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Golf game tracker battle: Arccos vs. GAME GOLF LIVE vs. SkyGolf

It’s a battle of the game trackers! The prevalence of game trackers in the golf word is continuing to rise. Thanks to GPS technology and great new apps, companies like Arccos, GAME GOLF and now SkyGolf are getting you closer to the pin than ever before. Beyond that, golfers can see their games improve more quickly than ever thanks to the comprehensive analysis that these trackers offer.

While Arccos, the new GAME GOLF LIVE and the SkyGolf GameTracker all operate by using tags that attach to the end of your club, they each have distinct and unique features. So, which is the best for you? Let’s break it down.

Arccos – $299.99 

Arccos Game TrackerIntegration
There are a few features that make Arccos stand out among the competition. First of all, unlike GameTracker and GAME GOLF LIVE, Arccos doesn’t require a sensor that you must tag your clubs to before each shot. Arccos offers the smoothest, most seamless process of game trackers. The sensors automatically sync with the GPS on your iPhone, so you’re ready to swing away!

Each sensor weighs in at less than 12 grams, so you won’t even notice them when you swing!

During the round
Using your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth, Arccos automatically tracks every single shot you take on its free mobile app. During the round, you’ll see vital stats right away, including average and longest drives distance, greens hit and putts per hole.

The mobile app features an extensive database of course maps for play all across the United States. For courses outside of the U.S., Arccos will still provide comprehensive data analysis on any course.

Your stats and data are automatically synced so you can view them after your round on the free app or online dashboard.

Post-play
While you can view your shots during the round, Arccos also provides a visual of all of your shots and tons of data after the round. See your trends throughout the day and track your improvement over time. The app will show you distance with each club, greens in regulation (GiR) percentage and so much more!

Beyond measuring stats, Arccos also analyzes them with its Tour Analytics Platform. You will receive analysis of how every shot you took affected your score!

The online dashboard and mobile app are extremely clean and easy to navigate.

Compatibility
Currently, Arccos only works with iOS devices. It also syncs with its new Apple Watch app, so you can see data right on your wrist!

Best feature
Arccos is the easiest-to-use tracker. There’s no tagging up to a sensor. Just play, and you’ll see results on a beautiful, well-designed app.

GAME_GOLF_LIVE_phone__36481.1445973589.400.400GAME GOLF LIVE – $299.99

Integration
Unlike Arccos, GAME GOLF LIVE requires that you wear a sensor that attaches to your belt. Before each shot, you tag the sensors at the end of your club to the wearable.

One standout feature of the GAME GOLF LIVE versus the Arccos is how lightweight the tags are. The ultra-lightweight tags add virtually no weight or height to your club. Just tag your club and you’re ready to go!

During the round
With its new and improved mobile app, GAME GOLF LIVE gives golfers real-time tracking and analysis during a round. The device – like Arccos – can replace traditional GPS and rangefinders. Using the free mobile app, golfers can see the distance to the pin and the distance of each shot they took.

Unlike Arccos, which uses the GPS from your phone, the rangefinder is GPS-enabled, which makes it much more accurate. The device will know exactly where you are on the course!

In addition, you can also see comprehensive stats during the round. This data includes average distances with each club, putting data, success rates and more!

Post-play
After your round, you’ll see a rounds summary so that you can review your round and see key stats. GAME GOLF LIVE syncs with the cloud, so you start reviewing your day immediately.

Using GAME GOLF LIVE’s dashboard on your computer or mobile device, you can see your stats, trends and much more.

GAME GOLF LIVE also seems like, well, a game. The free app rewards you with virtual badges, gives you challenges and allows you to share your stats via social media. Brag about your round online or activate a challenge to compete against yourself. You can also compare your stats to pros or others in the golf world in your handicap bracket.

The app also gives you virtual coaching and lessons to take your game to the next level.

Compatibility
GAME GOLF LIVE works with iOS and Android devices.

Best feature
GAME GOLF upped the ante with GAME GOLF LIVE. Not only can you view stats after your round, you can see key stats and data on the course so you can make adjustments as you go!

SkyGolf_GameTracker_phone__10369.1446668516.400.400SkyGolf GameTracker – $229.95

Integration
The cheapest option of the game trackers we’re comparing, the SkyGolf GameTracker offers an extremely accurate GPS for less money.

Like GAME GOLF LIVE, you fit the GameTracker SmartTags to the end of each of your club. The ultra-lightweight tags are durable and help identify each club in your bag. Simply wave your club’s tag in front of the GT1 RFID wearable sensor and then shoot.

