Gatormanager3, on 30 January 2014 - 11:21 AM, said:
What would you want the ap to do? I have an iphone and the ap so didn't ask about Android. I have mentioned this thread to their development team so I hope someone will jump on and answer questions from the source instead of me trying to as a simple user
I personally like that I'm not getting real time feedback - just one more device to have to look at and think about what my reading is instead of focusing on my round. I got it so I could track all of my stats easily and quickly and also figure out true distances for all clubs etc. Only thing I would like changed is a way to get a little more stat tracking with the short game.
I'm with you on not wanting anything real-time running through the app. I'd just like all of the analytic and edit features in the Android app. Ideally the device on the belt would communicate directly to the app on my phone. Post-round I dial up the app and make all of my edits, post the round and then have the ability to call up all of the analytics such as average club distance, that awesome shot charting map overlay - all of the visual goodies that make this so valuable.
That is the future of 'quantified self' or wearable tech. Look at the implementation of all those wearable fitness trackers such as the http://www.fitbit.com/force
. They interface directly with the app through bluetooth. They work because the user doesn't have to take the device off.....find the USB cord.....fire up the computer......plug in the device....just to get the data in. I carry my phone with me 24 hours a day. My laptop gets cracked on a 'need to' basis, sometimes going weeks in between uses.
I don't mean to poo poo this device. I still love it. It's the beginning of a huge step forward in golf analysis. Like others here have mentioned, this removes the Emperor's New Clothes syndrome we all see where we all average 285 off the tee and can always stick 155 yard par 3s with our 9 irons. I don't think it'll be too long now before either this company or one just like it announces a partnership with a major club or grip company to integrate NFC analytics even further.
Who knows, cooking this tech directly into our irons off the rack might be the next big step forward in a stagnating (idea/innovation-wise anyway) new club market. Imagine the buzz if Taylor Made baked this into new iron sets.
But as is, this is missing that much needed FULL ease-of-use integration right now. There is a lot of hassle involved in getting that data off your belt and onto a screen. And for us Android users, the only screen available is one we hardly ever really use anymore.
Edited by Auditor_Kevin, 30 January 2014 - 02:27 PM.
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