Accros golf sensors

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Scott Rushing
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Accros golf sensors

So a few weeks ago I bought these sensors you put on the end of your clubs that help you track how far and how well you hit your clubs.  Via bluetooth and with the app, they sense where you are hitting your shots from and which clubs you have in your hands and over time would give you insights into your game.     Well, after 2 rounds I returned them to Amazon for a refund.  My big complaint was 3 fold...1) I didn't realize the NEW version of the devices come with a 1yr free subscription but after a year you have to pay $100 for the ability to continue using them....2) the "system" missed a lot of shots...case in point, on the first hole of my course, I hit my tee shot about 100 yards short of the green, then bladed my wedge over the green.  Then chunked my 58 dgree wedge...chipped up and 2 putted for a 6.  The app..said I had a  "1" on the hole because it failed to read any of the other shots other than the driver.  .. 3) I found myself so focused on whether the app was recording the shots - and if not me adding them- that I wasn't focused on my game.    I am not sure what I hoped I'd get out of these, I think it was understanding where my misses where to see if there were consistent trends...but the fact the sensors missed so many of my shots, just really turned me off. 

Aimee
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mis-hit

sounds like a flaw in the design, they probably only work right if you set them "just so" in the grips. You're probably right that you were thinking too much about the gadget to focus on your game. Kind of another unecessary distraction particularly if they didn't even work!

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DON
NEWS from Ping

I recently got an email from Ping where they are offering a full set of 13 sensors to any golfer that has a qualifing set of Ping irons. Not sure which irons are included in this offer but if you have or want to get a new set it might be worth you time to check out this new offer from Ping. 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Thanks Don (nice to see you

Thanks Don (nice to see you again) but it was too distracting for me.  The tech needs a lot of work in my opinion.  As is it just takes you away from focus on your game.

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DON
Am I wrong on this where I

Am I wrong on this where I say that the sensors are "More" for use on the range than on the course? I would think that using them at the range they would be okay, as you would be working on your game, and not trying to score well. Two different things I would think. What do you thinnk about this option. Your point about it being FREE for the first year and than $100 a year after that would be a turn off for me as well. I can buy a PRGR launch monitor for $229 that would do the same thing and only have to pay ONCE to use if year after year. Paying once is much better than paying evrey year. Same reason I don't use a Sky Caddy. I'm not interested in paying to use it every year when other GPS units don't charge for the service. 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Well from my experience, they

Well from my experience, they expect you'll be using them on the course.  One of the things the app will do for you is track where your shots start and end, to give you insights into your game as to how far you hit clubs and also how far offline you might hit them.  They produce a GPS view of your shots on the course so yeah, they expect you to play with them.  That's the piece which bugged me...the app was an extra step in my golf game..I had to stop and make sure the club and shot registered.  I couldn't just play golf anf look at the results.

 

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