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#1 ZeUS159

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Gonna play a lot of golf this summer and want a stat tracker. I have no problem dropping the $250 for the 360 plus I want the caddie which I think it included a few months free but not sure. After reading reviews I’m not too sure I want the latest and greatest. I’ve heard people going back to Arccos Gen 1 cuz they say it registers better. Is this true? Arccos claims the 360 fixed the miss shot issue.

Also have no issue keeping phone in pocket as I have iPhone 7 and without case you hardly notice it. Also have external charger if battery life is ever an issue. I just want something I don’t have to fuss with much. Just start it and play and use the caddie as I get more rounds under my belt. Caddie can be used with gen 1 as well so that is a nonissue.

So do I go gen 1 refurbished for $70 and play that or the new 360?

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

360. No decision to make. No need to mess with batteries. Better communication with phone. Less incorrect recordings. Search for coupons and you can probably get $30 off.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:15 PM

That's what I thought but after returning to reviews in my just before purchase stage, I was reading some negativity on the shot reading and some people going back to the 1st one.  I'm guessing that has to be user error cuz from what I've read it has all the technology as the first and then some.  But what really made my decision was seeing pics of them.  I find it odd to have something at the end of your club, and no way could I do the 1/2" extensions on the arccos gen 1.  The smaller profile of the 360 is completely manageable.  

Now last thing for my summer improvement.  Will I need to keep a separate handicap?  I would like to record mine, and know arccos does its system for different areas of your game, but I'm referring to my actual handicap.  Does arccos do this accurately, or do I need to set up an account with my local club?
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:29 PM

View PostZeUS159, on 24 April 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:

That's what I thought but after returning to reviews in my just before purchase stage, I was reading some negativity on the shot reading and some people going back to the 1st one.  I'm guessing that has to be user error cuz from what I've read it has all the technology as the first and then some.  But what really made my decision was seeing pics of them.  I find it odd to have something at the end of your club, and no way could I do the 1/2" extensions on the arccos gen 1.  The smaller profile of the 360 is completely manageable.  

Now last thing for my summer improvement.  Will I need to keep a separate handicap?  I would like to record mine, and know arccos does its system for different areas of your game, but I'm referring to my actual handicap.  Does arccos do this accurately, or do I need to set up an account with my local club?

If you want to play in tournaments that require handicap, you need to track it officially via your local club.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:40 PM

I have a iPhone 8+, no way I'm playing golf with that in my front pocket.  I'll stick with ShotScope and Gen 1 Arccos

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 25 April 2018 - 09:40 PM, said:

I have a iPhone 8+, no way I'm playing golf with that in my front pocket.  I'll stick with ShotScope and Gen 1 Arccos

I have same phone. Didn't notice it after the first hole. I was dead set against it as well.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 09:34 AM

I have been on this fence also. Might have to take the leap but playing with a phone in my pocket kind of scares me

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:16 AM

I’ve had the 1st generation Arccos and never had any problems with shot detection. However, adjusting 1st putt location and pin location has to be manually adjusted after every round which means you need some way of taking notes for this on each hole. I had my system that worked but honestly took away from my round as I’m “working” on each hole instead of being more social and interacting with my group. Plus I really didnt like my phone on me when playing.

All of the above is totally solved with Shot Scope V2. No more phone and all green mapping is already done for you while Ben marking the pin location with their “Pin Collect” feature. IMHO, Shot Scope V2 is the best shot tracker available bar none!
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:46 PM

I have Arccos Gen 1. I like it- Iíve been playing with my phone in my pocket for years since I use it for gps. I donít love having the phone in my pocket but it isnít a deal breaker. The one reason Iíd move to the 360 is the size is noticeable on the grip. For me it changes the feel of the club, but Iím not a good enough player to think it impacts my actual shot or play. Iíve also never been on a launch monitor with them to see if there is any difference.

