Garmin TruSwing Golf Swing Sensor: An HONEST Review

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In this post, I’m going to be reviewing the Garmin TruSwing golf swing sensor and sharing my honest thoughts after putting it through the test. I’ll also show you the cheapest place I could find it for sale, so continue reading.

In short, here’s my quick review of the Garmin TruSwing: Overall, I’d say it’s a fairly decent swing sensor that provides some accurate data, but there are better options out there that give more useful information. Most average golfers won’t know what a -10 degree Dynamic Loft means or what to do with it. I’ve tested out a lot of devices like this and the one that’s benefited me the most is the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors.

Since writing this, Garmin has discontinued the TruSwing and that’s even more reason to go with the Arccos Sensors. If you’re just looking for a golf GPS, you should check out our favorites list here.

What Is Garmin TruSwing?

This is a club sensor that attaches just below your grip and will send your club data to your phone, tablet, or GPS.

You’ll be able to see your swing metrics, 3D animations, swing speed/tempo, club path, shaft angle, and a few other things.

It only comes with 1 sensor so if you want to track all your clubs you’d either need to buy multiple (expensive) or swap it after each shot (a hassle).

What Does Garmin TruSwing Do?

Once you attach the sensor to your grip and download the app, all you have to do after that is select the club in the app and take a swing.

After you take your swing, the data will transfer to the app and you’ll see a 3D image of your swing path, clubhead speed, tempo, club path at impact, and you can compare 2 different swings.

One thing I didn’t like though is that most golfers would have no idea what most of the numbers mean.

Here’s a demo video:

Was It Easy To Use?

When it comes to setting everything up and getting started, the TruSwing is very simple to use.

All you have to do is attach it to your club, download the app, select your club, and take a swing.

One thing that was a little bit tricky was understanding what a lot of the data in the app means (what’s good shaft lean, etc).

Another thing that was a bit frustrating to do was to swap the sensor from one club to another after each shot.

How Accurate Was It?

When it comes to the data the TruSwing gives, it was actually a bit more accurate than I first thought.

It wasn’t perfect by any means but the data was fairly close to when I was at the Golftec center (as long as the sensor is aligned properly).

That being said, the info probably isn’t that helpful for the average golfer since they won’t know what the numbers mean (there isn’t much help in the app).

Garmin TruSwing Specs

Garmin TruSwing
Size2.4 x 0.6 x 0.8 inches
Weight28 grams
Battery Life12 Hours
Swing Tempo/SpeedYes
Face AngleYes
Club PathYes
Shaft LeanYes

What I Like

  • The price is affordable.
  • It gives a lot of data that better players might need.
  • It’s easy to set up and use.
  • The data seems to be more accurate than other units.

What I Don’t Like

  • You have to swap the sensor from one club to another.
  • Most golfers won’t understand what the numbers mean or what’s good and bad.
  • Other devices provide more relevant info.

The Breakdown

  • Performance Score: 6
  • Price Score: 9
  • Ease Of Use Score: 10
  • My Personal Score: 8

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need a Garmin GPS to read the data?

A. No. You can use a computer or phone.

Q. Does it provide any putting metrics?

A. No.

Q. What Garmin devices does it pair with?

A. It pairs with the Garmin S20, S4, S5, S6, G7, and G8.

Is It Worth It?

Overall, I’d say it’s a fairly decent swing sensor that provides some accurate data, but there are better options out there that give more useful information. Most average golfers won’t know what a -10 degree Dynamic Loft means or what to do with it. Plus, the TruSwing isn’t for sale anymore.

I’ve tested out a lot of devices like this and the one that’s benefited me the most is the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors. You can also read our favorite golf GPS units here.

Garmin Truswing

8.3

Performance

6.0/10

Price

9.0/10

Ease Of Use

10.0/10

Jon Webber

Just an average golfer trying to take my game to the next level. Was shooting around 100 not that long ago but have now been in the 80s consistently. Best round to date was 12 over. Best 9 holes were 4 over.

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