JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
198,182
Reaction score
49,353
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
  • Thread starter
  • Admin
  • #1
In what is arguably the worst kept secret in golf, the V3 edition of Shot Scope is being launched and the company listened to every aspect of consumer feedback to bring a fantastic device to market.

Rewinding a bit before diving into the technology and our early feedback, Shot Scop3 V2 was extremely well liked, although some users found it to be a bit bulky on the wrist. Those that used the previous version generally liked the data, accuracy and overall user interface quite a bit.

1-1-1024x692.jpg


Continue reading...
 
Last edited:

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
75,950
Reaction score
2,657
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
Do you have any shots of the watch in action or data caps from your phone. Phone interface renders look decent to me but the watch part looks kind of blah.

So which clubs did you end up using in your 5ish rounds with this that surprised you most?
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
198,182
Reaction score
49,353
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
  • Thread starter
  • Admin
  • #3
Do you have any shots of the watch in action or data caps from your phone. Phone interface renders look decent to me but the watch part looks kind of blah.

So which clubs did you end up using in your 5ish rounds with this that surprised you most?
I do and posted one of the putting ones in the Odyssey #7 thread. I will be adding a lot more here and @Molten will be doing a full review of the device as well. There are a lot of THPers that have been using this and have shared in the other thread and will be adding more here as well.

For the club part, one of the biggest areas was wedge setup, where I have removed the 54 and 58 for a 56 and 60. I have also removed the Super Hybrid and 5 wood from the bag based on the data this supplied and need to update my signature because it is quite different now.

I was completely thrown for a loop on those two clubs, which I enjoyed quite a bit, but turns out was just not using them as expected.
 

mikeg_74

2015 #TheGrandaddy Alum & 2019 #AssCap
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Jan 27, 2013
Messages
35,755
Reaction score
8,587
Location
Katy, Texas
Handicap
10
I’m glad they reduced the size. I know a few owners of the V2 that said the size was a major drawback. Full color and the footprint of an Apple Watch should make a lot of potential V3 owners happy.
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
198,182
Reaction score
49,353
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
  • Thread starter
  • Admin
  • #5
I’m glad they reduced the size. I know a few owners of the V2 that said the size was a major drawback. Full color and the footprint of an Apple Watch should make a lot of potential V3 owners happy.
Here it is side by side Apple Watch.

6559366A-4981-4E58-AFFC-DB19F59CFACC.jpeg
 

radiman

#TheGrandaddy2019
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 26, 2012
Messages
5,246
Reaction score
6,567
Location
MN
Handicap
2.8
Great write up @JB ! I'm loving everything in reading about it. Now that the embargo is up, I'm eager to see any pics you guys have snagged. Especially if anyone has size comparison pics of the new and old watches.

Edit: and one shows up before I could hit post :)
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
Do you have any shots of the watch in action or data caps from your phone. Phone interface renders look decent to me but the watch part looks kind of blah.

So which clubs did you end up using in your 5ish rounds with this that surprised you most?
The phone interface for the data is pretty darn good for its release. It is mostly no flash, all data but it’s exactly what you want to really improve. I can’t wait to get more content in here later this morning.

I’ve used the major companies in the space and the data analysis here is unmatched.
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
75,950
Reaction score
2,657
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
The phone interface for the data is pretty darn good for its release. It is mostly no flash, all data but it’s exactly what you want to really improve. I can’t wait to get more content in here later this morning.

I’ve used the major companies in the space and the data analysis here is unmatched.
I used Arccos last year and haven't hooked it up this season. I liked the data, but found I wasn't getting out enough both practice and course time to really put it to work to help improve my game. The sensors on these look oh so much better.
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
I used Arccos last year and haven't hooked it up this season. I liked the data, but found I wasn't getting out enough both practice and course time to really put it to work to help improve my game. The sensors on these look oh so much better.
Much much smaller sensors that draw very little attention and are smaller than the butt if you club. That gets an A + from me. No doubt the watch won’t be confused for a fashion piece but it’s all utilitarian with the V3
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
75,950
Reaction score
2,657
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
Much much smaller sensors that draw very little attention and are smaller than the butt if you club. That gets an A + from me. No doubt the watch won’t be confused for a fashion piece but it’s all utilitarian with the V3
I think we've seen plenty of those GPS watches that are built more for utility than they are fashion. So that part doesn't actually bug me one bit.
 

DNice26

Happy to be here...
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
4,476
Reaction score
2,268
Location
New York
Handicap
2
$179 is a pretty damn attractive price....
 

DataDude

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 26, 2017
Messages
6,297
Reaction score
3,199
Location
Louisville, KY
Handicap
14.7
This looks like a great product. I am really interested here. That's some great pricing as well. Quite a bit lower than Garmin products which aren't great at stat tracking.
 

