Operating Instruction Guide PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor

Operating Instruction Guide PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor
PureLaunch Tracker™ Operating Guide
PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor
Operating Instruction Guide
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Congratulations on the purchase of your new Zelocity PureLaunch Tracker™ Ball
Flight/Launch Monitor, the state-of-the-art in golf performance monitoring. We
recommend that you read through these instructions in their entirety before beginning to
set up and use the equipment. You may want to keep this guide handy when using the
PureLaunch Tracker™ the first few times. Please contact us with any questions at 480556-6007 or 1-800-279-4111 or visit our website at www.zelocity.com.
Table of Contents
Topic
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Table of Contents .............................................................................................................. 2
PureLaunch Tracker™ Specifications........................................................................... 3
Getting Started .................................................................................................................. 5
The PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor .............................................................. 6
Battery Charging .............................................................................................................. 7
Powering the PureLaunch Tracker™ ............................................................................ 8
Getting Started with PureLaunch Tracker™ Software............................................... 8
Setting Up a PureLaunch Tracker™ Session.............................................................. 15
Recording and Reviewing Shots in a PureLaunch Tracker™ Session ..................... 16
Highlighting, Editing and Deleting Shots ..................................................................... 19
Managing Files ................................................................................................................ 26
Exporting Data ................................................................................................................ 27
PureLaunch Tracker™ Reports................................................................................... 27
Print and Print Preview of the PureLaunch Tracker™ Reports .............................. 28
Warranty ......................................................................................................................... 29
Obligations & Exclusions ............................................................................................... 29
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PureLaunch Tracker™ Specifications
General:
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Launch monitor with three integrated Doppler-radar transceivers
Shot data transferred via wireless connection to personal computer (not included)
PureLaunch Tracker™ computer software provided for end user interface and
presentation
Outputs include: Ball Velocity, Club Head Speed, Carry/Total Distance, Power
Transfer Ratio %, Launch Angle, Total Spin, Deviation, Angle of Descent, Angle of
Approach, Side Spin, Club Face Angle, Tempo, Azimuth, Swing Path, Dynamic Loft,
Shot Type, Impact Position, Trajectory Graphics, Club Acceleration and
Deceleration, Database and Reports
Applications: Advanced Golf Instruction, Club sales, Custom Club Making, Club Fitting,
Serious Golfers
Performance:
• No adjustments for right or left handed golfers; No adjustments for any club
• Indoor or outdoor use; No calibration required; Setup time less than 30 seconds
• Trigger automatically or manually
Convenience:
• Portable, compact design
• Wireless communication from computer to PureLaunch Tracker™
• One year factory warranty and support/electronic software upgrades included
• No field maintenance required; Repaired at U.S. factory
• Operates using internal rechargeable lithium ion batteries or AC power outlet
• Batteries: recharge ~ 4 hrs; Avg. Life ~ 12 hrs
Construction:
• Rugged ABS domes, bases and neoprene pad
• Power button, AC power port
• External LED indicator for Power ON/OFF/Radar ARMED
Power:
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Internal rechargeable 12V DC lithium ion batteries
Power Transformer provided for recharging or AC operation
o Input Voltage (auto-sensing): 100-240V at 47-63 Hz
o Output: 12V 4.0A
Software/Computer:
• XP, Vista and Windows 7 based computer (32 or 64 bit) with at least 2 GIG RAM
(4 GIG recommended)
• Video card with 3D acceleration
• .Net framework required
• Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels (minimum)
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Dimensions:
Weight:
Shipping:
7 lbs
(H x W x D): 29” x 10” x 9”; 10 lbs
Environment:
• Operating temperature: 10° to 125°F; 1% to 90% Relative Humidity
• Non-operating storage conditions: -20° to 130°F; 1% to 95% Relative Humidity
• Compliant with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) product regulations
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We, Zelocity Corporation,
16101 N. 82nd Street., Suite A-2
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Phone 480-556-6007
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
Zelocity™ PureLaunch Tracker™
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
-- Reorient the receiving antenna
-- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
-- Move the computer away from the receiver
-- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Getting Started
Before using your Zelocity PureLaunch Tracker™ check to ensure that all components
have been received. A complete parts list for your PureLaunch Tracker™ is comprised
of the following items:
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PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor (front pod set and rear pod)
ZigBee to USB Dongle
Mini USB cable
Two AC Power Supplies/Battery Chargers
Front Pod Set Two Power Supplies and Plugs Rear Pod
Dongle with Mini USB Cable If you have not received these items or if any item appears damaged, contact Zelocity.