The tracker works alongside the free SkyCaddie mobile app. The app serves as a rangefinder and scoring app. While the app is free, it comes with advanced features that you can buy in the app. However, with your GameTracker purchase, you’ll receive a free year of these features, which include:

  • TrueGround Maps
  • Interactive HoleVue in HD
  • Integrated targets – Zoom in closer to see distances to doglegs, hazards and more
  • Details green information
  • Advanced scoring and stat tracking

 

During the round
Like GAME GOLF LIVE, the GameTracker comes with a wearable that clips onto your belt. However, unlike Arccos, the wearable is its own GPS unit. The GameTracker is more than 300 percent more accurate than a phone GPS.

The SkyGolf GT1 replaces your phone’s location services with its powerful GPS engine and antenna. Be confident in the distance measurements you’re receiving! SkyGolf also uses TrueGround course maps. Experts have verified courses on the ground, so SkyGolf can boast having the most trusted rangefinder in the industry.

The app will get you closer to the pin as you view detailed course maps, detailed green maps and more!

Post-play
Like the other game trackers, Sky Caddie’s version syncs your data to the cloud. All of your performances are wirelessly uploaded to you’re my 360 personal performance locker within the SkyGolf 360 Cloud. You can view your data right from your computer or mobile device.

You’ll receive terrific insight from comprehensive stats, including fairways hit, greens in regulation, putts per hole and more!

SkyCaddie’s analysis tools will also let you look at your strengths and weaknesses after a round.

From the app, you can share scores with other SkyCaddie users on the app’s newsfeed. The app also allows you to book tee times at various public and private courses.

Compatibility
GameTracker works with iOS and Android devices.

Best feature
GameTracker is an extremely accurate device, thanks to its GT1 sensor. What’s more important than accuracy? Plus, it’s a cheaper price point, making it a great option. However, after your year-subscription is up, you would need to purchase SkyCaddie’s advanced features.

Overall, as you can see, there are positives and negatives to each system. As a whole, we recommend adding a game tracker to your arsenal if you’re looking to improve your game over the course of a season.

You can check them all out below. As always, if you have any questions, you can email us at help@playbetter.com or give us a call at (888)-738-5527. Each product sold through PlayBetter.com comes with a 60-Day Buy & Try Policy, so you can test out a tracker and see if it’s the best fit for you!

 

 

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.

Take strokes off your game: Expert explains value of yoga for golfers of all levels

Namaste, golfers! While you may be more used to talking tee times, your best shot and the newest club you can’t wait to get your hands on, it’s time we brought yoga into the conversation.

Maybe this is the first time anyone’s suggested yoga to you. While you may see it as “not for you” or something out of your comfort zone, here’s the thing: It could shave strokes off your golf game!

Recently, we talked with Charm City Yoga’s Allison Korycki, 28, about how yoga can benefit golfers. Korycki is the director of operations and a yoga instructor at Charm City Yoga. If you want more information on her, visit charmcityyoga.com.

“At Charm City Yoga, we see a ton of athletes, including current and former Ravens like Hall of Famer Jon Ogden, Orioles players, runners, basketball players, cyclists and golfers. In fact, our upcoming workshops like Yoga for Athletes and Yoga for Golfers are in high demand,” Korycki said. “We have even added a Yoga for Athletes program where we send yoga teachers to public and private high schools and universities in the greater Baltimore area to help teams engage in holistic conditioning and improve performance. We teach swim teams, soccer teams and lacrosse players alike.”

yoga poseWhile yoga can benefit golfers looking to increase flexibility and strength, it can also help ailing golfers. If you constantly find yourself battling a sore shoulder or stiff legs after a round of golf, yoga can help heal you and get you back on the course sooner.

“Yoga not only builds strength, stamina and flexibility, but it also decreases injuries and promotes healing. Athletes will greatly benefit from the increased reaction time, mental focus and clarity yoga brings,” Korycki said.

While physical performance is a huge part of both golf and yoga, as anyone knows, both sports take mental strength, concentration and determination. Arnold Palmer said it best when he said:

“The whole secret to mastering the game of golf – and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro – is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.”

Korycki noted that yoga will help golfers mentally on the course. What they learn on a mat can translate to the green, from breathing techniques to clearing their minds.

“When you have control of your mind, you can remove mental blockages and unlock your greatest potential to show up fully for yourself and your teammates,” she said.

