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Guide on How to Use HackMotion

Learn how to learn with HackMotion!

In this post we will provide insights from two HackMotion review videos where golfers and youtubers David Maxfield and Backyard Golfer show and explain in detail how to work with our wrist sensor and understand all its features. 

In the video above you can see David Maxfield explaining from A to Z how to work with HackMotion wrist sensor and working with its Clubface Control and Audio Biofeedback features.

In the video later on in this post you will find Backyard Golfer working on the ball’s trajectory with HackMotion and explaining how flexion/extension can impact it. He analyzes his shots by looking at HackMotion data and suggestions for fixing the swing problems. 

How to get started:

If you are new to the HackMotion app, it is recommended to go through the tutorial provided, since it gives great insights on how to measure yourself with HackMotion and what to aim for.

Starting a session:

For the sensor to work properly and show the correct data, when starting a session you need to calibrate it on your hand. If the data seems wrong after the calibration, you can always re-calibrate the sensor. You will also need to re-calibrate the sensor at a new mounting or if it has slipped or moved.

Clubface Control mode:

In Clubface Control mode for every shot you can see three positions – address, top and impact. For each position the sensor measures the degree of flexion (-)/extension (+). In addition, for top and impact positions the sensor provides you with a recommended range. If you’re out of this range, the data will show the card yellow or red depending on the size of the range offset. The recommended range is calculated based on your address position.


Audio Biofeedback:

To help you know whether your wrists are within the range already before the shot, you can use the audio biofeedback function. It allows you to set a range and whenever your wrists will be in this range, the sensor will display a sound. For example, the player down below has put the range between -11 to +15 degrees. This way you can always check if your wrists are in the correct position throughout the whole swing.

Shot analysis:

Additionally to the data for each single shot in the Clubface Control mode, HackMotion provides you with a table of all your shots together. There you can compare each shot’s data and the range offset at top and impact. For example, in shot #3 the player was by 10 degrees out of the range at top but at impact all the shots were within the range. You can also see the average metrics for all the shots.

Shot replay:

Moreover, for more detailed analysis you can replay each and every shot. There you can see a 3D model of your arm together with a graph showing the data of your wrist at every stage of the shot.

Session overview:

After you have finished your session you can access a session overview which provides a summary of range offsets for top and impact, as well as identifies the swing issues. For example, this player tends to extend (cup) the wrist too much at the top, which opens the clubface and makes it difficult to square it at impact.

Fixing the swing issues:

The problem has been identified. So, what’s next? Don’t worry, HackMotion has it covered! On the top right of the session overview you can access a detailed guide on how to fix the issue with data examples from tour players. Additionally, HackMotion provides you with drill details and description that you can use to train and fix the problematic pattern of your swing.

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