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If I wanted club performance tracking - say driver, can I just buy one sensor and use it with the App?  The full set-up is not in my budget for this year .

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If you're willing to use your phone, one option is the Game Golf app. You can use it without any of the Game Golf hardware at all. Before each shot, you tap on the screen to tell it what club you're hitting, and it keeps stats just like you had the tags. It's tedious, obviously, but that's the trade-off for not buying any of the hardware.

On the other side, first generation Game Golf devices are cheap on eBay. I picked one up this winter for around $35, so that I have some extra tags and so I can start tracking Kirke's shots.

Of course, if the whole idea is that you hate tagging anything, then all my ideas are useless here 🙂

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Arccos does have the driver only sensor. I don't think it costs much. Otherwise, what @GolfSpy MPR mentioned is on point. I switched from Arccos back to Game Golf and bought the Live version on Amazon for under $100.

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I'd be pretty sure that you could just buy one of the replacement sensors and use that if you wanted to see the Arccos platform, but otherwise, I'd look at doing something like MPR said. 

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4 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

If you're willing to use your phone, one option is the Game Golf app. You can use it without any of the Game Golf hardware at all. Before each shot, you tap on the screen to tell it what club you're hitting, and it keeps stats just like you had the tags. It's tedious, obviously, but that's the trade-off for not buying any of the hardware.

On the other side, first generation Game Golf devices are cheap on eBay. I picked one up this winter for around $35, so that I have some extra tags and so I can start tracking Kirke's shots.

Of course, if the whole idea is that you hate tagging anything, then all my ideas are useless here 🙂

I know the Game Golf app is free, but do you have to pay for it to track your clubs?  I guess maybe I'm confused about the difference, if any, between what your describing and the Live version @TR1PTIK mentioned. 

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6 minutes ago, M. Parsons said:

I know the Game Golf app is free, but do you have to pay for it to track your clubs?  I guess maybe I'm confused about the difference, if any, between what your describing and the Live version @TR1PTIK mentioned. 

The last I used it, there was no fee at all for using the app. Game Golf is trying to get in on the subscription idea (like Arccos), but I think (unless they've changed things) that the only subscription is if you want to use their caddie suggestion feature.

The difference in just using the app without the hardware is convenience. With the tags, you tap the club either on the Game Golf device, or if you have NFC on your phone, on the phone itself. Without the tags, you have to pull the phone out and select the club you're hitting for each shot. In addition, Game Golf claims that the GPS system in the device is more accurate than what is included on most phones.

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7 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

If I wanted club performance tracking - say driver, can I just buy one sensor and use it with the App?  The full set-up is not in my budget for this year .

I'm not sure how this works now that Caddie is no longer subscription-based. It would be very weird if you could just buy one sensor for $20 and have rights to install the app and track your shots with driver, when they charge $50 for Arccos Driver™. 

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14 hours ago, yungkory said:

I'm not sure how this works now that Caddie is no longer subscription-based. It would be very weird if you could just buy one sensor for $20 and have rights to install the app and track your shots with driver, when they charge $50 for Arccos Driver™. 

Not sure how that scenario would work either. Unless I'm mistaken, I think there may be a slight difference in hardware so Arccos can distinguish between different models/revisions that would prevent a user from purchasing a replacement sensor and using it as suggested. The cost for Arccos Driver is low enough that if that's all a person wanted to track they could easily do so.

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17 hours ago, M. Parsons said:

I know the Game Golf app is free, but do you have to pay for it to track your clubs?  I guess maybe I'm confused about the difference, if any, between what your describing and the Live version @TR1PTIK mentioned. 

The only difference between GG Live and the GG Classic (the orignal GG device) is that GG Live has Bluetooth so you can sync to your phone and edit/post rounds on the fly. However, you do not have to use your phone if you don't want to. You can just as easily use Live without a phone just as you'd do with GG Classic. This is an important detail to note because I've seen a lot of product reviewers get this wrong.

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I've been recently using the 18birdies app the last few months. Similar concept I think to Game Golf.  The basic GPS and tracking is free, but they have some premium features such as Caddy as well.

I have used it a fee times to track tee shots but haven't used to track my irons yet. I mostly use it as a GPS and scorecard, because I'm normally focused more on hitting the shot than tracking the shot.  Here are a couple screen shots.

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I've been recently using the 18birdies app the last few months.


I tried 18 birdies and hated it. It was cumbersome to enter shots and found it was taking too much time and distracting me from executing. I downloaded GG last night since this tread indicated I didn’t need the physical tags and can do it manually.
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@tony@CIC if you don't like any of the options that have been mentioned so far, you could try GolfPad. I've been using it for years and really like it, plus, there's a free version.

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42 minutes ago, MattF said:

@tony@CIC if you don't like any of the options that have been mentioned so far, you could try GolfPad. I've been using it for years and really like it, plus, there's a free version.

Matt - thx. Any difference between Golfpad and Golflogix or iGolf? 

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You can buy just the grip with the sensor already installed on eBay for $26. Sorry I can’t link it since I’m remote.


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4 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Matt - thx. Any difference between Golfpad and Golflogix or iGolf? 

No worries. I couldn't tell you because I haven't used either of them. I've found GolfPad very accurate and if you start tracking all your shots, it's stats are pretty good too.

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On 4/18/2019 at 1:15 PM, cnosil said:


I tried 18 birdies and hated it. It was cumbersome to enter shots and found it was taking too much time and distracting me from executing. I downloaded GG last night since this tread indicated I didn’t need the physical tags and can do it manually.

 

I went out an played 9 today and gave the game golf app a try.  It was much easier to "tag" my shots on my phone that it was for 18 birdies.  Basically tap the screen get a list of clubs and select the one I was using.   The process is something that I will have to get used too.  Tagging fairway shots is easy since I typically pull out my GPS to get a yardage.  Tee shots were easier to remember than putts.  Reviewed the stats on my round and I like how they populate and display the data.  

For someone looking for shot tracking without the expense of the hardware tags, this seems like a viable option that can be done without a lot of trouble while playing.  

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I am thinking about tracking my rounds this year but have the funds for the sensors and don't carry my phone in my pocket during the round. My question is do you have to tag your putting or can I just use it to track the other shots as I pull my club from my bag?

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On 4/20/2019 at 7:51 PM, blackngold_blood said:

I am thinking about tracking my rounds this year but have the funds for the sensors and don't carry my phone in my pocket during the round. My question is do you have to tag your putting or can I just use it to track the other shots as I pull my club from my bag?

Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
 

If you're using GG then you'll want to tag your putts (I see no reason not to). You could choose not to tag putts, but your stats will be off until you plug the putts in during your post round edit. No need to carry your phone in your pocket with any current version of the hardware - see my post above.

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