Shot Scope V3, The First GPS Smart Golf Watch To Feature Artificial Intelligence
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-08-14
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The V3 Smart Golf Watch was introduced in July as the first multi-function watch to feature artificial intelligence and offer golfers real-time on-course performance tracking capabilities. In fact, V3’s patented Power-Sense AI strap technology captures data on every shot, delivering golfers instant feedback to better understand their swing and reach optimal performance.
Among the key benefits of V3, the Shot Scope V3 is simple, straight-forward and of high quality, and for less than $200, you get a GPS watch that includes shot and performance tracking as well as 35,000 pre-loaded courses. It’s comfortable and easy to use.
“Since launching the V3 in early July, response from golfers and industry leading media from around the world has far exceeded our expectations,” said David Hunter, CEO, Shot Scope.
Hunter adds, “Artificial Intelligence in a smart golf watch is a game-changer as the V3 provides golfers with real-time game tracking data like never before. As a multi-function watch, and backed by V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology and dual GPS Antennas, golfers have never been afforded such an innovative combination of performance tracking and distance measuring.”
Complementing the performance tracking capabilities, the V3 is the game’s most accurate lightweight, high speed golf watch, backed by proprietary dual GPS antennas (30cm GPS accuracy) that provide unmatched connectivity and syncing, compared with competitive products, for precise distance measuring and pinpoint accuracy on 35,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide.
The dual GPS and performance tracking innovation is built into a sleek lightweight watch design and is available in five stylish colour options for an industry-best $219.
The V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology works automatically in the background to continuously scan the golfer’s swing settings to optimize performance tracking. The technology creates an ever-increasing volume and accuracy of data collected from the golfer during play, leading to more insights and statistics that help the player understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The more rounds the golfer plays with V3 the smarter the AI technology becomes, eventually producing highly refined settings that are personal to that individual.
Adds Hunter, “Shot Scope technology has been used by tens of thousands of golfers worldwide recording more than 50 million shots, and our data shows that amateur golfers improve by three strokes thanks to the unique fusion of accurate distance information and automatic performance tracking technology. Our Shot Scope team is passionate and driven to deliver game changing technology solutions that empower all golfers to make significant improvements, and V3 is the realization of three years of R&D, determination and a commitment to excellence.”
V3’s shot tracking function is powered by 16 lightweight plug-n-play club RFID tags that are embedded with smart GPS chips that easily screw into the butt-end of every club. Unlike other golf performance trackers, V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology delivers instant syncing, while enabling club recognition with no pairing, phone or tagging required. The tags ‘communicate with each other’ and identify what club was hit and its location on the course.
Utilizing this shot tracking technology, golfers can sync their V3 device with Bluetooth and download the free app for mobile use on iOS and Android. An interactive dashboard, which provides an aerial view of the course for a bird’s-eye view, enables the watch to capture and analyze over 100 tour level statistics on club distances and tee shots for measurable game improvement, while Shot Scope’s PinCollect™ technology records putt and pin location, capturing and analyzing approaches, short game and putting statistics.
“Pre-labeling the club ID tags is truly a built-in convenience factor for all golfers,” adds Hunter. “Our plug-n-play approach, which eliminates any pairing issues, establishes a new standard for sports wearables, while delivering the most accurate and precise GPS intelligence and shot tracking data available.”
As a distance measuring device, the V3 utilizes not 1, but 2 GPS antennas. This ensures V3 provides industry leading GPS accuracy on the golf course. The V3 library, which is mapped in-house at Shot Scope, features over 35,000 courses worldwide that are accessible with no subscriptions or interruptions, and free upgrades. The easy-to-navigate, daylight readable colour screen, which also switches to watch mode (date and time) for everyday use, offers highly accurate dynamic distances in large fonts, in either yards or meters, to the front, middle and back of the green, plus every bunker and water hazard on the course, regardless of angle of approach for enhanced course management.
Constructed with the highest grade smart GPS chip technology on the commercial market, including a 10-hour battery life, the V3 is a complete game management system built into a smart golf watch. It offers instant, real-time information for golfers to play their next shot with confidence, as well as the ability to monitor and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses through detailed performance data.
The V3 features three different play modes – GPS, GPS+Track and Pro, to support preferences for every golfer. The GPS mode provides distances anywhere on the course, while the GPS+Track mode provides distances and automatic performance tracking during a round. The Pro mode is designed for tournament use when GPS isn’t allowed, and tracks only performance data.
The Shot Scope V3 Smart Golf Watch, which is available immediately, includes 16 pre-labeled Club ID tags and comes in five stylish watch strap options, including black, blue, red, gray and purple. Suggested retail price for the Shot Scope V3 is $219 and can be purchased at Dicks Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, PGA Superstores, TGW.com, golf specialty stores or online at www.shotscope.com.
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About Shot Scope
Shot Scope Technologies was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. From its inception, the one simple aim of the company has been to improve the way in which both amateur and professional golfers collect and analyze statistics from their game. The Shot Scope team, which consists of technology experts and golfers, including a former Walker Cup player, set out to develop smart wearable technology that was more intuitive and comprehensive than any current market offering.