Most Wanted Shot Tracking Devices 2015
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Most Wanted Shot Tracking Devices 2015

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Most Wanted Shot Tracking Devices 2015

Fading are the days of simply walking a course with your bag slung off your shoulder writing your score down with a pencil and marking circles, double circles and triangles (I always mark triangles). Not only do you no longer need to fill out a score card by hand, but without lifting a finger you can have your entire round plotted, tracked and analyzed. It’s a bit like the Protracer on steroids, and it’s designed for average golfers just like you.

Game Golf, Arccos and CaddieON are three brands whose sole purpose is to give you insight into your golf game.

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These 3 companies have taken personal golf stats beyond fairways hit and best drive to put an almost unimaginable amount of data at your fingertips.

But which of these devices is best for you? Read on to figure out which option best fits your individual needs.

What is a Shot Tracker

Shot Trackers (or round trackers, or performance trackers) represent a relatively new category of devices to track every detail of every round of golf you play. Shot tracking devices use GPS to plot your shots throughout a round of golf. Each of the three products we tested provides a tag that screws into the butt end of your club’s grip that either communicates with your phone, a watch, or an independent GPS device. Their purpose is to track every shot you take throughout a round in relation to the club used. Data is then delivered either in an app or online (or both) for your review of previous rounds providing insight for actual distances you hit each club, how often you use each club, misses and more.

The sum total of all the data these devices collect is then pulled together to provide you nearly everything you could ever want to know about your game.

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As we did in our Swing Analyzers Buyer’s Guide, we’re looking for actionable data, but this type of technology is still very much in its infancy, and so easy of use and presentation of data are both critically important.

Analyzers Tested

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Arccos
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Game Golf

Shot Tracker Features

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How We Tested

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To evaluate the Shot Trackers under consideration, MyGolfSpy staff put each tracker through normal usage scenarios on course.

Each device was then graded based on 7 distinct criteria.

Scores were tallied to determine our Most Wanted Shot Tracker.

Results: Most Wanted Shot Tracker

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Setup:
From the box to the first tee, how easy is it to install stall tags and start tracking shots and rounds.

Tagging:
Is tracking fully automated, or does tagging shots require you to tap the club to your wrist or your waist. How easy is the tagging process?

App:
Does the app offer an intuitive interface for making corrections to tags,? Is GPS Maps/Yardage available and functional? Is data delivery clear and concise.

Website:
Is the website layout intuitive? Is data presented clearly and understandably. Is the data we want readily accessible or does is digging required to find what you’re looking for?

Shot Corrections:
Can shot corrections be made in-round, or does the user need to remember a missed shot and update later. Do available in-round corrections distract from the round, or is the process simple and non-disruptive. Is the device intelligent-enough to realize when a shot may have been missed?

Data:
The amount and usefulness of provided data.

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Depending on your personal wishlist, there’s an argument to be made for each of the products tested. There is a lot of overlap, but as the product category evolves we expect to see greater differentiation along with more unique features. Our Most Wanted shot Tracker stood out because of its abundance of data and its best in class ease of use.

Winner: Most Wanted Shot Tracker

ARCCOS

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Arccos stands out for its ease of use and the richest data set among the shot trackers tested.

Once you’ve designated which tag belongs to which club all that’s left to do is play golf. Arccos doesn’t require tagging to register a club before each shot, and your need to edit will likely be limited to removing the occasional tag associated with shots that never actually happened, which is much easier than trying to add missed shots after the round.

Strokes gained is the best way we’ve seen to deliver actionable data with shot tracking and we think it’s the easiest to understand by those who are hardcore enough to use shot tracking to improve their game. This is delivered in 5 different “handicap” categories with Arccos and is the most Actionable Data we have seen delivered by a shot tracker to date.

The Features You Want:

  • Automatic tagging
  • Tags can be assigned to any club
  • In-App data is thorough and can be reviewed in real-time
  • Collects and delivers an abundance of data
  • Strokes gained handicap system creates actionable data

To be improved:

  • Replacement tags are excessively expensive ($39 each)
  • Website still needs improvement to simplify and clarify data being delivered (it’s there, but without a bit of reading, you may not fully grasp what’s being presented)

Runners-Up: Most Wanted Shot Trackers

GAME GOLF

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A solid runner-up that, through its release of a new Android-only app that uses NFC to eliminate tagging, has started to address the products primary irritation, Game Golf offers the best user experience for reviewing and analyzing your data.

