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As far as I know the biggest issue the android users have is it kills their phone faster than the iPhone. So it would probably be cheaper to buy a quick phone charger than to switch to an iPhone.

 

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Hopefully this helps you guys. I have and use Arccos and I hate having my phone in my pocket since it vibrates with calls and emails all day. To solve the problem I purchased a refurbished iPhone SE, the smallest they make, on eBay for around $100. Got it and it looks brand new. Anyway, I ordered it with no carrier. IE no phone service. Went to Best Buy and told them what it was for and they gave me a SIM card for free and installed it. You will need this to proceed in the phone setup.

 

Once setup is done connect to WiFi, download the Arcoss app and any courses you want to play and you are done. Get to the course, hit search and press the downloaded course and play and you are done. No phone calls, no emails and the phone is really small.

 

There is a drawback however, you cannot use the caddie feature for wind updates. It needs current data for that and without an internet connection which you most likely can't get on the course. At this point I don't even know the phone is there, don't care if it gets banged around and GPS still works and all data is tracked.

 

 

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Thanks for the info!  A few of us started to have discussions about the Arccos system and how we were going to use it.  I reached out to another MGS'er who posted about it and asked him a few questions about usage as well, so hopefully he'll post his findings.  Couldn't you have just used your phone in silent mode instead of buying another phone or was size part of the issue ?  My current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Nougat (V7 kernel 3.18.31) and it's not small so I had concerns about putting in my pocket during a round as well as I keep minimal things in my pocket (ball repair marker, two tees and a coin that I used as a ball marker).  What has your experience been using the Arccos on the course and how accurate is it ?

 

Appreciate your input!

 

MDGolfHacker

 

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As far as I know the biggest issue the android users have is it kills their phone faster than the iPhone. So it would probably be cheaper to buy a quick phone charger than to switch to an iPhone.

 

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Anything loaded on an android phone seems to  drain the power faster on the phone :D  That's why I have several battery chargers and also several different cables (one for the android, one for an apple phone and one for an older sky caddie caddy) that I keep in the bag.  

 

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Thanks for the info! A few of us started to have discussions about the Arccos system and how we were going to use it. I reached out to another MGS'er who posted about it and asked him a few questions about usage as well, so hopefully he'll post his findings. Couldn't you have just used your phone in silent mode instead of buying another phone or was size part of the issue ? My current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Nougat (V7 kernel 3.18.31) and it's not small so I had concerns about putting in my pocket during a round as well as I keep minimal things in my pocket (ball repair marker, two tees and a coin that I used as a ball marker). What has your experience been using the Arccos on the course and how accurate is it ?

 

Appreciate your input!

 

MDGolfHacker

 

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I could put it on silent but I'd still see missed calls, texts, etc... while playing and I just want to be left alone while playing. My experience has been good with Arccos. I find it to be accurate but it misses a lot of putts. I played Saturday and it missed so many putts Arccos sent me an unsolicited email giving me tips on how to use it. The email basically said I had to get set before each putt so the one footers you tap in as you walk by are a no no. Also after maybe 6 rounds it has my handicap at like 3 when I am a 13 because of missed shots. I know I can edit the rounds but I don't. I am able to still get the data that interests me

 

 

 

 

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I could put it on silent but I'd still see missed calls, texts, etc... while playing and I just want to be left alone while playing. My experience has been good with Arccos. I find it to be accurate but it misses a lot of putts. I played Saturday and it missed so many putts Arccos sent me an unsolicited email giving me tips on how to use it. The email basically said I had to get set before each putt so the one footers you tap in as you walk by are a no no. Also after maybe 6 rounds it has my handicap at like 3 when I am a 13 because of missed shots. I know I can edit the rounds but I don't. I am able to still get the data that interests me

 

 

 

 

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Well, that's one way to get to single digits  :lol:  :D  :lol: .  Thanks.  So, you actually keep the phone in your pocket ?  I believe they have an option for a belt caddie too.  Does it work if you put it in your back pocket ?

 

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It's something you can get used to. I used to think the same way until I played a few rounds away from home that were cart path only.

 

Using my phone for GPS, I'd have to take it out with me across the fairway plus a few clubs. After getting the yardage, I'd stash it in my pocket and hit the shot. Before I knew it, I just had the phone in my pocket for all shots and it didn't affect me one bit.

 

As long as you're not wearing your tight pants, it's no problem.

 

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Well, that's one way to get to single digits :lol: :D :lol: . Thanks. So, you actually keep the phone in your pocket ? I believe they have an option for a belt caddie too. Does it work if you put it in your back pocket ?

 

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Exactly, if it doesn't start picking up putts I'll be scratch in a month. I do play with it in my front pocket but have not tried the back, I'd love to try it but it's snowing here now.

 

Arrcos is great but it takes a little effort to maintain accurate data in terms of missed shots. It has confirmed i suck at golf, it has confirmed I'm a club shorter than I thought....what's not to love?

 

Seriously between arrcos and the new F8 Ones my handicap has adjusted down this year when it usually goes up 2 strokes. Arrcos really helped me dial in yardage quickly and it's fun to review the data.

