I’m with Mark Twain when it comes to golf: “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate some of its better points, though. The garishly patterned clothes, for example. And of course, the gadgets, of which the PocketPro is a great example.
The PocketPro is a swing recorder, a black box for your golf game. It’s a tiny nylon clip that sits just under the grip of your club and uses a 3-axis digital gyroscope and accelerometers to measure your swing. It stores this info until you get back to the clubhouse, whereupon you fire up the companion iPhone app and transfer the data via Bluetooth.
Now, as you enjoy a well-earned martini, you can play back each swing in 3D, view it from any angle and get lost in a sea of stats. The sensor and software is capable of recording “club acceleration, velocity, position, orientation and rotational velocity at any point in time; dynamic face, loft, and lie angles at impact; club load profile; backswing and downswing plane angles.”
PocketPro is not yet on sale, but you can sign up to be notified when it is.
PocketPro product page [PocketPro via SlashGear]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab