April 14, 2015

Arccos Golf Launches for Apple Watch


Arccos Golf announces that its award-winning GPS + Live Shot Tracking + Tour Analytics platform will be available for Apple Watch when that product launches on April 24, 2015.

The free Arccos app for Apple Watch seamlessly interfaces with the complete Arccos system – 14 virtually weightless sensors that easily attach to the end of a club grip and are paired to the app just once via Bluetooth. It showcases a powerful feature set that includes GPS for nearly 20,000 courses across the U.S. and Canada, personalized club recommendations, shot editing and automatic score tracking.

While existing Arccos players will receive an automatic update for their iOS devices, a “30 Days Free” promotion will allow all Apple Watch users to experience the company’s proprietary GPS system. This provides precise measurements to the front, middle and back of each green, and will be offered for a $19.99 annual subscription after the trial period.

“Our product has been so well received because of the focus we’ve placed on perfecting the user experience and delivering tremendously useful data,” says Arccos CEO Sal Syed. “This latest iteration continues our mission of helping players unlock their Golf DNA and builds upon the excitement for the year’s most anticipated piece of wearable technology.”

Requiring no alterations to pre-shot routines, tapping or other hindrances to enjoyment and improvement, Arccos is among the first golf-specific apps offered for Apple Watch. Widely heralded as one of the game’s most innovative and beneficial technologies, Arccos is endorsed by 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel who relies on the critical data Arccos instantly delivers, such as distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more.

Also recently unveiled by Arccos are a suite of unmatched social features. These allow users to follow other players and receive round updates – including holes, stats and bests – directly to their social stream. Instructors and coaches can use this as a tool to “follow” players, instantly receiving their stats upon completing a round, or gathering valuable information on player performance via deep dives into statistics, past rounds, Tour Analytics and more.

Essential to the Arccos system, the Tour Analytics platform helps golfers identify patterns and refine tactics before, during and after each round. This was developed in conjunction with golf’s most renowned statistician, Peter Sanders. Drawing from his work with PGA Tour star Zach Johnson and many others, it automatically breaks down a players’ handicap into five key components – driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting – helping golfers:

• Gain insight into what every shot means

• Understand exactly how each part of their game contributes to scoring

• Explore comparative data in each of the five components from golfers with the same handicap

• Evaluate patterns across their entire golf history, supporting refinement of on-course tactics

Now available at Apple Stores, select golf retailers and pro shops nationwide, and arccosgolf.com, Arccos is trusted by top instructors who rely on the system to help their students recognize and correct faults, such as club distance gaps, noticeable shot dispersion patterns and other problem areas.

Led by a team of Ivy League engineers, rocket scientists, PhD’s and designers, Arccos Golf is named after a function of advanced mathematics.

For more information or to view a demo video: arccosgolf.com.

Get social: @arccosgolf, Facebook

About Arccos Golf, LLC
Arccos Golf, LLC provides game-changing connected technology products for golfers. The company aims to revolutionize the golfing experience by integrating GPS shot tracking with a sophisticated platform that generates comparative data which helps golfers truly evaluate their game. Arccos is led by CEO, Sal Syed and COO, Ammad Faisal, two dedicated golfers, entrepreneurs, and childhood friends. Based in Stamford, CT, Arccos is a Callaway Open Innovation Partner with venture capital funding provided by LaunchCapital.

Bill Feidler
Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group