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  • #31
    Interesting - I'll think about buying it after I see some reviews and find out whether it can play with external simulation software. Besides the one-unit form factor improvement and likely easier calibration, I noticed two key improvements promised: 1) no flash replacement required due to LED lighting (they must be assuming that their LEDs won't fail) and 2) 6x larger ball recognition area. I thought the ball recognition area was already quite large. I see that HMT-like data will require either 1 or 4 dots per club. The display also looks improved, I see the display will show clubhead position of the strike, but for the price they could have added motion graphics and color the equivalent of an ipad-mini or large smartphone. If this is a totally closed system unable to play with external simulators, it's not going to be super popular amongst forum participants. But it does look like a useful training tool when combined with someone who knows how to interpret and react to the feedback it would offer.

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    • #32
      If bluetooth is gone then it is likely that TGC will not work with it.

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      • #33
        Bluetooth is still with unit as well as wifi and ethernet plug in. This was confirmed before I ordered.
        Last edited by aeroburner; 01-06-2017, 06:27 PM.

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        • mmlincon
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          That's good to know. TGC may continue to function fine then. I don't see them doing encryption on bluetooth.

        • Joko
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          Quite to the contrary, I would put big money on them encrypting bluetooth. They would prefer we purchase FSX I'm sure.

        • aeroburner
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          my unit will not go in until i confirm this for bluetooth

      • #34
        smart move to do the trade-ins, I imagine they will keep both products available for purchase new or refurbed for a 5-10% discount. Brilliant. Was really hoping to get an HMT when these things came out, make sure if you're doing the trade-ins you let us know what they offer you for them piecemeal (GC2 and HMT, as separate components) guys! Let's make a deal!

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        • tkotts
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          Also why they initiated the 500 fee, kills the non-foresight selling used market profits. *I'll consider matching their HMT offer!

      • #35
        I also sent my Foresight rep an enquiry asking for price and what I'd get as a trade-in for my current GC2.

        I'm using my GC2 purely for simulation, so I doubt the upgrade cost would be worthwhile for me... just like I can't really justify buying a HMT. The 6x larger detection zone sounds good though!!

        I was speaking to Foresight about the GCQ a couple of months back, and they said the GC2 will still be a 'current product', and the GCQ would be an addition to their range - not a replacement.

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        • #36
          Aeroburner. What did they offer in trade? You said you already put your deposit down so you must have details here?

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          • #37
            Originally posted by Ironstrokes View Post
            Willing to bet a crapload that it wont ever work with TGC. Im sure they stupidly made sure of that
            It's wifi for a reason. Won't work with any third party software.

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            • bk1106
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              That's right! Just learn from the PC game industry. No play w/o a cloud log in. After the log in, third party programs would work only if FS lets it.

          • #38
            Originally posted by RCorsa View Post
            Aeroburner. What did they offer in trade? You said you already put your deposit down so you must have details here?

            I got offered $2950 for my GC2 - which is just over 2 years old.
            I already have FSX, and don't have an HMT.

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            • mmlincon
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              wow, that is pathetic! Nowhere near the 95% someone was told. Is there a list price for the Quad?

          • #39
            I was also told gcq will be a separate product along side with gc2. Also that gc2 prices will be going up.

            Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk

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            • #40
              Originally posted by p3eps View Post


              I got offered $2950 for my GC2 - which is just over 2 years old.
              I already have FSX, and don't have an HMT.
              That's it? I'll give you 3k for it haha

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              • #41
                Originally posted by Ryan5508 View Post
                I was also told gcq will be a separate product along side with gc2. Also that gc2 prices will be going up.

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                That's crazy, who releases a new product and has competition in the market with skytrak, protee and maybe es16 and raises the price of their older product. I don't get how they do business, but if you have one of the top machines out there, guess you do whatever the hell you want

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                • #42
                  Originally posted by Ironstrokes View Post

                  That's it? I'll give you 3k for it haha
                  Ha ha... I was kind of shocked with the offer since I paid over double that 2 years ago.
                  I'm able to pay $8050 to upgrade to the ball only GCQ or $12050 to upgrade to the ball / club GCQ.

                  There are some pretty neat features on it... and if I really was considering getting an HMT, I might consider swapping to the GCQ instead. For now though, I think I'll stick with my GC2 and see how the initial batch of GCQ users get on. The GC2 does everything I need at the moment. It'd be nice to know the angle of attack and whether my club was square on impact... and I'd love to have a 18" x 14" detection zone so that I could put the ball on different surfaces. Is that worth an extra $12k? Probably not!

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                  • #43
                    Here was an email someone received from their Foresight Rep this morning. 14K was what they were quoted, which includes foresight software.



                    GCQuad features and capabilities

                    Quadrascopic camera system – (4) camera capture capability that measures both ball and club together real-time
                    Sleek technological design – cool and sexy
                    Increased accuracy – the tolerances have been cut in half (example +/-50rpm is cut to +/-25rpm)
                    Expanded hitting zone - for ball lock and capture 18”x14”
                    Auto altitude adjustment – Built-in barometer that measures real-time barometric pressure, then adjusts the data output to correct distance based on altitude
                    Auto alignment – capable of out aligning to target-line
                    Auto-leveling – Built-in accelerometer for auto-leveling
                    Advanced LCD data display screen – capable of data visibility in the brightest and direct sun light
                    Internal IR light source - No flash unit required
                    Lithium battery – easy to change out and charge
                    Expanded connectivity – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet – Data and power can run via the Ethernet cable connection
                    Protective housing – built-in protective body armor
                    Beaver-tail base design - Stable base platform for outdoor use
                    2 year warranty – optimized performance for enhanced functionality.




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                    • #44
                      Retail price is $15k, plus $2995 for FSX... so $17995 in total. That's for the version with th built in HMT. The non HMT version is $11k without software, so $13995 with FSX.
                      From the sound of it, they're going to make you buy it with FSX.

                      Pre-ordering just now only gets you to the front of the queue, and doesn't give you any discount.
                      Only current GC2 owners are allowed to pre-order - and delivery should be late February.

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                      • #45
                        and FR1 has been cancelled for GC2 sales as a cheaper alternative to buy new and is not able to be purchased anymore

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                        • aeroburner
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                          patches? not sure what you mean

                        • orangeman
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                          I guess it turns out I got my FR1 just in the nick of time.

                        • Ryan5508
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                          I was told that they can sell fR1 for a few days still in certain situations. I had the option but decided to get the updated software.
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