The Features You Want:

  • Website offers clean and intuitive presentation of your data
  • Includes extra club tags, and replacements are priced fairly

To Be Improved:

  • Tagging at your waist/pocket is easily forgotten, as such Game Golf requires more dedication than its competitors
  • Lacks an in-round app with ability to edit shots on the fly. The consequence is more missed shots and less reliable data. (this applies to the iOS version)
  • Sign your round requirement before posting online is an extra step that shouldn’t be necessary (and won’t be when above issues are resolved)

CADDIEON

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CaddieON leads the field in robust in-app editing capabilities. The app is simple to use in real-time, and its intuitive interface makes editing quick and easy. It’s inarguably best in class in this area, and we expect the others will eventually follow CaddieOn’s lead.

Tagging to your wrist is much easier to remember than tagging to your waist as with Game Golf.

The Features You Want:

  • In-round editing is easy and intuitive
  • While not needing to tag is better, we found it easy to remember to tag to your wrist rather than to your waist.

To Be Improved:

  • Data delivery is lacking. CaddieOn doesn’t give you nearly as much insight as its competitors
  • Tags cannot be replaced individually but must be purchased as a complete set

Like digital swing analyzers, the Shot/Round Tracker category is only its infancy. In the coming months we expect to see expansion, differentiation, as well as entries from golf equipment manufacturers. We believe the category will grow to include better support for putting (meaningful putting stats are limited across the board) and better tools to help the golfer take all of his data and actually use it to build a better golf game.

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      Qwagmire

      8 years ago

      I’m leaning toward Arccos, but I have a counter balanced putter and always leave my phone (iPhone 6+) in the cart. Would have to be weird to carry it.

      How are the Arccos tags holding up? Been reading they start falling off after 30 to 50 rounds depending on how you treat them.

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      Mark carey

      8 years ago

      I have gotten about 30+ games before I changed the batteries. I changed the whole set because my driver started to miss some shots. They are the c3032 which you can buy at a dollar store. Costs about $5 for your whole set.

      Other misconception is phone battery drain and data usage. My iPhone 6 can track 36 holes if you start with a full charge and data usage is minimal if you download courses from home

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      Tom

      8 years ago

      Check out the next generation GAME GOLF device called GAME GOLF LIVE. In round editing & viewing plus a built in rangefinder. It is awesome!

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      Mark

      8 years ago

      I have been using CaddieON for more than a year now and I just love it. The best thing is that it really works! Tagging only means that you tell the system which club you are using and then you just play – the wrist devices recognises automatically your shots. And it works nicely everywhere I’ve played, both home and abroad, like last summer in France. Over 30k courses all over the world is definitely a plus. The wrist device battery life is good for 2-3 rounds before re-charging, but quite often I had used my iPhone battery during the day so it was not enough to play golf. That’s why I decided to invest €100 in a separate “golf phone” and bought Android. Graphics on the player portal and also on the app are great, it’s been a lot of fun to share them to my buddies – especially when you can only let ’em know about those birdies! :)

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      BA

      9 years ago

      Anyone heard anything on the new offering from Izzo? The Swami GT? Seems like they have run into some issues and have delayed the release, but the system looks good.

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      Csmit

      9 years ago

      I’ve been using Arccos for a while it has been easy to use and the info very helpful. The sensors are weightless but stick up a bit high and occasionally come loose probably from gripping to close to the end. Arccos has replaced a few no charge and have great customer service. They are constantly updating and improving Its expensive but half price and not as useful is even more expensive to me.

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      Jim

      9 years ago

      I’ve used GameGolf for 6 rounds. Right off the bat I noticed a design flaw (in my opinion) as the tracker kept falling off my belt. It simply hangs on your belt, instead of allowing your belt to securely attach to the device. In every round I’ve played the tracker has fallen off multiple times. Twice it was retrieved by the group in back of our foursome. When contacting the company I was told to use a different size belt. I also inquired about replacing the tracker if it was lost, only to find that I would need to purchase another complete system.

      Remembering to tag before every shot is still problematic for me. It is simply not part of my natural routine so I find it necessary to record each club used on the scorecard to reconcile my shots after downloading them to my computer. While some of the data the program provides is very useful, I realize that the “average” distance for a club is easily skewed if you are using, for example, your 4-iron to always punch shots under trees back out into the fairway, or you use a hybrid to pitch a shot just off the green.

