Best Golf Swing Analyzer for iOS / Android

Technology.  Isn’t it amazing?  With your smartphone and a simple attachment, you can now get a complete analysis of your own golf swing, including club head speed, club head angles, backswing angles, body rotation, and more.  You can even compare your swing to that of PGA tour professionals!  These devices are far from perfect yet, but can definitely help the average hacker hit a bit farther and straighter.   If you want to improve your swing, and don’t feel like hiring an expensive coach/instructor, then you should definitely check some of these devices out.

The 5 Best Golf Swing Analyzer Devices:

Zepp Golf 3D Training System

zepp golf 3d training system best golf swing analyzer

The Zepp Golf 3D Training System is easily one of the best swing analysis systems on the market.   The system is a combination of a small sensor that is attached to your glove, and a free mobile app (Android, or iOS).  The sensor connects with your smartphone/tablet device via Bluetooth, so you don’t need to be on a wireless network.  As you swing, the sensor will record thousands of data points along your swing path to help you find out where you need to improve.  The app will then display a 3D-model of your swing, so you can analyze it from every angle (360 degrees). You will visually see your club plane, club path, and hand path.  The app will also calculate your swing speed, swing tempo, and backswing angle.  You can also compare your scores to various professionals, and save your history, so you can track your improvement over time.

The Zepp Golf sensor is very small and lightweight, so you won’t notice it while playing.  It is also very reasonably priced, and is our choice as the best golf swing analyzer system on the market!

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If you want to save some money, check out the older version:  Zepp GolfSense Swing Analayzer 

Blast Motion Golf Replay Swing Analyzer 

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The newcomer to the swing analyzer market is the Golf Replay system from Blast Motion.  It was awarded as one of the “Best of 2016 PGA Show” by Golf Digest, and is supported by numerous players on tour.

The Blast Motion Golf Replay is incredibly easy to use.  You simply attach the sensor to the end of your club, and connect it to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth.  The system will automatically start to analyze your swing without the need for any complicated setup.  It will record swing metrics including backswing time, downswing time, tempo, speed, and numerous other useful metrics.

Unlike most other devices, not only does Blast Golf Replay help you analyze your swing for drivers, irons and wedges, it also helps you analyze your putting stroke!

One of the coolest features of the Blast Motion Golf Replay system is its video recording app.  Just record a video of your swing using the app, and it will automatically overlay your swing metrics (speed, loft, rotation, etc.) on the video to create your own highlight film.  The metrics will appear in sync with your swing, and you can replay it over and over in slow motion.   Using the apps built in social media sharing, you can quickly show off your swing improvements to your friends via Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The one major downside of the Blast Motion system is that it is only compatible with a limited number of devices.  This is especially true for Android phones  (see full list of compatible devices here).   Iron and wedge swing analysis is also only currently available for iOS devices.

We expect Blast Motion to increase the number of compatible devices in the future, but until then, make sure you check the list above or your relevant store (iOS / Android) before purchasing!

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Check out the promo video for Blast Motion Golf Replay below:

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SwingTIP Golf Swing Analysis & Coaching System

swingtip golf swing analyzerSwingTIP — made by the fellas at Mobicoach — is one of the cheaper and more popular swing analyzer systems on the market.  The  motion-sensing device clips onto the shaft of your golf club, and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.  SwingTip will analyze your swing across five main points:  address, takeaway, top-of-swing, downswing, and impact.  You can get a 3D-animation of your swing, as well as a video recording with stats like clubhead speed and swing speed, swing tempo, angles, and more.

The unique feature of the SwingTIP system is its integration with Mobicoach’s remote coaching service.  After you record your swing with SwingTip, you can upload your swing to the Mobicoach website, and receive live feedback and instructions from real golf coaches around the world!  (This feature is currently available for iOS only)

SwingTip is not without its flaws.  The device does not work well with left-handed swingers, and the company seems to have some quality control issues with their manufacturer.  Many customers have received faulty devices that have weak battery life or do not record your swing reliably.  Mobicoach does provide excellent customer service, so if you receive a faulty product, just make sure you contact them and they will send you a new device.

