Arccos Golf, the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf, today launched the Arccos Caddie Link, a small, ultralight wearable device that allows Arccos players to automatically capture their shot data without having to carry a smartphone on the course.
Compatible with iPhone and Android devices, Link (£89.99) seamlessly pairs with the Arccos Caddie app and sensors. Worn on a player’s belt, waistband or pocket, Link tracks shots in real time –including the club used and precise location – and automatically transfers the data to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, either during or after the round. This allows golfers to play the game their way, with the choice of keeping their phone in a buggy, bag, back pocket or elsewhere.
“The demand for this product is massive and its launch is an exceptional engineering achievement by the Arccos team,” said Steve Obsitnik, Arccos President and COO. “We’ve basically miniaturized a smartphone and removed the screen in order to serve the needs of current and prospective Arccos members who don’t want to carry a phone in their pocket or wear a watch. The added benefit is that any player using Arccos can also listen to music or take swing videos during their rounds.”
Weighing less than 25 grams and measuring approximately 5.7cm (L) x 3.1cm (W) x 1.9cm (D), Link has a 10-hour battery life and quickly charges via a standard micro USB cable. Additional functionality of Link includes the ability for a player to mark the hole location by simply pushing a button while standing next to the pin.
“I am one of the biggest supporters of Arccos Caddie Link, both for me personally and my students, especially the women,” said Trillium Rose, a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America (2019-2020) and Arccos Ambassador. “When I play, I mainly wear skirts that only have one small pocket and a large iPhone XR doesn’t fit. I think a lot of women golfers are like me and they’re going to love the Link.”
Arccos Caddie Link units will begin shipping to consumers on 15 July. Thousands of pre-orders will be fulfilled in the order received. Additional orders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively at www.arccosgolf.com, with estimated delivery dates for new purchases updated on a rolling basis. Link is designed exclusively for use with second- and third-generation Arccos sensors, including all Cobra Golf and PING smart clubs, Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors and Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, the Arccos Caddie app syncs with Arccos Caddie sensors to automatically track your shots while delivering smart distance club averages and advanced analytics. The system includes the world’s first A.I. powered GPS rangefinder and caddie advice for any hole on earth to help golfers of all skill levels make smarter decisions, improve faster and shoot lower scores. In 2019, the average Arccos Caddie user who played at least 5 rounds lowered their handicap by 4.2 strokes.