[toc]Did you know that aiming for a good golf swing is like completing a puzzle, and all of the pieces have to fit together right if youre looking for any real results. Here comes in Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer which is totally unlike its counterpart SwingTalk that we reviewed a few days ago. So, let’s dive into the reality check to know what actually works for this device and what does not
- Replay and review your swing in 360° from any angle
- Track club head speed, swing plane, hand path, tempo, backswing position, hip rotation and more
- Record and analyze your swing in HD video
- Compare your swing directly to PGA Tour Pros in 3D and video
- Learn from Pro video swing analysis, training tips, and drills
- Includes Zepp sensor, glove mount and apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android
- Easily attaches to golf glove and wirelessly sends data to your smartphone or tablet after every swing
- Zepp sensor also works with Zepp Baseball (bat mount required) and Zepp Tennis (racket mount required)
The Zepp device is a small sensor that clips onto the back of your glove. This sensor wirelessly through the use of Bluetooth technology
sends the required data and swing physics after every swing to your app on your smartphone or tablet which is needed to analyze your golf swing. The sensor / device is so light that you will never look at your hands during your golf swing as you will never notice it there.
The sensor is encased in a hard rubber material, so it doesn’t hurt to drop it bounce it off the wall, or whatever. Its a durable little piece of technology. There is only one button on the sensor for all of its functions, and it is extremely accessible to your non-gloved hand
The ion battery that comes with the device can probably be used for 3 – 4 hours and then will need to be charged. The Zepp sensor is easy to forget to turn off and you will generally end up with a dead battery. It would be nice if there was an LED light that tells you specifically whether the sensor is on or off.
Pairing the App with the phone
The app is free via Apple
devices. Once the app is downloaded, you need to create a profile on Zepps website by entering some basic information, including your height, grip style, and whether you are right or left handed.
The next step would be to enter the clubs by make and model, this is a little disappointing as many drivers which are used commonly do not exist in Zepp’s database. The only option left on this one that you will enter your driver as a generic club along with the model, loft, length, shaft makeup, and flex.
Most of this information isnt labeled on the club itself, so the process becomes confusing and waste’s a lot of valuable time as well. It would have been awesome if they had made a larger database with the most used clubs as the setup would have been way easier and ended up on a happy note. You will have to research a bit about your golf club like finding out details like the length and other aesthetics about your clubs.
Aside from club entry, installation of the app and registration seamless
Ease of Use
The 8g (3oz) Zepp 3d golf swing analyzer is the lightest and probably the easiest of the current Bluetooth sensors to use because it attaches to your glove and you hardly notice it is there. You can change clubs very easily without having to take the sensor off the club, as all you do is select a different club on the app and away you go.
There are a few different options here when it comes to devices. The first is to use your phone and keep it in your pocket while making your swings. The main drawback with this method is that, you need to access your phone every time you want feedback on your swing. I’d prefer they had a voice feedback like the SwingTalk
. The other option would be to use a tablet on the course, but the hassle of carrying and dealing with it across 18 holes is a bit too much.
The Data and analysis
Now we come to the most important and critical part of the whole story. After all, we would want to know what is being captured to help us improve our game.
The statistics screen provides 7 separate pieces of data that make up the golf swing: Club Speed, Club Plane, Hand Plane, Tempo, Backswing (in degrees), hand speed
and Hip Rotation
. After continued usage of this device, the app will take all of your swing statistics, and bundle them up on the app as lab reports.
You can also very easily follow your swing history on the built in calendar. Each swing is kept in the data log, and can be looked back over at any time. The data of each swing is viewable as either an animation or statistics screen.
The animation screen can be viewed in 3D from 5 basic angles showing club head, hand, and the plane of the club shaft as a fluent golf swing on screen. You can also compare each of these elements of the swing with other data from your swing library, or a pre-loaded swing by a professional golfer.
These swing elements are color coded in the display based on the goals youve entered in the app, so you can immediately see what parts of your golf swing could use the most work. By clicking on any of the points of data, the information is compared to your goals, and an information button is provided that includes definitions, standards, and tips for the swing element youre monitoring.
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Out of 145 ratings given by consumers of this product, the average ratings on Amazon.com for this product was 4.2 out of 5 stars which is better when compared to its competitors! Most of the users were happy with their purchase and have left awesome reviews on the analysis, voice feedback and customer support. Most of them felt that they bought a product which gave them complete bang for their buck!