While yoga can be intimidating, check out this article in which Korycki offers practical advice on how beginners can get started practicing yoga. For more on Charm City Yoga, click here. To see PlayBetter’s full line of top-line yoga products, click here.

If you have any questions about PlayBetter’s line of Manduka yoga products offered, give us a call at (888)-738-5527 or shoot us an email at help@playbetter.com.

​GAME GOLF launches free app with real-time game tracker and rangefinder for iOS and Android devices

GAME GOLF, the first wearable device that tracks and displays a golfer’s round, announced its new GAME GOLF Tracking App on April 15, 2015. The free app allows golfers to track their game in real-time using GPS rangefinder technology, and is available for iOS and Android devices.

Game Golf App Course“If you don’t truly understand your game it’s hard to improve. The free GAME GOLF Tracking App allows golfers to see their shot performance in real-time, something which many amateur golfers will never have
had access to before,” said John McGuire, CEO of GAME GOLF. “Further, it affords everyone access to the GAME GOLF platform to gather stats, collect data and share their game with friends, family, coaches and instructors.”

The app showcases an aerial view of each hole and distances to key locations with the GPS Rangefinder feature. Golfers will be able to see greens hit in regulations, fairway accuracy, scrambling percentage, putts per hole, club distances and much more.

No purchase of the GAME GOLF physical device is required to use the new app. However, if you’re looking for the best experience on the course, pair it with GAME GOLF for the full experience.

While GAME GOLF is a truly innovative product, it is one of the more cost-effective products on the market, currently just  $199.99 at PlayBetter.com. The new, real-time app joins the impressive amount of features already available through GAME GOLF and GAMEGOLF.com.

Simply “tag” each club to your GAME GOLF device, and then go! GAME GOLF comes with 18 unique tags for your clubs. Golfers attach the tags to their clubs, and then tag them to their wearable device before taking your shot. That’s it.

GAME GOLF’s technology will record what clubs you use and where you use them. While it requires little effort on your part, you’ll be given a full report on each club, which will take your game to the next level!

For more information or to see GAME GOLF in action, check out our GAME GOLF page. Still have questions? Tweet us @PlayBetter, shoot us an email (help@playbetter.com) or give us a call at (888)-738-5527.

Golf Fitness: Get fit before you hit the links

Golfers: It’s no secret. If you get in better shape, you’ll have more success on the course. By getting fit, you’ll develop strength, better balance and a stronger core. And what does that lead to? More power. Better control. Longer distances.

And what golfer wouldn’t want that?!

At PlayBetter, we’re conscious about what we’re eating and how we’re living, as we know that our overall nutrition and fitness will translate into our everyday lives – and obviously right to the golf course!

If it was your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape or become a better golfer, why not go for both? There are some fantastic products on the market designed to help golfers get fit, which in turn, help their
game.

Check out some of our favorites:

GolfGym Powerswing Trainer – Masters

Although GolfGym’s resistance cords seem simple, they are some of the most effective ways to target and strengthen golf-specific muscles. The cords attached to either a left- or right-handed ProPerfect Training Grip, which is included. Then, the exercises that you perform imitate an actual golf
swing, so you’ll be directly strengthening specific muscles you need to swing.

If you’re a rookie when it comes to working out, the bands have different levels of resistance, from light to medium to heavy. Start with a light resistance, work your way up, then see the results on the course!

Here’s a video of GolfGym in action!

Shop GolfGym.

 

Trigger Point The Grid 2.0 Foam Roller

Simply put: These tools are awesome. My friend who has a bad hip swears by her Trigger Point, as it alleviates pain and rounds out a workout.

While athletes in every sport – from amateurs to professionals – use Trigger Points, they are perfect for golfers.

The 2.0 is 26” long and 5” in diameter, so it has even more room for you to massage you lats, quads and back. Beyond massaging and stretching, it’s a great tool that can be used for core exercises. As you strengthen your core, you’ll see the results on you and on the golf course.

The Trigger Point Grid 2.0 is available in four colors. See how it can lead to a better you here:


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Garmin vivosmart

Join the movement with the brand new fitness band from Garmin, the vivosmart. This fitness band leads the way in wearable technology and fully integrates fitness into your busy, everyday life.

Right on your wrist, you’ll see your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and more! The band syncs with Garmin Connect, a mobile app that tracks your progress and shows you data analysis.

In addition to being an amazing fitness band, the vivosmart also has smart notifications, so you can see mobile alerts right on your wrist. This band will become an everyday part of you life as you work to get fit!

