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Augmented-Reality Golf Coverage Uses KVH IMU

June 22, 2015By
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Golf fans who watched televised coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament June 18-21 got a new outlook on what the professional golfer is facing, thanks to a camera and augmented-reality tracking system that includes a 1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) from KVH Industries. Called RangeFinder, the system was developed by Sportvision, Inc., creators of football’s Virtual Yellow 1st and Ten Line,... read more

Garmin Golf Introduces Two Touchscreen Handhelds

January 24, 2014By
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Garmin International has introduced two new handhelds geared for the golf aficionado, including a new top-of-the-line model, the Approach G8. The Approach G7 and G8 golf handhelds have color touchscreens, more than 30,000 preloaded international courses, a rechargeable battery capable of multiple rounds, and new measurement features such as PlaysLike Distance, which shows adjusted range for uphill and downhill shots.... read more

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Dedicated GPS Devices to Reach $7 Billion in 2018

September 13, 2013By

Despite the continued decline of PNDs, and the threat of smartphones, smart watches and eyewear, the portable GPS-enabled device market is forecast to continue to hold its own thanks to dedicated HUD/eyewear, cycling and health/tracking devices, according to a report by ABI Research. ABI Research’s quarterly GNSS Database forecasts the new and emerging markets for GPS-enabled devices, and where the... read more

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Game Golf Offer Golf Game Tracking Technology

May 9, 2013By
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Game Golf, a wearable technology and integrated software platform for golf, is available for pre-0rder, and expected to be released this summer. Backed by professional golfers Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood, it seamlessly records a player’s golf game to make the game more engaging, visual, interactive, shareable and social, both on and off the course. “Game Golf not only gives everyone... read more

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Webb Simpson Wins the 2012 U.S. Open on Putting Surfaces Built with Topcon Precision Measurement Technology

June 20, 2012By

Last Sunday, when 156 of the world’s best golfers gathered together at The Olympic Club Lake course in San Francisco, California to compete in the 2012 Men’s U.S. Open golf tournament, it signaled the culmination of years of work at The Olympic Club Lake course that included the complete tear-down and reconstruction of all 18 green complexes using Topcon’s precision measurement technology. read more

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