TomTom are well know for their in-car navigation devices with over 75 million of them sold since 2004, including specialised variants for motorbikes and trucks. Building on their success with GPS, TomTom has launched wearable devices for runners and golfers. Tom tells Andrew all about the company’s latest developments.
Announced at the Wearable Technology Show, the new TomTom Golfer 2 is a GPS watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection for detailed post-round analysis at the nineteenth hole. Incredibly, the Golfer 2 has knowledge of over 40,000 courses worldwide. It will cost 249 € when released in May.
Although not a brand-new product, I was impressed by the TomTom Bandit, an action cam with a killer feature. After a fast off-piste descent down a mountain, just shake the Bandit and it will assemble a highlight clip in minutes using sensor data to figure out the most exciting parts of skiing. As Tom mentions in the interview, the pain of video editing is one of the main reasons action cam owners don’t use their cameras. The Bandit costs from GB£269. I want one!
(Apologies to Tom – the last part of the interview didn’t record properly)
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With Father Day coming up in the United States and many sons and daughters are scrambling to try to get a gift for their Dad. If your father is a golfer may I suggest you put in an entry for the SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove Giveaway from the Dr. Phil Show. Actually if you are a golfer yourself or you know any golfer this would be a great contest to win. What is the SensoGlove. SensoGlove measure your grip while golfing. It will let you know if you are gripping too tightly, something that can effect your swing and therefore your precision and distance. it has a series of sensors which are placed through out the glove and it will give you audio feedback if your grip becomes too tight. It produces feedback through out the swing, and not just in the beginning. It is light weight and feels like any other golf glove. You can remove the computer part without removing the glove. My sister is a golfer and I know she would love something like this to help improve her games.
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