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The PureLaunch Tracker™ Launch Monitor
The PureLaunch Tracker™ sits on the ground or floor, with the front of the unit pointed
straight down the target line.
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The front pod set should be 48 inches in front of the tee/ball. The tee/ball should be 48
inches directly behind the center of the mat between the 2 front pods. Line up the green
tic marks on the pod mat with the tee/ball. The rear pod should be 48 inches behind the
tee/ball also centered behind the tee/ball and the center of the mat between the 2 front
pods. Ensure the square cutout/opening of the rear pod is facing directly down range.
The front pods should not be carried by the connecting logoed mat. The weight of the
pods could strain the wiring between the front pods. Please ensure you carry the front
pods by supporting their weight and not letting them hang by the connecting logoed mat.
Battery Charging
The PureLaunch Tracker™ can be connected directly to an AC outlet or powered by
internal rechargeable batteries. The software displays the battery level for both the front
pod set battery and the rear pod battery. Using the PureLaunch Tracker™ Pro with a
battery level of less that 25% may cause inconsistent readings.
To charge a PureLaunch Tracker™ battery:
1. Plug the power supplies into a surge protected AC outlet. These power supplies
are used for both battery charging and running the unit on AC power.
2. Charge front pod set and back pod batteries by plugging the power supplies into
the pods. The rear pod and the front right pod each have a power button and a
power supply port. The batteries will not overcharge. The batteries will be fully
charged within 4 hours.
3. The PureLaunch Tracker™ batteries will recharge when the unit is used on AC
power.
4. A fully charged battery will power the PureLaunch Tracker™ for 12 hours of
typical operation.
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Powering the PureLaunch Tracker™
The PureLaunch Tracker™ may be operated on either AC power or internal battery. To
operate on AC power, plug the power supply connectors into the port on the on the back
of the rear pod and the right front pod and connect the plugs to a surge protector/AC
outlet.
The PureLaunch Tracker™ will operate on a full battery charge for approximately 12
hours of typical use. Battery charge level may be checked in the software under the
Options/Battery Level menu item.
To turn on the unit, press the round power button on the back of the rear pod and right
front pod. The flashing green LED indicator will illuminate when the pod is powered on.
The flashing green LED indicator will turn to solid green once the dongle is connected to
the computer and the software recognizes the pods.
Getting Started with PureLaunch Tracker™ Software
Double click on the Zelocity PureLaunch Tracker™ icon from the desktop to start the
PureLaunch Tracker™ application.
The PureLaunch Tracker™ application includes five application tabs:
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Golfer includes the golfer information and session information including test item
(club, ball, etc.) setup, session recommendations and session summary statistics
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Shot displays single shot statistics in an easy to read view, allows for Launch/Arming
of the device and includes the delete shot function. The Shot tab has three views; the
first view displays the base metrics and the second view displays side spin, shot
deviation, angle of descent, angle of attack, club face angle and tempo and the third
view displays azimuth, swing path, shot type, impact position and dynamic loft.
Navigation between the views is through the ‘NEXT’ button
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All Shots displays a table of shots for a selected item. It allows for Launch/Arming
of the device and includes the delete shot function. Shot averages, standard deviation
and optimal values are also displayed
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Dashboard displays single shot statistics with a customer experience focus. It allows
for Launch/Arming of the device and includes the delete shot function. The
Dashboard tab has two views. The first view displays the base metrics and the second
view displays club head speeds prior to impact and at impact. Navigation between the
views is through the ‘NEXT’ button
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Trajectory plots the ball flight in two different views; overhead view (carry distance
and deviation) and profile view (carry distance and shot height). Ball flight may be
viewed in the ‘all items view’ (one line per item – average of all shots in each item),
‘selected item’ (one line per shot in the selected item) or ‘selected shots’ (selected
shots within an item). Additionally, it includes a statistics table entry for each ball
flight plotted
The application also has four drop down menus that include additional features and
functions. These menu items are File, Edit, Options and Help. Application tabs and
menu items will be described in the following sections.
