Garmin has announced TruSwing, the first golf club sensor accessory. The small, lightweight and easy-to-use sensor measures the swing metrics golfers need to improve their game and makes the data available immediately. Unlike other swing sensors currently on the market, TruSwing supports a variety of Approach devices, so golfers can get instant swing feedback right from their wrist after each swing. For even more information, golfers can use TruSwing with the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app on their smartphone or tablet to get detailed data like 3D animations, or to review their entire swing session.
“We’re thrilled to bring great swing training convenience with TruSwing to our Approach customers,” said Marc Bainbridge, Garmin Southern Africa’s Fitness Category Manager. “With swing feedback that can instantly be seen on the user’s wrist, TruSwing allows golfers to stay fully focused on their routine and gives them a unique training experience unlike anything else that is on the market. It provides golfers the information they need to get to a consistent swing within seconds and allows them to improve their swing over time”.
Whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years. TruSwing gives golfers advanced swing metrics on the screen of the Approach watch for easy analysis just seconds after every swing. Getting swing data presented right from their wrist allows golfers to stay fully focused on their routine and reduces unwanted distraction which makes swing training much more convenient and efficient. Due to its integration with many Garmin Approach devices¹ it can be used either on the driving range or even during a practice round. What this means to a golfer:
- Ball Flight: Club path, face angle and shaft angle are three of the metrics that TruSwing provides that affect what direction the ball goes. This helps golfers understand what adjustments they need to make to hit the ball straighter.
- Trajectory: Shaft lean and face angle affect the dynamic loft, which impacts the trajectory the ball flies. Golfers can use these metrics to practice taking off or adding loft to their shots.
- Distance: How far the ball goes is related to how fast the club head is traveling and where on the club face the ball is hit. Golfers can use the swing tempo metric to improve swing consistency and immediately see how this affects club head speed.
Additionally, TruSwing collects data to produce 3D swing animations through the Garmin Connect mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. With these animated diagrams, golfers can view side-by-side swing comparisons to analyse their data in real-time, individual swings can be analysed, two swings can be overlaid on top of each other to compare and contrast. This allows golfers to learn about their own specific areas for improvement and they even can share this data with friends or their golf pro to get guidance on what to change or improve. All data that is collected is stored in one place within Garmin Connect. Each session is organised by date, so users can go back to see each individual swing and how they have improved since then. Garmin Connect can show golfers’ overall cumulative stats, as well as stats per session, which can get broken down by clubs used.
Golfers who use TruSwing with an Approach S6 watch will have access to the Advanced Swing Animations, which provides them with additional wrist path data to show where their forearm is throughout the swing. Garmin will offer a dedicated product bundle that includes Approach S6 together with TruSwing.
Weighing only 28 grams and measuring only 6.7 cm in length, TruSwing has an unobtrusive design that can be securely attached to any club below the grip. The robust attachment offers a firm grasp on the club and the simple, quick mount-design makes swapping between clubs a breeze. TruSwing can get up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge with plenty of storage to make it through multiple rounds before uploading to Garmin Connect. TruSwing boasts an IPX-7 water rating, which can withstand the elements if golfers get caught in a sudden rainstorm.
TruSwing will have a suggested retail price of R2 499 in South Africa. Check the video below for more info.