Think of it as Fitbit for golf; fourteen sensors screwed into the end of your club and a smartphone app that will essentially do everything you’re used to doing with your scorecard. Arccos, similar to competitor Game Golf, uses the GPS on your phone to automatically track every shot you take during a round and mines all sorts of data that will help you analyze and improve your game.
The system starts off by walking you through the simple process of screwing a sensor into the open hole at the end of your grip and pairing it with the app via Bluetooth. You’ll then download the course you are playing and you’re ready to go. You can also choose to load your regular courses in advance. When you hit a shot the app will register it, tell you which club you used and how far the ball traveled.
It will also let you know if you hit it in the fairway, rough or a hazard as well as provide front, middle and back of the green distances. In addition to registering shots the app will also keep track of your handicap, average and putting stats.
The app is easy to use, letting you swipe left and right to view different tabs in your scorecard. Each tab will display a list of your personal bests, shot breakdowns (such as bogeys, pars and birdies), an analysis of each club including average and max distance, strokes gained broken down by category and more. The stats might feel overwhelming at first but the information is there to help you get better.