The PureLaunch Tracker™ software has the following standard Microsoft Windows
menu options:
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Under the File menu you can:
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Create New sessions
Open previously saved sessions
Save sessions
Save As allows you to save sessions under a different name and/or location
Export Data allows you to save a copy of the current session file to a comma
delimited file for import into Microsoft Excel. The exported data will
incorporate any metric scaling set in the Options menu, Scaling item
Upload Data becomes active when the Options menu, Club Fitting Systems,
Swings Labs item is checked. In order to upload to Swing Labs, you must
have a Swing Labs account. This function is not currently implemented. It
will be completed in a later software release
Preview Reports allows you to view the current session Reports. You may
select which reports to view and the items to include
Print Reports allows you to print the current session reports. You may select
which reports to print and the items to include
Exit the PureLaunch Tracker™ Application
Under the Edit menu you can:
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Undo un-does the last operation (delete shot, recorded shot, etc.)
Redo re-does the last operation (delete shot, recorded shot, etc.)
Delete Item deletes an item with all its recorded shots
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Maintain Default Items allows the user to enter items including item name, club
type and loft for frequently used clubs. The user enters these default items and
selects which items are to be defaulted for all sessions. The user may deselect
items for a specific session, in this case the deselected items will not display
within a session. The user may select and deselect during a session, items with no
shots will be deleted from the session and newly selected items will be added to
the session.
To enter a new default item, type in the item name, tab to the club type and select
from the list of lofts available for the club type. The loft will default to the most
common loft for the club type. You many enter as many default items as needed
then click on the ‘UPDATE’ button to save the items. Select or deselect items by
clicking on the check box. Click on the ‘CANCEL’ button to end the function
without saving the updates made. The selected items will display within the
Golfer and Trajectory tab summary metrics box at the bottom of the tab. These
items may be edited within these two tabs for the current session but these updates
will not be incorporated into the default item for future sessions. You must
update the item in the Maintain Default Items function for the changes to recorded
as modifications to the stored default item
Under the Options menu you can:
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Perform a Detect PureLaunch Tracker™ Device. This option should always be
grayed out given communication is now wireless. This function will be removed
in a later software release.
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Battery Level allows you to check the battery level of the pods. We recommend
recharging the pod batteries when the battery charge level is 25% or lower. The
batteries will not overcharge so AC power supplies can be connected
continuously, if desired. The batteries will recharge when the pods are in use and
connected to AC power.
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Company Setup allows you to enter your company information which will print
on reports and be used throughout the application. The company name will
display on the application tabs and may be edited there as well. You may enter
your company logo which will then display on the application template (upper left
hand area above Golfer Tab) and print on the reports along with the company
address and telephone number. You may also default to the directory where you
wish the PureLaunch Tracker™ session files to be stored (.plt is the PureLaunch
Tracker™ file extension).
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Conditions allows you to enter your current weather and altitude information to
be used carry and total distance calculations. These condition values will remain
set for each session until re-set to another value.
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Environment allows you to switch between launch monitor usage Indoors versus
Outdoors. This option is defaulted to Outdoors. To change the Environment,
click on the desired value (Indoors or Outdoors). This selection will remain set
for each session until re-set to another value. Selecting the Outdoor value allows
the PureLaunch Tracker™ to track the ball for a longer duration than when used
on the Indoor setting. The Outdoor value does not display the side spin or the
shot deviation; all other metrics are displayed. The Indoors value displays all
metrics and ball flight trajectories within the application.
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Scaling allows you to scale the displayed results of a session. Session statistics
are stored at 100% values but will be displayed at the scaled values. These scaled
values will remain set for each session until re-set to another value. Scaled
metrics will display on all application tabs, reports and exported files. The
PureLaunch Tracker™ .plt file stores the metrics at 100% thus allowing you to
change scaling at a future date.
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Automatic Device Arming allows you to automatically have the system re-arm
the PureLaunch Tracker™ device without pressing ‘LAUNCH’ before each shot.
Once you select automatic device arming, this triggering method will be applied
and saved across sessions until re-edited. Upon system startup, you will need to
press ‘LAUNCH’ the first time you wish to record the shot, after that the
automatic arming takes over. This mode allows you to focus on the golfer and not
worry about arming the device on the computer. Simply hit shots when the
PureLaunch Tracker™ pod red lights are on; this denotes the unit is ‘ARMED’.
