SkyCaddie has launched a new top-of-the-range GPS watch, the SkyCaddie LINX GT, which adds an innovative game-tracking element to unmatched GPS accuracy when integrated with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App.
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 TrueGound Course Maps – each exclusively created and regularly updated on foot by trained golf course mappers using professional surveying equipment.
SkyCaddie LINX GT gives quick distances on your wrist to 35,000 preloaded and exclusive golf course maps worldwide, from wherever your ball lies to the front, centre and back of every green, plus quarterly course updates, all for no additional annual fees. The watch also gives you a better view of what’s ahead by pairing wirelessly with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App to provide expanded views on your phone.
But the 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. 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 mobile app’s Interactive HoleVue screen. There’s also an AutoSwing option that 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.
In the UK the basic SkyCaddie LINX GT package costs £229.95 including the LINX GT GPS watch, 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 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 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, it’s also a fully-functional multi-sport watch. A multi-sport odometer tracks distance, pace and speed whether you are golfing, walking, running or cycling.
The SkyCaddie LINX GT Gametracker system is currently available for use with Apple iOS apps, with Android options coming soon.
For more information, visit www.skycaddie.co.uk