Epson America Enters Sports Wearables Market with Introduction of M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer

High-Performance Device Gives Golfers Unprecedented Insights into Their Swing through Highly Accurate, Actionable Data

2015 International CES, Sands Expo Booth 74728 – January 5, 2015 – Epson America today announced the introduction of the M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer, designed to enable golfers of any skill level to improve their game through highly accurate and detailed swing data collection and analysis.

Leveraging Epson’s leadership in advanced sensing technologies, the M-Tracer MT500GII is a club-mounted golf swing analyzer designed to give golfers unprecedented insights into every element of their swing. Part of the new “Epson Active” product category, the M-Tracer is the latest in a line of sports and fitness devices from the company to help athletes of any age or capability improve their performance through precise data and easy-to-interpret feedback. 

“With its high-resolution sensors, the M-Tracer gives golfers a complete swing breakdown, providing specific, actionable information at an incredible level of detail,” said Randy Bergstedt, manager, Epson Active. “The introduction of the M-Tracer demonstrates Epson’s commitment to lead the sports wearables market with innovative, high-performance devices.”

“Golf is a highly technical sport where the smallest details and adjustments can make all the difference in getting the best out of your game,” said David Leadbetter, world-renowned instructor, owner of over 20 golf academies around the world and Golf Digest Teaching Professional. “The Epson M-Tracer  provides real-time feedback and immediate solutions that help golfers develop a more efficient and powerful swing.  This information empowers golfers to improve their swing in an easy and intuitive manner, ultimately resulting in lower scores and more fun.”

The M-Tracer securely attaches to the golf club grip to capture and send data to an iOS or Android smartphone in real-time via Bluetooth® at the rate of 1,000 frames per second.  With a built-in Inertial Measurement Unit developed by Epson for industrial applications, the M-Tracer tracks and records the swing path of the club, club-head speed, club-head path, face angle at the time of impact, tempo and more.

Once the data has been collected and stored, the M-Tracer smartphone app shows the golfer’s full swing path in 3D and offers the ability to rotate the view and compare their swing against that of a pro-level golfer or their own previously recorded swings. The app also provides comprehensive graphical analysis of the impact zone, shaft rotation, club speed and swing tempo.  It even has a built in freeze frame option for the critical “halfway back” and “at the top” positions.

Product specifications include:

  • Flash Storage (holds up to 200 swings)
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
  • 2 hour full charge cycle
  • Up to 4 hours continuous swing recording (varies by use)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1
  • Saves swings wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.

Size & Weight Mount:

  • Height: .62in / 16mm
  • Width: 1in / 25mm
  • Depth: 1.9in / 50mm
  • Weight: 0.52oz / 15g

Compatibility:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 7.0+
  • Android Smartphones & Tablets OS 4.0+

M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer will be available in March 2015 with a MSRP of $299, through a wide range of retailers and at the Leadbetter Golf Academy. For complete M-Tracer MT500GII specifications and additional information, visit www.epson.com/golf.

Epson will be demonstrating the M-Tracer golf swing analyzer at the Sands Expo Booth #74728 in Las Vegas during 2015 International CES. For more information on all Epson products being showcased at CES, visit www.epson.com/ces.

About Epson

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