      I like the data feedback I’ve received after rounds and will continue to use GameGolf until I lose the tracker or new technology eliminates the “tagging” process all together, at a more reasonable price than Arccos currently charges. I anticipate that within 2-3 years, those of us who love this kind of data to improve their game will finally be rewarded with tagless systems for under $100. That will most likely be my next shot tracking device, until Titleist, Ping, Taylormade and other OEMs begin building them into every club they sell (2020?).

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      Jamie

      9 years ago

      That’s one issue I’ve never experienced. My belt clip has never fallen off. Interesting.

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      Kjell

      9 years ago

      Like yours Jim, mine has fallen off several times and I totally agree that you should be able to secure the device to your belt.

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      Joey3putt

      9 years ago

      Any reviews yet on Skygolf’s entry into the field? Gt1/gametracker?

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      Large chris

      9 years ago

      I’m a little disappointed with my game golf. The tagging on the belt is not a problem at all, but the whole downloading the round onto a computer (not straight to an iPad) before being able to view it is a complete pain.
      But the major problem is simply lack of accuracy. I suspect the gps is slow to catch up your real position, as most (not all) tee and fairway shots seem ok but the putts are all over the place. Suspect it is a lower spec ie cheaper gps chipset than ideal.

      I’m on their email list as a normal customer, but they also seem to put out very little marketing / updates, news on android or whatever. I would have thought it good practice to keep the early adopters in the loop with what they are working on to keep some brand loyalty, as the competitors are coming.

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      Large chris

      9 years ago

      I’m a little disappointed with my game golf. The tagging on the belt is not a problem at all, but the whole downloading the round onto a computer (not straight to an iPad) before being able to view it is a complete pain.
      But the major problem is simply lack of accuracy. I suspect the gps is slow to catch up your real position, as most (not all) tee and fairway shots seem ok but the putts are all over the place. Suspect it is a lower spec is cheaper gps chipset than ideal.

      I’m on their email list as a normal customer, but they also seem to put out very little marketing / updates, news on android or whatever. I would have thought it good practice to keep the early adopters in the loop with what they are working on to keep some brand loyalty, as the competitors are coming.

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      Jamie

      9 years ago

      Don’t you have to have an Iphone to use the Arccos system? Their website is not layed out very well so it also not real clear if you “review” your round like with the Game Golf. Since you don’t have to “turn it on” like with the belt clip before use have their been any reports of whole rounds being missed or anything of the sort?

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      Jamie

      9 years ago

      Can anyone confirm or refute this?

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      bart casiello

      9 years ago

      Hi Jamie,

      Yes there is a free app that you load on your iPhone. You carry your iphone with you as you golf and all the info is captured real time, and is available for review during your round. You can add in gimme puts, and penalty shots (don’t ask me how I know this) so it also keeps score for you. The app is a battery hog because you are accessing GPS and bluetooth repeatedly. On my iPhone 5S it uses 60%-70% of my battery for 18 holes. I have never lost any info on any hole while using Arccos. When I used GameGolf I did have issues recording swings but that only had to do with forgetting to tap the sensor. I just found that after golfing 4 1/2 hours I did not want to spend another 30+ minutes downloading and editing the gamegolf info for extra swings and really bad GPS inaccuracies. I used it for 10 rounds or so and then just threw in the towel and took the sensors off my clubs.

      Jamie

      9 years ago

      Hey Bart! Thanks for replying! So is there anyway to use the Arccos system if you don’t have an Iphone? I only have an IPAD Air from the Apple Family.

      Just out of curiosity what are the GPS inaccuracies you found?

      Bart Casiello

      9 years ago

      Hi Jamie,

      Here is a link to their app on iTunes.
      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arccos-golf/id841396631?mt=8

      You can use it with any IOS device that has cellular access. The real issue with using the iPad Air would be carrying it around with you on the golf course. If you leave the iPad air in the cart, Arccos will think the cart is your balls location. For some shots that is not a big deal, but in and around the green you would have to go back and edit all bunker shots, all putts, etc. That would quickly become a pain.

