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Arccos Caddie Link is the latest addition to the Arccos family of technology, paving the way in shot tracking data and (finally) not requiring users’ phones to be in their pocket.
In 2014, Arccos launched the first iteration of its shot tracking system (review HERE). Arccos then evolved to Arccos 360 in 2017 (review HERE). Earlier this year, Arccos released their most advanced data-synthesizing sensors in the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors (review HERE). Arccos has now released a new piece of technology to go along with the sensors and highly-acclaimed app – the Caddie Link. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated with how long this took to get to market. Users, including myself, have been demanding a better solution than keeping your cell phone in your front pocket since Arccos was launched. Finally, the solution is here and we are happy to finally put the phone back into the golf cart.
Check out the latest Arccos sensors, Gen 3+ HERE
Learn about the Arccos Caddie Link Gen2 HERE
Set Up & Ease of Use
Already having the sensors and using the app regularly, the set-up was effortless. Charge the small unit with a universal USB plug and then pair it with the app before heading out to the course. It was that easy.
Once its ready to go, you press the quarter-sized button on the front and make sure it connects to the GPS signal. You will still need to use the app to connect to the course you are playing and start the round. After that point, you don’t have to hold or look at your phone again until you walk off 18.
The one big takeaway here is that we get to put the phone away and not keep it in the front pocket the whole round. The Link has a belt clip and is about 1.5x the size of an average belt in height. It’s virtually unnoticeable on the course, even the first time.
Compared with the phone, this unit is outside of the pocket and immediately detected more shots than I was used to seeing. This means less editing after the round. Plus, stats end up more accurate.
The only negative is that it’s not a perfect system. You still have to make corrections when you get home. Personally, I enjoy this part but I know many dread it.
We also have to address the belt clip. We know this is a far better solution but wearing a lime green belt clip won’t win you any style awards at the member/member tournament this year.
The Arccos Caddie Link comes in at $100. This is actually the only part of Arccos that isn’t required for use. The club sensors are $179 and the mandatory yearly subscription is $100. However, having all three (and yes, I am a paying subscriber), I can confidently say that the value of the analytics and access to the technology and insight into your own game is 100% worth the cost. Arccos is always updating their app with new features and ways to view your game. The important part is that you actually track your rounds. This is why I highly recommend the Arccos Caddie Link if you’re going to use this system. It takes the phone out of your pocket and gives you a better rate of GPS tracking each shot. This means more accuracy and more insight into your game.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started in the game or a plus 2 handicap. The Arccos Caddie Link gives every golfer a chance to read their stats like a professional. Strokes gained, driving and approach accuracy, and putting stats can help every golfer get a better handle on their golf game. The new Caddie Link makes all of these stats easier to track. Less distraction from a phone in your front pocket while you play and improved tracking of each shot make the Arccos Caddie Link the best piece of technology I’ve seen in 2020.