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Uneekor Swing Optix Review: The Ultimate Camera for Golf Swing Analysis

The Uneekor Swing Optix cameras have become a popular choice among home golf simulator owners looking to enhance their swing analysis.

After several weeks of testing these cameras, this review delves into their features, setup process, and overall performance.

From unboxing to practical use, discover everything these high-quality cameras have to offer and how they can elevate your golf game.

What’s in the Box?

The Uneekor Swing Optix camera set includes two cameras. It’s important to note that you can’t purchase them individually; they come as a pair.

Each camera boasts an impressive 180 frames per second, offering high-quality slow-motion footage. While I’m not certain of the exact resolution, they appear to be high-definition, delivering crisp and clear visuals.

Upon unboxing, the first thing that stood out was the compact size of these cameras. They are remarkably small, roughly a 1-inch cube, which contrasts significantly with larger alternatives like those from Carl’s Place.

Despite their size, these cameras are well-manufactured and come with two lenses – a wide-angle lens and a zoom lens. The zoom lens can be used for both close-up and distant shots, providing versatility in how you capture your swing.

uneekor swing optix

The package also includes three USB cables: two over 16 feet long and one 6.5 feet long, accommodating various setups. The longer cables are perfect for placing one camera at a distance and keeping your laptop nearby, while the shorter cable is ideal for close setups without the hassle of excess length.

Setting Up the Uneekor Swing Optix Cameras

Setting up the Uneekor Swing Optix cameras is straightforward, though the lack of instructions in the box might initially seem daunting. Fortunately, the process is user-friendly.

Simply plug the cameras into your laptop and launch the Uneekor software. The software guides you step-by-step through the installation, registering the cameras to your Uneekor account.

One crucial aspect to note is the mounting process. The cameras do not have built-in mounts; instead, they come with small plates and screws to attach them to a tripod. A tiny Phillips head screwdriver is essential for this task, so ensure you have one handy.

Once mounted, you might find that the camera view is flipped. Adjust your tripod to mount the camera on the side rather than the top to correct this.

The cameras connect via USB 3.0, secured with a screw lock to prevent accidental disconnections. However, be aware that the cameras can get quite hot during use, though this doesn’t affect their performance.

swing optix usb connection

Using the Uneekor Swing Optix Cameras

In my setup, I position the down-the-line camera about 7 feet from the golf ball and the face-on camera about 5 feet away. Adjusting the zoom and focus on the lenses is crucial for optimal image quality.

Each lens has rings to control brightness, zoom, and focus. It’s a good idea to fine-tune these settings while the cameras are running to ensure you get the best view of your swing.

The Uneekor software, particularly Uneekor View, enhances the camera experience significantly. You can display both camera views side by side, and they sync automatically at the moment of impact.

The View software offers multiple playback speeds, with quarter speed being the most useful for detailed analysis. The slow-motion footage is smooth and free of blur, allowing you to see the club face in every position.

swing optix in view

Uneekor View includes various drawing tools, such as lines, circles, and angles, to help analyze your swing plane and other mechanics. These tools remain on the screen from swing to swing, providing consistent reference points.

Advanced Features and Integration

One of the standout features of the Uneekor Swing Optix cameras is their integration with other Uneekor products and software.

For instance, the new AI trainer and the Balance Optix pressure mat require these cameras to function.

The Compare Tab in Uneekor View allows you to place two different swings side by side for analysis, with an eight-step comparison feature for detailed breakdowns.

Additionally, you can purchase the Swing Optix cameras as part of the Performance Optix package, which includes the Balance Optix pressure mat, offering a bundled discount.

Final Thoughts

After extensive use, I can confidently say that the Uneekor Swing Optix cameras offer the best camera experience I’ve encountered. They deliver excellent image quality and unlock numerous features within the Uneekor ecosystem. The seamless integration with Uneekor software and other products creates a comprehensive and efficient setup for swing analysis.

While there are minor drawbacks, such as the lack of session organization in Uneekor View (not the cameras’ fault) and the heat generated by the cameras, these issues are outweighed by the benefits.

The ability to review every swing automatically and the advanced comparison features make these cameras a valuable tool for any serious golfer.

For those that own a Uneekor launch monitor such as the Eye Mini or EyeXO, the Uneekor Swing Optix cameras are a worthy investment. Their high frame rate, detailed slow-motion capabilities, and integration with Uneekor’s ecosystem make them an excellent choice for improving your game.

If you have any questions or need advice on setting up your golf studio, feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email.

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Bobby Heckeroth
Bobby is the founder of FriendlyGolfer.com and is of course an avid golfer. He created the site after building a golf simulator in his garage and developing a passion for the technology that’s helped his game.

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