Overall, SwingTIP is solid entry level swing analyzer system, and is very budget friendly, currently costing around $118 (on Amazon)

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SkyCaddie SkyPro Golf Swing Analyzer (iOS only)

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SkyPro Swing Analyzer is made by the same company that makes the popular SkyCaddie GPS devices.  The lightweight sensor attaches to the shaft of your club (just below the grip), and connects wirelessly to your iOS device (version 7.0+) via Bluetooth.  The device should fit almost all shaft sizes, and will help you track every club in your bag (including putter).  The SkyPro will  track your clubhead speed, swing path, club rotation, face angle, swing plane, shaft lean at address and impact, tempo, and more.

TheSkyPro has the best golf swing analyzer graphics and animations.  The detailed 3D-models allow you to playback your swing in multiple speeds (real-time, half-time, quarter-time, pause), and also gives you mulitple viewing angles (including zoom-in).  You can also compare your past swings to see what changed in your swing.

The SkyPro will also backup all your swings online, so you never have to worry about losing your swing history.

The main drawback of the SkyPro is that it does not come with detailed instructions, so it can be complicated and frustrating to initially setup.  It is also slightly higher priced than most golf swing analyzers, and is currently available for iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and Android users.

Buy the  SkyCaddie SkyPro Golf Swing Analyzer here!

3Bays Golf Swing Analyzer (iOS / Android)

 3bays golf swing analyzer ios3Bays markets itself has the lightest golf swing analyzer in the world (0.33 oz.).  This is useful, since the club will feel the same when you swing  with or without the device attached. The 3Bays device fits onto the butt end of your club instead of the shaft.  This should also help keep the club feeling the same whether you swing with or without the device attached.

As you swing, the device will capture up to 10,000 data points along your swingpath, which is then transmitted wirelessly (via Bluetooth) to your device.  You can view an extremely detailed animated version of your swing plane from the side or front, and also view numerous swing metrics like club head speed, face angle, tempo, down swing time, back swing time, impact force, ball speed, carry distance, and consistency.  Viewing just metrics alone is not very useful, so 3Bays gives you the ability to compare your swing to your own past swings, as well as those of various PGA/LPGA professionals.

Overall the 3Bays is very reliable, lightweight, and accurate swing analyzer.  For just over $150, it is also a good value buy.  Note that the 3Bays device is only meant for adults sized clubs, and will probably not work or fit with child-sized/smaller clubs.

There are seperate versions of the 3Bays Golf Swing Analyzer for iOS and Android, so make sure you pick the correct one!

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Leave us a comment, and let us know what your choice is for the best golf swing analyzer!

Best Golf GPS App for iPhone / iOS

Have a shiny new iPhone?  Why not put it to use on the course?  If you don’t want to buy a separate device, or wear a golf GPS watch, then your good ol’ iPhone can get the job done.  So, what is the best golf GPS app for iPhone / iOS (iPad, etc.)?  Here are our top choices.

Best Golf GPS App for iPhone Reviews

1. Swing by Swing Golf GPS & Scorecard App

swing by swing app best golf gps app for iphonePrice: Free (premium upgrade available – $24.99/year)

Rating: 5/5

Review: The geniuses over at Swing by Swing have made an incredible (and FREE) golf GPS app for your iPhone and iPad.  It does everything a great golf GPS should do, such as finding distances to back/front/center of greens, and distances to every obstacle/hazard.  The Swing by Swing app also has a HUGE database of golf courses.  If by chance you find a course that is not available, you can actually add a course to the database, which is then made available to future golfers that use the app.

