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The Full Swing KIT launch monitor is a fantastic launch monitor and an amazing value. Standalone ability. Very easy to use. Provides every metric you’d want with strong accuracy.
The first time that the world saw Tiger Woods swinging a golf club post car accident, he had a Full Swing KIT behind him. You couldn’t ask for a much better production introduction. The Full Swing KIT, officially endorsed by the GOAT himself, aims to bring Tour-level accuracy down to a price that’s within reach of more golfers. I tested one to see how to stacks up to the current industry standard.
Set Up & Ease of Use
After charging the Full Swing KIT, position it ten feet behind your hitting location. You can use it indoors or out, but Full Swing recommends at least eight feet of ball flight. Power it up, select your club, and you’re ready to go. You should align the KIT with your target (this can be done with or without the app), but it’s not necessary to be 100% perfect if you’re not concerned with certain numbers.
The KIT has an excellent onboard display, so you can use it without a phone or tablet. I think most people will opt to pair an iPhone or iPad, but the ability to use it on its own is one of the KIT’s best traits. The display is amazing indoors, but can be harder to read in bright sunlight.
With or without a connected device, you can customize the onboard display. Your choices run from having one single metric displayed to showing everything the KIT measures, four numbers per screen.
The Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor measures sixteen data points: carry distance, total distance, spin rate, spin axis, face angle, face to path, angle of attack, launch angle, ball speed, club speed, smash factor, club path, apex height, horizontal launch angle, offline carry distance, and offline total distance. In my testing, both indoors and outdoors, the accuracy was impressive.
I was running it head to head with my Foresight GCQuad [review HERE] and found little to no difference in distances and launch angles. The KIT was less consistent with spin numbers, but this is something Full Swing is aware of and working to improve.
With regard to club delivery numbers, there are usually differences between radar and camera-based systems. The differences I saw between the KIT and GCQuad were the same that I see with GCQuad and Trackman. All that to say, the KIT provided reliable club data even though it didn’t necessarily match the GCQuad perfectly.
Two other things about the KIT impressed me. First, I tested the KIT with less space than Full Swing recommends but found no real loss in accuracy. The unit missed a couple shots, but they were very poor strikes that I was happy to forget. I am not recommending that you use the KIT in non-manufacturer recommended ways or settings, but my experience was that the KIT is capable of more than Full Swing advertises. Additionally, I found that the KIT was not adversely affected when I, for example, hit driver with 6I as my selected club.
The Full Swing KIT app is outstanding. It’s intuitive, responsive, and does everything you could want it to. Through the app you can align the unit, change clubs, modify the onboard data display, and view your numbers.
The app also allows you to see your data from the entire session and watch swing videos. It is only available on iOS devices (Apple) at the time of publication.
Using the Full Swing KIT app is free. However, for $100/year, you can unlock unlimited video storage, historical session archives and visualization, historical club averages, and historical session analysis.
The Full Swing KIT launch monitor also supports golf simulation. This is done through the e6 software platform. For this, you need the KIT, an Apple device (iPhone or iPad), and an e6 subscription. There are several pricing plans for e6 starting at $299/year for access to over two dozen courses. I did not test golf simulation with the KIT, but I have used e6 in the past and found the graphics impressive.
The Full Swing KIT launch monitor retails for $4,000. Please consider supporting Plugged In Golf sponsor PlayBetter.com by buying it HERE.
When it comes to value, the Full Swing KIT is a monster. It delivers a huge array of measurements and very strong accuracy at a price that’s a fraction of its professional grade competitors. It’s also really important to note that $4,000 is the actual price. You don’t have to pay more to unlock features as you do with other launch monitors.
The KIT also comes with an excellent carrying case that stores the charging cable and feels like it could actually protect the unit from an accidental drop.
The Full Swing KIT is 2022’s version of the Garmin R10 [review HERE] – a launch monitor that shatters our preconceptions about how much launch monitor we can get for our money. This device provides every metric you could want at roughly 1/5 the cost of the established names. And the accuracy is good enough for Tiger Woods, so it’s more than good enough for you.