Best Golf Shot Tracking Apps and Devices
If you are looking to keep track of your stats and evaluate your performance on the course, a golf shot tracker system is worth researching. This category took off several years ago, and now there are numerous options available to golfers.
There are many very cool devices on the market that allow you to track your every move on the course, thanks to sensors in your clubs and intuitive, user-friendly apps.
Is your putting your weak point? Could you do with finding more fairways? A shot tracking device will give you the answers you need.
Lots of the devices and apps in this guide also use Artificial Intelligence and Strokes Gained Analysis (SGA) to help you understand exactly where you can make up those all-important shots.
Below we list the best golf shot tracking apps and devices on the market to help you pick which is best for you.
Arccos Caddie has been helping golfers of all skill levels improve their game since 2016. This device is even the winner of the 2017 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Game Analyzer.”
Arccos is one of, if not the best game tracking systems on the market. It measures all the data you can need thanks to Arccos Smart Sensors at the end of your clubs, and some clubs including Cobra and Ping come with them already fitted into the grips.
Their system does not require a golfer to tag shots manually. However, you must have a smartphone with GPS capabilities in your front pocket at all times to automatically record shots.
Their app uses artificial intelligence to give you on-course recommendations. On top of that, their online dashboard offers robust data analysis that can help shed light on where your game needs help.
- Rangefinder Capabilities
- Arccos Caddie
- Updated Sensors
- Tour Analytics
Game Golf Live Tracking Device
The Game Golf Live Tracking Device is similar to the Arccos 360 and the Mobitee PIQ Trainer. Like those devices, simply insert the devices into each of your 14 grips and download the app to get started. this is a huge upgrade from the Golf Game Classic Tracking System that was released a few years ago.
GAME GOLF’s stat portal is one of the best in the industry. It is very accurate at collecting data on the course. One caveat is that it is the only system that requires manual tagging. Tagging was not an issue for the majority, but some golfers might find it a nuisance. In our opinion, this is the only major downside of using the Game Golf Tracking Device.
- GPS Automatic Shot Tracking
- Built-in Rangefinder
- Strokes Gained Analysis
- Competitive Challenges
Mobitee & PIQ Golf Sport Tracker
The Mobitee & PIQ Golf Sport Tracker is a 3-in-1 device that will not only help you improve your game but could also replace your range finder. It is a one-third golf swing analyzer, one-third GPS rangefinder, and one-third shot, tracker.
Similar to other devices on this list, the Mobitee & PIQ tracker attaches to each club by inserting a small device into the end of each grip. After the simple installation, download the app to get started measuring your swing and finding the distances.
- In-Depth Swing Analyzer
- Shot Tracking
- GPS Rangefinder
- Monitor Your Progress
Garmin Approach CT10
Garmin recently announced the Approach CT10. It automatically records your shots on the course through the use of a GPS watch.
The Garmin Approach C10 sensors screw into your golf clubs and then pair with compatible Garmin golf watches to automatically track every stroke, including locations, distances, and club type.
They collect data from each shot and club to track stats, including strokes gained. Perfect for the golfer who already has one of Garmin’s products and an S20, S40, or S60 watch will be compatible with these sensors.
We found CT10 mostly accurate at capturing shots on the course. Their online stat dashboard is not as robust as the competition but is still more than capable of tracking your stats. I think it is more appropriate for golfers who want a simple analysis, and don’t need all of the extra details.
- Automatic Shot & Swing Tracking
- Accurate Distance Tracking
- In-Depth Swing Metrics
- Need an accompanying Garmin Approach S20, S40, or S60 to use
Shot Scope V3 GPS Watch
Shot Scope is one of the newcomers to golf shot trackers. The Scotland-based company figured out a way to blend what was missing from both GAME GOLF and Arccos and put it into one system.
It is very moderate and nicer to wear, and it offers up GPS yardages as well as automatic shot tracking functionality (similar to Garmin Approach CT10), but thanks to tags in your clubs.
Many experts were very impressed with Shot Scope V3 when they tested it several months ago. Instead of having to tag shots manually, all GPS data on the course automatically records through a GPS watch. It solves the issue of having to carry your cell phone in your pocket. Also, the GPS watch provides great value with distances to various points on the green and hazards around the course.
Shot Scope is very accurate in the expert’s eyes despite not having to manually tag shots. Additionally, the online dashboard of this device is excellent at giving you a top-level view of your stats, as well as a deep dive in several categories like tee shots, approach shots, and short games.
- Moderate Design
- Accurate Sensors
- Fast & Automatic Tracking
- Easy to Use
Each golf shot tracker system has its strengths and weaknesses. On the whole, these five devices do their jobs very well. As we mentioned earlier, we think it’s a great idea to keep track of your stats on the golf course because it can reveal the truth about your golf game. Taking this information to practice smarter, and make better decisions with your strategy can save you strokes.
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