Zepp Golf Review
A few months ago I reviewed Zepp’s original golf product Golfsense.
A swing tracker that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
While obviously for under $200 you’re not going to have a full on Trackman system on your hands (no pun intended), but the Golfsense was actually a pleasant surprise with how well it performed.
So What Exactly is Zepp Golf?
Zepp Golf is a Bluetooth device that tracks all of your movements during your golf swing. It then provides feedback on each aspect, and gives an overall rating for the quality of your swing.
Some of the primary features it analyzes are:
- Clubhead speed
- Club plane
- Hand plane
- Backswing degrees
- Hand speed
- Hip rotation
Chances are you have no idea what some of these things actually mean, so it’s worth spending a little bit of time in their video library getting up to speed before heading out to practice.
It’s important to note that in my mind, this is a practice device. It isn’t a product like Game Golf where you’re going out and playing a round. To get the most out of this, you’ll want to use it on the range and keep an eye on the app after each swing. Otherwise you’ll end up with a ton of swing data, and have no idea what to do with it.
So, the important question, how does it compare to it’s older brother, the Golfsense? And which one, if either, should you pick up?
Immediately upon opening up my Zepp, it’s clear they upped their game when it came to production value.
The box features a flap with a see through window to the little neon green device, which is about the size of a half dollar.
Pulling it out, everything felt high end, and it was nice to see the new Zepp device was sexier and about half the size of the original Golfsense device.
In the box came a proprietary USB charger, the device, golf glove connector, and a sleeve with warranty info and the url for the setup website.
Getting setup was a breeze. Connecting to my iPhone via bluetooth was seamless, and worked exactly like you’d expect.
I logged into my Zepp account, and found all of my old Golfsense information loaded up, so it was nice to see that carry over. Feature wise the app is very similar to the Golfsense app, with a bit more polish – I also found it a bit easier to navigate.
So with all of these similarities, how did it perform?
I headed out to the driving range, and strapped it onto my glove, which was a bit trickier than I expected. Despite it’s small size, it didn’t seem to attach to my glove as easily as the Golfsense did – although it’s entirely possible this is just a case of user error.
I selected my club, grabbed a ball and hit a shot. 3 seconds later, I could see my entire swing in full detail, along with all kinds of stats about it.
In my previous review, I mentioned how in an hour of using it I improved my backswing position from 220 degrees to closer to 270 and added a ton of distance to my shots.
It was nice to see that my numbers were still relatively good for that metric, and that my tempo had improved as well – maybe this is why I’ve been scoring better lately…
After spending a couple of hours with the new Zepp device, I’ve come to the conclusion that it really works just as well as the Golfsense does.
I won’t say they’re identical products – but they’re pretty close.
That is, with one key difference.
There’s one game changer with Zepp Golf that the Golfsense didn’t have: multi-sport capabilities.
With the new Zepp device you can take your little green square and also use it to track baseball or tennis swings in separate apps.
I grew up playing competitive tennis, and this alone makes the decision to go with this product a no brainer. If you have other family members who play different sports, this can be a great way to help everyone improve their game.
Is It Worth It?
Overall I think the Zepp is great…if this is what you’re looking for. At $149.99 it’s not exactly cheap, and if you’re a casual golfer who rarely hits the range, you’ll probably grab this, use it once, say “that’s cool” and let it sit on the shelf.
However, if you’re serious about improving your game and your swing, then Zepp Golf is invaluable. Being able to compare past swings, as well as compare to pros is great for tracking progress and making sure you’re on the right track – at a fraction of the cost of a Trackman or series of lessons.
I feel like they’ve improved the app design, and it truly feels like it’s a high end product.
Is it worth spending the extra $20 to get Zepp Golf over Golfsesne? Eh, it’s up to you. It’s smaller, sexier, has multi-sport capabilities, and I like the app a little bit better. However you’ll probably get the exact same performance and results out of it. So an extra $20 for more sports and “cool factor”? Probably worth it for me, but its up to you if you feel the same.
Definitely check out my Golfsense review for more specific thoughts and details – as they really are extremely similar.
- Multi Sport Capability
- Looks Good
- Decent Price For What You Get
- Too Similar to Golfsense
- Glove Attachment Had Issues