In today’s technical world there seems to be something that can do this and something that can do that. Often it’s a great idea or concept that could be useful but every now and then the function itself gets lost in the technology. Or as in the case of the Caddy Track Pro app, the idea is simple enough and comes in a user friendly package. Everyone has a preferred app or piece of software that can track stats for their golf game so is this particular app different from all the rest or does it get lost in the technological shuffle? Check it out.
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Caddy Track Pro contains a multitude of features designed to help golfers grow at their golf game. Using an easy two-touch measuring system, the user only needs to tap before a shot, tap when they approach a hit ball, and then Caddy Track Pro will present the shot distance in yards. An in-app journal will then keep record of each shot, tracking the average distance and furthest distance hit for each club
• Easy two touch measuring system. Tap, tap again, and get a measurement
• Save shot history for each club in your bag
• Spreadsheet export feature allows for you to email your swing history for viewing on a desktop spreadsheet program
• Clear location management helps prevent unnecessary battery drain
When I test apps the first things I look for are design, features, presentation, and user friendliness. Well this app has all of the above. The layout of the app is simple to understand and use which was nice to see since some apps try to give you everything you need but kill you with information overload. The Caddy Track Pro gives you what you need in a no frills kind of way. This makes the app very appealing to golfers of all skill levels, especially those who may be wanting to track their stats for the first time but don’t want paralysis by analysis.
Caddy Track Pro has the ability to track the distances for all your favorite clubs in a neat little sliding menu that takes you from driver all the way down to gap wedge. Well, almost all of your favorite clubs. Something I thought was lacking about the app was the fact that it’s missing clubs that are found in increasingly more and more golf bags, the hybrid and the lob wedge. Hopefully these omissions are fixed in a future update because I think this is a must have for golfers. The 2 iron option isn’t as popular as what a hybrid or lob wedge option should be for the majority of golfers.
Testing this app boiled down to ‘how easy was it to measure the distance of your shot?’ and then ‘how easy was it to upload the data?’ Both were very easy actually. All you do to start is toggle the GPS position to ‘on’, then you go hit your shot (hopefully it goes straight!), press ‘begin shot’ and then go out to your ball all the way out in the fairway (right?). Once there you press ‘measure shot’ and the distance data is automatically recorded under the club you selected. It really is that easy.
A cool feature with the Caddy Track Pro is that it acquires the GPS signal almost immediately after you switch it on. Turning it off will save your battery a bit but don’t forget to turn it back on! This is where the app falls short to other GPS or range finder devices where the battery may last longer with those devices. With all of these kind of devices and apps, they’re at the mercy of the amount of charge that’s left on them but phone batteries traditionally don’t last as long as bigger devices that have the bigger batteries so mind that charge.
Another cool feature with the GPS functionality is that the app will also display an alert asking you if you’d like to continue using the app or if you’d like to turn it off. I think that’s a great way to help conserve battery life and I’ like to see other apps follow suit as well.
Finally, you’re able to email your stats to yourself or anyone else for that matter with a quick press of a button. Everyone knows that you are crushing your 7 iron but can’t hit your driver as far as said 7 iron. Well maybe that’s not a cool feature for you if that’s the case but you know what I mean. It’s great to share stats like that which can be used for future analysis down the road.
Even with not having a hybrid or lob wedge to select from the club library, this app is handy enough for someone who hasn’t embraced complete stat tracking yet but is wanting to stick their toe into the stat tracking pool. The Caddy Track Pro retails for $3.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad only at this time. Always wanted to track your stats but didn’t know where to start or don’t want to pay premium dollar for an app? Check out the Caddy Track Pro app and see if it helps you determine how far you’re really hitting your clubs which will help with club selections in the future as well as some lowering of those scores of yours.