‘Improve your swing. Change the game.’
The opportunity arose to allow a couple of University of Stirling golf scholars to try out the Zepp Golf Sensor. Having heard about the sensor but not having had the chance to try it out yet, our testers were excited to head out to the course and find out how the sensor performs in the real life. Zepp advertises the golf sensor as being able to capture and view the player’s swing in 3D, analyse the player’s swing data, and set swing goals and track any improvements, among a myriad of other functions. The sensor is synchronised with an app (available for both Apple and Android) which allows the player to access their swing data immediately during practice. The flash memory holds up to 2,000 swings, and with a battery life of 2,5 hours, there is no rush to get back inside to recharge.
Sounds like a lot for a small piece of equipment! I have to admit that I was a little sceptical at first as to whether it would deliver without disturbing the players performance. Fortunately, I was proven wrong, as our testers can assure you:
Player 1: ‘The sensor itself was absolutely fine, it didn’t really make a difference – I barely noticed it was there. Having it attached to my glove didn’t interrupt my game or swing at all, actually. The data the sensor records is actually if anything, insanely impressive! I don’t believe it is a beneficial piece of equipment for a player of a lower ability but that’s only because the data it records is pretty technical. However, that is like every technological device in the game, in all fairness. The app is brilliant as well: the data syncing is instant and once again very detailed and precise. In my opinion, it takes a higher standard player to gain full benefits of what the app is about, but that is only because the sensor picks up the technical aspects of a golf swing. If your knowledge is good enough, on the other hand, the Zepp Golf Sensor is an insanely good device to have! I would 100% use it again and I would recommend it to others as well.’
Player 2: ‘The sensor is a fantastic piece of kit for an advanced player! It’s complete and utterly useless for anybody with a lack of knowledge of the standard of play. Unfortunately, like most devices in golf you will have all standards of players buying more technical devices, ending up wasting their money. But for a higher-level player the sensor works pretty impressively. Both the sensor and the app can all be a bit confusing to set up at first but it just takes some getting used to the way they work, and once you’ve got the hang of things, both the app and the sensor are priceless for topping up your game.’
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