Swingbyte, a motion analytics company that offers top analysis and feedback of golf swings, has taken its product to the next level with its brand new Virtual Coach platform. The free mobile app uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze golfers’ swings and offer video drills and tips for improvement. Just a hint: You’ll want to add the Swingbyte to your holiday wish list!
While Swingbyte has always offered key metrics and data for improvement, the new app helps golfers of all levels by using the data points to offer instant, personalized lessons and drills.
“Up to this point, Swingbyte was a great training tool for the knowledgeable golfer, but helping the average golfer understand and utilize data to correct their swing faults is the next step,” said Alex Pedenko, Swingbyte CEO and Co-Founder, in a press release. “Virtual Coach will do just that by providing highly personalized, easy-to-understand drills and lessons.”
With the updates, the already affordable Swingbyte device ($169 plus free expedited U.S. shipping at PlayBetter) becomes even more valuable. The updated app is more than just a list of data; it’s a comprehensive, virtual coach! Golfers of all levels will appreciate the update as they watch their shots go further and strokes get shaved off.
The featured instructional content on Virtual Coach is Plane Truth Golf, founded by top PGA TOUR instructors Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell. Plane Truth Golf currently has more than 250 instructors from 15+ countries, and many work with high-level players. During developmental stages of the Virtual Coach AI, Plane Truth instructors reviewed impact and ball flight data from thousands of swings and tagged the faults in each swing. You can be confident that the feedback you receive comes from tried-and-tested data from top instructors.
If you’re unfamiliar with Swingbyte, here’s how it works: Simply clip the lightweight device onto your club – from driver to putter! – and sync it via Bluetooth. Then, swing away! Every swing you take will be recorded and analyzed. The sensor captures key metrics and transmits your swing data and an interactive 3D image of each swing to your smartphone or tablet device. From there, you’ll receive personalized video drills to take your game to the next level.
“We’ve been working closely with Swingbyte to analyze data and create the lessons for over a year, and we’re excited to hear the response from golfers,” Hardy said in a release. “With Virtual Coach, golfers can now use this wearable technology to understand key swing faults and work to instantly improve their game anytime, anywhere.”
While the updated app is currently only available for Apple devices, Swingbyte is compatible with iOS devices, Android devices and Google Glass.