Arccos, the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf, have launched a Black Edition of Arccos Caddie Link, the company’s game-changing wearable that allows Arccos members to automatically capture shot data without having to carry a smartphone on the course.
First introduced in July 2020, Link instantly became a ‘must have’ for golfers who recognise that a data-driven approach is the quickest way to improve scores. The ultra-lightweight device allows golfers to play the game their way, with the choice of keeping a smartphone in their golf cart, bag, back pocket or elsewhere.Now used by tens of thousands of Arccos Caddie members worldwide, Link is compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. Worn on a player’s belt, waistband or pocket, Link seamlessly pairs with the Arccos Caddie app and sensors to track shots in real time – including the club used and precise GPS location. It then automatically transfers that data to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, either during or after a round.
“Link is a simple, yet sophisticated piece of hardware that our engineers custom-built from the ground up to suit the needs of Arccos members around the world,” said Steve Obsitnik, Arccos President & COO. “It truly allows every player to customise their on-course experience by engaging with their smart phone only if and when they choose.”
Weighing less than 25 grams and measuring approximately 2.25” (L) x 1.25” (W) x 0.75” (D), Link has a 10-hour battery life and quickly charges via a standard micro-USB cable. Additional functionality includes the ability for a player to mark the hole location by simply pushing a button while standing next to the pin.
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos Caddie automatically tracks your shots while delivering in-round insights and post-round Strokes Gained Analytics. The system includes the world’s first A.I. powered rangefinder, smart distance club averages for each club and caddie advice for any hole on earth. These combine to help golfers of all skill levels make smarter decisions, improve faster and shoot lower scores.
Arccos members have recorded an astonishing 7 million rounds and over 450 million shots with the system while playing courses in 194 countries. This feeds the world’s largest on-course dataset, which now includes 31 billion separate data points that are analysed to help golfers perform at their best. In 2020, the average new Arccos member improved their handicap by 5.02 strokes.
The Arccos Caddie system and Arccos Caddie Link are Permitted under the Rules of Golf (USGA Decision Numbers 2018-0414 and 2020-0305). Manufactured in a limited-batch of only 2,000 units, the Black Edition Link (SRP: €129.99) showcases a matte-black finish to provide golfers with a sleek, stealthy looking option.