Cool Golf Gadget Delivers Swing Info to Your iPhone

Wireless module provides a snapshot of how the club is being manipulated through impact.

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The "3-D Swing View" illustrates the full 360-degrees of a player's swing motion.

And you thought your iPhone or iPad was just for surfing.

Try golfing.

SwingSmart is a digital swing analysis tool that allows golfers to plug in the data into their iPhone, iPad or iPod to detect and correct flaws in their golf swing.

The Bluetooth-enabled sensor module weighing less than an ounce clips to the shaft of your golf club. The device then wirelessly communicates to a free app downloaded to your devices.

Golfers receive detailed feedback on their swing, including swing speed, tempo, face angle, and angle of attack. Helpful tips based on the data within the app are provided by instructor Peter Kostis, who is considered one of the top 100 golf teachers by Golf Digest and played a key role in developing SwingSmart.

The wow-factor comes in the "3-D Swing View" that illustrates the full 360-degrees of a player's swing motion showing the exact route of the club head from any angle. Data on a your best swings can be saved and used as points of reference.

The system also analyzes your putting stroke.

SwingSmart also features a training mode for use away from the course. You can learn the proper swing motion without the pressure of hitting the ball.

Designed by NewSpin Golf, the portable swing senor comes with a personal carrying case and rechargeable battery that lasts more than four hours. The app can be downloaded via iTunes and will be available on the Android Marketplace soon. SwingSmart has already received 'Best App for Instant Feedback' from Golf Digest.

"I've worked with thousands of players over the years and SwingSmart is far and away the best tool for quickly and easily showing students exactly what they are doing during their swing," Kostis said. "The beauty of this system is that golfers can use it on their own time to practice anywhere, or it can be paired with traditional instruction so users can bounce questions and ideas off their club pro."

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