Zepp is company involved in the wearable sports technology sector and focus on a variety of sports including golf. Other sports include soccer, baseball, softball and tennis having a couple of contracts in place including that of Milos Raonic.
Zepp believes the future of sport is driven by software that helps improve one’s performance and delivers a worthy experience. A ‘simple’ system attaching a mount to your golf glove, inserting the sensor and pairing up to your mobile phone application in order to analyse and improve your golf swing.
Even some of the world’s best golfers are using it which shows its superb value, ease of use and most importantly accuracy.
Zepp - Brief History
The first product released by the company was in November 2011 and termed GolfSense.
A sensor fitted to the glove that accurately measures the most important aspects of your swing such as club speed, swing plane, tempo, length of backswing and a whole lot more.
Since then Zepp have improved upon their original offering releasing the 3D Swing Analyser in 2013 adding a new dynamic and uniqueness to the swing evaluation.
This was available at an incredibly reasonable price of less than $100 and almost seemed a mistake because of the superb value.
In 2014 Keegan Bradley became the first PGA Tour Professional using Zepp product and Michelle Wie joined a year later flying the Zepp flag on the LPGA Tour.
In 2016 the Zepp 2 was launched and carries even more features and benefits than its predecessor.
A Smart Coach Training System as well as a comprehensive Pro Swing Library comparing your swing to the best players in the world.
They’ve also enhanced the previous features by adding in a hip rotation measurement, a 3D analysis, a video analysis and lastly a consistency measurement.
The Smart Coach Training System is arguably the best feature of the Zepp 2 though with there being numerous programs and drills to improve on almost all areas of your game.
This allows you to track your improvement after hitting 50 balls after experimenting a drill you were recommended via the system. Instant results and real time measurement of improvement.
2018 has seen the release of the innovative Zepp Golf 4.0 which also records real time scores and videos which you are able to share with your playing partners.
Additionally you are able to build a short highlights clip of your best swings on a particular day and lastly you can TV style graphics, shot tracer and audio to each of the clips bringing videos to life.
In a nutshell, Zepp has a primary goal to take the guesswork out of practicing by providing unbiased instant feedback which allows you to make the necessary adjustments to improve your game as quickly as possible, but as enjoyably as possible too.
They’ve made it clear this is just the beginning and they plan on being involved in wearable sports technology for a number of years to come.