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#1 Joker91

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:24 AM

A new belt clip device that means you don't have to keeps your phone in your pocket. It has me interested.

Kinda hope they will include it in some package with the club tags all together.

https://www.arccosgo...a7ca01300dfcf61


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

I wonder if this device will act as a workaround to their broken Android app.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

I'm curious whether this will have better success recording shots. My phone doesn't miss many, but it would be nice for it not to miss any with this device.

As for the Android app, what issues are you having? I have an Android and haven't really experienced any issues. Granted, I haven't used the app in a few months since golf season for us is over, but I'd be surprised if anything has changed since then.
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

Granted I haven't used Arccos yet as I was holding out to see if anything compelling was released during the PGA Merch Sho. IMHO $60 and definitely $80 on top is sort of a lot to ask people to pay just to have a more reliable experience. Would have liked to seen this bundled

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:13 PM

I got the email from them today and to be honest, I have gotten kind of used to having my IPhone X in my front pocket.  Not sure I want to pay to move to a clip on the belt.  But still thinking through.  Interested to hear what others think.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

I received the email today as well. I went ahead and pre-ordered. I havenít played enough rounds with my systems to get used to my phone being in my pocket. I also tend to check email and text while I play so I easily forget about putting my phone back in my front pocket.

$60 might be a little pricey for the add on, but Arccos won me over early on with awesome customer service - so Iíll happily contribute to their products and company.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:15 PM

In the FAQ in that email is this “What about using the Apple Watch without my phone?

Towards the end of March we will be releasing a new Apple Watch app that will provide another no-phone-in-pocket solution for Arccos users. This will be compatible with Series 3 and Series 4 watches. ”

I think this is what I’m waiting for.  This is the year I plan to record stats and see if I can improve for a change.



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:52 PM

I shot a note to Arccos yesterday regarding shot detection, and this was the response I received.

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Thank you for reaching out to the Arccos Golf Team. We anticipate Link to improve things overall. It should fix any GPS issues, should improve shot detection, eliminate all battery drain issues. So while there may be a missed shot here and there it should be improved.


I'm not certain it's worth $60, but I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on it so I can focus more on my game rather than pulling my phone out regularly to ensure my shots were recorded.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:27 PM

View Postthaar, on 23 January 2019 - 11:41 AM, said:

I'm curious whether this will have better success recording shots. My phone doesn't miss many, but it would be nice for it not to miss any with this device.

As for the Android app, what issues are you having? I have an Android and haven't really experienced any issues. Granted, I haven't used the app in a few months since golf season for us is over, but I'd be surprised if anything has changed since then.

I don't have Arccos.  I'm an Android user and have held off on considering Arccos due to the overwhelming negative feedback on the Android app (namely battery drain, missed shots, and app crashing).  I'm not a developer, but its curious that the app could work so well for iPhone and drastically inferior for Android.   I'm glad that you've not experienced any issues but you seem to be the outlier, based on most of the online feedback in the Google Play Store and numerous golf websites.

Based on your last post quoting  Arccos' customer support team alluding to elimination of 'issues' closely matching those reported by Android users, it's possible that this new Link was a two birds with one stone solution to correct the ongoing Android app issues as well as the major complaint from all Arccos users, which is having to keep the phone in front pocket (which personally doesn't bother me, but apparently many others).

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

View PostAugustok, on 24 January 2019 - 03:15 PM, said:

In the FAQ in that email is this “What about using the Apple Watch without my phone?

Towards the end of March we will be releasing a new Apple Watch app that will provide another no-phone-in-pocket solution for Arccos users. This will be compatible with Series 3 and Series 4 watches. ”

I think this is what I’m waiting for.  This is the year I plan to record stats and see if I can improve for a change.

If they are going to release something for the Apple Watch, that might be worth waiting for, for me as well

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Posted Today, 12:36 PM

View Postpgetzen, on 24 January 2019 - 09:16 PM, said:

View PostAugustok, on 24 January 2019 - 03:15 PM, said:

In the FAQ in that email is this “What about using the Apple Watch without my phone?

