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Zepp Labs partners with PGA and MLB pros to improve your swing

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The quest for the perfect swing never ends. Zepp Labs first made its mark with a small and powerful sensor that tracks your swing and sends all the pertinent data to the Zepp app for analysis. The company recently revamped the entire app, adding video analysis of swings, free video content, and data from Major League baseball players and golfers from the PGA Tour. Now you can pit your swing up against baseball star David Ortiz, golfer Keegan Bradley, and others.

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The new versions of the Zepp Baseball and Zepp Golf apps let you watch the pros swing from any angle, check out all the data collected by the Zepp sensor worn by the player, and even use the split screen feature to compare the pro’s video or data to your own. That way, you can see exactly how you compare with the pros and learn how to correct your swing to achieve better results.

The 3D model shows every step of the swing from start to finish and you can rotate the figure 360 degrees to catch every angle of the move. The videos are shot from multiple angles, so as to provide a similar experience. Every pro player in the app’s catalog has his or her own library of videos, 3D models, and swing data. The app also lets you record videos of your swings, so you can compare your footage to that of the pros, in addition to the raw data obtained from you Zepp sensor.

Players at any level can use the app as a training tool. Zepp Labs told us that even the pros are using the app to improve their swings. Coaches also use the data to analyze their players’ performance and pinpoint areas for improvement — even the pros need fine tuning now and then.

One of Zepp’s players, Mike Trout from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, said in a statement that Zepp’s data is truly an invaluable tool.

“When I was growing up I tried to develop my hitting style watching video of Derek Jeter. But I was just swinging, I didn’t know if I was doing something right or wrong. But now, using Zepp, young players are going to be able to accelerate their learning so much faster. I wish I had Zepp Baseball when I was a kid.”

The updated app is available for free on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store for Android. You can view the videos and all the other content in the apps. The Zepp sensor is available on the company’s website for $150.

Here’s a full list of the pros whose data is featured in the app:

Zepp Baseball Pros:

  • Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 2014 All-Star Game MVP, three-time All-Star
  • David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series MVP, three-time World Series Champion
  • Hunter Pence: San Francisco Giants, 2012 World Series Champion, three-time All-Star
  • Giancarlo Stanton: Miami Marlins, 2014, 2012 National League All-Star
  • Jose Altuve: Houston Astros, 2014 American League Batting Champion
  • Wil Myers: Tampa Bay Rays, 2013 American League Rookie of the Year
  • Josh Donaldson: Oakland Athletics, 2014 American League All-Star
  • George Springer: Houston Astros, American League Rookie of the Month, May 2014

Zepp Softball Pro:

  • Jennie Finch: U.S. Olympic Softball gold and silver medalist; 3-time World Champion

Zepp Golf Pros:

  • Keegan Bradley: 2011 PGA Championship Winner, 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team member
  • Brendan Steele: PGA Tour professional
  • Ryan Winther: 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion, 4-time Guinness World Record Holder
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