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I purchased this last month and have logged about 15 rounds with it. Felt it would help others to relay more details about the plus and minus that others here may not have mentioned.

 

Accuracy: the original course settings were from the course four years ago. I contacted customer service, and they did get it updated. Unfortunately there are still a number of errors. These include : at least one green completely mislocated, one fairway with the wrong measurements. Also, the new hazard feature seems to have incorrect information on location about 40% of the time by 5-10 yards... Unfortunately this has resulted in times where I hit a great shot and subsequently lose the ball into water (fyi, all comments are in relation to home course so know it well).

 

 

Shot tracking: this is shotscope's strength. It really catches all shots very well. Even on the green. If arrchos fails on the putting, then shotscope has a major advantage here.

 

Watch itself: the size is bigger than you would think. I agree with others that it does not become a distraction once you start golfing. but due to the size it can be a bit annoying (for me) on hot days.

 

Bugs: I continue to have a few issues with the software on the watch. It does not seem to like some cords for charging. Nothing worse than getting ready to go and not having a charge.

 

Extra swings: One major concern I had was that sometimes I like to reputt, or take a mulligan for whatever reason. Remember golf is supposed to be fun - and I found myself scared to do so as I don't want to have to go online and remove shots, etc very often. After a lot of experimenting, I found that if you don't move from the original spot - it seems as though it does only register one shot. Once figuring this out, I was able to relax and just go have fun. So, concern alleviated. (this is really relevant early in the year as I live up north)

 

Software Analysis: so this is where I have the biggest concerns at this time. If you study the previously shared charts - the data looks impressive. And it is. But I would contend that it is missing what you really want to see.

 

 

 

Data that would be better:

 

1) sortable by hole , not currently able to do this

2) approach shots without woods and hybrids / 3 iron. Get shots from other clubs then would at least be somewhat close...

3) putting charts by hole. put the hole into quadrants and show putts in relation to hole in that quadrants - long/short/left right pct.

4) add legends. data without legends currently so don't what we are looking at.

5) consistency of look across data. meaning it has no logical presentation.

6) trend analysis. none currently available. Am I getting more accurate over the last month? less? Impossible to know with this at this time (okay, you can look at year vs last 5 days, but not see a trend)

Summary:

Shotscope is good, not great. I have been on the fence about keeping it. The biggest concerns are inaccurate gps data and lack of good data organization in software.

If they added data by holes and trend analysis and course accuracy - this would be a solid product. Unfortunately it sounds like (per their staff email to me) they just don't have the priorities of these items. Hole information may be end of year/next year....

Still so much room for improvement with these devices. To your comment about heat related comfort, that's one reason why I can't do any kind of watch in Louisiana. 75% of rounds are played in hot weather.

 

 

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Nice reviews. Detailed. Informative.

 

Over the past few years I've kind of done a 360 regarding my overall approach to playing this game. I didn't think the Shot Scope looked great from the start. Too bulky. I don't even wear a wrist watch any longer. Never did when I played golf. Anway...

I'm not necessarily against golf technology as I use a GPS and a LRF. However, I don't personally want or need to track every shot or even feel the need to do so*. Surprisingly I have a mind, body, and hands that tell me much more than any sensor ever can. I was several years ago an early adopter of Game Golf when it first arrived on the scene. It was a bust in most aspects and I sold it in a hurry. To this day IMO these types of technology have many misgivings.

 

Bad days on the course missing fairways left/right or approaches coming up short or even putting. I know the cause and I can resolve/correct it. I see what actually happened. I don't need a sensor to graph it for me. Oh but Plaid, if you could see the "data" from many rounds you'd see a pattern develop. No doubt. The same thing I already know.

 

As some of you know I'm 63 and played most of my career with NO technology of any kind. But I do like my GPS and LRF. It's been helpful for sure. Now, if I had the services of Shot Link like the TV golfers we watch each weekend have... I'm all in**. All I have to do is go out and play and afterwards they provide me some information. If I want it. Although I'd already know I missed 3 fairways right or missed two 4 footers. Anyone care to guess that Jordan Spieth knows he's missing short putts without data being presented to him?

 

Perhaps a day will come especially for you younger guys where a tracking system is installed around your course. (Not sure what that looks like really) You might clip on your belt a small coin/sensor and away you go. Afterwards the data is available to you. You can have this information as a subscription or a pay as you go service. You'd be able to get an after round printout with data and graphics, have it sent to your phone, computer or all of the above. Sound like science fiction? So did cell phones, internet, Wifi, computers, and ... Shot Scope. This type of stuff is in its infancy. So who knows where it might eventually lead. But do we want it? Do we need it? Is it really necessary to play this game successfully or to improve your game? It's all debatable I suppose.