Towards the end of March we will be releasing a new Apple Watch app that will provide another no-phone-in-pocket solution for Arccos users. This will be compatible with Series 3 and Series 4 watches. ”

I think this is what I’m waiting for.  This is the year I plan to record stats and see if I can improve for a change.

If they are going to release something for the Apple Watch, that might be worth waiting for, for me as well

They have a FB group where they just announced beta testing signups. Link to the FB group on https://www.arccosacademy.com/, or direct link here, https://www.facebook...ups/teamarccos/

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Posted Today, 05:22 PM

Two questions fellas I just installed the sensors from Cobra Connect. One, if I purchase the Link will I still need to have the app open using data on my phone? Two, it appears I have a 90 day trial period via Cobra for Arccos Caddie. After this period is up will I still be able to utilize this technology without a subscription to Caddie? Iím a bit confused, thanks. BB

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Posted Today, 06:18 PM

View PostBig Ben, on 19 February 2019 - 05:22 PM, said:

Two questions fellas I just installed the sensors from Cobra Connect. One, if I purchase the Link will I still need to have the app open using data on my phone? Two, it appears I have a 90 day trial period via Cobra for Arccos Caddie. After this period is up will I still be able to utilize this technology without a subscription to Caddie? I'm a bit confused, thanks. BB

That's sort of not clear, here's the Arccos Link FAQ

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How does Arccos Link work?
When starting a round you will simply clip Arccos Link to your belt or pocket, and select Arccos Link as the shot recording device via an interface on your smart phone. When you are in Bluetooth range of your smart phone Arccos Link will automatically transmit your shot data allowing you to interact with your smart phone during a round, or you can wait until the round is over.

Seems you'll have to set the Link in the app, but doesn't say if that's just to set up initially or for each round. It mentions transmitting data via Bluetooth when in range of the phone. I'd imagine the phone is still where the location data comes from and the Link just senses the shot? If that's the case I'd be interested to see if the phone still needs to be by the ball to get correct location data. For example if you have the Link, leave your phone in the cart, then walk to your ball on the other side of the fairway and hit. Will it know you're on the other side of the fairway or will the shot be detected where the phone is located at the time of the shot?

Also I believe the only way to avoid paying the $99/yr is by purchasing the 14 sensor set, but don't quote me on that

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Posted Today, 06:58 PM

View Postogc, on 19 February 2019 - 06:18 PM, said:

View PostBig Ben, on 19 February 2019 - 05:22 PM, said:

Two questions fellas I just installed the sensors from Cobra Connect. One, if I purchase the Link will I still need to have the app open using data on my phone? Two, it appears I have a 90 day trial period via Cobra for Arccos Caddie. After this period is up will I still be able to utilize this technology without a subscription to Caddie? I'm a bit confused, thanks. BB

That's sort of not clear, here's the Arccos Link FAQ

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How does Arccos Link work?
When starting a round you will simply clip Arccos Link to your belt or pocket, and select Arccos Link as the shot recording device via an interface on your smart phone. When you are in Bluetooth range of your smart phone Arccos Link will automatically transmit your shot data allowing you to interact with your smart phone during a round, or you can wait until the round is over.

Seems you'll have to set the Link in the app, but doesn't say if that's just to set up initially or for each round. It mentions transmitting data via Bluetooth when in range of the phone. I'd imagine the phone is still where the location data comes from and the Link just senses the shot? If that's the case I'd be interested to see if the phone still needs to be by the ball to get correct location data. For example if you have the Link, leave your phone in the cart, then walk to your ball on the other side of the fairway and hit. Will it know you're on the other side of the fairway or will the shot be detected where the phone is located at the time of the shot?

Also I believe the only way to avoid paying the $99/yr is by purchasing the 14 sensor set, but don't quote me on that

Phone can be left in your car. I’m nearly certain it has gps in it otherwise the phone couldn’t be left in your car. Phone is only needed when you’re transferring stats or if you want to access the caddy/distance measuring features. I’m still waiting for Apple Watch update to allow it to work as the Link does.

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