Automatic Device Arming depletes the battery power faster than manually arming
the unit
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Swing Analyzer this function is not currently active. Swing Analyzer partners
are in the process of developing integrations which will be implemented in a later
software release
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Fitting Systems to this function is not currently active. Fitting System partners
are in the process of developing integrations which will be implemented in a later
software release
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Display Units to change the measurements for application tab displays and report
printouts. See the values in the table below for choices. Once edited, the values
will be applied for each session until re-edited
English
Metric
Japan
Club Speed
Miles per hour
Miles per hour
Meters per second
Ball Velocity
Miles per hour
Miles per hour
Meters per second
Distance
Yards
Meters
Yards
Shot Deviation
Yards
Meters
Yards
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Number of Screens allows for the utilization of up to three monitors/screens for
PureLaunch output display. Each monitor must have a video port on the
PureLaunch application computer (the computer will have one video card for each
monitor). Utilizing multiple monitors allows multiple application tabs to be
displayed at the same time. Simply check the number of monitors attached to the
computer. The default is one. Once edited, the number of monitors will be
applied for each session until re-edited
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Auto Save will automatically save your current session in a .plt file every ten
minutes. This option is defaulted to on. If you do not wish to utilize this function
you may click on the item to turn off the check mark. We highly recommend
leaving this function set to on (checked). Saving your session frequently will
ensure your computer does not run out of available memory for the PureLaunch
application and other applications executing on your computer
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Under the Help menu, the About option displays the software version installed
Setting Up a PureLaunch Tracker™ Session
Use the Golfer tab to record the Golfer profile and Session information
Next, enter as many items (clubs, balls, etc.) as you would like to test in the Session.
These items will be saved in this Session exclusively. If you want to enter items that will
display for all Sessions then you must enter them in the Maintain Default Items function
beneath the Edit menu. You can also add additional items at any time. Use the scroll bar
at the right side of the item/summary statistics box to view previous items and enter new
items. Items may be entered here and on Trajectory tab. Enter the item name, select the
club and loft from the drop down list values. Use the ‘Tab’ on your computer to navigate
between these entry fields. If you do not select a club it will default to Driver; the loft
will default to 10.5. Ensure you have selected an accurate loft value. The application
uses the loft value for reporting purposes.
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Items to be tested can be anything you choose, such as:
• one type of club by different manufacturers (Drivers, 5-Irons, etc.)
• one club type and manufacturer but different shaft flexes
• one club but different manufacturer or type of golf ball
• one club but different shaft brands and weights
• different golfers at a demo day or tournament
The text descriptions typed in these fields carry forward to the remaining tabs, Export
file, Swings Labs upload and the Session reports.
The summary metrics for the item can be found directly following the item description,
club and loft. These average values are populated for each of the items as shots are
recorded during the session. The average values do not change when individual shots
are highlighted in the All Shots tab.
In the middle of the tab is the Recommendations block. Recommendations and notes for
the session may be entered here. Text entered into this block prints on the Session
Summary Report.
Recording and Reviewing Shots in a PureLaunch Tracker™ Session
You may ‘LAUNCH’ from all application tabs except the Golfer and Trajectory tabs. To
record shots, select from the drop down list box of items then click on ‘LAUNCH’ and
the button will change to ‘ARMED’. You are now ready to hit a shot. To abort the
‘ARMED’ state, click on the ‘ARMED’ button.
You may hit and store as many shots per item as you like. Each shot is numbered and
your last shot will be visible on each tab.
The PureLaunch Tracker™ can be used indoors or outdoors. If using indoors with a net,
ensure at least 10 feet of clear ball flight from tee position to the net, in order for
sufficient measurements to be read.
Ensure the golfer’s feet and the bottom of the launch monitor are on approximately the
same horizontal plane, i.e., one is not higher or lower than the other. If using the
PureLaunch Tracker™ indoors with a hitting mat, you need to ensure the PureLaunch
Tracker™ pods and the golfer are on the same level. You may need to place a hitting mat
or object of similar height beneath the PureLaunch Tracker™ pods.
