PIQ and Mobitee Unveil New Wearable Technology that Tracks Golfers’ Every Move From Tee to Green
All-Encompassing Game Tracking Device, Compatible With Android and iPhone Platforms, Gives Golfers A Wearable Rangefinder, Scorekeeper, Shot-Tracker and Swing Analyze
PIQ,from Paris, France, the creator of the most sophisticated multisport sensor technology announces its first wearable golf device that provides golfers with more instant data than ever before.
In partnership with leading golf app developer, Mobitee, the very lightweight PIQ golf device easily attaches to the golfer’s glove and can display yardage to the green while transmitting swing metrics, shot tracking and specific club data onto the golfer’s smartphone. This comprehensive breakthrough technology of a wearable rangefinder, shot tracker and swing analyzer is all thanks to PIQ’s $5.5 million funding round led by Foxconn in May.
“We realized it was time to inject new innovation into the game of golf, and PIQ device makes the game more enjoyable and offers new ways of improvement,” said Cedric Mangaud, PIQ co-founder and CEO. “With a partner like Mobitee, the leader in golf apps and software, we were able to develop the very best wearable sensor technology, connectivity and software that dramatically improves the golfer’s experience during and after his round, ultimately making the game more exciting.”
Unique and Easy To Use Wearable Rangefinder
The PIQ sensor is the lightest and sleekest GPS rangefinder that comfortably clips onto any golf glove and provides instant, easy to read yardage to the front, center and back of the green. Instead of having to look through a viewfinder on a handheld device or pulling a smartphone out of his pocket, the yardage is shown on a vibrant LED display on the back of the golfer’s glove.
Using Mobitee’s database of over 35,000 golf courses across the globe, the 65 million golfers worldwide have accurate distances no matter what golf course he or she is playing. The app automatically detects the course and then displays hole-by-hole yardages based on the golfer’s PIQpackageGPS location.
“We wanted the user to experience our Mobitee app without having to take their smartphones out of their pocket,” said Stan Chapus, Mobitee CEO. “Now they are able to quickly view precise yardages with a glance at their hand using the PIQ golf sensor.”
Statistical Club Data and Shot Tracking
Data is captured from every club that the golfer uses during his or her round through the use of near-field communication (NFC) sensor tags that are inserted onto the end of each grip. Fifteen NFC sensor tags are labeled specifically for each club in a standard set and an additional three customizable sensor tags are also included for a total of 18.
During all the golf sessions the on glove display feature allows the golfer to control in real time his or her key action even in sunlight situation.
With a quick tap of the sensor tag to the golf device on the player’s glove before every shot, the shot-tracking and distance data is then recorded onto the Mobitee app. That real-time data is instantly viewable on the smartphone or can be analyzed afterwards.
Mobitee and PIQ will track all shots and record yardages to give the golfer the ability to analyze their distances with each club providing helpful averages over time for future club selection. Golf should be fun and PIQ highlights the golfer’s best moments of the round including longest drive, best swing, top score and other highlights that can be shared via social media and text messaging.
Innovation Through In-Depth Swing Analysis
In addition to a rangefinder, scorekeeper and shot-tracker, PIQ captures important data of the player’s swing including swing tempo, club head speed, and the swing path. That information is then displayed in a 3-D swing analysis on the smartphone.
PIQ1By integrating the latest sensor technologies along with NFC tags, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and cutting-edge micro-processing technology, PIQ incorporates 13 axis points and accurately measures performance metrics such as velocity, height, airtime, G-force, amplitude, trajectory and others.
The wearable PIQ sensor can be positioned in the ideal place for data collection whatever the sport. PIQ is a small, ultra-lightweight, waterproof and flexible multi-sport motion sensor connected via BLE.
Pricing and Availability
Mobitee and PIQ golf offering can be pre-ordered on www.piq.com for $269. Preorder customers will also have exclusive access to the device prior to retail availability in select golf shops in September.
Mobitee is the Best GPS & Scorecard golf application, already number 1 in Japan and Europe. Well ranked (4.5/5 stars on application stores), Mobitee is compatible with Android and iPhone devices. Improved month after month by its dedicated team, Mobitee is now the most complete with its unique features (Flyover, scorecard calculation for all the main games modes, rangefinder, hole view, club advice,) and its content of more than 35,000 courses mapped worldwide and updated daily. For more information please visit www.mobitee.com
PIQ is French based, subsidiary of Octonion, a Swiss-based company specializing in software and services for sensors. PIQ is a team composed of seasoned executives, designers and engineers located in Switzerland, France, Eastern Europe and the United States. The team has applied its years of technology, design and go-to-market experience with creating and commercializing PIQ. PIQ is manufactured by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer in the world. For more information on PIQ, go to: www.piq.com