      Jamie

      9 years ago

      That was what I was afraid of. I have a Game Golf and am interested in the Arccos but it will leave me out if it primarily works only with an Iphone or IPAD product that requires Cellular access. I can’t see how this could really leave Arccos receiving the best overall rating due to this. This could be a big issue for a lot of folks I would think.

      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Arccos doesn’t function by itself, but requires being connected with your iPhone – the only way you would/could “miss” a shot is if you left your phone in a golf cart, walked across the fairway and were out of bluetooth range.

      That said – Arccos relies on the GPS of your phone to plot your shots – so it needs to be in your pocket when taking swings to provide the highest accuracy.

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      Jamie

      9 years ago

      I would love to try Arccos but the pricing seems too high and i guess i am not seeing the advanced stats they give that Game Golf doesn’t. I am surprised you guys declared them the winner considering you pretty much have to have an Iphone.

      Stevie

      9 years ago

      Let me start by saying I’m a big fan of stats and tech. Ordered Game Golf when they launched but could never get used to tagging and stopped using it. When Arccos came out, I reached out to them asking for a ‘trade-in’ which to my surprise they obliged. Paid $299 and it is worth every dime and then some. Can’t ever imagine golfing without it. My index is down from a 9.2 to a 5.1 over the last 4 months. Ease of use is great and editing is simple. The key for me was to get used to holding my clubs from the neck which took a couple of rounds. Now I don’t even think about it. The GPS is great as well and honestly I was worried about the sensor weight but it is a non-issue. I do hope that they add some ability to compete with friends and that they release android soon bec I have a lot of buddies on android who are waiting. Overall, amazing product and couldn’t be happier!

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      bart casiello

      9 years ago

      I have bought and used both GameGolf and Arccos. The hands down winner is Arccos. GameGolf has a terrible GPS. It would have me starting a hole in the woods 20 yards right of where I was. It would also record extra swings. The combination of these two issues required me to edit every single round to make the data somewhat usable. Also you don’t know what is recorded until it is downloaded to your computer. Editing was a pain too. So it was long until I removed the sensors and put them in the drawer.

      With Arccos it is all automatic after you go thru the initial setup. No tagging before shots, and much much better GPS because it uses your iPhones tech. You also have access to the info as you play. Want to know how far your last drive was? check your phone you have instant access. Now Arccos isn’t perfect. There are some issues. 1) if you take multiple clubs with you it sometimes record the shot with wrong club. 2) It seriously drains your phone battery, so make sure your phone is fully charged. 3) You have to remember to carry your phone with you to your shot because it uses the location from the phone as your balls location. Not that big of a deal except on cart path only days, You still have to edit some holes as it does not know to record penalties or gimme puts. However you can do this on the fly as it is easy to edit right from your phone. As for the battery replacement I haven’t had to change one yet but the batteries it uses are CR2032’s which you can buy on the internet for $.50 a piece.

      14 rounds so far and Im very happy with my purchase of Arccos.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Great insight, thanks for sharing

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      JL

      9 years ago

      Anybody heard of Golf Tags? Using Golf Pad GPS app to track shots.

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      Steve Barry

      9 years ago

      Heard of ’em as I use Golf Pad most of the time as well. I haven’t used them though, I think they’re only $100 for the set of them. I’m guessing it works pretty close to how Arccos does, but I’m not 100% sure.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Looks like it will be Android only until Apple opens up their NFC. But, we’ll see if we can’t get some in for review

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      JL

      9 years ago

      Seems like they are very new to the scene and I stumbled upon them accidentally. Got a set as it is much more affordable then the rest. Yet to try it on the course. but the setup is very straightforward. Took me half an hour to put the tags on and assigned the club to the app.

      Cglaskowski

      9 years ago

      I have Ben using gollf tags and find them very useful. There is both a tournament and full feature mode. The sensors are are very light weight and barely noticed. I am disappointed that golf spy did not review. Price is great and works well. The link with smart watch (Pebble) is rather glitchy.

      Cglaskowski

      9 years ago

      I have been using gollf tags and find them very useful. There is both a tournament and full feature mode. The sensors are are very light weight and barely noticed. I am disappointed that golf spy did not review. Price is great and works well. The link with smart watch (Pebble) is rather glitchy.

      John

      9 years ago

      I use gamegolf.
      Tagging shots is annoying (you don’t actually have to like stated, it realises when you’ve hit a shot and not tagged – i’ve played entire rounds and not tagged once then gone into the software afterwards and selected which clubs i used when i hit the shots).

      the biggest problem for me is having to publish my rounds for the world to see if i want to add them to my stats, i’m not interested in showing off – i want to use gamegolf for my own benefit.

