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Swingbyte launches industry’s first Virtual Coach mobile app platform

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.”

Swingbyte appWith 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.

Swingbyte logoThe new Virtual Coach app, which is currently only available for iOS devices, works alongside the affordable Swingbyte mobile golf swing analyzer.

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.

For more information on Swingbyte, visit PlayBetter’s product page. You can also chat with a PlayBetter product expert via email or over the phone at (888)-738-5527.

Build your PlayBetter Holiday Golf Wish List in Four Easy Steps

Golfers: Do you already have your eyes on certain golf gadgets, training aids and other products for the 2014 holiday season? Maybe you’ve been checking out the new Garmin Approach S6 Golf GPS Watch or eyeing up a new HIRZL golf glove.

Well, whatever tool you’re looking to get you hands on, make sure you let your friends or family know! Or else, you might get stuck with an ugly sweater, a gift card to a restaurant with the food you can’t stand, a fruitcake or another gift that will sit around to collect dust.

It’s easy to create a wish list of golf goodies on PlayBetter.com, and then share your list to let others know EXACTLY what you want.

Here are the four easy steps to take:

1. Create a PlayBetter.com account (if you don’t already have one)

playbetter-create-accountAt the very top of PlayBetter.com, you’ll see “Sign In” and “Create an Account.” If you’ve never made an account or bought a product from PlayBetter, click “Create an Account”. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this takes two minutes. Not only will this set up an account for your wish list, but it will also make checkout so much easier for future shopping.

2. Make and name your wish list

wish-list-landing-page2Once you’re signed into your account, you’ll be taken to your account page. There, on the right side of the page, you’ll see text that says “Wishlists”. Click on that, and then add a new wishlist. Name it, and we strongly selecting “I want to be able to share this list” so that others can publicly see which golf gadgets are on your radar.

3. Get shopping!

golf-wish-list-addYou’re now ready to go! Click on any product page of a product, and below the buy box, select “Add to Wishlist”. All of the products will then be added to your wishlist. Create one list, create 10! (Whatever it takes for people to get the hint.)

4. Share your wishlist!

wish-list-golfWhen you create a public list, PlayBetter.com will give you a customized URL that you can share with people who may hook you up with an awesome gift this year.

Beyond a wishlist for you, you can get creative with these lists! Use it to build a page of training aids your husband or wife may like, compile products that your boss will love or make a list of golf fitness products to get you inspired for the new year.

As always, if you have any questions about the wish list or our products, feel free to give us a call at 1-(888)-738-5527 or shoot us an email at help@playbetter.com. We hope you get your wish!

Holiday Gifts for the Beginning Golfer

Have a friend or family member who is trying to get into golf but doesn’t know where to start or how to move their game in the right direction?

This holiday season, you can help them get their game off the ground, so to speak, by following PlayBetterStore.com’s list of Game Improvement Golf Gifts for Beginners. There are thousands of golf products out there that can help fine-tune a player’s pre-existing swing mechanics or assist someone looking to hit their driver a few yards further.

But for beginning golfers, those products just get in the way.

Watch and Learn | Instructional DVDs

The Next Generation DVD with Sean FoleyThe most important thing for a golfer who is just starting out is developing an understanding of the fundamentals needed to improve their game. And that’s where this DVD set put out by big-time a professional golf coach can be incredibly useful.

The Next Generation with Sean Foley ($49.95) teaches the basics of the golf swing and shows a number of faults that can limit a golfer’s potential. Foley coaches some of the best players in the world, but his tips are also priceless for a beginner who needs to learn everything from how to hold a club to swing tempo to where to position the ball in their stance.

This DVD sets also works for players who are a step or two along in the learning process. All beginners should watch as many of these instructional titles as possible to gain a better understanding of the golf swing and realize what it takes to improve.

Get a Grip | Golf Gloves

David Leadbetter Correct Grip Golf GloveAnother perfect gift item for the beginning golfer is the Leadbetter Correct Grip Glove ($24.95). This USGA approved golf glove is great for beginners who need to learn the proper way to grip a golf club. The grip is the key foundation to a good golf swing, and the Leadbetter Correct Grip Glove not only is a great training aid, outlining the proper path for the club to rest in a player’s hands, but it also is comfortable and serves as a tour-class golf glove.

This would make for a great stocking-stuffer.

Whip It Good | Orange Whip Swing Trainer

Orange Whip Golf Swing TrainerAll of us – golfers and non-golfers – could benefit from improved flexibility and balance, as well as a powerful core. The Orange Whip ($109) helps in all those areas, while also teaching beginning golfers the correct tempo of a golf swing.

This product is great for the basement or backyard and also can be used to loosen up before hitting a bucket on the range or playing a round.

A Driving Range in Seconds | ProAdvanced Pro Return Net

ProAdvanced ProReturn Golf NetIf you’re looking for a net that is easy to set up, take down and put away, the ProAdvanced Pro Return Net ($149.99) might be just what you need. It’s a full-sized net that can be set up anywhere and is super easy to fold up and store.

Beginning golfers need as much practice as possible, and the ProAdvanced Pro Return Net allows you to take full swings indoors and out, and doesn’t require nearly the assembly time as most nets out there.

The ProReturn Net lives up to it’s name. The net is designed to catch the ball and roll it back out to the golfer. This allows you to use just one ball and save time by not having to retrieve balls from the net.

Work on Your Touch | ProApproach Golf Net

ProAdvanced ProApproach Golf NetFor beginners looking to work on their short game, the ProApproach Golf Net ($79.99) is a great option that is also easy to set up, break down and store.

In our tests, the ProApproach Net certainly lived up to it’s name. Balls hit into the net were caught and rolled back out to the golfer. This allows you to use just one ball and save time by not having to retrieve balls from the net.

Beginning golfers need to get a feel for the proper way to attack wedge shots and chips around the green, and the ProApproach Golf Net will help users improve their short game distance control right at home.

Distance Matters | GolfBuddy Voice GPS

Golf Buddy Voice GOlf GPSWhen out on the course, beginning golfers don’t need to waste time trying to figure out whether they’re 163 yards or 170 yards from the pin. They don’t need the exactness, and they don’t need the distraction that comes with taking out some of the more advanced range finders and needing to focus on the flag stick.

The GolfBuddy Voice Golf GPS ($149.95), however, is a no-nonsense device that will allow a beginning golfer to focus on his/her round without fooling around with a complex gadget. The GolfBuddy Voice can clip onto your hat, belt or any other garment and stays out of your way while providing distance to the hole (spoken and displayed). It is super accurate, comes pre-loaded with 25,000 worldwide courses, and also allows beginners to measure the distance of their shots – which is big when you’re starting out and need an idea of how far you hit each club.

One Tool, Many Uses | Golfers Toolbox

Golfer's ToolboxFinally, the Golfer’s Toolbox ($79.95) is a great gift for beginning golfers because of how it can help during practice sessions. This “Swiss Army Knife” of golf training aids can help with so many aspects of the game including alignment, ball positioning, swing plane, and even stretching.

The Golfer’s Toolbox fits right in a player’s golf bag, and combines many of the aspects of various training aids into one easy-to-use product.

Of course these are just a few of the products that can help a beginning golfer elevate their game.

PlayBetterStore.com carries a complete collection of golf’s most effective training aids, practice gear, and on course accessories that make golf more enjoyable for golfers of all levels.

If you’re in doubt of which of these tools to gift this holiday season, there’s always our very flexible eGift Cards which allow golfers to browse and shop at their leisure – and they never expire.

Happy Holidays from All of Us at PlayBetterStore.com!

By Spiro Alafassos