I just got a GOLFZON SwingTalk golf swing analyzer and I’m already hooked on the feedback it gives me!
As you can see in the pic above, you get the analyzer itself, a USB cable a Quick Start Guide and a sweet little carrying case.
I charged it up for an hour or so and then it took me about 10-15 minutes to get it hooked into my iPhone by Bluetooth and download the app. Make sure you hook it up to your phone BEFORE you download the app.
Within another 15 minutes I was in my yard hitting ball after ball with my 7-iron and my swing speed was pretty consistent, or so said the app. The fact that the balls were flying to about the same spot in my back pasture was a good indication that the app is pretty accurate.
My tempo rarely changes and my swing’s pretty consistent. Not pretty. Not good. But consistent.
It’s hard to believe that this little “button” looking sensor in the pic below can be this powerful, but it dang sure is!
SwingTalk calculates and stores all the different phases of your golf swing. From address position, to backswing, to the top of your swing, downswing and impact position. Then it analyzes the impact phase, the wiggle of your club shaft, clubhead speed, swing type (outside-in or inside-out) and swing tempo. The best part is that all of this info is transmitted via Bluetooth to your smartphone instantaneously!
This happens by that little 10.5 gram sensor that attaches to the grip-end of your club and it tracks the motion of your club throughout your swing. I happen to have Adams golf clubs and I had a wee bit of trouble getting the sensor to insert fully into the grip of my 7-iron. But life’s about adapting and adjusting, so I used an Exacto knife to work on the hole in my grip and it went in like a champ. I’d like it better if it attached more firmly in a different manor, buy hey, it works and that’s what matters.
I’d be a terrible reviewer if I didn’t tell you the bad to go along with all that good.
The app isn’t very intuitive, meaning it’s not setup as well as I’d like it to be.
It needs to be much more basic, as in 1-2-3 steps.
Step 1: Do this.
Step 2: Do this.
Etc, etc, etc.
Out on the range, hitting balls, you want to be able to quickly and easily go thru the 3, 5, 7 or 10 steps to use a device like this and you need the font and buttons to be bigger. 18 yr old golfers don’t buy devices. 50 yr old golfers do and we need big buttons, big fonts and clearly marked steps to take to accomplish the task.
The truth is, the SwingTalk golf swing analyzer may be too powerful!
Bring the app down to 5th grade level and this thing will sell.
I’m gonna put the rest of the pics from this first test at the bottom of this post.
I’m gonna keep using this analyzer and this is not a one time test, review and never hear from it again.
This thing has potential and I intend to use it on some of my friends swings as well as my own. Stay tuned for more!