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Orange Whip Golf Swing Trainer

The Orange Whip is one of our best-sellers, and for a good reason! Available in three sizes, the Orange Whip has a flexible handle and counterbalanced weights that allow you to feel your swing and improve your balance, core strength and flexibility.

If you use the Orange Whip regularly in your workouts or while training, you’ll develop a more consistent swing. In addition, you can carry it in your bag without it counting toward the 14-club rule.


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GolfGym Balance Ball

Last but not least, one product I use every day is the GolfGym Balance Ball. While it’s a great fitness tool, it’s also a great replacement for office chairs. After a day of work sitting on the ball, my back feels great, compared to feeling aches and pains after sitting on a chair.

Balance balls are best known for leading to a stronger core. They also make you more flexible and can be easily incorporated into many workouts. By using a balance ball, you may find yourself hitting longer drives after developing a stronger core.

Shop GolfGym.

Check out all of our fitness products here.

As always, if you have any questions about fitness products or golf trainers, feel free to call us to chat with an expert at 1.888.738.5527 or email us at help@playbetter.com.

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!

Compare the Leupold GX-3i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder to the GX-4i2

OK, we admit it: We’re tech junkies. We love trying out new products and gadgets, the bread and butter of PlayBetter.

While rangefinders may not necessarily have the flashiness of a GPS unit or swing launch monitor, they offer the technology and best accuracy necessary to elevate your golf game.

One of the best rangefinder brands on the market is Leupold. Priding itself on being spot-on accurate, Leupold has worked to perfect the golf optical rangefinder. Recently, it released its 3x-i2 and 4x-i2 models, improving upon its predecessors and making them legal for tournament play.

Both feature six-times magnification and resolution to within 1/10th of a yard against all backgrounds, colors and textures. They are created with Leupold’s optimal system. The company’s engineers use precision glass, top-notch coating technology and strong components to create durable and effective products.

While the 4x-i2 costs $100 more than the 3x-i2, it has many different features that will enhance your experience and serve as a great asset while training. So, which one is right for you? Let’s compare the two models to give you a better comparison.

Leupold GX-3i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder

3i2.1Want on-the-money measurements displayed on a crisp LCD screen? Well you’ve come to the right place with the GX-3i2. It is USGA 14-3 compliant, as if offers line-of-sight distance measurement only, making it legal for tournament play. When you gear up with the GX-3i2, here are the top features you’ll have at your fingertips.

PinHunter2 Technology

Have shaky or unsteady hands? Does that ever stop you from lining up your shot as well as you would like? Well, worry no more. The PinHunter2 technology steadily zeros in on your target quickly, and then the rangefinder stays locked on the flag. The device filters out background images and offers you three reticle options.

Leupold GX Prism Lock Technology

How do you know that you’re locked in to your target? You’ll hear it! When you’re lined up to the pin, your Leupold will let off an audible tone. Then, it will automatically display your distance.

Scan Mode

Hold down the power button on your device, and the display will scroll through and update you with precise line-of-site measurements, giving you multiple readings.

In addition, when you’re on the course, the 3X-i2 utilizes prism technology, so that when you scan past the flag stick, the device will beep and the display will freeze to ensure you of your accuracy.

Digitally Enhanced Accuracy

Get the most accurate read around. The rangefinder’s resolution goes up to 1/10th of a yard against all backgrounds and colors.

Fog Mode

Many rangefinders are known for being less reliable or accurate in not-sunny weather conditions. However, Leupold knows that golfers hit the links in all kinds of weather and under all different types of skies. That’s what the company’s rangefinders have a Fog Mode, which helps you cut through the weather while providing fast and accurate measurements. Time to get to the green!

Leupold GX-4i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder

4i2.1Like the 3i2, the Leupold GX-4i2 offers all of the features listed above, plus even more! When its yellow Smart Key faceplate is attached, the GX-4i2 has premium features activated, giving you even more information while on the course. If you want to use the device in a tournament, simply switch the yellow face plate with the chrome one, making it legal for play.

Club Selector

The GX-4i2 helps you determine which club to use based on your individual strengths! Once you enter your personal distance for your 8, 6 and 4 irons, you’ll receive recommendations for the optimal club to use. If you’re in a tournament, you can disable this feature using the chrome Smart Key faceplate to conform to USGA rules.