 

 

 

 

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Exactly, if it doesn't start picking up putts I'll be scratch in a month. I do play with it in my front pocket but have not tried the back, I'd love to try it but it's snowing here now.

 

Arrcos is great but it takes a little effort to maintain accurate data in terms of missed shots. It has confirmed i suck at golf, it has confirmed I'm a club shorter than I thought....what's not to love?

 

Seriously between arrcos and the new F8 Ones my handicap has adjusted down this year when it usually goes up 2 strokes. Arrcos really helped me dial in yardage quickly and it's fun to review the data.

 

 

 

 

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Cool!  Thanks for your input!

 

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Thought I would jump in here and offer my advice, opinion and of course my best wishes to all of you.

 

This will be a LOT of work, but you can make it fun! The 5 of you can banter back and forth and have friendly competitions...that what we did in the original test and it made it much more enjoyable.

 

Put you social media info in your signature....that way every post you make on any thread has the possibility for you to pick up new followers....and that's important because the more likes and retweets or shares your social media posts get the more exposure Cobra gets and believe me they are watching!

 

Great idea for an open discussion on our pre-thoughts after being selected.

 

There is a tech fitter from Cobra Golf about 40 minutes away from me so I'm going to get fit by him after my trip to Pinehurst. How I am going to choose what is going in the bag ? Simple - I'm going to have some heavy discussions with the fitter and figure out what will be the best fit for my current swing. If he says I'm better off with a 5-GW and hybrids on the bottom to replace the long irons, that's what I'm going to do. If he says I'm hitting the long irons well, then I'll go 4- GW. I'm going in with an open mind with the F8 series, without any preconceived notions as to what I should be playing. The only firm decision I'm am going make is that I will be going with the F8 one length set because I've been intrigued by the one iron length thought and it might help eliminate positioning issues that come with different length irons.

 

When the contest was first announced, I had to think long and hard if I wanted to even participate! Even though you get to keep the entire set and bag, make no doubt about it that it is a season long commitment to test and report on the Cobra clubs here and through social media and how they are helping or not helping in attaining the goals mentioned in my entry. It is going to be a lot of work, but fun work! :D I like the synergy of Arccos reporting the hard facts that can show my strengths and weaknesses and Cobra potentially being able to mitigate those weaknesses through the technology engineered within those clubs. So why my interest in wanting to participate in this testing opportunity ? To test out the single length cobra irons and see if the single length theory can really make a difference as a high handicapper to drop my handicap; to see if the Arccos system can give me cold hard numbers and allow me to come up with a solid game plan to practice my shortcomings and to make my game better! Keeping the clubs and bag is just an extra plus!

 

As we start this journey together, don't be afraid to ask us questions! This will be a learning experience for us all and hopefully the Cobras blend of engineering and technology will help us all become better golfers :D

 

Cobra will be sending us the Arccos 360 system so that we can use our current clubs as a baseline so I've started reading up on Arccos. Just two things that I have come across:

 

  • Per the the Arccos quick start guide, Arccos requires that your phone be in your front lead pocket (right front pocket if you are a lefty and left front pocket if your are right handed). This is so the sensor can detect the swing and record data. I don't know about you, but my phone is not small. I don't know if I'm going to like that.
  • Anybody have a counter balanced putter with a weight ? If you do, you are going to have some issues as all the sensors including the putter screws into the grip. My current putter changed mid-season last year to a Nike counter balanced putter so there is a weight screw already in the butt end of the grip. Slight problem there. For the purpose of testing, I'll switch back to my Bettinardi C03 since I had putted with that for years until I did some experiments with it last year and shortened it too much. I'll have it extended and use it once more.

That's all I have for now. Don't be afraid to ask your questions - fire away!

 

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Great start!

 

I was worried about the phone in my pocket too, especially as a bigger guy, but after 3 or 4 holes I forgot it was there...it really is a none issue.

 

Not sure about the belt clip. The instructions specifically stated it needed to be in the front pocket to get the sensor information accurately. I guess this is one of the things I'll test out 😁

 

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A belt clip will work I used one a few times without issues.

 

Hey, does anyone know if arccos has an I watch interface? If so that would solve the issue.

 

 

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They do have a watch interface but since they use the speakers on the phone to listen for the impact it doesn't get rid of the requirement of having the phone in your front pocket.

 

Well, that's one way to get to single digits :lol: :D :lol: . Thanks. So, you actually keep the phone in your pocket ? I believe they have an option for a belt caddie too. Does it work if you put it in your back pocket ?

 

MDGolfHacker

It does not work in your back pocket, I tested that.

 

 

Remember guys, social media is your friend....be creative, use your imagination and have fun!!

 

I'll be following along closely if anybody has questions or if I can help in anyway.

 

Good luck and have fun!!

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Saw MBP's IG post and followed you as well. Looks like you had a great time! Too bad they didn't have HMT, I'm always weary when I hit something on GC2 without seeing the actual smash factor.

Yeah I know. It was the best I could get in the time I had. If I waited for my next chance it would be this Friday before I could do it. Keen to get things going here! 

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Thought I would jump in here and offer my advice, opinion and of course my best wishes to all of you.

