.
SwingTIP assesses swing plane and power across five checkpoints: address, takeaway, top of swing, halfway through downswing, and impact. A 3D swing rendering is displayed on the app from three angles along with alerts that pinpoint strengths and flaws across nine swing aspects: lie angle at address, takeaway, top of backswing plane, downswing plane, power load/backswing length, power store/release point, power at impact, transition and arc of swing.
The two-part SwingTIP transmitter weighs less than an ounce and consists of a Bluetooth-enabled motion sensor that slides into a two-clamp holster that attaches securely to a club shaft and has a pop-up sight lever for easy alignment. SwingTIP auto-calibrates for club-type and auto-detects right and left-handed golfers.
The SwingTIP Wireless Golf Swing device retails for $130. The 3D motion sensor is paired with a free app available for Apple iOS 6.0 and greater, and is coming soon for Android 2.3.5+ devices. The iOS app supports AirPlay to Apple TV for display.