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Once the golfer is in position to hit the shot, click ‘LAUNCH’ (gold button). This will
change the state to ‘ARMED’ (red button). The pods’ LED indicator will switch from
green to red while the pods are armed. The ‘LAUNCH/ARMED’ button can be activated
from the Shot, All Shots and Dashboard tabs. Clicking this button will activate the radar,
after which the PureLaunch Tracker™ waits to “hear” the club impact the ball via the
integrated microphone. After the monitor hears the impact, the PureLaunch Tracker™
tracks the flight of the ball and displays the measurements. Once the shot is struck, the
red LED indicator switches back to green. In automatic arm mode, the red LED indicator
re-lights when the pods are ready for the next shot.
The PureLaunch Tracker™ remains ‘ARMED’ until the user aborts the ‘ARMED’
condition or strikes the ball. The ‘ARMED’ condition will not time out.
This message may display while the computer and PureLaunch Tracker™ are connected for the following reasons:
• The computer or PureLaunch Tracker™ power is not on or the computer or PureLaunch Tracker™ batteries
are low
• The computer is searching for a wireless internet connection and has interrupted the USB port connections.
Disable your wireless internet access during PureLaunch Tracker™ sessions
• The mini USB cable connecting the computer and PureLaunch Tracker™ dongle is not connected correctly
To solve, ensure your computer is powered on, reconnect the mini USB cable, close the PureLaunch
Tracker™ application, power off the PureLaunch Tracker™ pods, then turn on the PureLaunch Tracker™
podsand restart the PureLaunch Tracker™ application
• The set up was performed out of sequence. You should first connect power on the computer, then connect
the mini USB and dongle to the computer, then power on the pods and finally initiate the software application
Once the PureLaunch Tracker™ is successfully armed and a shot is hit, you will see
measurements displayed on the Shot, All Shots, Dashboard and Trajectory tabs. These
tabs are described in the next sections.
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Shot Tab
The first view displays club speed at impact, ball velocity, launch angle, ball spin, carry
distance and power transfer ratio.
The second view will be populated with club face angle, angle of descent, side spin, shot
deviation (yards off target line), angle of attack and tempo.
The third view displays the azimuth, swing path, shot type, dynamic loft and impact
position. The remaining display box reserved for a metrics to be implemented in a later
software release. Use the ‘NEXT’ button to toggle between the three views.
All Shots Tab
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The All Shots tab displays all the shots recorded for an item. There is no limit to the
number of shots you can store in an item. Ten rows are displayed at a time. Use the
scroll bar at the far right side of the application tab to view previous or current shots. The
All Shots tab displays club speed at impact, ball velocity, launch angle, ball spin, carry
distance, total distance, power transfer ratio, deviation in yards with directional indicator
(R for right and L for left) and angle of descent.
The deviation cell may be edited by double clicking on the cell. A window will display
with the deviation and direction values that allows you to change the values if desired.
Additionally, this tab also displays the average for the shots recorded, the standard
deviation from the average and the optimal values based on the user’s average (based on
club head speed, ball velocity, launch angle, ball spin and club loft). Optimal values have
been researched and developed from leading club manufacturers and industry expert
input.
Highlighting, Editing and Deleting Shots
Individual shots can be deleted from the Shot, All Shots and Dashboard tabs immediately
after the hit by clicking on the ‘DELETE’ (gold button) on the bottom right side of the
tab, or at any point thereafter by selecting the Shot # (on Shot and Dashboard tabs) from
the shot counter and clicking on the ‘DELETE’ (gold button). Make certain you are in
the appropriate item before you delete shots. If a shot is deleted by mistake, choose the
Undo option from the Edit menu.
The All Shots tab also provides for deletion of multiple shots at once. Simply highlight
the shots you want to delete then click on the ‘DELETE’ button. Highlight the shots by
clicking on them; highlighted shots will display in bright green. The Undo option will
un-delete the set of shots mistakenly deleted.
The Trajectory tab ball flight is plotted from the shot Average row at the bottom of the
All Shots tab. By highlighting one or more shots in an item the ball flight will be plotted
on just these shots and not the All Shots tab average.
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The Deviation and Direction may be edited by left double-clicking on the Deviation cell
you would like to edit. You may then modify the Deviation yardage and/or direction. By
clicking on OK the changes will be saved and the window closed. By clicking on the
NEXT button, the changes will be saved and the deviation value in the following record
(row) will be displayed.
