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I bought a Swingbyte a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the data it provided (club path, club face, loft, lie, etc).  They also had great customer service! The company seems like they fell off the map and haven't updated the software or website in well over a year.  I also did a search for other swing analyzers and this area has seemed to dry up.  I had hope these devices would translate into a golf simulator.

 

Anyone see any updates in the market or any new swing analyzers?

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Swingbyte is alive and well and available on the Swingbyte.com web-site, Amazon and many golf retailers.  The software was last updated in May of this year and the Virtual Coach beta program is currently available at no charge.  We believe that our customer service is still "great" and invite you to contact us if you have any questions or issues.  We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your Swingbyte.  As for future plans, we are working on a new web-site, finishing up on the commercial Virtual Coach program.  We are also currently looking at a few opportunities to team up with some other folks to incorporate the Swingbyte technology into an affordable and effective golf simulator.  

 

Thanks for your interest and if you have any specific ways that you have used Swingbyte to improve your golf game or any thoughts on features that you would like to have in future versions of our hardware or applications, please do not hesitate to share with us!

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i got to test the SwingByte and love that thing. i do wish there was a better/more secure was to attach it as the first few rounds, it held it's alignment nicely, but after that it have to adjust it every 2-3 swings. the Virtual coach is awesome, as is their customer service, i lost the charging cable and I asked how to buy one and they sent me 2 more for free. 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  TBD... 

Fairway  :cleveland-small:  Launcher HB 15° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :cleveland-small:  CBX 4i - 9i, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Aside from Swingbyte (which I have not tried), Zepp Golf seems to still be making updates. I used to own a Sky Caddie Sky Pro swing analyzer (similar in many respects to Swingbyte and provided good data), but it was poorly supported - I've come to realize this about several of their products.

 

It does seem like innovation in this particular arena has stalled. Seems like everyone is now looking at how to integrate other already existing technologies into their apps rather than chasing technological advances in equipment. I imagine there's not much more that can be done in this segment. Personal launch monitors will be the way to go for more data and improved accuracy, but we're still a ways off from having something truly affordable and accurate.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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I had Zepp 2 for a little while and used it a few times for some range sessions. It provided some great info, but I ended up getting rid of it as I didn't use it near enough. The only problem I had with it was that it was a pain in the ass to calibrate.

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In my Ogio Nimbus bag:

 :ping-small: G400 Max

 :callaway-small: Rogue

 :ping-small: i200 | 4-PW

:titelist-small: SM7 | 52-56-60

:EVNROLL: ER2

 

 

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I have the Swing Tip that came out about the same time as the Swingbyte, I haven't used it in a long time.


 

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:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

Arccos Generation 1 Sensors on all clubs

Snell MTB



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As a novice golfer I am looking for a swing analyzer.  The Zepp 2 and SwingByte both seem like good options that are still supported.  Zepp has two advantages - ease in switching clubs and ease in a quick interpretation.  I have this belief that SwingByte will be more accurate for speeds and club face due to its' placement on the club.  I will be using an android phone but I don't believe that I will try to download instructional video at the driving range or course.

 

What compelling reason is there to choose one over the other?  Are there any sensors that go on the end of a club that are actively supported and full featured like Zepp and SwingByte?

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How about SwingTIP, it comes with Mobicoach service as well. SwingTIP analyzes your swing across five swing checkpoints: address, takeaway, top of swing, halfway through downswing and impact. It displays your swing from three angles (target, front, top) and lets you compare a current swing to your “favorite swing. ”

 

SwingTIP pinpoints strengths & flaws on nine power and plane aspects, reports on key impact metrics, and provides instruction tips and videos for improvement.

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I recently bought this analyzer - Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors. The advantage of this analyzer is that it fits most clubs, which is very good for me because I often test different clubs. Also pleased that his battery is designed for five years. I do not know how true this is, but the manufacturer claims that it is real. I decided to buy such an analyzer because most of the reviews about it are mostly positive, and the price pleased me.

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On 9/30/2019 at 2:41 AM, Palacm said:

I recently bought this analyzer - Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors. The advantage of this analyzer is that it fits most clubs, which is very good for me because I often test different clubs. Also pleased that his battery is designed for five years. I do not know how true this is, but the manufacturer claims that it is real. I decided to buy such an analyzer because most of the reviews about it are mostly positive, and the price pleased me.