Iceman!

THPer formerly known as "markm778"
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Mar 25, 2015
Messages
9,149
Reaction score
1,241
Location
Arlington Heights, IL
Handicap
17
This is going to make some people laugh however it here it goes, I think V3 is more accurate that V2 in capturing shot distance or at least differently.
Now I will paraphrase this comment that I have changed drivers just when I got me V3, but my driver distance looks to have dropped by 5%.
Just seems that drives that I bomb don't show the same distance as what they were on V2. I play the same courses all the time so I know what the tee to fairway distance should roughly be.
Now I'm not one that fiddles around very round adjusting starting and stopping points of every shot. I accept it as another "Data Entry" in my club selection decision. The score is what matters.

It's just one of those things that makes you go "Hmmm?"

Anyways, I like the new V3 unit, it's a modern update of the V2 and I like the data that I get.
 

BigDill

#LINQyourgame
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
May 6, 2018
Messages
6,128
Reaction score
6,875
Location
Miami
Handicap
18.7
Wow, this seems to give you a lot of value for the price. I have moved away from watch-based GPS devices, but this may bring me back.
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
To those that are interested, let me know what information you want! I’m trying to give you what you need in my review and there is so much here to cover that I could really use you help on what aspects interest you!
 

DNice26

Happy to be here...
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
4,476
Reaction score
2,268
Location
New York
Handicap
2
Does the Budget golf code work on this?
 

Tenputt

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Apr 15, 2017
Messages
6,076
Reaction score
4,447
Location
Utah
Handicap
GHIN 6.8
The phone interface for the data is pretty darn good for its release. It is mostly no flash, all data but it’s exactly what you want to really improve. I can’t wait to get more content in here later this morning.

I’ve used the major companies in the space and the data analysis here is unmatched.
What do you like better about the data analysis here as compared to Arccos?
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
198,182
Reaction score
49,353
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!

jdtox

Mental Midget
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
23,389
Reaction score
6,518
Location
Michigan
Handicap
7.4
Finally! Haha

Great write up and that price is fantastic. How would you compare this to Arccos data wise? It’s kind of funny to me that the two things I think most complain about with Arccos is the phone thing and having to add or check your putts. This at least addresses one of them and I’m guessing you don’t need a sensor on your putter?
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
198,182
Reaction score
49,353
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
Finally! Haha

Great write up and that price is fantastic. How would you compare this to Arccos data wise? It’s kind of funny to me that the two things I think most complain about with Arccos is the phone thing and having to add or check your putts. This at least addresses one of them and I’m guessing you don’t need a sensor on your putter?
The data is more utility but genuinely might be better or at least more helpful to me than Arccos is/was. Plus the lack of paying for the full details is huge plus.

Sensor on your putter is still in place.
 

Snickerdog

Team THP 2019 Grandaddy Alumni
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 8, 2015
Messages
23,362
Reaction score
12,388
Location
KS
Handicap
3.1
Great write up!! Really like the size has gotten smaller, probably enough to make me try this now as I have been wanting more stats.
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
Finally! Haha

Great write up and that price is fantastic. How would you compare this to Arccos data wise? It’s kind of funny to me that the two things I think most complain about with Arccos is the phone thing and having to add or check your putts. This at least addresses one of them and I’m guessing you don’t need a sensor on your putter?
You can use a sensor on your putter for auto detection (not true my auto with the pin collect, but it’s close) or you can use manual. Click the location of each putt on your watch I’ve done both over the last few weeks.
 

jdtox

Mental Midget
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
23,389
Reaction score
6,518
Location
Michigan
Handicap
7.4
The data is more utility but genuinely might be better or at least more helpful to me than Arccos is/was. Plus the lack of paying for the full details is huge plus.

Sensor on your putter is still in place.
So the sensor is there but you have to manually add your putts? What is the point of the sensor?
Edit: thanks @Molten that makes more sense now
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
What do you like better about the data analysis here as compared to Arccos?
When it comes to putting and short game, the shot scope wins hands-down. The one thing I miss from Arccos is the ability to see what shots are included, and which ones are not when they’re calculating my average shot distance for each full swing.
 

Molten

Man Down
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
12,217
Reaction score
3,118
Location
VA
Handicap
7.1
So the sensor is there but you have to manually add your putts? What is the point of the sensor?
Edit: thanks @Molten that makes more sense now
The pin collect feature is actually pretty great because it allows you to punch in the number of putts you actually have so there is no miscounting them and it shows the app where the pin actually was so you have a true distance to the pin for each putt.
 

Welcome to The Hackers Paradise

Don't just play golf, live it!

Register Log in
Top