 

* With currently available devices

** they do nothing but play their game and someone - something (Shot Link) does the work for them.

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I'm currently thinking of buying the V2 so thanks for the reviews on here.

 

Can anyone advise me what the battery life is like with the watch?

 

I previously tested Arccos tags and returned them due to it draining the battery on my phone too quickly meaning if i wasn't going home to charge my phone it was out of action for the rest of the day.

 

I'm sure the watch would last one round no problem, but has anyone tried to play 2 rounds in a day?

 

Would i need to charge the watch when I stop for lunch if playing twice?

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I'm currently thinking of buying the V2 so thanks for the reviews on here.

 

Can anyone advise me what the battery life is like with the watch?

 

I previously tested Arccos tags and returned them due to it draining the battery on my phone too quickly meaning if i wasn't going home to charge my phone it was out of action for the rest of the day.

 

I'm sure the watch would last one round no problem, but has anyone tried to play 2 rounds in a day?

 

Would i need to charge the watch when I stop for lunch if playing twice?

I've gotten in 2 rounds in one day before...but they were both 3 hour rounds. Also, I've found that if it's a cloudy, or especially windy day, the battery drains a tad quicker. I feel like those elements mess with the GPS trying to grab a signal and lead to the quicker battery drain.

 

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Shotscope has a 15% off sale right now if anyone is still on the ledge. And a 28 day return policy, no questions asked.

 

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Has anyone been able to replace the band? My dog chewed up my band past the point of usefulness. I was unable to get Shot Scope to send me just the band. They did offer to have me send the watch back and get a replacement at a discount, but I would much rather replace the band as it would potentially be much less expensive.

 

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Hi, has anyone sold their Shot Scope on and if so how did you reset the thing back to it's factory settings? I cannot seem to get rid of the courses on the watch/band thingy.

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Sounds like this product is dying out?
I'm not sure it's dying out. I just think a good portion of the country is under snow or in winter weather. It's been almost 4 months since I've been able to use mine last. It's still a fantastic product in my opinion.

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On 2/18/2019 at 4:49 PM, Sluggo42 said:

Sounds like this product is dying out?

I'm not sure I'd say that.
Half the golfing world is still on winter break.

They are releasing new Firmware currently, I'm on the Beta program and they've publicly released the more recent set of updates and just provided a new Beta firmware which helps with battery life, speed of GPS signal location and some of the new rules of golf (built in search timer).

I use it every single round still and I think, of it's kind, it's still the best distance and shot tracking system on the market at present (personal opinion).

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5 hours ago, Jon Brittan said:

I use it every single round still and I think, of it's kind, it's still the best distance and shot tracking system on the market at present (personal opinion). 

I second this opinion.  It's not perfect but it is VERY good.  I just played a round recently with another guy that had one, which is extremely rare because SC has now become Seattle with the enormous amounts of rain we continue to receive.  Hardly dying out. 

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Great deal right now from MGS if you're looking. I love this thing!Screenshot_20190329-140023.jpeg

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48 minutes ago, dhartmann34 said:

Great deal right now from MGS if you're looking

Yeah, I got that email this morning .. hemmed and hawed for 2-3 seconds .. and jumped in!

Been looking at this for a while, plus via a link on that sale page you could order through Amazon where I have some Rewards points that I could apply.

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Does it work if the watch isn't on your wrist? What if I put it on a belt loop or just in my pocket? I don't need the GPS, I have a rangefinder, I just want something to track shots and give me stats.

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Does it work if the watch isn't on your wrist? What if I put it on a belt loop or just in my pocket? I don't need the GPS, I have a rangefinder, I just want something to track shots and give me stats.
Nope. Has to be on your wrist

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2 minutes ago, dhartmann34 said:

Nope. Has to be on your wrist

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Bummer, that thing would look ridiculous on my bony wrists. Like I was wearing a television as a watch!

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Bummer, that thing would look ridiculous on my bony wrists. Like I was wearing a television as a watch!
Yeah I thought the same thing at first. But after the first month or two of playing with it I don't even notice it anymore. The nice thing is you get a 28-day free trial. So you can send it back if you really don't like it or it's not comfortable.

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Alright, I still haven’t signed-up for the MGS group, so how do I do that???


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Alright, I still haven’t signed-up for the MGS group, so how do I do that???


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Go to the menu on the app. Then hit the compete section. Then hit the + sign to enter the MGS code to join.

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