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A WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE AMATEUR GOLFER
Using wearable sensors, SwingLync teaches you how to position your body during the swing. For the first time ever, you can have instant swing feedback directly on your smartphone - for less than the price of a new driver. With customizable settings that are tailored to your skill level, it is the perfect tool for the everyday player.

 

A GREAT SWING REQUIRES GREAT BODY POSITIONING
From the world's top golf instructors, to your local golf pro, seasoned instructors focus on proper body positioning to help their students develop great swings. The top players are constantly talking about body positioning, and how important good mechanics are for adding power and consistency to your swing. 

 

 

 

 

WEARABLE SENSORS FASTEN TO YOUR BODY
Designed by professionals to be both stylish and comfortable, these small sensors fasten to your waist, back and wrist. 

 

 

SETUP SWINGLYNC IN MINUTES Simply connect the wearable sensors to your smartphone and your body, take a swing, and immediately analyze your results.

 

FOCUS YOUR PRACTICE ON THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS Proper body positioning is the foundation of a good golf swing. Now you can measure and analyze your shoulder rotation, hip rotation, spine angle, and pelvic angle as you practice. 

 

 

ELEVATE YOUR GAME WITH REAL-TIME SWING RESULTS
Results are instantly sent to your smart phone after every swing providing you with valuable swing results. Using SwingLync you will remove the guesswork from your practice, by knowing what went wrong in your swing, and what you need to do to fix it.

 

A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE APP FOR EVERYDAY GOLFERS
Designed with the average golfer in mind, SwingLync provides all critical information on one screen, simplifying the user experience so that you can focus on improving your game, not interpreting your data.

LEARN EXACTLY HOW TO POSITION YOUR BODY AT KEY MOMENTS OF THE SWING
SwingLync provides simple and actionable feedback, allowing you to quickly make adjustments and develop the ideal body positioning. You can analyze different measurements after every swing. You can change views from Shoulder Rotation to Hip Rotation in one easy swipe, helping you identify your problem areas.

 


SET YOUR SKILL LEVEL TO YOUR ABILITY 
The SwingLync app allows users to match their skill level to the difficulty settings within the app, so that the feedback they receive is realistic, and not overwhelming. SwingLync is designed for beginners, average golfers, and even average players.  

 

 FOR ONLY $199, SWINGLYNC COSTS LESS THAN A NEW DRIVER The system includes three wearable sensors, one shoulder harness, and lifetime access to the SwingLync mobile app at an affordable price. Use SwingLync during your next practice, and see for yourself how easy it is to improve. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue scrolling to learn more about how SwingLync can help your game.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch our demo video to get a detailed walkthrough explaining how our mobile app works, and how the wearable sensors are integrated into the SwingLync system.

 

There are four different phases that went into product development.

 

Created initial prototype of a wireless measurement system connected to a smartphone. Initial prototype included the use of third-party purchased sensors with limited functionality, connected to a customized testing app coded in the iOS language swift.

 

 

Connected wireless sensors to testing app via bluetooth, connected wireless sensors to test fixture, initiated simulated swing test using two actuator motors, exported data results to computer for further analysis.

Test results were successful. Our prototype system was able to use wireless sensors and a mobile app to accurately measure body positions during a simulated golf swing (shoulder rotation, hip rotation, spine angle, pelvic angle) and isolate user swing data at key transitional swing moments (setup, top, impact, finish) 

 

 

To create a usable product we now needed to move from the prototype phase into commercial product phase. This required coding a new mobile app, developing new custom sensors, and designing new case accessories.

 

Finalized commercial product design in April, which included new easy-to-use mobile app, new high-tech sensors, and small sized wearable accessories.

 

 A fully funded project will provide our team with the resources required to successfully deliver SwingLync to our backers by April 2018. With the money raised, our team will 1) purchase the components needed to fulfill your orders, 2) fully integrate "over the air updates" into our system, and 3) complete process certification & testing which will establish quality inspection procedures. Our team is committed to providing great customer satisfaction by providing a high quality SwingLync product that is delivered on time.

- Purchase components to fulfill your orders: this accounts for the bulk of product costs. Your support allows us to manufacture this awesome product and bring it to golfers everywhere  

- Finalize “over the air updates”: this is a software feature that will allow us to send you the latest version of software to your sensors wirelessly right through the app. No plugging in, and no outdated software – as a backer, you will have access to all software upgrades we make in the future

- Certification & Testing: in order to provide a durable, robust product to you, we have partnered with a licensed electronics manufacturing team out of Texas to oversee our production. Before shipping product to your door, we will have multiple test production runs to establish quality inspection procedures to ensure 100% satisfaction with our product.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDERS 


Hi, my name is Nick Mahowald and this is my co-founder, Billy Barron. Together, we are the proud founders of SwingLync. We want to first say thank you for taking your precious time to learn about SwingLync. 

We have worked tirelessly over the past two years in creating SwingLync. Billy, our CTO, has been leading product development, and I have been leading product ideation, and business operations. I am a bona fide golf fanatic, who teaches golf lessons part-time and played golf collegiately. Billy and I are just two regular guys who share a passion for entrepreneurship, technology, golf and embarked on the journey of starting a business together.  

Our SwingLync story started in May 2015, when I gave Billy his first-ever golf lesson, teaching him how to properly position his body, and improve his fundamentals. We quickly realized that these same principles could be taught to golfers everywhere by using wearable sensors and your smartphone, helping the average player improve their swing. The light bulb clicked and SwingLync was started.  

For the first-time in the history of golf, game-changing training technologies are becoming available to the everyday golfers at affordable prices. SwingLync is a first of its kind wearable training technology that provides everyday golfers with the tools needed to develop a fundamentally sound golf swing, improving your power and consistency.  

We are on a mission to help you take your golf game to the next level. With your support, we will soon bring SwingLync to golfers everywhere. Please, show your support by backing our Kickstarter today. If you have family and friends who are passionate golfers, please share SwingLync with them, and pass along our story. :) 

Thanks for learning about SwingLync, and we hope to see you on the course soon!  

Cheers!  

The SwingLync Team
Nick Mahowald & Billy Barron

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are inherently risks associated with developing a high-tech product like SwingLync. However, we have assembled a team made up of software engineers, embedded systems engineers, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, athletic apparel designers, and consumer products design professionals. Each expert brings a unique skill to the table, that has already made SwingLync a reality.

In addition, our team has successfully developed, built, and tested SwingLync - your support will be used to help make this product a reality for the masses. Backing our project will contribute to a batch manufacture of SwingLync systems, allowing us to price the technology at a level accessible to the everyday golfer.

Lastly, the SwingLync sensors and accessories are manufactured in the United States - giving us the ability to oversee every step of the production process along the way.

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