App FAQsSwing FAQs
Using the SwingSmart App
How easy is the SwingSmart Free App to use? What if I have problems with the App?
The App was designed to be very simple to use. We wanted to make technology fans happy with the beautiful graphics and cutting edge technology – and we wanted those who are new to technology to be pleased with how easy the App loads and how easy it is to be up and running in minutes. If we do find any issues with the App, an update will provide the fix.
The App has large, clear buttons, and simple choices to make it very user friendly.
On the HOME screen, you can choose Training Mode or Swing Mode. Use Training Mode when you wish to practice your swing without striking a ball. Use Swing Mode when practicing with a ball.
Once you select either “Training” or “Swing” Mode, you will:
1. Select your club, so that SwingSmart can log data based on the specific club chosen.
3. SEE the 4 key golf swing metrics clearly and simply displayed for you.
4. If the results were great, press SAVE AS BEST.
5. SWING. Want to COMPARE that swing to your BEST for that club? Press COMPARE.
6. Want to see your entire swing motion? Press 3D Swing View.
We created the SwingSmart App for use on a range or course – so you could just SWING, SEE, and FIX your swing with ease.
What is the difference between Training Mode and Swing Mode?
The SwingSmart has the unique ability to allow you to work on your swing whether you are hitting golf balls or not hitting golf balls. In Swing Mode, the SwingSmart requires you to hit a ball. In Training Mode, YOU DO NOT have to hit a ball. Just set up in your normal stance and golf position, take a swing and the SwingSmart will capture the data and allow you to see your result. Peter Kostis recommended the development of Training Mode because it allows golfers to feel the golf motion without the pressure of moving the ball perfectly down the fairway or range. So, you can practice indoors or in areas where space is limited.
How can I tell when the App is ready for me to take a swing?
Please follow this process to ensure the App is ready to capture your swing. First, select Swing Mode if you are hitting a ball or Training Mode if you are not hitting a ball. Next, ensure the selected club is correct. Then, verify that SwingSmart is "listening" for swings, which is indicated by the blinking green ring around the golf ball in the upper right corner of the App. Finally, make sure that you address the golf ball as you normally would before starting the backswing.
Why does the golfer disappear when I replay my golf swing?
SwingSmart can do a lot, but we can’t tell you what your body position is during the swing (at least, not YET). The SwingSmart sensor module attaches to your club and measures only the motion of your golf club and not the motion of the golfer. We included the 3D animated golfer in the graphics to make it easy for you to see the perspective you are viewing from, while in the 3D Swing View part of the SwingSmart App.
How do I save my “Best Swing”?
A touch of the Marking Button allows you to mark the current swing as your Best Swing. By touching the Marking Button, you can also mark the current swing as either a Slice or Hook. If you’d like to note some other characteristic of your current swing you can customize your comments by selecting Custom Annotate.
Can I save a ‘Best Swing” for each club in the bag?
Yes. The SwingSmart lets you save "your Best Swing" for every club in your bag. Additionally, you can annotate any swing you take (i.e., hook, slice, new grip, flop shot, etc...). Finally, you can take any swing in your swing log and email it to anybody you choose. If they have the free SwingSmart™ App on their smartphone or tablet they will be able to view your swing just as if they were there with you.
Do you provide guidelines of what a perfect swing is?
Our spokesman and PGA instructor Peter Kostis believes that there is not one perfect swing. He says that "there is not one swing for everybody but everybody needs to develop one swing". We realize, however, that golfers need a good starting point, so we provide you with in-App instructional videos and guidelines by Peter Kostis. The videos and guidelines are a great first step for helping you find and develop "Your Personal Best Swing". We'll also be providing periodic new video tips from Peter and others on how you can use the information from your SwingSmart to help your game. Watch for the App updates, as well as our website: www.SwingSmart.com
Is there a sample perfect swing on the SwingSmart?
Check-out the demo swing logs in the SwingSmart app for some example swings, both good and bad. Along with the tips from Peter Kostis, you'll be able to see what a "good" swing looks like. However, the only good swing for you is the one that puts the ball where you want it to go. That's where the "Best" and "Compare" features of the SwingSmart can help you find your personal best.
When I’m looking at a swing log, do I need to go back to the log to see my next swing?
Nope! Just swipe your finger across the screen to see the previous or next swing in your log.
How can I get back to the page with all the App icons on my device when I’m in the SwingSmart App?
No problem! You can exit the SwingSmart app and return to your “home” page by pressing the round button at the button front of your Apple device or the home icon at the bottom of your Android device.
Why does one club in my bag look like a ghost?
That’s the one you told SwingSmart you are using.
What happens if I change clubs in my bag? Will I lose all my saved swings for the clubs that no longer are in my bag?
Because all data required by SwingSmart to analyze your swing is stored in the swing log itself, no swing logs will be affected by club deletion.
Do I need to customize the clubs in my bag?
No. If your golf clubs are standard length and haven’t been bent to adjust the loft or lie measurement, our default numbers will work for you.
How do I measure the “module distance” when I have custom length club shafts?
We measure from the center of the face at the sole of the club to the top of the cutout on the side of the SwingSmart module. However, if you're using standard length clubs, and placing the module about 1/4" below the grip, there's no need to change anything - the default settings will work fine.
How will I know if there are software updates?
The software updates will come right to your smartphone or tablet just like every other App on your device. To update the App for Apple devices, all you have to do is touch the App Store icon on your smartphone or tablet, enter your iTunes account password, and then touch update next to the SwingSmart Logo. To update the app for Android devices, touch the Play Store icon and select My apps from the action menu. The list entry for SwingSmart will indicate if an update is available