Review: Arccos 360
Golfshake ambassador Mel Davies tested out the product during August - November 2017.
Arccos is a leading brand and technology partner of Microsoft, and their new Arccos 360 technology could help you improve your game.
The performance tracking system gives instant feedback, via the sensors, on the free app, with data ranging from driving accuracy, greens in regulation and even offers a handicap for each aspect of your game.
Often called the “Caddie in Your Pocket,” Arccos 360 received the 2017 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for Best Game Analyser and was named the top product at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show.
Arccos 360 comes with 14 sensors (one for each club in the bag), with each sensor screwing into the end of the grip. Once all the sensors are in place, you pair up via the app and you are ready to go. The data you get back from each round to the app is very detailed and covers each aspect of the game.
The Arccos 360 automatically records and analyzes every shot you hit, combining Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores.
It also acts as a GPS and gives your exact distance to any point on the course to help you figure out precisely which club to use in every situation. It also helps you identify your actual strengths and weaknesses.
The System features:
- Ultralight, low-profile sensors
- Battery designed to last 5 years
- Power saving mode
- Enhanced shot-detection algorithm
Looks & Feel
The sensors look really good and once screwed into the end of your grips sit really snuggly. The sensors feel very sturdy and screw easily into each club. They also look great once on as they sit nice and flush onto the grip. The free app is easy to navigate and looks very professional.
The thing I like about the Arccos system is you don't have to "tag" each shot, you just choose your club, play the shot and the sensors and the app do the rest. All you have to do is turn on Bluetooth on your phone, and put your phone in your pocket and Arccos does the rest.
The only real issue I have found with the sensors is I can't screw the putter sensor into the grip because it is a counterbalance grip, but it’s no big deal as the app normally picks up my putts. If not I manually add them either after each hole or at the end of my round.
The feedback you get from the app regarding stats is of a really high standard. A great addition is the Arccos Caddie, which you unlock after 5 rounds and get 1 free round to trial it.
This gives you the function of having your own caddie calculating from your stats what club to hit off the tee and elsewhere on the course. Arccos Caddie was recently named "Most Innovative Product of the Year" at the Golf Awards by American Golf.
Developed in partnership with Microsoft, Arccos Caddie leverages the golf industry’s richest data set – over 75 million shots hit by the Arccos community, as well as precise elevation data and 368 million geotagged data points on more than 40,000 courses.
It also accounts for weather conditions, including forecasted wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, temperature and more. Arccos Caddie can be used by anyone, on nearly any hole in the world, regardless of whether a golfer has previously played the course.
- It is really easy to set up and use.
- Great feedback via the free app regarding all your golfing stats.
- The Caddie function is a great addition and is something that could really help you lower your handicap, as long as you trust it.
The putter sensor doesn’t fit on counterbalanced grips, but to be honest that's not a big issue.
My only concern would be the cost of the caddie function. There are three (3) different subscription models for Arccos Caddie: $7.99 per month, $39.99 for 6 months, $49.99 for 1 year, which includes a 1-month (30-day) free trial.
I personally feel that after spending £249 for the Arccos system to then have potentially $49.99 on top will put a few off doing this.
The Bottom Line
The Arccos 360 is a great system for all levels of golfer and, if used correctly alongside your golf pro can lower your scores. You get great feedback via the app this can help you identify any weaknesses that need working on. It is easy to set up and use with a great app for both GPS and feedback stats.
Rated 9 out of 10
For more information: https://www.arccosgolf.com
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