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Does the device have to be on your wrist to work?  If not, couldn't you take the watchband off and keep it in your pocket?  It seems like that would be a great option.  If the watchband doesn't come off, I am sure someone handy could come up with a way to fasten it to a belt even if you could just loop it around your belt like you would your wrist. 

 

The wristband registers the swing/hitting the ball. You have to wear it on the lead arm (left for right handed golfers). If you don't wear the wristband, no swing is registered and no stats are collected. 

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This thing is interesting.  I don't remember seeing it at the PGA Show.  Perhaps will have to look for it next year.   ;)  I'm intrigued...  Following barbajo & furu's threads on this deal.

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I wonder if instead of the wrist band they could use the sensor that attaches to the golf glove.

 

I bet the wrist band just takes a little getting used to. If the data it collects helped my game I would wear it every few rounds.

 

If someone could invent a slice fix that you wear on your wrist I would definitely be in!

 

 

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Using the ShotScope as we speak. Hardly notice the wristband while playing

 

Forgot the insert for my putter, but the stats should still be interesting. Easy to use and I like not "tagging" like you have to with Game Golf.

 

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
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So one round in the books -- the thing is pretty darned accurate and very easy to use.

 

First things first, as furu pointed out in his review, you do have to "pin collect" the pin location. This is pretty simple do to - after  you've sunk your putt and are getting the ball out of the hole, just hit the button on the wrist band that corresponds to the number of putts you've taken (if you 5 putt, you're out of luck I guess).  If you do this right over the hole, the wrist band will remember where the whole was and locate it properly when you upload the round to your computers. 

 

That's the only manual thing you have to do during the round -- every other shot is picked up seamlessly. You don't have to "tag" like you do with Game Golf.  I don't know how the heck they do it, but apparently the wrist band picks up contact when you strike the ball.  It just knows.

 

You can upload the round either through your phone using the ShotScope app and BlueTooth, or directly to your computer using the USB cord that comes with it.  All in all it's very, very easy to use.

 

I forgot to install the tag for my putter, so I had to edit the round afterwards and get an approximation of where my putts started out.  Since the program already knew how many putts I had, all I had to do was drag and drop the shot locations to the approximate spots on the green. Close enough for government work...

 

You need to add in penalty shots - that's fairly easy to do.  You can do lateral hazards or stroke and distance if need be.  

 

There's a computer app you can download - it'll pop up whenever you connect via USB. It provides a direct link to your account on the ShotScope website where all your stats are stored. 

 

As with Game Golf and others, the stats are pretty exhaustive -- fairways hit, average distance with each club, etc.  Nothing revolutions - although I do need to find out what "ShotScope Average Distance" is all about.  

 

Now about the wristband -- it ain't what you'd call "dainty."  It's the size and weight of many of the GPS watches you see out there.  I didn't find it obtrusive at all during the round - after a few swings on the range I forgot I had it on - it certainly wasn't uncomfortable and was basically unnoticeable.  If you've worn a GPS watch or a wrist watch while playing, this thing really isn't any different.  Didn't bother me in the least, although if you're the type who can't stand anything on your wrist while playing, this thing obviously isn't for you.

 

Bottom line - it's incredibly easy to use, even for a techno-fool like me, and provides plenty of useful stats.  As furu mentioned, there is no real "social" aspect to this unit as of yet, which might be fun if you're into that sort of thing.  It does not function as a usable on-course GPS, however.  If you use a GPS watch I'm not sure how you'd use this too -- you'd look like a shady street vendor (hey buddy, wanna buy a watch?)/

 

My two favorite features are the no-tagging before the shot.  I used a Game Golf for a while last year and remembering to "tag" drove me to distraction.  The other feature I like is that it is, in fact, wrist mounted.  After 5 rounds with my Game Golf I lost the belt-mounted device somewhere on the course an never found it.  As long as you don"t lose y our wrist you won't lose this thing. 

