Golf swing-recording camera sticks into the turf like a giant tee
By Ben Coxworth
October 31, 2012
If the amount of products available is anything to go by, golfers definitely like to analyze their swing. There are apps, training clubs, and even simulators, all aimed at helping them perfect their technique. One of the latest gizmos is Hammacher Schlemmer’s Golf Swing Recording Video Camera.
First of all, you may be wondering why the user couldn’t just get one of their fellow golfers to record them with their smartphone. Well, they could. They could even use something like the Casio Exilim EX-FS10S camera, that’s optimized for golf swing analysis.
The idea behind the Hammacher Schlemmer camera is that it can be used by a lone golfer, or perhaps by one who doesn’t trust the videography skills of their partners. It’s similar in form to a Tiki torch, or the earlier-mentioned giant golf tee – the camera sits at the top, and is supported by a three-foot (0.9-meter) monopod that has a turf spike on the bottom.
The user carries it with their clubs, jabs it into the ground when they’re ready to swing, then sets it recording. It has a wide-angle lens, can be set to a resolution of either 720p or 1080p, and a frame rate of 30 or 60 fps.
Its rechargeable battery should allow for about five hours of use per charge, and up to two hours of footage can be stored on its 8GB of built-in internal memory. A USB port allows that footage to be transferred to a computer.
It’s priced at US$349.95.