Introducing TruSwing™: The First Golf Club Swing Sensor from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced TruSwing, the company’s first golf club sensor accessory. The
small, lightweight and easy-to-use sensor measures the swing metrics
golfers need to improve their game, and makes the data available
immediately. Unlike other swing sensors currently on the market,
TruSwing syncs wirelessly to a variety of Approach® devices1,
so golfers can get instant swing feedback right on their wrist after
each swing. For even more information, golfers can use TruSwing with the
recently updated Garmin
Connect™ mobile app
on their smartphone or tablet to get detailed
data like 3D animations, or to review their entire swing session.
TruSwing is being announced in conjunction with the PGA Show in Orlando,
Fla., and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #1313, as well as the
Demo Day at Tee 2U-15.

“We’re thrilled to bring a club sensor to our Approach customers with
TruSwing,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.
“With feedback that can instantly be sent to the user’s wrist and
detailed information like 3D animation available in Garmin Connect,
TruSwing gives golfers a unique training experience unlike anything else
that’s on the market. It provides golfers the information they need to
improve their swing within seconds; it’s almost like having their own
personal golf pro available 24/7.”

TruSwing is an easy-to-use sensor that’s ideal for golfers at any level,
whether they’re new to the game or have been playing for years. Perfect
to use either at the driving range or during a round, TruSwing gives
golfers advanced swing metrics at-a-glance for easy analysis just
seconds after every swing. Data can be displayed on the crisp, sunlight
readable screen of an Approach watch or handheld, as well as on a
smartphone or tablet through the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile
app. Data is transmitted after each swing, so golfers are able to
analyze and improve their swing during each session. What this means to
a golfer:

  • Ball Flight: Club path, face angle and shaft angle are three of
    the metrics that TruSwing provides that affect what direction the ball
    goes. This helps golfers understand what adjustments they need to make
    to hit the ball straighter.
  • Trajectory: Shaft lean and face angle affect the dynamic loft,
    which impacts the trajectory the ball flies. Golfers can use these
    metrics to practice taking off or adding loft to their shots.
  • Distance: How far the ball goes is related to how fast the club
    head is traveling and where on the club face the ball is hit. Golfers
    can use the swing tempo metric to improve swing consistency and see
    how it affects club head speed.

Additionally, TruSwing collects data to produce 3D swing animations
through the Garmin Connect mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. With
these animated diagrams, golfers can view side-by-side swing comparisons
to analyze their data in real-time, so they’re aware of their own
specific areas for improvement. Individual swings can be analyzed, and
two swings can be overlaid on top of each other to compare and contrast
so golfers know what to focus on next time. Golfers who use TruSwing
with an Approach S6 watch will have access to the Advanced Swing
Animations, which provides golfers with additional wrist path data to
show where their forearm is throughout the swing.

All data that’s collected is stored in one place within Garmin Connect.
Each session is organized by date, so users can go back to see each
individual swing, and how they’ve improved since then. Garmin Connect
can show golfers’ overall cumulative stats, as well as stats per
session, which can broken down by clubs used.

Weighing only 28 grams and measuring only 2.4”, TruSwing has an
unobtrusive design that can be securely attached to any club below the
grip. The robust attachment offers a firm grasp on the club, and the
simple, quick design makes swapping between clubs a breeze. TruSwing can
get up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge with plenty of
storage to make it through multiple rounds before uploading to Garmin
Connect. TruSwing boasts an IPX-7 water rating, which can withstand the
elements if golfers get caught in a sudden rainstorm.

TruSwing will be available in Q1 2016 and will have a suggested retail
price of $149.99.

TruSwing is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment,
which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance
users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing
or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for
outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s
other outdoor products and services, go to, and

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and Approach and are registered trademarks, and Garmin
Connect is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

1 Compatible devices include the Approach S20, S4, S5, S6, G7
and G8.

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Garmin International Inc.Maddie Estrada, [email protected]