I crowdfunded this last February through indiegogo.com. Paid $150 and they will be shipping them next week (fingers crossed it was delayed from a Summer 2013 original launch date).
Saw the launch with Graeme McDowell at the PGA Show today. It is very cool. The company is 6 weeks out on delivery. You just tap the coin size sensor that is on top of the grip to a very light weight device on your belt, it vibrates, then take.your shot. Keeps track of all putts, GIR's, distances with each club, lots of stuff. Part of the attraction is for the 20's-30's golfer who is big on social networking. You can post your round data, compete with buds...even pros who use the system but you don't have to. People like me who are technically savvy but "strongly dislike" Facebook, Instagram and so forth can turn that social part off. Just don't care reading what other people are doing and don't want to post what I'm doing.
I just went through some of the FAQs which provide a little more detail on stats tracked and also how it operates.
All in all it looks like a really nice system but there can be a lot of post round editing that is needed from what I can see. For instance you must post edit rounds for provisional shots and penalties. Also there is not really a way to edit out some shots from statistics (i.e. if you use your 8 iron for a chip and run).
However, for a first release looks cool. Should they add my courses here in Germany then I would be interested.
Mizuno ST190G 9 deg Driver Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
Mizuno ST190 3TS 14 deg Atmos Black 7S Tour Spec
Srixon Z H85 19 deg Project X Hzrdus Black 85 6.0
TaylorMade P790 3 iron DG S300
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 5-PW DG S300
Vokey SM7 Tour Chrome 52.12F DG S300, 56.10S DG S200, 60.04L DG S200
Bettinardi BB29 Putter
Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
Titleist Pro V1
I just saw a commercial for this and it looks pretty cool. Has anyone used this or have any thoughts on this. Seems much better for stats versus entering them on a computer. Just curious what stats it gives you.
There's plenty of app that track your golf shots for the droid on a shot by shot basis. The diff here is that it should be much faster to record your shots since you just touch the club to the receiver to set it.
The main problem is that if you forget once, it's going to throw everything down the line off for that hole.
At $249 I am not sure "cheap" springs to mind. I have seen some demo results but I am not sure how exactly I would be able to use the data to help my game. Still, it does intrigue me with the ability to collect detailed data on every swing with a tap on the club.