ES12 Portable Launch Monitor & Digital Golf Assistant ($25 Off Instantly!)
ES12 Portable Launch Monitor
Instant Feedback and Proven Accuracy
When you're at the practice range, it can be difficult to gauge exactly how you're doing. You can see what direction your ball travels in and roughly how far it goes, but wouldn't it be great to know exactly? With the ES12 Digital Golf Assistant by Ernest Sports, you get the accurate, immediate feedback you need to improve your game.
The ES12 is a portable launch monitor that uses Doppler radar technology to capture ball speed and distance. The ES12 pairs via Bluetooth with the free Ernest Sports smartphone app to display and store that data, as well as provide tools to analyze it; the app also serves as a scorecard while you're on the course, allowing you to track your strokes and share your progress via e-mail or social media. In addition to displaying your data, the ES12 immediately reports your ball distance audibly through your hands-free headset, headphones, or the device's own speakers. The ES12 also pulls from all of your logged sessions and makes club recommendations based on your past performance with each club.
Interactive App: Record, Report, Review
The smartphone app connects directly with your ES12 device via Bluetooth, giving you the ability to track and analyze your practice sessions. Once you hit a ball, the speed and distance are displayed on the LCD screen of the ES12 while the information is also displayed and stored on your smartphone.
Optimal Club Selection
The age old question: How do I know what club to use and when? Now you can access your own data that will give you the insight needed for optimal club selection. The Course Caddy gives you the ability to input the distance you need to hit your ball. By pulling all of your logged range sessions, the ES12 will make a club recommendation based on your past performance with each club.
View and Analyze Your Swing
Analyze and improve your swing plane with video analysis. Use difference colored lines to highlight and view your stance, arm extension, shoulder turn, head placement and more! The ES12 smartphone app leverages your phone's video camera capabilities allowing you to capture your swing for frame-by-frame analysis.
Logs up to 2,000 shots
Records club use, distance and speed of ball
Provides instant audible feedback – through speaker or hands-free/Bluetooth earpiece
Analyzes performance data by shot or club
Color: Black case with blue protective boot
Dimensions : 5.3″(h) x 3.0″(w) x 1.6″(d)
Weight: 10 oz.
Power: Standard 9V battery (2 included); Duracell preferred (approximately 17 hours of use)
Display: .67(h)” x 1.7(w)”
Operating Temperature: 25°F - 120°F
checkmark: Features include Historical Range Data, Club Gapping, Skills Challenge, Video Analysis, Course Caddie, Audible Feedback, and much more checkmark: Uses Doppler radar technology to instantly measure your ball distance and ball speed checkmark: FREE iOS and Android compatible Apps allow your swing data to be stored and accessed via your smartphone or tablet truck: This item is eligible for FREE Shipping!
Valid for U.S. based orders in the contiguous 48 states.
plus: Comes with ES12 Launch Monitor, Manual, Activation Code, 9V Battery, and Carry Pouch
Calculates Ball Speed not Yardage
You may get a correct ball speed, but yardages are very inconsistent. The device "guesses" at your launch angle (using a predetermined launch angle), and without that, you will never get a correct yardage. I bounced the ES12 off of my Bushnell Rangefinder with several shots and the distance calculated by the ES12 was much "shorter" than my actual yardage (I play TM R7;'s which have "stronger" lofts than most irons). I hit my 7-iron around 165 - 170...the ES12 kept saying it was only going around 150 yards (which is a hard 9, easy 8). When I hit my driver, it was saying 240, 250, when in actual it was 265 - 280.
It seemed to me as the "longer" the club gets, the more error comes into the yardages that are calculated.
One more thing, I noticed it does not calculate "every" shot...it misses a shot here and there..it seemed to pick up about 70% of the shots (which I may have caused due to the positioning of the device compared to the ball).
It's a neat little training aid, but ONLY for ball speed. What you may need to do is "self" calibrate the device by hitting a shot, check the ES12 compared to a rangefinder and change the "club" selection on the ES12 until it starts to give you accurate readings (i.e., select 6-iron on the ES12, but you actually are hitting your 7-iron) or disregard everything but "ball speed" and try to consistently hit a specific "ball speed" for each club.
Have always wanted to know my club distance without having to guess or drop $10k on a Trackman - this little beauty does just that.
You do have to hit it somewhat straight to get an accurate reading but it's very accurate if you do so. Read an article that said they matched up to 98% accuracy against a trackman.
Awesome! Matt D
Certified PBS Reviewer: ES12
Whether you’re getting in a bucket at the range or taking a few swings into a net at home, the ES12 Portable Launch Monitor is an effective tool that tracks your shot distance and ball speed and easily allows you to view all the data on your smart phone or tablet.
The ES12, which connects to your device via Bluetooth, logs up to 2,000 shots, and you can store them in easy-to-find sessions. The distance readings are pretty accurate and are announced through the monitor (OR IS IT THE PHONE, I FORGET), so you can hear the results and get a good feel for how consistently you’re striking the ball with each club without having to walk over to your device after every swing.
All the distance readings for each club in your bag are also averaged and laid out in bar graph form, giving you a one-stop shop for how far you hit each club.
You might not need to utilize the weather feature if you already have a trusted weather app of your own, but the ES12 does provide the current temperature and wind conditions in case you need it in a pinch before heading to the course. And there’s also a skills challenge, which is a cool way to try and learn how to match club choice and swing speed in order to try and hit various random distances presented to you.
Based on all the data it accumulates, the ES12 even has electronic caddy function, telling you the correct club choice for various distances when you’re out on the course. Dan Kolko
Consistent readings are good enough for me
If you are looking for a way to measure shot after shot while working on the range or hitting into a net at home, this is a good tool.
At first I didn't like this because I thought it wasn't accurate in regards to distances, but once I realized that it was consistent between shots and showed me how making swing changes related to more or less ball speed and distance I found this to be a valuable tool. If it's +/- 10 or 20 yards off, it doesn't matter as long as it's consistent in its readings.
Have used it about 5 times and can't imagine banging balls for an hour without it now. It's one thing to feel like a shot is good and another to have the reinforcement this can provide. finn
ES12 2013 Golf Channel TV commercial
ES12 2013 Golf Channel TV commercial