Dashboard Tab
The first view displays club speed at impact, ball velocity, launch angle, ball spin, carry
distance, total distance and power transfer ratio. The second view displays club head
speed prior to impact (five readings), club head speed at impact and ball velocity
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The second view displays the speed of the club head at impact, at 6 inches, 1 foot, 1.5
feet, 2 feet and 2.5 feet prior to impact. These increments are used to determine if the
golf club being swung by the golfer is speeding up in the 2.5 feet prior to impact range or
slowing down. Slowing down can be caused by ‘casting’ of the club during the swing,
potentially too stiff a shaft for that golfer or a ‘kick point’ that is not correct or a club that
is too heavy for that golfer.
A tour pro or long drive champion will most likely show an increase in club speed during
the 2.5 feet prior to impact because of their ability to retain their wrist angle and release
at the last minute (i.e., the ‘late’ release). An average golfer who hits the ball fairly
consistently and has been fitted with the correct equipment may see a one-half or less
mph decrease and a good player may see no increase or decrease or only perhaps a onetenth of a mph variation.
Data Displayed in Shot, All Shot, Dashboard and Trajectory tabs:
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Club Head Speed is speed of the club head at impact, in miles per hour or
meters per second as set in Display Units.
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Ball Velocity is speed of the ball after impact, in miles per hour or meters per
second as set in Display Units.
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Launch Angle is the angle of flight in degrees from horizontal.
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Ball Spin is the total spin in revolutions per minute (RPM) that a golf ball
rotates around a single axis.
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Carry Distance is the distance the ball flies in the air before hitting the
ground), in yards or meters (based on selected Display Units).
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Total Distance is estimated based on the carry distance, angle of descent and
impact spin of the shot; the calculation for the estimated amount of roll once a
ball lands is based on a standard PGA Tour cut fairway or green.
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Power-Transfer-Ratio % (PTR) is based on measured ball velocity divided
by measured club head speed multiplied 100%. PTR is an indication of the
energy that was transferred between the ball and club face at impact.
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Club Face Angle (CFA) is the estimated position of the club face at impact
relative to the intended line of the ball flight. For a right handed golfer a
“square” face angle aligns directly at the target, an “open” face aligns to the
right, while a “closed” face aligns left. These are reversed for a left handed
golfer.
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Angle-of-Descent (AOD) is one of the most important determinants of the
total distance a golf shot travels. Once the golf ball is launched its speed
gradually decays and gravity forces the ball to the ground. After the golf shot
reaches its apex the AOD becomes a critical component of the roll or lack of
roll that is expected.
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Side Spin is the speed the golf ball spins on an axis while in flight, in
revolutions per minute (rpm). There is really no “true” side spin number
because the golf ball spins on one axis rather than as two separate rotations
(back spin and side spin). Distance of travel is significantly affected by golf
ball backspin while the direction is influenced by side spin around the single
axis. This spin around the single axis is sometimes referred to as “total” spin.
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Shot Deviation is the number of yards or meters the golf ball lands to the
right or left of the initial target line.
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Tempo is the time it takes for the total duration of the golf swing once the
backswing commences. Tempo looks at the total time from the start of the
backswing, top of the swing and downswing until the moment of impact. This
measurement is expressed in seconds and measures to one hundredths of a
second (e.g., 1.56 seconds).
Note: In this version of the software the Tempo measurement is activated once
the operator clicks the ‘LAUNCH’ button. Therefore, the operator should not
click on ‘LAUNCH’ until the golfer begins their backswing.
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Swing Path is the path the club head follows through the impact zone.
Outside-In: Swing path in which the player’s club, on the downswing,
crosses over its path on the backswing, ending up directed more to the left
of target than desired. Outside-In swings typically result in pulls, fades or
slices, depending on the position of the club face at impact.
Inside-Out: Swing path in which the player’s club, on the downswing,
crosses under its path on the backswing, ending up directed more to the
right of target than desired. Inside-Out swings typically result in pushes,
draws or hooks, depending on the position of the club face at impact.
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Azimuth or Side Angle is the initial angle in degrees relative to the starting
flight of the golf ball. Negative values for a right handed golfer indicate the
golf ball starts to the left of the target line at impact. Positive values indicate
the ball started to the right of the target line.
