Golf News for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Technology

Arccos Golf app update supports rapidly scaling international user base

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Arccos - maker of Golf's #1 Performance Tracker - announces the launch of its latest app update for iOS devices, including translations for 13 languages and a player option for rangefinder GPS distances and player stats to be displayed in meters.

Developed specifically to address user demand as Arccos' international market share rapidly scales, these enhancements are currently live within the Arccos Golf and Arccos Driver iOS apps and will soon be introduced for Android devices. Adjusted according to the language of a user's keyboard, the updated translations include Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

"Our vision is to bring the personal data revolution to golfers everywhere by helping them unlock their golf DNA to play better and have more fun," says Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. "This latest update addresses requests we've consistently received from community members and sets the stage for Arccos' continued global expansion in 2017 and beyond."

One of golf's most acclaimed technology platforms, Arccos recently announced its second-generation flagship system, Arccos 360. This showcases low-profile sensors that are approximately 50% smaller and lighter, as well as a powerful shot detection algorithm that virtually eliminates the need for shot editing from tee to green.

Additional features of Arccos 360 ($249.99) include:

• Battery Guarantee - Certified for a minimum of two years without charging
• Power Saving - Allows users to play rounds in airplane mode, dramatically reducing phone battery drain and eliminating data roaming during international travel
• GPS 2.0 - Hands-free shot mapping combined with rangefinder distances in yards or meters to any point on more than 40,000 courses

Arccos 360 consists of 14 sensors that easily attach to the club grip and communicate with a free app. The system seamlessly delivers data on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more. Unlike competing products, it requires no tagging, tapping or other annoying disruptions to a player's routine.

By accessing the Tour Analytics web dashboard, Arccos users and their instructors can gain valuable insights via deep dives into stats, playing patterns and rich data comparison for every club, shot, hole and round. Developed in conjunction with golf's most renowned statistician, Peter Sanders, Tour Analytics draws from his work with PGA Tour star Zach Johnson and many others. It breaks down a players' handicap into five key components - driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting - helping golfers:

• Understand exactly how each part of their game contributes to scoring
• Compare data in each of the five components with golfers of similar handicaps
• Evaluate patterns across their golf history, supporting refinement of on-course tactics

The Arccos product portfolio also includes Arccos Driver ($79.99), a single-sensor solution that delivers live data for tee shot distances, fairways hit and more. It functions by automatically detecting each drive, then using a player's smart phone to record second shot position. Other features include the King of the Hole game, which turns any par 4 or par 5 into a virtual long drive competition.

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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 based in Stamford, CT, and its venture capital funding is provided by LaunchCapital.

Bill Feidler