It's an old thread, but just in case anyone trips over this post... the Arccos sensors don't analyze your swing like Swingbyte or Zepp.  They track shots and analyze your game.    I've had Arccos for well over a year now and I love it, but it does not do what Swingbyte or Zepp do.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Forest Green)
Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
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On 12/29/2019 at 6:43 PM, HardcoreLooper said:

It's an old thread, but just in case

Yeah, wanted to add there still are choices out there -- but Criterion #1, imho, is decide WHAT you want to analyze and then look at the main features of each to see which is the potential best fit for you.

I wanted to work on full swing mechanics and got a Zepp2 and (so far) am happy with it. One of the key features it has - and I'm finding very useful - is that it measures your downswing plane vs. your backswing plane and tells you the difference .. which indicates if your swing is coming over the top or is on-plane or is "under". Lots of other data points plus recommended drills and coaching tips - which appear to be correlated to what the unit measures in your swing.

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WITB of an "aspiring" 😉 play-ah ...

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)

Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
Tour Edge HL4 #4 iron-wood (UST Mamiya)
Callaway Big Bertha CF19 6i (Recoil ZTR) / Apex CF16 7i-PW (Recoil ES 760)
Hogan Equalizer 50/54/58 black (Recoil ES 760 black SmacWrap)
Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)

...all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Wish this thread was more alive.  This looks interesting and I would like to know other people's experiences and opinions on these types of training aids.


Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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It does turn out that the early posts in this thread from 2017 were prescient: SwingByte is apparently now dead, which is really disappointing. I was still using mine regularly, but got a new phone and tablet with Android 9. Something broke there; in order to use the device, you have to login, and that login no longer works in the app. It's a shame; it would be awesome if a version of the app could be released that eliminates the login, just so the device is usable again.


:callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero, 10.5°, Project X EvenFlow Blue 65
:taylormade-small: M4 3HL 16.5°, Atmos Red 60
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 19.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20°, Project X HZRDUS 85 5.5
:ping-small: G700 5–PW, blue dot, Modus3 105
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab R Ball, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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On 2/20/2020 at 4:08 PM, AmishJason said:

Wish this thread was more alive.  This looks interesting and I would like to know other people's experiences and opinions on these types of training aids.

I think the market for these is mostly dead. The only ones still around offer devices for other sports too - Zepp and Blast Motion. Rhapsodo is another option too though it is meant to be more of a golf simulator device than full blown swing analyzer.


Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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8 hours ago, TR1PTIK said:

I think the market for these is mostly dead. The only ones still around offer devices for other sports too - Zepp and Blast Motion. Rhapsodo is another option too though it is meant to be more of a golf simulator device than full blown swing analyzer.

I went to Swingbyte's website and they say they are on back order.  They don't even show up for sale on Amazon.


Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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I had to factory reset my phone and I no longer see the Zepp android app at the play store.  That is disappointing.  I have had to find it on non-authorized sites.  Are they still in the golf business?

 

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1 hour ago, shome said:

I had to factory reset my phone and I no longer see the Zepp android app at the play store.  That is disappointing.  I have had to find it on non-authorized sites.  Are they still in the golf business?

 

Their site is up and running and you can still purchase the device last I checked. What version of Android are you currently running?


Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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30 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Their site is up and running and you can still purchase the device last I checked. What version of Android are you currently running?

Whoa! @shome is right: it looks like they've pulled the golf version of the app from the Play Store:

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That is definitely disappointing.


:callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero, 10.5°, Project X EvenFlow Blue 65
:taylormade-small: M4 3HL 16.5°, Atmos Red 60
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 19.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20°, Project X HZRDUS 85 5.5
:ping-small: G700 5–PW, blue dot, Modus3 105
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab R Ball, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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Upon further review: it's an issue that Zepp knows about. In the meantime, they've posted direct links to the APK file:

 

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:callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero, 10.5°, Project X EvenFlow Blue 65
:taylormade-small: M4 3HL 16.5°, Atmos Red 60
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 19.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20°, Project X HZRDUS 85 5.5
:ping-small: G700 5–PW, blue dot, Modus3 105
:cleveland-small: CBX 48°
:cleveland-small: RTX-3 CB 54° and 60°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab R Ball, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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