- Full Swing has come out with a personal launch monitor.
- The Full Swing KIT is a subscription model but has a one-time fee option.
- The price for the unit is $3,999.
Full Swing might not be as well known as Foresight or Trackman but the company has an established history in the simulator business, specializing in premium in-home installations and outfitting indoor golf facilities. Along the way, it picked up Tiger Woods as a brand ambassador. The infamous comeback teaser posted to Tiger’s social channels featured him hitting a ball on his Full Swing simulator.
Like others that have previously worked exclusively in the enterprise space, Full Swing has turned its attention to average golfers. With the Full Swing KIT, the company is entering the increasingly crowded personal launch monitor space.
Why should that interest you?
According to Full Swing, accuracy and an almost unlimited number of customizable features.
The Technical Details
Let’s get the technical bits out of the way.
The Full Swing KIT is Doppler radar-based and requires at least 10 feet of space in front and behind for the unit to see the ball flight. That’s pretty standard for any Doppler device. The KIT has a full-color heads-up display which can be customized to your preference. It offers five-hour lithium-ion battery life for longer use when away from a power source. The unit is slim and compact, making it easy to transport.
For now, the Full Swing KIT is compatible with all IOS devices. The company is working on Android compatibility.
Real-time environmental data helps you figure out your yardages. Target alignment is accomplished using the app (or the device itself) and the onboard camera.
The same 4K resolution camera records every swing. So, if you’re like me and have those stray shots, you can pick it out on the screen and figure out why it went so far offline. Plus you can erase it like it never happened. 😉
As we know, there is a small number of Doppler radar personal launch monitors that have a camera built in while also providing a multitude of data points. The Full Swing KIT is a good example of this.
Full Swing KIT Pricing
As far as the pricing part goes, the Full Swing KIT will set you back $3,999. That’s $3,000 less than the Foresight GC3 and more than $20,000 less than a Trackman, although it’s still more than some will want to spend.
At $3,999, some may see it as a viable alternative to the subscription-based Bushnell Launch Pro.
For sure, $3,999 is a big jump from the $500 (give or take) price point of entry-level radar-based (tiny Doppler) units but, as I’ve been saying for years now, reliable accuracy comes at a cost and that cost is, realistically, quite a bit more than $500. Sorry, that’s just how it is.
Dive Into The Data
Here are the metrics offered by the Full Swing KIT:
- Carry Distance
- Total Distance
- Spin Rate
- Spin Axis
- Ball Speed
- Launch Angle
- Horizontal Angle
- Apex Height
- Side Carry Distance
- Side Total Distance
- Clubhead Speed
- Smash Factor
- Club Path
- Angle of Attack
- Face Angle
- Face to Path
On paper, the data offered is a bit more robust than what you get with a Foresight GC3 but still less than what you get with enterprise-class launch monitors. That shouldn’t come as any surprise given the price.
Like Trackman, Full Swing uses Doppler to collect head data which eliminates the need for fiducials (stickers) on the clubface.
Full Swing KIT Subscription Options
Yes, I hear you on subscription models. However, pay-as-you-go is rapidly becoming the norm.
The $3,999 entry price gets you a Full Swing KIT unit with basic functionality. With that, you get access to their app with basic visuals. If you want a little more, a $99 annual fee gets you data from every shot and data retention across sessions. In addition to the upgrade, you have unlimited video storage to analyze your swing or send it to friends and or your coach.
The Full Swing KIT is designed primarily for outdoor use but there are plans for indoor functionality. Again, there will be a price attached.
While we don’t know what the ins and outs will be for each package, here is a price breakdown.
- Basic Subscription Package: $300 annually
- Expanded Subscription Package: $600 annually
- In addition, there will be a one-time purchase option (price to be confirmed) that will include a driving range and five courses.
When you look at the least expensive Full Swing KIT option, you’re looking at four grand for the unit but you’re limited to outside use. While the new Titleist Pro V1 RCT ball may help, Doppler-based launch monitors aren’t particularly reliable indoors and, again, a significant amount of space is required to capture ball flight.
Best Feature of the Full Swing KIT
After taking a deep dive into the Full Swing KIT, my first impressions are positive. To be clear, I haven’t had the chance to perform a full extensive test but, from a graphics and customizable standpoint, this is a winner.
Like several others, the simulator package for the Full Swing KIT relies on e6 software with a total of more than 100 golf courses to play during the winter. Throw in live play plus games and you have a powerful setup to dial in your game.
The last cool thing about the Full Swing KIT is how user-friendly the product is. You have the ability to drag and drop data points, remove them, change the screen size—the whole nine yards. It’s that easy. Honestly, it handles like a smartphone.
The Full Swing KIT is available NOW for purchase.
For those looking for the complete simulator, Full Swing says the KIT will be available for indoor use with the same accuracy as outside early in 2022.
In the meantime, we are doing a “We Tried It” article on the Full Swing KIT to see how it compares to the GC3 and Trackman soon. Stay tuned.