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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Golf Shoes Are About to Get Smart

You're already wearing FitBits and AppleWatches, your Android phone is using an app to keep track of your steps, and your clubs are sending full swing information to your smart phone so you can obsess over your swing plane faster. Now your golf shoes are about to get into the act.

Meet the IOFIT Smart Shoes, complete with phone app.

IOFIT Smart Shoes plus app

Golf Digest has a new article about the Kickstarter-funded shoes:
Developed over the last two years, the IOFIT Smart Shoes track weight transfer and balance in your golf swing. IOFIT, a creative off-shoot from Samsung, designed the shoes with thin pressure sensors inside the insoles to track how your feet work (or in many cases don’t work) during the swing.
There's a lot more to them than that. You probably want to go watch Olympic golf right now, so I'll let you read the article later to get all the info. Suffice it to say that they incorporate a portable version of some existing golf tech and they should be available early next year.

Of course, new tech continues to build on itself as we bury ourselves under more and more data. So just think: Soon you'll not only be able to keep track of how many steps you take each day, but you'll know exactly how many of them are the result of poor leg action. I can't wait...

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