 

This will be a LOT of work, but you can make it fun! The 5 of you can banter back and forth and have friendly competitions...that what we did in the original test and it made it much more enjoyable.

 

Put you social media info in your signature....that way every post you make on any thread has the possibility for you to pick up new followers....and that's important because the more likes and retweets or shares your social media posts get the more exposure Cobra gets and believe me they are watching!

 

 

Great start!

 

I was worried about the phone in my pocket too, especially as a bigger guy, but after 3 or 4 holes I forgot it was there...it really is a none issue.

 

 

A belt clip will work I used one a few times without issues.

 

 

They do have a watch interface but since they use the speakers on the phone to listen for the impact it doesn't get rid of the requirement of having the phone in your front pocket.

 

 

It does not work in your back pocket, I tested that.

 

 

Remember guys, social media is your friend....be creative, use your imagination and have fun!!

 

I'll be following along closely if anybody has questions or if I can help in anyway.

 

Good luck and have fun!!

Thanks TBT. It's good to know we have a support network if needed!

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I know MD Hacker posted this earlier about the Android phone.  But my contact pointed me back to it as it's a good overall FAQ   If there is anything more specific that isn't covered here,  let me know and I can reach back out.

 

http://arccos.support.arccosgolf.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2640028-will-my-phone-work-with-arccos-360-

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ANDROID TESTERS!

 

I'm in contact with arccoss and they are going to try and make sure you guys have the best possible experience possible.

 

First step is please  EMAIL ME (EMAIL listed in the PM I sent) not reply here, it will be easier to forward emails on versus PM.

 

your Android:

 

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Hopefully this helps you guys. I have and use Arccos and I hate having my phone in my pocket since it vibrates with calls and emails all day. To solve the problem I purchased a refurbished iPhone SE, the smallest they make, on eBay for around $100. Got it and it looks brand new. Anyway, I ordered it with no carrier. IE no phone service. Went to Best Buy and told them what it was for and they gave me a SIM card for free and installed it. You will need this to proceed in the phone setup.

 

Once setup is done connect to WiFi, download the Arcoss app and any courses you want to play and you are done. Get to the course, hit search and press the downloaded course and play and you are done. No phone calls, no emails and the phone is really small.

 

There is a drawback however, you cannot use the caddie feature for wind updates. It needs current data for that and without an internet connection which you most likely can't get on the course. At this point I don't even know the phone is there, don't care if it gets banged around and GPS still works and all data is tracked.

Wedgie - You're a gentleman and a scholar, a genius and a lifesaver. I wanted to talk with Arccos to see if the phone needs service to use tower-assisted GPS. Sounds like it either doesn't need aGPS or the phone will get a fix on local towers even without service.

 

As I type this out, I realize that I should have known this. The phone will always work for 911 without service, so of course it will get a fix on local towers.

 

Good tip on the wind. I can turn my Android into a mobile hotspot, so I can give the phone an internet connection if it's needed.

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I could put it on silent but I'd still see missed calls, texts, etc... while playing and I just want to be left alone while playing. My experience has been good with Arccos. I find it to be accurate but it misses a lot of putts. I played Saturday and it missed so many putts Arccos sent me an unsolicited email giving me tips on how to use it. The email basically said I had to get set before each putt so the one footers you tap in as you walk by are a no no. Also after maybe 6 rounds it has my handicap at like 3 when I am a 13 because of missed shots. I know I can edit the rounds but I don't. I am able to still get the data that interests me

 

 

 

 

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So no more gimmies?!?! LOL!

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Thought I would jump in here and offer my advice, opinion and of course my best wishes to all of you.

 

This will be a LOT of work, but you can make it fun! The 5 of you can banter back and forth and have friendly competitions...that what we did in the original test and it made it much more enjoyable.

 

Put you social media info in your signature....that way every post you make on any thread has the possibility for you to pick up new followers....and that's important because the more likes and retweets or shares your social media posts get the more exposure Cobra gets and believe me they are watching!

 

 

Great start!

 

I was worried about the phone in my pocket too, especially as a bigger guy, but after 3 or 4 holes I forgot it was there...it really is a none issue.

 

 

A belt clip will work I used one a few times without issues.

 

 

They do have a watch interface but since they use the speakers on the phone to listen for the impact it doesn't get rid of the requirement of having the phone in your front pocket.

 

 

It does not work in your back pocket, I tested that.

 

 

Remember guys, social media is your friend....be creative, use your imagination and have fun!!

 

I'll be following along closely if anybody has questions or if I can help in anyway.

 

Good luck and have fun!!

 

Awesome! Appreciate the tips! 😁

 

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ANDROID TESTERS!

 

I'm in contact with arccoss and they are going to try and make sure you guys have the best possible experience possible.

 

First step is please EMAIL ME (EMAIL listed in the PM I sent) not reply here, it will be easier to forward emails on versus PM.

 

your Android:

 

Make

Model

Operating System

 

Thanks

Awesome thanks!

 

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Good luck to the full bag testers. As one of the cobra driver testers last year...I know what goes into this. It's fun as anything else you'll do this year. Enjoy! Lucky bastards...

 

 

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