True Golf Range (TGR)

Sure, any rangefinder can give you the distance to your pin. Yes, the Leupolds are some of the most accurate on the market. But the GX-4i2 goes one step further, adjusting the distance based on the elevation of the course. So, if your target is uphill, the distance must be longer, and vice versa. Again, if you’re playing in a tournament, the chrome Smart Key faceplate can be used to disable this feature.

If you’re really looking to train and improve, we strongly suggest the GX-4i2. You can take the guessing out of your golf game, getting accurate readings and data that will take your game to the next level. This rangefinder is more than a device; it’s like a personal caddie!

However, if you never use the rangefinder for a casual day in the course, the GX-3i2 may be a better option for you, in addition to being a little cheaper.

Check them out for yourself!

Leupold GX-3i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder
Leupold GX-4i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder

Let’s Compare: ​Ernest Sports ES12 vs. ES14 Portable Launch Monitor

When Ernest Sports released the ES12, the portable launch monitor immediately began to lower golfers’ handicaps. Rivaling much more expensive golf monitors, the ES12 is an affordable yet extremely accurate and effective tool that will help you perfect your swing.

Then, Ernest Sports upped the ante again with the new ES14 Portable Launch Monitor. The new device takes swing feedback to the next level, offering a comprehensive analysis of your swing right on its display.

When considering launch monitors, should you go with the new ES14, or is the ES12 a more adequate model for you? We broke down the similarities and differences between the two devices, which can help you make the best decision.

Either way, we can guarantee that both of these launch monitors will greatly affect your game. They were both designed to improve your game and lower your handicap by offering comprehensive data and analysis. As always at PlayBetter.com, if you’re no 100 percent happy with your device, you can return it for with our 60-day Buy and Try return policy. So, test it out and watch it improve your game; but, if you’re not completely satisfied with it, you can always send it back to us for a full refund.

Ernest Sports ES12 Portable Launch Monitor and Digital Golf Assistant

es12-cropAfter an effortless set-up, you’re ready to go with the ES12. Just swing, and the ES12 will instantly display both your ball speed and distance right on the device’s LCD display. Its Doppler radar technology ensures that you’re receiving accurate data.

For complete analysis of your swing, download the free Ernest Sports app – available for both iOS and Android devices. The device pairs with the app using Bluetooth to provide many awesome features that will change you game.

Audible Feedback

Once paired, you can hear the results of your swing read to you through the app. Instead of pausing after each swing to check out your data, the ES12 app will read out distance and ball speed to you via headphones, a hands-free headset or through the device’s speakers.

Best Club Selection

What club do I need to use? When do I need to use it? The ES12 answers these questions by using your own swing data to suggest the optimal club. Its Course Caddy feature allows you to select the distance you need to hit your ball, and then based on that number and your stored data, the ES12 will make the club recommendation based on your range history.

es14appView and Break Down Your Swing

Using the mobile app, you can see your swing from multiple angles. Compare two of your swings with the side-by-side view. Break it down frame-by-frame. Use the app’s different colored lines to view your stance, arm extension, shoulder turn, head placement and more in detail.

Comprehensive Data Analysis and Storage with Free Mobile App

The ES12 will not only show you how to improve, it will also show you how much you’ve improved.

The beautiful, new and improved app can store up to 2,000 shots and will record your club use, distance and ball speed!

While on the course, the app also serves as a digital scorecard, which helps track your stroke. Have an amazing day on the course? Brag about it! You can share your progress via email or social media through the app.

And while training with the ES12, you’ll want to brag as you watch your handicap go down!

Ernest Sports ES14 Portable Launch Monitor and Digital Golf Assistant

es14whitelargeThe ES14 kept and enhanced all of the amazing features of the ES12 while bringing in so many amazing new features.

Instant, Audible Feedback

The bigger and flashier device shows you many different data points right on its screen, including:

Launch angle of your ball
Ball speed
Club speed
Smash factor (ratio between ball and clubhead speed)
Spin rate
Distance

You will hear all of this feedback instantly! As soon as you swing, the ES14 will read back your data, helping you know what to correct the next time you swing.

Doppler Technology

The ES14 puts the power of creative technology in your hands. It uses Doppler-based measurements (one sensor in the front and one in the back of the device,) to ensure that you’re getting even more accurate speed readings of both your club and your ball.

Free Mobile App with Comprehensive Analysis

Like the ES12, the ES14 effortlessly syncs with the free Ernest Sports mobile app. Because the app – for both iOS and Android – is free, you’ll never have to pay to upgrade software.