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      Phil

      9 years ago

      I’m highly considering purchasing Arccos. Was wondering if swing weight came into consideration while conducting your review. Every 5 grams is equal to 1 swing weight unit. Arccos tags weigh 11 grams each, according to their FAQ (https://support.arccosgolf.com/customer/portal/topics/696004-faqs/articles) web page. This means a total of 2 swing weight unit decrease which will make the club head feel a little lighter. Also, is there any noticeable change in the overall length of the club. From the pics it looks like Arccos tags are about a 1/2 inch tall.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Most studies suggest the majority of golfers can’t detect 1 swing weight change and that 2 swing weight change is hardly noticeable (that said… you’re correct, it does change swing weight)

      The device does attach to the butt end of your club – but this is not lengthening the club, you don’t grab the device, you still grab on your grip as normal.

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      Phil

      9 years ago

      While reviewing Arccos, did anyone hear when an Android compatible version was going to be released?

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Unfortunately we don’t have an official word on this yet. Will post up if/when we do

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      Denny L

      9 years ago

      Just got Arccos. Great article. I wish I had this information sooner, but the sales rep at Golf Galaxy told me Arccos was the best. He was right. It also has full GPS which is a great added value – no need for for my Golf Buddy. Just one device now and I just need my phone vs worrying about charging another device or getting batteries for it.

      I didn’t even know the sensors were on my clubs – no clue what their weight is, but didn’t notice it. More importantly it tracked all my shots. This is so cool. I didn’t have any idea something like this was possible. I can’t wait to play more golf to review all my stats and take a deep dive into everything.

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      Ryan

      9 years ago

      Nice review MGS! I have been using Arccos since DEC 2014 and have nothing but good things to say about the app features and easy of use. Thus far I have 33 rounds and am using the original batteries. This technology is indeed in its infancy and I see the next real big evolution in this market adding the ability to capture and display swing data along with all the current stats and GPS features available. Picture combining Arccos with a Swingbyte for example. I have a good feeling there will be some offerings like this debuted at the PGA show next year.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      that’s exactly what we see with PIQ and it looks like there could be a few competitors making a push as well:

      http://mygolfspy.com/piq-shot-tracking-swing-analyzer/

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      Dave S

      9 years ago

      These are cool, but as you noted a few times in the article, the tech is in its infancy. I’ll be in the market 2 years from now.

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      Marty Neighbour

      9 years ago

      I agree Arccos is the best system. But for $450 (in Canada) and the yearly expense of tag batteries. I went with GameGolf. Less than $200, no batteries, and tagging becomes part of the swing routine eventually. Easy to fix missed tags after the round. And does a good job of detecting missed tags on its own.

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      kyle

      9 years ago

      I have gamegolf and have for about 2 months. It’s ok, I’m not sure what my real complaints are but I just thought it would be better if that makes sense.

      A few things.

      Tagging is a pain

      It records a lot of shots that didnt happen and often times the distances are way off. So a decent amount of editing is needed after every round.

      Putting data is not great. It doesn’t know where the hole is so you cannot keep track of your putting stats from distances.

      Its good, it’s just not as good as I thought it would be.

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      Brian

      9 years ago

      Game Golf putting stats are not the greatest as the GPS system is not as accurate as it could be. There is no putting stat other than total putts so the need for the hole location accuracy is not as critical. (this is one area they could improve)

      I have figured out a method to get more accuracy on the hole location if you need it, but it will require more editing post-round.
      After you make your last putt, tap your putter again at the hole location. When you edit the round, move the hole to the last tapped location and remove the final putt. This adds 18 shots to your round that you will have to edit-out, but if you need the hole location accuracy, this is one way to get it.

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      Joe Gendron

      9 years ago

      You should have reviewed the GolfPad GPS tag . They are just as good as anyone out there. Only thing it doesn’t have is automatic tagging. Q

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      Hungry Hustler

      9 years ago

      Totally agree. One of the Best Free Apps; with the tags it is almost Arccos at a fraction of the price and it is compatible with Android.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      looking forward to trying it out.

      Brian

      9 years ago

      I have been using Game Golf for over a year now. The waist-tag has become second nature now so I do not have any issue there.