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Shot Type is the resulting ball flight classification of the shot just hit. Shot
Type reflects the initial starting point of the shot and the ending result. For
example, a Draw for a Right handed golfer generally consists of the club’s
swing path coming from Inside-Out followed by a slightly positive Side Angle
or Azimuth with a resulting gentle shot shape from right to left of the target
line.
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Impact Position is the estimated location where the golfer’s club first comes
in contact with the golf ball.
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Dynamic Loft is the change to the loft at impact during the golf swing
compared to the golf club’s original specifications. The dynamic loft or the
loft at impact is a combination of the lean of the shaft at impact and the club
head path and angle coming into the ball.
Note: Currently the PureLaunch Tracker™ software only displays the
Dynamic Loft for driver shots. Future releases will include the Dynamic Loft
for non-driver club shots as well.
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Angle-of-Attack (AOA) or Angle-of-Approach (AOA) is the difference
between the resulting shot’s launch angle and the golf club loft at the point of
impact. This angle is the steepness of descent or ascent of the golf club’s
forward swing.
This metric is important in determining if the golfer has a negative
(downward) or positive (upward) angle at the moment of impact.
Note: Currently the PureLaunch Tracker™ software only displays the AOA
for driver shots. Future releases will include the AOA for non-driver club
shots as well.
Illustrations:
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Viewing Ball Flight Trajectory
The Trajectory tab plots the ball flight in two different views; Overhead view (carry
distance and deviation) and Profile view (carry distance and shot height). Ball flight may
be viewed in the ‘All Items View’ (one line per item – average of all shots in each item),
‘Selected Item’ (one line per shot in the selected item) or ‘Selected Shots’ (selected shots
within an item). Additionally, it includes a statistics table entry for each ball flight
plotted. To switch between Profile and Overhead views, left double-click your mouse
with the cursor positioned anywhere on the black graph background.
The trajectory tab defaults to the Profile view with the All Items View. With the All
Items View, the graphical display line for an item defaults to the All Shots average
measurement for the item plotted on the Trajectory tab. Each item is shown in a different
color with the color of the item font corresponding to the color of the line on the graph.
The All Items View is not available in the Overhead view because averaging the shots’
deviations would not provide useful information.
To use the menu, right click your mouse on the black graph background. This will
display the menu box. Left click your mouse to select a different view option. To view
Selected Items, click on the desired item in the summary table below the graph. All shots
for the item will be plotted in either the Profile or Overhead view. To view Selected
Shots, select individual rows for each item displaying on the All Shots tab. To highlight
specific item rows click on the shot number on the table; the row will highlight green.
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You may select as many rows as desired. To unselect a row, click on it again, it will
change back to white.
The Session Statistics table in the bottom of the Trajectory tab will display average
metrics for the selected rows comprising the ball flight trajectory drawn or the defaulted
average for the item. The same Session Statistics table is found at the bottom of the
Golfer tab. The Session Statistics table also allows for entry of new items. The All Shots
Tab section addressing Highlighting and Deleting Shots shows an example of selecting
specific input rows for the Trajectory tab.
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Managing Files
The software allows you to save your sessions using the File menu Save option or with
the File menu Save As option. Enter a valid Microsoft Windows file name. The file
extension will be .plt. Files are saved in the default file location as defined in the
Company Setup window or you can override the default location as desired.
Once the session is saved, it can be reopened at any time by selecting Open from the File
menu. This.plt format is an XML file and can be read using Microsoft Notepad.
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Exporting Data
To export PureLaunch Tracker™ session data to a comma delimited or Microsoft Excel
file, navigate to Export Data from the File menu. A standard file save window will
display. Select the export file name and click on ‘Save’. The file name will default to the
Golfer Name; this may be changed. To open the file in Microsoft Excel, double click on
the file name from your saved directory location.
The file is stored as a .csv file which will automatically open into Microsoft Excel. You
may save the file as an .xls file once you open the file in Microsoft Excel. The Microsoft
Excel spreadsheet will contain the company name, golfer name, session name and session
date as the header. Each item will be included with item name, club and loft plus all
stored shot metrics.
PureLaunch Tracker™ Reports
There are four PureLaunch Tracker™ reports:
The Session Summary Report contains Company, Golfer and Session
Recommendations. This report is often used as a cover page for the full set of session
reports.
The All Shots Report contains individual metrics for each shot for the items selected
from the report selection window.
