Arcoss have launched a new clip-on sensor 'Arccos Link' to capture data and record on course performance, without the need of a phone in your pocket
If you've read any reviews about Arccos Golf you'll know the big drawback has always been that you've had to have your phone in your pocket for the system to work. It's something that has been put to the company repeatedly, and this new product launch shows they've not only listened, but are determined to make their system as attractive to customers as possible.
Erradicating their biggest drawback with a big announcement, Arccos have revealed that they are set to introducte a new ultra-lightweight accessory that can record their on-course date, and most importantly, without the need of a phone.
Named 'Arccos Link', the small device can be clipped to a player’s belt, trousers, shorts or pocket, and an internal GPS allows it to function independently of a user’s phone, while transferring data either during or after a round, based on player preference.
Weighing less than 25 grams and measuring smaller than a belt buckle, the weather-resistant Arccos Link boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours and quickly charges via a standard micro USB cable.
Set to deliver in early Summer 2019, Arccos Link will retail for £79.99, with a special pre-sale price of £59.99. Product reservations may be placed via www.arccosgolf.uk.
“For the player who wants to keep their phone in their bag or back in the clubhouse while still automatically capturing all their on-course performance data, Arccos Link is the perfect solution,” said Jack Brown, Arccos Senior Vice President of Product and Software.
“It’s incredibly simple to use and communicates seamlessly with a player’s phone during or after a round, allowing the golfer to access insights from the award-winning Arccos Caddie A.I. for every shot,” he added.
Additional new features
Further extending Arccos’ position as the pioneers of golf technology, Arccos Link follows the introduction of a suite of new features, including crowd-sourced hole locations, Siri shortcuts and an enhanced UX for putting.
Designed to provide accurate daily hole locations on a global scale, the crowd-sourcing function allows any Arccos user to set hole locations before, during or after their round.
Those locations are then universally updated for every Arccos user who plays the same course anytime later in the day. That data also ties into Arccos’ rangefinder GPS and “Plays Like” distance functions.
This includes nearly 200 million shots hit during more than 2 million rounds played by the Arccos community, and over 500 million GPS mapping data points on 40,000+ courses worldwide. Arccos has leveraged this data by partnering with Microsoft to create golf’s smartest caddie, an A.I. platform providing any golfer with their optimal strategy and outcome predictions for every shot on any hole in the world.
“The entire sports landscape is being revolutionised by advanced analytics and golf is the perfect sport for the application of these concepts,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder.
“Working with Microsoft, we’re plugging into a very traditional framework – the caddie/player relationship – and taking it to the next level through the power of A.I. Considering only 3% of golfers today have access to advice from a human caddie, we’re also helping democratise the caddie experience by making it available to anyone,” he added.
Free for all Arccos Caddie users, the A.I. platform considers a wide variety of inputs, including but not limited to a user’s shot history, the historical performance of other Arccos users, wind speed/direction, other weather conditions, elevation changes, hole geometry and hazard locations.