Tiger Woods has the luxury of looking down as his golf glove while on the Masters' greens and seeing if his grip is too tight? Indeed he doesn't, nor will he ever if we understand anything about PGA regulations. Germany's own Sensosolutions has just revealed what it's calling the planet's first "digital golf glove," with the $89 SensoGlove boasting a handful of sensors that "continuously read the user's grip pressure." In real-time, users are shown that data on the sweat-proof 1.2-inch LED monitor, and it's even capable of outputting information via aural commands. Put simply, it can give you a warning if you're exceeding your target grip pressure level, and it can even show you exactly which fingers are squeezing too tightly. What it can't show you, however, is just how closely your wife is monitoring your extracurricular phone activities -- but hey, there's always version 2.0, right?
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Sensosolutions SensoGlove digital golf glove
SENSOSOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES SENSOGLOVE WORLD'S FIRST DIGITAL GOLF GLOVE
PERFECT GIFT FOR GOLFERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Patented Digital Golf Glove Instantly Corrects Grip for Continuous Real-Time
Feedback @80 Times per Second for a Consistently Accurate & Powerful Golf Swing
September 23, 2010, Aachen, Germany – Sensosolutions www.sensoglove.com, a leading provider of innovative sports analysis, motion and performance measurement systems, announced today SensoGlove, the world's first golf glove with built-in digital sensors that continuously read the user's grip pressure to ensure a consistently accurate, smooth and powerful golf swing. SensoGlove's small, sweat-proof 1.2-inch LED digital monitor analyzes the pressure of the swing through highly responsive sensors placed throughout the glove. Just swing the golf club to receive real-time audio and visual feedback at 80 times per second by the small and highly responsive sensors warning you if you exceed your target level of grip pressure. The patented SensoGlove even shows you which fingers are gripping too tightly, so you can adjust your grip accordingly.
Perfect Gift for the Holidays for Golfers of all Levels – Makes Learning Golf Easy & Fun
Made of the highest quality cabretta leather, SensoGlove is the perfect gift for the holidays for golfers of all levels. Everyone that has tried to learn golf knows how hard it is to achieve the perfect light grip necessary to swing the club correctly every time. Most beginners grip the golf club too tightly causing a bad swing and even injury. With SensoGlove, all golfers, from beginner to advanced, can quickly learn how to hold the club, avoiding bad habits and improving every part of their game, from backswing, downswing, impact, follow-through, to driving, putting, and chipping.
SensoGlove Avoids the Death Grip
"Every golfer wants to hit the ball far and the natural instinct is to swing harder and faster," said David Bauer, President, SensoSolutions. "But trying to swing with more power causes a death grip, creating tension in the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The result is a less than smooth swing and, even worse, tightened muscles. Tight muscles result in slower – not faster – club head speed."
Emphasized by golf instructors throughout the world, grip pressure is a very important skill for all golfers to learn. Using SensoGlove improves rhythm and timing, higher club head speed, and a more efficient and repeatable golf swing. To use SensoGlove, golfers should first try it in the driving range to test various pressure settings until they find one that gives them the perfect swing. The grip pressure settings can be stored in SensoGlove's memory to use throughout the swing, allowing you to exert just the right amount of pressure for a natural, effortless swing. During practice, golfers can set the monitor to low to high sensitivity from 1-18. The highest settings (13-18) are the most sensitive and encourage a very light grip pressure, particularly useful when chipping and putting. The lowest settings (1-12) are less sensitive and are designed to help golfers develop a lighter grip.
SensoGlove is available immediately online at www.sensoglove.com and through regional sales partners and golf schools around the world for both men and women in right or left hand configurations, sizes small to x-large, priced at $89 (replacement gloves are available for $25). Made of the highest quality cabretta leather, the built-in digital monitor can be removed to use SensoGlove as a regular golf glove. For more information, please visit www.sensoglove.com.
Sensosolutions GmbH is a German-based company specializing in the development of highly innovative IT systems for sports analysis, motion, and performance measurement. For more information, see www.sensoglove.com.