Epson America and David Leadbetter Team Up to Showcase New M-Tracer™ Golf Swing Analyzer at PGA Merchandise Show

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High Precision Golf Wearable Empowers Golfers with Unprecedented Insights into Their Swing through Highly Accurate, Actionable Data

2015 PGA Merchandise Show, ORLANDO, Fla. – January 20, 2015 – Epson America today announced that the company will be showcasing its new M-Tracer™ MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 21-23, 2015. David Leadbetter, one of the world’s top golf instructors, will be in the Epson booth, talking to the advantages of utilizing M-Tracer’s accurate and detailed swing analysis to help golfers improve and have more fun.

epson m-tracerLeveraging Epson’s leadership in advanced sensing technologies, the M-Tracer 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 improve their performance through precise data and easy-to-interpret feedback.

“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.”

“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. “Epson’s presence at the PGA Merchandise Show and the introduction of the new M-Tracer golf swing analyzers showcase our commitment to lead the sports wearables market with innovative, high-performance devices.”

The M-Tracer securely attaches to the golf club grip to capture the golf swing at 1,000 samples per second and sends data to an iOS or Android smartphone in real-time via Bluetooth®. With a built-in Inertial Measurement Unit derived from Epson’s industrial sensors, 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 transmitted to the smartphone, 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:
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
  • 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 on March 15, 2015 with a MSRP of $299, through Epson.com, and at the Leadbetter Golf Academy. National distributor, WYNIT, will also be distributing the new product through various golf specialty retailers. 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 PGA Merchandise Show booth #2557 in Orlando, Florida on January 21-23, 2015. Media interested in scheduling a demo at the show should contact [email protected]

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.

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