      While some may prefer the in-game tracking/editing ability, I find that having access to this information causes me more in-game distraction than I care to deal with. Early on in my golf career I tried using some of the golf GPS apps and then a Skypro handheld. I found them to be too distracting at the time. It is probable that I did not give them enough time for them to become second nature but the distraction was enough that I looked for something else. My current ease-of-use in-round items are a laser range finder (distance to pin/to hazard), game golf for post round analysis, and the score card.

      My biggest issue with Game Golf is with their club statistics – There is no differentiation between a punch, chip, sand and full swing so all swings are used to average the club average distance. Also, mis-hits (a complete flub, 100 yard sky’ed drive) are factored in to the clubs average distance. I do not know if the other swing trackers do a better job in this area.

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      frankthegolfnut

      9 years ago

      I agree with Brian, I’ve used gamegolf since April and tagging has become second nature. As a matter of fact, playing without it, like in a scramble tournament, I find myself ghost tagging before each shot!

      Would love more intuitive software, like chip shots, flops, half-shots, etc because, as Brian also mentioned, each shot rolls into your overall club averages. But for the price, it’s a good devise.

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      Bob

      9 years ago

      I don’t believe any of the trackers can determine the type of shot you hit so data is somewhat misleading. They also can’t measure pure carry distance but measure total yardage of each shot, including roll. That is also somewhat misleading. I think existing GPS devices like golfbuddy and sky caddie you to “mark” your shots and get the same data as the trackers just not as pretty or as convenient but you pay for that.

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      Wayne the Brain

      9 years ago

      Skygolf’s Game Tracker was not included in this review. It’s a big miss as their products are usually both popular and superior.

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      mygolfspy

      9 years ago

      Their product was not available in time for testing. We agree they make great products. They have tested well her on MyGolfSpy. We will be testing this unit very soon.

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      Sean

      9 years ago

      Not mentioned here, but feedback that I’ve gotten from people with the Arccos system:

      – the tags have batteries in them that need to be replaced. these are apparently difficult to replace.
      – the tags have a tendency to fall out of the grip. the replacement cost of the tags makes this a big issue, obviously.

      I have GameGolf and it’s got issues that you identify here. One of the courses at our club recently was renovated, but the scorecard in GameGolf doesn’t even match the old course. I’ve been working with their support team for 2 months now and they can’t seem to fix it.

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      kyle

      9 years ago

      I have a similar issue where hole #7 on my home course will show a 460 yard hole in 1 after every round. And then it puts the real shots I took on hole #13 and then it screw up everything from 14-18. So a lot of manual editing and estimating shots is needed.

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      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      In our experience the Arccos tags stayed in place better than the other two systems – and none of the systems had a bad enough problem with tags backing out to note specifically – but we agree, the replacement cost is tough to swallow.

      For the batteries – the difficulty in replacing is pretty minimal – probably not as easy as replacing the batteries in a TV remote – but it’s not as difficult as replacing a water heater either.

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      Bruce Jennings

      9 years ago

      This is cool but what about price?
      I would have thought this would have been a lead on the factor list. It’s one of the reasons I went with Game Golf too. $299 for Arccos isn’t realistic I don’t think to be honest and with all the hidden costs of paying to replace tags etc.. I just couldn’t do it after reading about all the complaints on other forums about them getting banged up etc..

      Have to say I love Game Golf though, simple to use and I was used to the tagging after the 2nd round. I wear my device on my belt too, never seen any one wearing it on their pocket to be honest. What’s the Android NFC about? Can we use on iOS?

      GolfSpy Tim

      9 years ago

      Price doesn’t make a very good factor when reviewing product like this – that’s something we leave up to the consumer to decide what fits their budget – and that’s also why we still give you insight to the runner ups so you can decide for yourselves.

      We haven’t had a chance to review the Android NFC version, but it removes the need for the belt mounted GPS and allows tagging directly to the phone. This is not an option on iOS as of yet – Apple has not released the ability for anyone to use their NFC technology at this time (only their own Apple Pay as of this writing)

      andrew

      9 years ago

      what is NFC?

      MattF

      9 years ago

      It stands for Near Field Communication, it is a set of protocols that enables smartphones and other devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together or bringing them into proximity to each other.

      Useful tech that Apple, typically, doesn’t like to have enabled.

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