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The best product in the high-tech swing trainer market. Excellent swing capture accuracy, more data than before, and an ever-improving app and user experience.
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Over the last 2+ years, high tech swing trainers have been some of the hottest, most exciting products in golf. The evolution of this market has been nothing short of amazing as these products have morphed from sketches on paper to bulky, inaccurate chunks of plastic to sleek, precise, “must have” devices. The one thing that has remained constant, however, is this: SwingSmart is the best in class.
Ease of Use/Set Up
For anyone familiar with the functions of the smart phone or tablet, setting up SwingSmart will take under a minute. Simply turn it on, pair it with your device, and open the app.
The SwingSmart app is extremely easy to use. Want to customize the clubs in your bag? Click “My Bag.” Want to swing? Tap “Swing Mode.” If you can read, you can navigate the basic functionality of the SwingSmart app. Even if you’re too lazy to read, the Tutorial shows you where everything is.
The new feature that I absolutely LOVE is the ability to customize the data on the Swing Mode screen. In the early versions of the app, there were only 4 pieces of data, so that’s what was displayed. Now there are 7 pieces of data, and you can customize the display to show any 4 of them or just 1 data point (great for focusing on one element of your swing).
In addition to the 3D image, SwingSmart delivers information on Tempo, Shaft Lean, Max Club Speed, Impact Club Speed, Face Angle vs. Address, Face Angle to Path, Club Path, and Angle of Attack.
These new data points (Club Path, Face Angle to Path, Angle of Attack, and Max Club Speed) are tremendously helpful. They were not just added for the sake of having more numbers; they really add to the function of SwingSmart.
Naturally, there will be many golfers who don’t know what these numbers mean or what good numbers are. This is another area where SwingSmart excels because they have videos of Peter Kostis explaining these things built right into the app.
Of course, all these data points are meaningless if they aren’t accurate. Thankfully, with SwingSmart, they are. Compare the numbers to radar-based launch monitors, they’re dead-on. Compare the 3D images to video, same thing (except video isn’t 3D).
The one caveat is that, as with all on-club devices, the accuracy of the data is subject to the accuracy of your set up. If you set up with your club face aimed way off target, you will get very weird data. This is why SwingSmart comes with an alignment device designed to help you set up the same way every time.
One of the things that I’ve loved about SwingSmart from the beginning is that they never promised more than they could accurately deliver. Over time, they’ve figured out how to give the golfer more and more data, but it’s always been accurate. Other devices came out of the gates promising to be a $100 Trackman and failed miserably. SwingSmart earned their reputation with honest, accurate data.
It’s worth pointing out that SwingSmart isn’t just about super serious golfers trying to get their club path exactly 2° right; it’s also fun to use. Turn off all the metrics except Max Speed and see if you can reach PGA (or LPGA) territory. See how extreme you can make your path while still hitting a reasonable golf shot. There’s no limit to the games and challenges that you can set up with SwingSmart, and it’s something that golfers of all abilities can enjoy.
I’ve owned a SwingSmart for well over two years and I still use it regularly. In fact, as the app has improved and added more data, I find myself using it more. SwingSmart can be used with every club in your bag, and it can help you with different facets of each club: speed, tempo, face angle, and path. This is simply a device that you will never outgrow.
The SwingSmart Duo retails for $250. This is one of the more expensive devices in the category, but it’s well worth the addition cost for the quality of the device and the accuracy.
If you’re buying one of these devices as something to goof around with, fine, save your money and buy the cheap ones. If you’re buying something because you actually want to get better, buy SwingSmart.
Whether you’re looking for something to improve your own game or a gift that any golfer will love, SwingSmart is your best bet. It’s accurate, the device is well-made, the app is easy to use, and the brains behind it are adding new functionality all the time. SwingSmart is simply the class of the field in high tech swing trainers.
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