The Club Gapping Report contains carry and total distance metrics for each item
selected at a shot average level for each selected item.
The Consistency Report shows the Consistency Index by club (item). This index is the
sum of the standard deviations of all readings (distance, ball velocity, club speed, and
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power transfer ratio), subtracted from 100 (the theoretical “perfect” consistency reading).
The higher the Consistency Index, the more consistent the readings for the club.
To print or view the reports, navigate to Print Reports or Preview Reports under the File
menu. The following window will display. Select the reports and items you want
included in your report(s). Company information and logo will appear on the reports
when entered as part of the Company Setup function under the Options menu. Reports
may be printed to any of the printers set up within your Microsoft Windows installation
including Adobe PDF.
Print and Print Preview of the PureLaunch Tracker™ Reports
You may select the reports and items to print from the Report Selection window above.
The Preview Reports function allows the user to view the selected reports prior to
printing.
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Warranty
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product and is not
transferable.
Subject to Obligations or Exclusions found below, this Zelocity PureLaunch Tracker™ is
warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the period of
one year for parts and labor.
This warranty includes Skype, email or telephone technical support and electronic
software upgrades at no charge for the PureLaunch Tracker™ product for the
period of one year from date of purchase.
Each warranty period commences on the date of purchase by the original purchaser.
Warranted services must be performed at the Zelocity Corporation factory or an
authorized Zelocity Service Center. The warranty will be voided should anyone other
than the Zelocity factory or an authorized Zelocity Service Center service the product or
open the product casing.
Obligations & Exclusions
Zelocity Corporation will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product at no
additional charge except as set forth below. If the returned part is not found to be
defective, then no warranty work will be preformed. Repair components, parts and
replacement products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will be either
reconditioned or new. All replacement parts and products become the property of
Zelocity Corporation. This warranty does not include service to repair damage as a result
of modification of the product, misuse, abuse, neglect, negligence, vandalism, accident,
or abnormal conditions including but not limited to war, flood, accident, lighting, fire,
wind, or other acts of God or damage caused by occurrences over which Zelocity
Corporation has no control.
No charges for time or materials used in making repairs or corrections by parties other
than Zelocity Corporation will be paid by Zelocity Corporation. The warranty is void if
any improper alteration or service is performed without written authorization from
Zelocity Corporation.
This warranty will be honored only upon presentation of the original, dated bill of sale
and matching PureLaunch Tracker™ unit serial number.
If the equipment has been connected to an incorrect power source, or is improperly
installed (if applicable) by a party other than Zelocity Corporation, the warranty is
voided.
This warranty shall not cover adjustment of customer-operated controls or products that
have been altered, replaced or have missing serial numbers. This warranty shall not
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apply to uncrating, setup, installation or the removal and installation of products for
warranty.
Warranty service may be obtained by delivering the product or component part to
Zelocity Corporation’s service center at customer’s expense. Before returning any
product or component part, the customer must obtain a valid Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number from the Zelocity Corporation customer service manager.
No shipments will be accepted by Zelocity or its designated repair facility without a valid
RMA number. If this product is delivered by mail, you agree to insure the product or
assume the risk of loss or damage in transit, to prepay original shipping charges to the
service center location and to use the original shipping container or equivalent. Repaired
products will be returned to you by surface delivery at Zelocity Corporation’s expense or
by air freight at buyer’s expense.
All expressed and implied warranties for this product including the warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are limited in duration to a period of
one year from the date of purchase, and no warranties, whether expressed or implied, will
apply after this period. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
If this product is not in good working order as warranted above, your sole remedy shall
be repair or replacement as provided above. In no such event will Zelocity Corporation
be liable to you for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental or
consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use such a product, even if
Zelocity Corporation has been advised of the possibility of such damages or for any claim
by any other party.
The foregoing is in lieu of all other expressed warranties and Zelocity Corporation does
not authorize any party to assume for it any obligation or liability. In no event shall
Zelocity Corporation be liable for special or consequential damages arising from the use
of this product or anything other than its expressed purpose or for any delay in the
performance of this warranty due to causes beyond Zelocity Corporation’s control.
MAKING CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRODUCT,
UNLESS EXPRESSLY APPROVED BY ZELOCITY CORPORATION,
MAY VOID THE RIGHT TO OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT.
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