Full Swing Kit Review – Is it Worth It?
One of the most resounding endorsements for the Full Swing KIT golf launch monitor comes from none other than Tiger Woods. The company claims that he demanded a supremely accurate launch monitor and they delivered.
Whether or not this is true or just a marketing ploy remains to be seen. What we do know however is that this little launch monitor is certainly at least worth a look. We had the opportunity to test the Full Swing KIT and put it through its paces.
Before we get into the details, it should be noted that the Full Swing KIT retails for just around $4,000 so this is a mid-tier launch monitor in terms of price. But does possibly paid endorsement and the price tag mean that the Full Swing KIT is actually worth it? Find out in the following review.
Full Swing KIT Overview
As Full Swing puts it, they used the most innovative radar technology when they built the Full Swing KIT.
The Full Swing KIT is a radar-dependent golf launch monitor and it’s important to note that because radar works best outdoors when there is enough space to get accurate readings. Radar tracking, as opposed to photometric tracking, tends to lose accuracy indoors.
However, that wasn’t the case with the Full Swing KIT. It was surprisingly accurate indoors – you just have to make sure that you allow for at least 8 feet of ball flight into your net so the radar sensors can do their thing.
The Full Swing KIT does have a 4K onboard camera; but it’s only used to record your swings. The recordings can then be sent to your phone or other connected devices. One of the coolest things about the Full Swing KIT is that it’s so compact.
It’s about the size of a modern iPad and as such, it’s extremely portable. Thankfully, the Full Swing KIT was very accurate outdoors which is where we did most of our testing. Another cool thing about this launch monitor is that it has a heads-up display that is clearly readable even in direct sunlight.
You can also customize what data is shown on the display. Of course, all data can be viewed on your phone, tablet or other connected device. The Full Swing KIT also includes a free Full Swing app that provides additional ball and shot information.
Last but not least, we really liked the fact that the Full Swing KIT uses E6 Connect for their course simulation suite. We are big fans of E6 and think they make the most true-to-life and fun golf course simulations.
The Full Swing KIT also features 2 separate processors. One is dedicated to the radar sensor and the other is strictly for media applications (the camera, connectivity etc). This makes the Full Swing KIT very fast. We loved that we never had to wait a long time for our metrics to show up on the onboard display or on our devices. Everything works quickly and smoothly with this monitor.
Full Swing KIT
In 20 Words or Less
The Full Swing KIT launch monitor provides all the essential shot and swing metrics is a sleek, compact package.
Full Swing KIT First Impressions
Our initial impression of the Full Swing KIT was that it was small and that it had a pretty cool design.
Then, we were really pleased with how quick the setup is for this launch monitor. You don’t have to place metallic stickers on all your balls or use any kind of alignment sticks. All you have to do is set the Full Swing KIT launch monitor 10 feet behind the ball, select your club and you’re ready to go.
Of course, if you want data sent to your phone or device you need to connect to the monitor but it’s wireless and is also pretty fast and intuitive.
The Full Swing KIT can detect and keep track of 16 shot metrics.
These include carry distance, total distance, spin rate, spin axis, face angle, face to path, attack angle, launch angle, ball speed, club speed, smash factor, club path, horizontal angle, apex height, side carry distance and side total distance.
You can also record video of your shot and review it on your connected device. Full Swing has also hinted that more shot metrics may be added in the future. You can also pair the Full Swing KIT with a wide variety of devices like your golf watch, tablet, phone or even Air Pods.
It has a little kickstand in the back so you can easily set it up on any even surface. You can expect about 5-6 hours of battery life which is more than enough for a practice session. It comes with a USB-C charging cable and a pretty neat little travel case.
It’s also very nice that the camera can record in 4K. This yields amazing HD recordings of your shot for you to review any time.
Of course, there is also a golf simulator powered by E6 connect so you can play over 100 courses from around the world in your own home.
Full Swing KIT Selling Points
- Radar sensors
- Dedicated processors
- Shot recording in 4k
- 16 shot metrics
- Compact design
Who Is The Full Swing KIT for?
The Full Swing KIT would be best for players that are working with instructors to improve their game.
While the E6 software suite does provide some fun game modes for recreational use, we definitely got the sense that the Full Swing KIT was mostly for serious practicing. For this reason, it would probably be best for competitive mid handicappers and scratch players serious about improving.
- The setup process is very easy
- It processes your shot information very quickly
- Very accurate outdoors
- Fun game modes and online challenges with the E6 Connect software
- Fits easily in your bag
- Great for players serious about improving
- A bit pricey
- You need at least 8 feet of launch space for it to be accurate indoors
- Relatively limited shot metrics
- Takes a long time to fully charge