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The Shot Scope V2 golf watch combines GPS with shot tracking and performance analysis. No need for your phone. Superior accuracy. Excellent data analysis tools.
One of our major takeaways from this year’s PGA Show was that the shot tracking market was about to get competitive again. The biggest reason for this is the new Shot Scope V2. By adding a GPS watch to the strong fundamentals of the original Shot Scope, the company has created a legitimate alternative to Arccos 360.
Set Up & Ease of Use
Setting up any shot tracking system starts with installing the tags in your clubs. Shot Scope V2 uses extremely small tags – 3/16″ thick and 1 gram – that will not alter your clubs’ swingweight. Additionally, each tag is marked with the club name, so you don’t need to pair the tags with your device.
Step two is loading your courses onto the watch. This can be done either through the app on your phone or through your computer. The process is easy and takes about a minute: search for the course, select it, and sync it to the watch.
When you get to the course, simply turn on Shot Scope and select the mode you want to use. Shot Scope V2 offers three options: GPS, GPS + Track, and PRO Mode. GPS provides your yardages without collecting data. PRO Mode collects your shot data without giving you yardages. GPS + Track does both.
Once you’ve selected a mode, play golf. Shot Scope V2 detects each shot automatically. If you want the most precise short game data, you can use the PinCollect feature to let the system know exactly where the hole is on each green.
- You don’t need your phone on the course.
- Dynamic GPS (see graphic above)
- PinCollect – ShotScope knows the exact location of the pin, making all other stats more accurate
- Accuracy is superior to other shot trackers – no missed shots
- Data Analysis on desktop is fantastic. You can break down stats by club or look at just your last 5 or 15 rounds. Graphic displays make the data easy to understand.
- You need to wear the watch while you play. This isn’t a universal negative – plenty of people golf with a watch on – but some may find it cumbersome.
Shot Scope V2 sells for approximately $110 (support PluggedInGolf, buy it HERE). This price puts it well below Arccos Caddie. The accuracy is superior, and the data allows for deeper dives into your strengths and weaknesses. The biggest difference is that you don’t need your phone, which is a huge positive for me.
With the addition of GPS functionality, ShotScope V2 has made itself a leader in the golf performance tracking market. It delivers on the key metrics – accuracy and data display – while speeding up your play. Equally important, it allows you to leave your phone where it belongs: in your golf bag.