The new training aid called deWiz is notable for the comprehensive swing analysis data it provides and the way it tracks a golfer’s hands through his or her swing. But according to Markus Westerberg, co-founder and chief technology officer for the product as well as a certified Sweden PGA instructor, what sets this product apart is its Learning Stimuli feature, which gives real-time, haptic feedback with a buzz on the wrist to which the golfer has attached the device – and/or through an audio alert – the moment a swing goes astray.
“DeWiz’s data capture capabilities are unmatched via our wearable device, which precisely measures transition plane, length of backswing, hand speed and tempo ratio like never before,” he suggested.
The value of the Learning Stimuli feature as a training aid, Westerberg adds, is backed by motor learning science and the fact that a person’s brain can rescript his or her golf swing and improve more quickly with instantaneous assessment, as opposed to the trial-and-error process of interpreting and translating information after each one.
“If, for example, you have trouble slicing the ball, deWiz allows you to set parameters to minimize coming over the top in your transition,” Westerberg explained. “With the Learning Stimuli activated, a golfer immediately feels when their swing breaks those parameters, and they can continue to practice until they have improved their transition.”
In addition, he says, deWiz’s accelerated learning process assists in dialing in distances with precise lengths of backswings for a player’s wedge game and synching the overall swing’s tempo ratio through impact.
According to Westerberg, the product has been in development for more than five years and tested and touted by a number of leading tour professionals, among them Bryson DeChambeau, who has described it as “maybe the most revolutionary golf training aid to ever hit the market.” Other endorsers include Annika Sörenstam, Lydia Ko, Henrik Stenson and Vijay Singh.
The DeWiz app is free and the device, which currently sells for $699, is available through the company’s website.