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@strokerAce I've never experienced a "time limit" on tagging.

 

There have been plenty of times I've tagged my shot and then stood around while someone else hit. There's no discernible way for GG to know whether or not you've made a swing since all it contains is a GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. The original version that you received as a gift wouldn't have even had Bluetooth.

 

Not trying to start an argument or anything, but that was just an observation I made from reading your review. I'd be curious to know where you got that information from? Is it in the instructions somewhere? I tossed mine so long ago I couldn't begin to tell you what any of it said and just speak from my own experience with the device at this point.

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@strokerAce I've never experienced a "time limit" on tagging.

 

There have been plenty of times I've tagged my shot and then stood around while someone else hit. There's no discernible way for GG to know whether or not you've made a swing since all it contains is a GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. The original version that you received as a gift wouldn't have even had Bluetooth.

 

Not trying to start an argument or anything, but that was just an observation I made from reading your review. I'd be curious to know where you got that information from? Is it in the instructions somewhere? I tossed mine so long ago I couldn't begin to tell you what any of it said and just speak from my own experience with the device at this point.

 

Thought that's what this means... no?

 

Solid Green: The green light indicates a successful tag. After tagging, the device will vibrate, beep, and display a solid green light, which will remain on for 60 seconds as a reminder.

 

 

Also - the support site says this about knowing you've taken a swing;

The GAME GOLF tracking device is able to automatically detect most swings taken from outside the green, based on the motion of your hips. This means that if you forget to tag a shot during the round, in most cases GAME GOLF can show where you took the swing and simply prompt you to assign a club to that shot.

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@strokerAce - I'd assume the 60 seconds is just a visual reminder like it says and not a time limit based on my experience. I always have the unit clipped to my belt on the right hip so I never see or pay any attention to the light.

 

I have seen that on the support site as well, but I have no earthly idea how that could possibly be true unless they added more tech to the unit that I am unaware of.

 

I do however know that they could easily "guess" when/where you hit using GG Live based on the time you spent in one location (from your smart phone) and using GPS. They could also then use the data you've provided from previous rounds to "guess" which club you used based on the distance between the previous shot and the next shot if you forget to tag.

 

Very interesting though. I'll have to post this on the Game Golf discussion board at GolfMatch. We have a bunch of die hards in there and at least one guy who I'm pretty sure is involved with GG. I'm very curious now.

 

BTW, maybe it's just the browser I'm using, but the quote function never works for me when I want to reply directly to someone's previous post. :(

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@strokerAce - I'd assume the 60 seconds is just a visual reminder like it says and not a time limit based on my experience. I always have the unit clipped to my belt on the right hip so I never see or pay any attention to the light.

 

I have seen that on the support site as well, but I have no earthly idea how that could possibly be true unless they added more tech to the unit that I am unaware of.

 

I do however know that they could easily "guess" when/where you hit using GG Live based on the time you spent in one location (from your smart phone) and using GPS. They could also then use the data you've provided from previous rounds to "guess" which club you used based on the distance between the previous shot and the next shot if you forget to tag.

 

Very interesting though. I'll have to post this on the Game Golf discussion board at GolfMatch. We have a bunch of die hards in there and at least one guy who I'm pretty sure is involved with GG. I'm very curious now.

 

BTW, maybe it's just the browser I'm using, but the quote function never works for me when I want to reply directly to someone's previous post. :(

 

Thanks... yeah, I thought that 60 seconds wasn't very long; I'm not sure what it means.

I posted these questions to gg support.  I'm curious what you find out on golfmatch.

 

hi; i received a game golf and have used it a few times and am wondering how long I have to take a shot after I tag my club? my understanding is 60 seconds but I'm not sure.
also - I'm wondering if the device needs to be physically on you when tagging or could I - for example - place it on my bag and tag the club from there?

 

 

just received a response from game golf via facebook messenger:

 

Once you have tagged your position you can take as much time as you need to take your shot
For accuracy it is better to have the device on you. Otherwise, it could be a few yards out

 

Nice to know that you can tag as early as you want... this is a real game changer for me!