I just got an email that says that Arccos is selling grips with the sensors embedded- so that may be an option for you to look into. My overall take on most of the trackers is that they are good but arenít quite there yet
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:15 PM

Oh dang.  Never even heard of shotscope until your post @Trane5 .  The sensors look lighter on it, which would be nice, but shot arccos 360 look light as well.  Does the watch have any other features, like can it be used as a fitness tracker or digital watch as well, or is it only for golf?

So now still undecided, but definitely think I ruled out arccos 1 and game golf.  I have the normal iPhone so out of the case it won't bug me in the pocket.  Anybody know if there is a coupon code for the arccos 360 right now?  And for the caddie feature can you purchase that separate for cheaper, like the $30 extra if you get the bundle or do you have to pay the full $50?  I'd like to purchase the system from Dick's for points for my dick's account, but don't think they have the caddie bundle.  Oh also does the shotscope have a caddie feature, or will it?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 04:06 PM

View PostZeUS159, on 02 May 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

Oh dang.  Never even heard of shotscope until your post @Trane5 .  The sensors look lighter on it, which would be nice, but shot arccos 360 look light as well.  Does the watch have any other features, like can it be used as a fitness tracker or digital watch as well, or is it only for golf?

So now still undecided, but definitely think I ruled out arccos 1 and game golf.  I have the normal iPhone so out of the case it won't bug me in the pocket.  Anybody know if there is a coupon code for the arccos 360 right now?  And for the caddie feature can you purchase that separate for cheaper, like the $30 extra if you get the bundle or do you have to pay the full $50?  I'd like to purchase the system from Dick's for points for my dick's account, but don't think they have the caddie bundle.  Oh also does the shotscope have a caddie feature, or will it?

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Shot Scope V2 is not a fitness tracker. Some of the other useful features of the watch are:

1. the GPS updates the yardages very quickly. I also have an Apple Watch Series 2 & it is PAINFULLY SLOW in terms of the GPS updating quickly. The Shot Scope watch is night and day better than the AW in this regards.

2. If you go to their website and/or watch You Tubes you can get more info, but the yardage to the front/middle/back is very accurate even if you are off to the side of the FW or even in another FW! I think this is a very cool feature.

3. You can input your penalty strokes thru the watch. Something I always forget, but nevertheless you can. This makes your post round editing more simplistic.

4. The watch shows the distance to the hazards approach/carry.

5. I do miss not having the fitness tracking from my Apple Watch, but I'm simply in love with all of Shot Scope's features. Overall its just a better product & they have done a lot of work with their on-line dash board. Lastly, their customer service has been superb! I have reached out about 4-5 times thru facebook messenger and always get a response in less than 24 hours and they have edited the courses for me in less than 24 hours. Very impressed with Shot Scope V2. I hope this helps!
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

How does the GPS on the iPhone compare? Still thinking of Arccos 360 cuz it’s more mainstream, iPhone compatibility to see stats instantly instead of at computer, and the caddie feature. Also don’t think phone in pocket would bug me as much as the big heavy watch with Shotscope.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

View PostZeUS159, on 07 May 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

How does the GPS on the iPhone compare? Still thinking of Arccos 360 cuz it’s more mainstream, iPhone compatibility to see stats instantly instead of at computer, and the caddie feature. Also don’t think phone in pocket would bug me as much as the big heavy watch with Shotscope.

You don't need your computer at all. You can access some club data through the app. You can access the full dashboard through a browser on your mobile phone or tablet. The dashboard is awesome.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

360 performance is much better but can't replace the batteries. That makes it more expensive in the long run.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

View PostBlueFab5, on 20 May 2018 - 12:00 AM, said:

360 performance is much better but can't replace the batteries. That makes it more expensive in the long run.

I believe there’s a five year battery guarantee.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:00 AM

I am 3 rounds into my 360 experience.  I am very happy.  Especially since its so easy to swap sensors if I want to change the bag around.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:16 PM

I've owned both generation of Arccos sensors.  I found 360 to be way more accurate and dependable FWIW.
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