Previous Version ShotWatch™ Instructions
Activate Shotwatch by pressing the START button. After 10 seconds you will hear a double beep, Now you’re ready to swing. As you draw back you’ll hear a single beep. This indicates ShotWatch is armed and you’ll get a good reading.
After you’ve hit the ball, check the measurements of your swing by going to the SELECT button. You will get readings on SPEED, GRIP AND TIME. Each time you press the SELECT one of those values will be displayed. The last one of the three values you look at, will be the first one that comes up on you next shot.
This feature comes in handy if you want to concentrate on just one measurement, say TIME (TEMPO). After each shot, the first number displayed will be TIME. If you don’t SELECT another value, you can practice your TIME (tempo) exclusively.
Turning our attention to the MODE icons: You scroll through them by pressing the MODE button. The curved arrow is the ready MODE. Next is the thumbs up. Select the thumbs up when you’ve hit the shot you want to save in memory. You do this by pressing the SELECT button while the thumbs-up icon is displayed. A series of numbers and dashes flash on the LCD indicating the Best Shot info is saved.
Press the MODE button again and the next icon is the file folder. Assuming you saved the best shot measurements in the manner just described, as you press the SELECT button each measurement for SPEED, GRIP AND TIME will be those you saved from your best shot. You can change your best shot measures as often as you like. Obviously you will have different best shot values when you swing a different club.
The next MODE button is your handicap setting. They can be set from 1, excellent golfer, with an actual handicap in single digits, to a 5, which is the setting for a beginner Intermediate handicap settings, 2,3,or 4 will correspond to the skill level of the user.
Here is a good place to describe the functions of the plus and minus arrows on the top row of the LCD. Each shot is compared with the best shot saved in the file folder. If you exactly repeat the measurements from the saved best shot, the arrows will display all neutrals. Let’s say you repeated the same SPEED, but had higher or stronger GRIP pressure and had a slower swing. The characters displayed would be dash, or neutral on SPEED, a plus or up arrow on GRIP and a minus or down arrow on TIME or tempo. If your handicap is a 1, the Shotwatch is unforgiving, but if have a 5 handicap you have a greater margin or error.
The next two icons are the beeper and the setting for a right handed or a left handed golfer. If you want to turn the beeper off, while it is displayed in the icon bar, press SELECT and it will disappear indicating it’s off. Changing from right handed to left handed is a similar operation. Press SELECT the “R” changes to an “L”. Note if you’re getting nonsensical measurements on your swings, make sure the ShotWatch is set properly for a right handed or left handed golfer, which ever one you are.
There’s a neat test you can do with ShotWatch’s diagnostics. Press the MODE button until only the “R” is displayed in the icon bar. As you press the pressure plate on the back of the ShotWatch you’ll see how little pressure it take to change the GRIP PRESSURE value. Conversely, you can see that there is quite a range of pressures measured as you apply greater pressure. A typical GRIP PRESSURE reading for a man hitting with a driver or a wood is between 160 and 225. For a woman, 125 to 185. Irons and wedges may be less.
Finally we’ll show you how to change the battery. Because ShotWatch goes into sleep mode after two minutes of nonuse, it is very energy efficient resulting in longer battery life. A quality 2032 Medical Coin Cell battery will give five to seven hours of service. Our patented battery assembly is simple to operate. There’s a hole or a port between the two side buttons. Push a golf tee or a ballpoint pen into the port until the tray on the opposite side of the Shotwatch is released. You can then grab it with your index finger and thumb and remove the tray with the battery in it. Change batteries and then insert the tray until it is flush with the side of the Shotwatch. Notice there are notches and grooves so you can not insert either the battery in the tray, or the tray itself incorrectly. Just remember, DON’T FORCE IT…IF YOU HAVE TO FORCE IT, YOU HAVEN’T ALIGNED IT PROPERLY.
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