 

Not sure what the 60 second thing is all about...

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....also ... reading through the support site and questions (I read them all) it appears that they don't really "track" the length of your putts, just the number of putts you have.  And by that I mean it doesn't provide stats on your consistency from long putts vs. short ones.... just the fact that you 1, 2, 3 (or more!) putt on a green.

That makes the putting tagging a but simpler as well as easy to edit post-round.

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Awesome that they were so quick to get back to you!

 

I haven't posted to the GolfMatch guys yet, but I will tonight. We just got an influx of new GG users on there as well thanks to Amazon Prime Day (GG Live was selling for like $99 or something I guess).

 

On the putting: It's difficult to track putting distances using GPS because even if you're only off by 1 yard, that's still 3 feet. You can fill in the gaps a little by moving the flag and putting positions around when editing on the computer, but I still wouldn't use it to build my practice routine around.

 

I'll just stick with strokes gained, putt average, and 3-putt percentage.

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Awesome that they were so quick to get back to you!

 

I haven't posted to the GolfMatch guys yet, but I will tonight. We just got an influx of new GG users on there as well thanks to Amazon Prime Day (GG Live was selling for like $99 or something I guess).

 

On the putting: It's difficult to track putting distances using GPS because even if you're only off by 1 yard, that's still 3 feet. You can fill in the gaps a little by moving the flag and putting positions around when editing on the computer, but I still wouldn't use it to build my practice routine around.

 

I'll just stick with strokes gained, putt average, and 3-putt percentage.

 

Yep... no complaints on the putting tracking... I know if I'm a good putter from long distances or not; I don't need a device to tell me.  :)

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When I considered either GG or Arccos, the aspect that actually won it for Arccos was the lack of having to 'tap' your club. In terms of forgetfulness, I've actually left my wireless speaker in the golf cart after the round...while it was still playing music! So knowing myself, I knew I'd always be beating myself up.

 

I've been a religious Arccos user for two years. Couple of feedback points:

 

1) I never notice the phone in my pocket, but I have a regular sized iPhone 7.

 

2) I do love the data, but feel they've been lax in really helping you to manipulate/massage it via the interface and dashboard.

 

3) It rarely misses shots. But you do need to go through during or after the round (gimmies even if you putt out simply may not register). If it misses more often, it's with putts.

 

4) They've really put a lot of PR (read the August issue of Golf Digest) into their new Caddie functionality which to me is a non-starter.

 

All in all though, their 'smart distances and range' stats hit the mark and the dashboard on your iPad or laptop can really give you some great intel on your game (bug as stated above, I think they've only scratched the surface).

 

 

Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

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I've just seen on Twitter that a company called Shot Scope have released a performance tracking watch with built in GPS. It also says that there is no tagging involved. I think I may just just have found the performance tracker for me. 

 

Here is a link if anyone else is interested in having a look https://shotscope.com

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I've just seen on Twitter that a company called Shot Scope have released a performance tracking watch with built in GPS. It also says that there is no tagging involved. I think I may just just have found the performance tracker for me. 

 

Here is a link if anyone else is interested in having a look https://shotscope.com

 

....there was a MGS review .... take a look - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18766-official-forum-member-review-shot-scope/?hl=shotscope

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This is a new version which has the added benefit of live GPS distances, it was just launched today.

 

Interesting...looks like they've added a few upgrades already.  Wonder what the difference is between v1 and v2?

 

I like that there is no "tagging" or "phone in your pocket" but the pic looks like it is awfully bulky.

189 preorder is a good price!

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Interesting...looks like they've added a few upgrades already.  Wonder what the difference is between v1 and v2?

 

I like that there is no "tagging" or "phone in your pocket" but the pic looks like it is awfully bulky.

189 preorder is a good price!

From what I'm reading V1 didn't give distances to the green and V2 does

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