While you already receive and hear so much data right on the device, you can also see and hear a complete breakdown of your data on your phone. Simply pair your device via Bluetooth. Then, you can watch video analysis of your swing, see your range data, log swing data, see your optimal club, and SO much more!

The beautiful and clean app also equips you with a digital scorecard, which you can share with friends through email or social media.

Portable Device

While slightly heavier and bigger than the ES12, the ES14 still weighs in at just four pounds. It’s extremely portable, and after you use it, you won’t want to leave it behind!

Rave Reviews

The ES14 has taken the golf and tech world by storm. It’s been highly praised and is used by many to take their games to the next level. One PGA professional summed it up nicely by saying, “Affordable, accurate and helps improve your golf game.

Want to learn ever more? Check out the devices for yourself!

Ernest Sports ES12 Portable Launch Monitor
Ernest Sports ES14 Portable Launch Monitor

Let’s Compare: Leupold GX-1i vs. Leupold GX-2i Golf Rangefinder

If you’re looking for one of the absolute best tools that you can have on the course, look no further than a golf rangefinder.

Maybe they’re not as flashy as some GPS units or other gadgets, but they are certainly the most accurate tools on the market. … And Leupold is one of the best brands available!

Leupold rangefinders are designed with golfers like you in mind, no matter how casually or seriously you golf. The devices are legal for tournament play, and although we know that they will greatly improve your game, they’re an affordable (and invaluable) device. Its GX line is in the business of improving golfers’ game.

The first two editions of the GX are the GX-1i and GX-2i. While similar, there are a few differences to consider while checking out the two options:

Leupold GX-1i Golf Rangefinder – $299.95

If you have a Leupold, you have guaranteed accuracy in your hands. The company’s tools feature military-grade precise optics, as it also produces optics for police officers, the United States Armed Forces, hunters and more.

leupold-gx-1iWhile the Leupold GX-1i is the most basic option in the GX line, it still comes equipped with all the necessary features in a great rangefinder plus much more.

Easy-to-Read LCD Display

The high-contrast display is easy to read even in harsh sunlight. Right on the screen of your GX-1i, you can see the range to your target and the battery life of your device.

PinHunter and Prism Lock

Lock into your pin up to 300 yards away! With its laser technology and advanced GX software, you can rest assured that you’re getting an extremely accurate reading.

Then, once you’ve located your pin, you’re locked in! You’ll know your measurement is exact, and you’re ready to go.

Optical System

Leupold engineers and manufacturers have produced a device with one of the best optic systems in the market. It produces low glare and promises accuracy, all while being one of the most durable products out there. Use the rangefinder for years, as it has scratch-resistant technology built in.

Digitally eNhanced Accuracy (DNA)

When you’re on the course, not only do you want accurate readings, but you also want quick ones! The readings are quick and accurate to within 0.5 yards.

Fog Mode

Unfortunately, not every day on the course turns out to be sunny and 75. However, that’s no problem for Leupold. While some rangefinders struggle in bad weather, Leupold does not compromise accuracy in the fog. The GX-1i cuts through the fog, guaranteeing that you are still getting accurate measurements right to the pin.

Scan Mode

Get multiple distance readings in one quick sweep. Once you’ve located the pin, however, the distance reader will freeze on your target, ensuring that you’re lining up a perfect shot each time.

Legal for Tournament Play

Since the device measures distance only, the GX-1i can be used in tournaments.

Leupold GX-2i Golf Rangefinder – $349.95

leupold-gx-2i-frontLike the GX-1i, the GX-2i is legal for tournament play with its chrome faceplate attached. It also has all of the same features as the 1i, listed above. However, when you take off the removable faceplate, your 2i is then equipped with some other great features that will completely transform your game, including:

True Golf Range – TGR

All rangefinders can tell you the distance to your target, but the GX-2i takes it one step further. Know EXACTLY how to line up your shot after figuring out the true range. The GX-21 adjusts for incline, decline, altitude, weather and more to give you the most accurate distance.

Club Selection

The GX-2i is like a personal caddie! Simply enter your distances for your 8, 6 and 4 irons and then, based your distances and the TGR, the Leupold GX-2i will help you pick the best club for your shot!

While both devices are extremely accurate, if you’re really serious about elevating your golf game, we strongly suggest the Leupold GX-2i. We hope you helped you pick the best unit for you. Still unsure of which unit is best for you? Compare below!

Leupold GX-1i Golf Rangefinder – $299.95

Leupold GX-2i Golf Rangefinder – $349.95

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