One of the best things about this app is the scorecard feature.  After your round is over, the app will automatically upload your score to the Swing by Swing website, along with pictures you took during the round, and a map that shows the path you took through a course (mine would be all zig-zags).  The website will then show you graphs and stats of all the games you have played, so you can (hopefully) track your improvement over time

There is also paid upgrade to “looper” mode ($15 annual fee) which unlocks unlimited access to wind speed, hole elevation, “plays like”, custom club distance tracking, and an extended scorecard (fairways hit, penalties, etc).  Overall, Swing by Swing is our favorite golf app, and is simply the best free golf GPS app for iPhone. You should definitely give it a shot!

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2. Golfshot Golf GPS App

golfshot best golf gps app for iphonePrice: $29.99

Rating: 5/5

Review:  The Golfshot Golf GPS is a member of the Apple App Store Hall of Fame, and for good reason.   It looks absolutely fantastic, is extremely simple to use, and comes preloaded with over 40,000 golf courses worldwide.  All you need to do is show up at the golf course, turn the app on, and start your round.  You will get accurate distances to greens, bunkers, hazards, as well as yardage to layups at 200, 150, 125, and 100 yards.  You can also track the distance of every shot, and assign specific clubs for layup distances.

As you approach your ball, the app will tell you which club you should use.  Similar to the Swing by Swing app, Golfshot features amazing automatic stat tracking.  The stats are incredibly detailed, including fairways hit, fairwasy missed left/right, GIR, scoring averages on par 3’s/4’s/5’s, and much more.  Golfshot will automatically put your stats into graphs, so you can track your improvement, and compare to your friends.

The one downside of the Golfshot app is that it will cost you $30.  It seems like a lot to pay for an “app”, but when compared to actual golf GPS devices that cost hundreds of dollars, this is actually ridiculously reasonable.  It could be the best $30 you ever spend!

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3.  GolfLogix #1 Free Golf GPS + Scorecard

golf logix golf gps app for iphonePrice: Free (premium upgrades available – $29.99)

Rating: 4.5

Review: GolfLogix is another great, and FREE golf GPS app for iPhone / iOS.  It comes with over 30,000 available golf courses worldwide, and a general yardage book for each course.  The free version also includes professional stat and score tracking (fairways hit, GIR, putts, etc.).  Your stats are automatically synced online to the GolfLogix website, so that you can track progress, and compete with other golfers worldwide.

The paid “Champion” upgrade ($19.99), unlocks the true power of the app.  It will let you find distances to front/back/center of the green, distances to hazards, layups, and more.  You will also get hole flyovers, custom club distance tracking, and discounts at GolfSmith store.  You can see a comparison of all the “Champion” and free features at the GolfLogix website.

The major negative of the GolfLogix app, is that the free version displays advertisements while you play.  There are also a lot of useful features that are locked, which forces you to buy the upgrade.  The interface is a bit clunkier than the top two apps, which is why we had to give the GolfLogix GPS a slightly lower rating.  It is still a great app, and worth a try if you’re not happy with the others.

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4. Golf Pad Free Golf GPS, Scorecard and Club Tracker

golf pad best golf gps app for iphonePrice: Free (premium upgrade available – $14.99)

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: Golf Pad is a lesser known, but extremely well made golf GPS app for iPhone.  It comes with over 30,000 courses worldwide, and gives you the ability to map out your own course if it is not already available. The free version  comes with many features that are considered “premium” in other apps such as distances to front/middle/back of the green, and advanced scoring (putts, penalties, sand, fairways hit, GIR, etc.).  It also has an advanced shot tracker, which lets you record distances of each club you hit.

Like the other apps, Golf Pad also lets you save your stats/history so you can track your progress.  One of the best parts of the Golf Pad app is that it uses far less battery than some of the other golf GPS apps.  The free version does have advertisements on it, so if you want an ad free experience, you will need to upgrade to the Premium version ($14.99).

Besides having no ads, the Premium version includes automatic online backup of stats/history,  even more advanced statistics tracking (average scoring on par 3s, par 4s, etc., average distances for each club), and scoring for up to 8 players.  You will also get data on hole elevations, and automatic layup targets.

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