NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment “App Wrap.” NY1’s Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Anywhere you have room to swing a golf club, you can now get some help on improving that swing.
SwingTIP is the latest mobile tool for helping to fine tune your stroke. The system was developed under the guidance of pro golfers Craig Stadler and Ray Leach.
You attach a sensor to whatever club you'd like to work on, line it up with the club head, turn it on to sync it with the SwingTIP app on your mobile device and swing away. Within seconds, your device will show you your swing path from three different angles, compare it to where it should be and then tell you where you might be off when it comes to Club Face Angle, Impact Zone, Club Head Speed and Swing Tempo. Click on one to get instant tips on how to correct what you did wrong.
Take several swings and the system starts to compile trends for you on your device and online through MySwingTip.com.
The SwingTIP system is out now for $130. The app is free and works on both iOS and Android devices.
And NY1 has a sneak peek at some peripherals for kids that'll be out some time before the holiday season. They're called Crayola Digitools.
There are three individual kits. There's an airbrush kit with tools that trigger effects like an airbrush or squeegee. The physical tools resemble what the real world one's would look and feel like. There's also a 3-D kit where images you create are automatically made stereoscopic, in other words they'll pop out at you once you put on the provided 3-D glasses. And then there's an effects pack with all sort of tools to bring life to drawings.
The Crayola Digitools kits will be about $20 apiece. There will also be a large deluxe pack that has a "best of" from all three. That will cost about $40. The tools will be for use with the iPad and will hit shelves, again, at some point before the winter holidays.