Enhancements Provide Seamless, Phone-Free Shot Tracking Experience
Arccos, the pioneer of big data and Artificial Intelligence for golf, has today unveiled a new Arccos for Apple Watch app update highlighted by UX enhancements that include the ability to start an Arccos Caddie round on the world’s #1 selling smart watch without ever touching your iPhone.
The preferred shot-tracking hardware for almost 20% of Arccos members, Apple Watch also allows Arccos Caddie members to view A.I. Rangefinder distances, receive personalised club recommendations, add penalty strokes, see shot history and holes scores, and make any necessary edits.
“From a product standpoint, we have completely re-developed the Arccos Caddie app for Apple Watch architecture from the ground up,” said Dave LeDonne, Arccos’ Vice President of Product. “With well over half a million rounds played by Arccos members on Apple Watch last year alone, this redesign makes the experience dramatically better.” he added.
Additional app functionality includes the ability for players to mark the hole locations on the green with a simple click of a button on the watch device when standing directly next to the pin. This provides more accurate short game and putting insights along with highlighting areas for player improvement via the powerful Strokes Gained Analytics insights.
To access the new experience – which is optimised for Apple Watch Series 5 and newer – members simply open the Arccos Caddie app for Apple Watch, confirm the course and tees being played and press start round. The app then syncs with the smart sensors in the grip of each club to pinpoint exactly when and where a shot has been played.
Arccos members have now recorded more than 650 million shots during 13.5 million rounds in 162 countries worldwide. The largest on-course dataset in golf has collected over 700 billion separate data points to power Arccos’ industry-leading Strokes Gained engine that allows a player to select their personal handicap goal, then provides personalised analysis for every game aspect and each club in the bag.
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos automatically tracks your shots while delivering in-round insights and personalised Strokes Gained analytics for every game facet and each club in your bag. The system is highlighted by an A.I.-powered rangefinder, smart club distances and caddie advice for every golf hole on earth. These innovations helped new Arccos members who played at least 10 rounds lower their handicap by an average of 5.71 strokes in their first year of membership.
The Arccos system and the Arccos Link wearable are permitted under the Rules of Golf (USGA Decision Numbers 2018-0414 and 2020-0305).
Learn more on our Apple Watch page.