Golf sensors are by no means a new addition to the world of sporting goods. We’ve seen other models that offer smartphone connected tracking in a variety of ways. Today, a new option is entering the fray that attempts to paint a clear picture of your game.
The PIQ golf sensor blends Bluetooth, GPS, motion sensors and NFC together with the idea of providing more data than has been offered before. It’s an improved design in comparison to the competition with 18 tags that use NFC to identify individual clubs when you take them out of the bag. But it’s all of the data that it collects that really makes PIQ a stand out.
The 13-axis motion sensor plays a big role in identifying and sorting through the recorded data. After identifying the club you pulled out of your bag – by tapping the NFC sensor to your wrist – PIQ gets to work. It’s partnership with Mobiltee helps locate and place golfers on over 35,000 courses nationwide. The GPS system tracks each shot and its distance, while the motion sensors record club speed and head angle. All of this data is transferred to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE.
PIQ’s glove sensor has a built-in display that reports the distance from the front, back and center of the green. This is a handy feature that lets you keep your phone in your pocket or golf bag. All told, PIQ provides an in-depth look at your game. The ability to see a breakdown of each hole, shot and club gives golfers a better understanding of where improvement is needed.
As of now, PIQ is only available for pre-order in Europe but is expected in the United States later this year with a price tag of $300.