Blast Golf 360 Review

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Blast Golf 360 focuses on timing and tempo to improve your swing.  Very accurate data.  A great tool for putting.

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Introduction

A few years ago, the PGA Show was awash in swing analyzers.  Coming in all shapes and sizes, they promised to show you the flaws in your swing and help you fix them.

Most of those companies are gone now…for good reason.  One that has persevered is Blast Motion, and I’m glad they did.  Their new Blast Golf 360 is the best consumer-level swing analyzer I’ve ever seen.

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Ease of Use & Setup

Before firing up Blast Golf 360, you’ll need to charge the sensor, download the app, and create an account.  Once that’s done, you pair the sensor with your phone or tablet in the app in just a few seconds.  Finally, attach the sensor to your club.  I like the attachment mechanism – a rubber “sleeve” that slides over the butt of your grip – but wedging the sensor into it takes a little effort.

The Blast Golf 360 app does a great job of balancing ease of use, features, and customization.  You can dive down the rabbit hole of setting up the app to suit all your preferences, or you can swing away with very little set up.

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Effectiveness

Where Blast Golf 360 really excels is putting.  It captures a number of data points – timing of back and forward swing, tempo, swing length, putter rotation, and more – but smartly allows you to display only the ones you want.  By only displaying the data that relates to what you’re working on, Blast Golf 360 helps you to have focused, productive practice sessions.

What I like about Blast Golf in the full swing is what it doesn’t do.  Unlike many of the failed sensors, it’s not trying to be a mini-Trackman.  Instead, Blast Golf focuses on timing and tempo.  This not only keeps the data manageable and actionable, it also focuses on what the sensor can accurately measure.

In addition to the data that the sensor collects, the Blast Golf 360 app allows you to capture your swing on slow motion video.  If you’re someone who likes looking at your swing, the way the app clips the video will be worth the purchase.

Finally, the Blast Golf 360 app connects you to a library of videos that explain each data point and provide information and drills for improving your game.  For golfers that are digging it out of the dirt without a coach, this archive will be very useful.

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Longevity

Blast Golf should have a long shelf life, largely because it can be used with every club in the bag.  It also enables you to get quality feedback on your putting away from the course.

There is an element of work involved in using it – needing to charge and install the sensor plus having your phone or tablet – but on balance it’s above average.

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Value

Blast Golf 360 sells for $150.  That includes the sensor, two attachment “sleeves,” and the charger.  The app is free, and there’s no subscription cost.

The value question comes down to, “How important do you think tempo and timing are?”  If those are things you enjoy working on or see benefit from improving, Blast Golf 360 is great.  If not, there’s not much here for you.

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Conclusion

In the age of Trackman, GEARS, pressure plates, and more, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by data.  Blast Golf 360 excels by giving golfers some of the key information to improve their games without drowning them in numbers.  If you need to get your swing in rhythm, Blast Golf 360 is worth a test drive.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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4 Comments

  1. Fritz leopold

    Thanks for the article! Just curious, I have the SkyPro, and I only use it for putting (tempo, and swing path, swing length, face angle) and chip shots because I felt like like all the other data points were not accurate. Could those other decices like SkyPro still be accurate if they Vocus on the data points that Blast motion does?

    • Matt Saternus

      Fritz,

      I’m a bit unclear on your question. Are you asking if SkyPro could be accurate if it only focused on tempo in the full swing?

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Matt,
    Amazing gadget. I just finished reading “Tour Tempo” that states all the greats have developed a 3:1 ratio in his or her swing. Obviously this gizmo would go a long way to teach and work on developing swing tempo. Unfortunately, for guys like me 70 years and still playing well I’m not sure this body could ever develope the needed ratio in a full swing. Perhaps in putting? Interesting review, wish I could rewind the clock back thirty years or so!😎

    • Matt Saternus

      Gary,

      3:1 works at both fast and slow tempos, as you know. I would not abandon the concept because of age. Blast Golf 360 is definitely helpful in dialing that in.

      Best,

      Matt

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