By Joel Tadman
The new Arccos Caddie Link removes the need for Arccos users to keep their smartphone in their pockets to track performance
Arccos Caddie Link Unveiled
Shot tracking and performance analysis specialists Arccos has launched the new Arccos Caddie Link, a small, ultralight wearable device that allows Arccos users to automatically capture their shot data without having to carry a smartphone on the course.
Up until now, Arccos users needed to have their phone in their pocket to capture shots accuractly, but with the new Caddie Link that is no longer the case.
Link pairs with the Arccos Caddie app and sensors. Worn on a player’s belt, waistband or pocket, it tracks shots in real time – including the club used and precise location – and automatically transfers the data to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, either during or after the round.
“The demand for this product is massive and its launch is an exceptional engineering achievement by the Arccos team,” said Steve Obsitnik, Arccos President and COO.
“We’ve basically miniaturized a smartphone and removed the screen in order to serve the needs of current and prospective Arccos members who don’t want to carry a phone in their pocket or wear a watch. The added benefit is that any player using Arccos can also listen to music or take swing videos during their rounds.”
Weighing less than 25 grams and measuring approximately 5.7cm (L) x 3.1cm (W) x 1.9cm (D), Link has a 10-hour battery life and quickly charges via a standard micro USB cable. Additional functionality of Link includes the ability for a player to mark the hole location by simply pushing a button while standing next to the pin.
Golfers will still need to look at their phone to access the Arccos Caddie Rangefinder, which provides more precise yardages by delivering a number based on a real-time calculation of slope, weather and altitude.
Link is designed exclusively for use with second- and third-generation Arccos sensors, including all Cobra Golf and Ping smart clubs, Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors and Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, the Arccos Caddie app syncs with Arccos Caddie sensors to automatically track your shots while delivering smart distance club averages and advanced analytics.
The new Arccos Caddie Link is on sale now with an RRP of £89.99.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x