 

They're on sale on ShotScope's website right now for $224 (regularly $280). There's also a 20% discount if you sign up for their newsletter - not sure if that can be applied on top of the introductory offer.  The $224 price puts it in the neighborhood of Game Golf Live - but without the GPS function for your phone.  The ShotScope app is used primarily for syncing your round, although you can reach what they call your Dashboard via your phone"s browser - that's where all your stats are kept. 

 

And yes, I busted a 306 yard drive on #3 - got it all and had a little help from a downslope... :rolleyes:

 

Any questions boys, fire away...

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
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Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Barbajo -

Interesting review - good info! Sounds like a top contender in this category.

 

Question: since you didn't have the putter tag, is that what prevented the device from auto-marking your shots onto the green?

(ie. a putt would register the endpoint of your approach shot?)

 

Thanks!

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After I holed out, I hit the button to register the number of putts. As far as the unit knew, the putts all took place at the cup.

 

Was able to edit the location of the putts after the round. Wasn't perfect, but close enough.

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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The ONLY thing stopping me from scoping this out is the non-GPS feature. If they had that, I'd bust out the card and order one.

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Barbajo -

Interesting review - good info! Sounds like a top contender in this category.

Question: since you didn't have the putter tag, is that what prevented the device from auto-marking your shots onto the green?

(ie. a putt would register the endpoint of your approach shot?)

Thanks!

Good point. The device records the end of any single shot by the geo tag of the subsequent shot, right? So the device should record the location of the first put. If not, how did it know where the approach shot stopped?

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If I had the tag on the putter, it would have read the first putt. I just forgot to put it on. I have a counterweight in the putter and would have had to cut the screw off the tag.

 

Without the tag, the unit figured all my putts took place right at the Cup. I had to manually move the location of the putts while editing the round. It worked out well enough

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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But how did it know where the approach or pitch ended if it didn't record where the first putt took place?

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But how did it know where the approach or pitch ended if it didn't record where the first putt took place?

 

Short answer is - without the tag in the putter - it didn't know.  I went from memory when editing the round.  I was able to move the location of the shot on the green during the editing process to as close to the location as I could recall.  The editing function uses GPS imagery of each hole - you can zoom in pretty close and then move the location of the shot to the area where it actually took place.  All this is done manually after the fact. 

 

Now, if I had installed the tag in the putter handle, the unit would have picked up the location automatically when I used the putter.  

 

I hope I'm explaining this well -- it's pretty obvious if you're actually looking at the editing function, but it's kind of hard to describe. Let me try to get some screen shots and maybe that can clarify.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Maybe this will help...

 

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Since I did not put the tag in the handle of my putter, the unit had no way of knowing I was actually using the putter.  What I wound up doing was use the unit's "PinCollect" function after holing out. There are 4 buttons on the unit, indicating 1, 2, 3 or 4 putts - however many you took.  When you hole out, you hold the unit over the cup and then press the button indicating the number of putts taken.  That lets the unit know exactly where the hole is.

 

Now, if I had the tag in the putter, it would have known where each putt had started and would have been able to figure out how long the last putt was.  Without the tag, the unit placed all the putts taken on the green to the exact location of the hole.  So really it looked like I missed a crap-ton of incredibly short putts.  

 

Using the mouse and cursor, you can drag and drop the little dot indicating each shot to the location on the green where you actually hit the ball from.  Again, with the tag in the putter handle, you don't have to do this - the unit would pick up the shot automatically. The tag in the putter works like the tag in any other club - it picks up the spot from where you've hit the shot. 

 

On the screenshot above -- the unit originally figured both of my putts came right at the hole location. I was able to manually move the location of shots 3 and 4 to the general area from where they took place.  

 

I'm not sure I'm explaining this well enough - but I hope you get the idea.  With the tag in the putter, the unit picks up the location automatically, Without it - since I forgot to put it in - you have to do it manually after the fact.  It's easy enough to do, depending on memory.  

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Thanks John. This makes sense. My first instinct was that the system goes into a power save mode until it detects a club tag next to the wrist device, therefore not detecting the first putt without the tag in the putter. But what threw me off was not knowing you had manually edited the approach geo tag to then document the putts. Great review and thank you for the courtesy and feedback.

 

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