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$31,657
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
135
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 1 year ago

About

We are giving you the ultimate weapon to better your game, so you can make those easy putts and eliminate embarrassing misses. Having metrics NO ONE can see with the naked eye will give you the confidence you need when standing over your ball.  

The GEN i1 will improve your game through putting with interactive games and drills. Connect GEN i1 and the putter sensor to the FREE GEN i1 App, to see your ball's data and to get a complete analysis of the "Cause and Effect" of your putting skills. All you need is Bluetooth.

Sensor Ball Measures: 

Initial Direction - What you see is not always what you get. Now you will know if your initial direction is truly on-line and square to target. You will know EXACTLY how far off-line or on-line your ball rolls after impact. Initial direction is 90% of your putting, so knowing this is the key to getting a beautiful and buttery stroke.  

Speed - Speed can kill a perfectly lined putt. By knowing your Speed Limit, you can control your power and gain consistency with every putt.  

Impact Force - Strong out of the gate wins the race. Rolling the ball "end over end" with perfect force will determine if you sink your ball. Avoid "back spinning" and "skipping" by mastering your force.

Ball Rotation - From 0 to 60, a lot can happen. Eliminate the guesswork and master your distance, for the very first time, know the EXACT RPM your ball travels to every hole.

Putter Sensor Measures: 

Face Angle – Face the facts. 95% of initial direction is face angle. If your face isn’t close to square, then chances are you’re not on-line. Achieve perfect initial direction by keeping your face angle square.  

Tempo – Timing is key. The best putters in the world have a 2:1 ratio of Back:Forward stroke. See your tempo with every putt and improve your stroke. Refine your back stroke and forward stroke with your tempo.  

Back Stroke – We’ve got your back. Knowing your Back Stroke time will keep you consistent. A good Back Stroke makes for a great Forward Stroke.  

Forward Stroke – Move your game forward. Preventing deceleration and acceleration on a Forward Stroke will give you consistent ball speed.

 Drills include long distance putting, short distance putting, and putting straight, all while giving you the information you need to make improvements. Drills that test your speed by simulating uphill, downhill, and flat land. A wide variety of different scenarios at your fingertips whenever you want them, wherever you want to use them.  

GEN i1 has a video gaming experience on the App, allowing you to get crucial data throughout all phases of the game. Take it to game night with your friends and family, your office, and never miss out on a putting experience because of poor weather. 

Use the GEN i1 Gamer Pack to make your gaming experience more portable. Now you can train with entertaining games as well as your traditional drills anywhere. 

GEN i1 consists of a core protected 9-axis sensor inside a golf ball and a putter sensor, which provides accurate data about the user's direction and distance straight to their smartphone. While putting with our smart ball, the computed data will be projected properly into our gaming UI. See the ball go into the hole, hit the castles, or blast the jewels time and time again.

With our 9-axis sensor embedded inside a golf ball and information that was never available to you before, your putting will get a whole lot Smarter and more FUN! 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Our ball may be Smarter, but it looks and feels just like a regular golf ball. So whether you are practicing on the green or playing our games, you can use the GEN i1 to have a fun and entertaining training experience. 

 

  GEN i1 was one of the most popular stories at the 2017 PGA Show, Damon Hack, Golf Channel host, named GEN i1 "Best Product of the PGA Show" while, Amateur Golf picked GEN i1 as "Best New Game Improvement Device of the Year". On Golf WRX's "Top 10 list of Show Stoppers", we were named 3rd place. 

 

 

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 How does the GEN i1 feel and weigh?  

The GEN i1 weighs the same and within the USGA limits 1.62 oz (45.9 g), it feels and responds just like a normal regulation golf ball, just smarter.

What does my Gen i1 order include?

1 Sensor Embedded Golf Ball, 1 Putter sensor, Charging cable, instructions, Free iOS or Android app. Virtual drills and games for putting.

What is the battery life?

The Gen i1 putting ball's battery will last for 5,000 putts. The putting sensor's battery will last for 4-6 continuous hours.

Do I need to use the putting sensor while I use the ball?

Yes. Seeing cause and effect is the most effective way to assess and improve your putting skills.

What kind of connection do I need to use it?

Bluetooth 4.0

 

Risks and challenges

As it is in many consumer electronics projects, the development cycle includes many challenges. However, we are almost complete with the design and engineering phase, we have completed the prototype, and we only need to make sure the manufacturing is ready. We need to procure the parts and toolings. With a successful funding on Kickstarter, we should be able to succeed on both counts. We plan to ship before the holiday season of 2017, and we are confident we can meet the deadline.

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