SkyCaddie's new top-of-the-range GPS watch, the SkyCaddie LINX GT, adds an innovative game-tracking element to unmatched GPS accuracy when integrated with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App, to produce the world's most powerful wrist-mounted golf information system, and an amazing 3-in-1 features set.
Leveraging the latest in golf technology, the SkyCaddie LINX GT Watch differentiates SkyCaddie from the GPS watch competition, the golf game-tracker competition, and the golf app competition, combining all three into one harmonious, ‘best of everything' solution.
The core function of the SkyCaddie LINX GT is to act as a standalone GPS watch. Like all of the brand's products it features Skycaddie's best-in-class TrueGound® Course Maps – each exclusively created and regularly updated on foot by trained golf course mappers using professional surveying equipment – to provide you with distances you can trust with complete, shot-saving confidence.
SkyCaddie LINX GT gives quick distances on your wrist to 35,000 preloaded and exclusive golf course maps worldwide. Using golf's only ground-corrected precision course maps, the SkyCaddie LINX GT provides dynamic distances from wherever your ball lies to the Front, Centre and Back of every green in SkyCaddie's database, plus quarterly course updates, all for no additional annual fees.
And when you need to see more information than the compact wrist display can provide, the SkyCaddie LINX GT gives you a better view of what's ahead by pairing wirelessly with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App to provide stunning, expanded views on your phone.
On these occasions the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App uses the SkyCaddie LINX GT's powerful Truepoint® GPS engine to stay synchronised on the same course, same hole and precise location, delivering the entire hole in stunning HD eagle's eye graphics on your smart phone with the accuracy of a SkyCaddie. Simply tap the mobile screen to measure to any point on the hole and get critical information you need to layup in front of, or carry, hazards. Or simply pinch and zoom HoleVue to seamlessly reveal up to 40 geo-referenced targets.
But the SkyCaddie LINX GT is so much more than just a GPS watch. It is also golf's first rangefinder to include a built-in shot tracking system which, when combined with SkyCaddie SmartTag™ club tags, allows golfers to track the club, location and distance of each shot.
SkyCaddie's new GameTracker technology makes shot-tracking easy. The golfer merely attaches SmartTags to each club in their bag and ‘tags' a club to their SkyCaddie LINX GT watch before taking a shot. The golfer can then see the club, location and distance of each shot overlaid on the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App's Interactive HoleVue™ screen.
SkyCaddie LINX GT also offers an AutoSwing option, which detects when and where you swing so you never miss a shot even if you forget to tag.
With the SkyCaddie LINX GT, each captured shot is synchronised automatically in real time with the SkyGolf 360 Cloud, avoiding the need to connect to a computer after the round. This means that the data from your round of golf is immediately available for sharing with friends, family or your golf professional either in real time, or straight after the round.
“The SkyCaddie LINX GT is golf's first rangefinder and shot tracking watch with a synchronised mobile app, giving you a powerful system to help play your best,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie's Senior Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing, speaking from the company's USA headquarters.
“SkyCaddie LINX GT users can discover how far they hit every club in the bag in real-world situations – as opposed to on the range, when the pressure is off. And they can also rely, of course, on golf's most accurate GPS data combined with golf's most vivid rangefinder GPS app, to give them distances and views they can trust 100%.”
By tagging each shot using SkyCaddie Gametracker technology, available in the LINX GT, golfers can capture the club used, the distance hit and the exact location of each shot during the round.
During play golfers can also quickly review their shots in real time, and get critical distance information via the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App, all while their data is automatically uploaded to their personal information centre in the SkyGolf 360 Cloud.
“The SkyGolf 360 Cloud is incredibly useful for recreational golfers with its game-changing technology providing unmatched performance analysis while allowing anyone to follow you as you play a round of golf,” added Surman. “It is at the centre of all our SkyCaddie e-golf products and it allows you to gain insight to help identify your game's strengths and weaknesses using post-round game analysis tools.”
The SkyCaddie LINX GT watch and the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS both automatically advance around the course as you do with Intelligent Automation.
The SkyCaddie LINX GT's Truepoint GPS engine replaces your smartphone's location services to provide distances you can trust while conserving your phone's battery.
In the UK the basic SkyCaddie LINX GT package costs £229.95 including the LINX GT GPS watch, offering dynamic Front-Middle-Back distances and quarterly golf course map updates, plus a single SmartTag enabling golfers to try the GameTracker technology, plus a free 12-month SkyCaddie Mobile Premium subscription which unlocks the advanced features of the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App, enables synchronisation and expanded views between Linx GT and your mobile phone, and also grants access to the full online suite of SkyGolf 360 personal user tools.
A full set of SkyCaddie Gametracker SmartTags can be bought separately for £59.95, or golfers can save money by electing to buy the SkyCaddie LINX GT Gametracker Edition with Tags for £269.95, which includes everything in the cheaper LINX GT package plus enough Smart Tags for every club in the bag, plus an attractive metal Divot Tool which contains a further user-definable SmartTag, which can be used as a spare or to tag penalty shots, for example.
Advanced exclusive SkyCaddie features such as IntelliGreen™, which displays the true shape of the green from your angle of approach and enables pin-targeting allowing you to move the cursor location for a precise distance to any location on the green, and TrueGround™ Target List, which enables you to quickly find precise distances to up to 40 hazards, bunkers, carries, ditches and lakes, end-of-fairway and layups per hole, are also available to SkyCaddie LINX GT owners on payment of an annual Linx Pro upgrade subscription.
Your SkyCaddie LINX GT also displays smartphone notifications showing inbound calls with caller ID, voicemail notification, text messages and email alerts.
In addition to time and golf, fitness features included in the SkyCaddie LINX GT also make it a fully-functional multi-sport watch. A multi-sport odometer tracks distance, pace and speed whether you are golfing, walking, running or cycling. Set a fitness goal and the SkyCaddie LINX GT will track your number of steps, calories burned and distance walked against your goal.
The SkyCaddie LINX GT Gametracker system is currently available for use with Apple iOS apps, with Android options coming soon.