Arcoss has launched the second generation of its AI platform, a smartphone app powered by Microsoft Azure. The software is now capable of providing players with real-time strategies for every shot on any hole across the globe.
The platform is free for all users of the Arccos 360 system. This is a golf accessory that can take your game to a whole new level. With fourteen virtually weightless sensors attached to the end of each of your clubs, pair with your smartphone and you are good to go.
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Each shot is recorded live and instantly saved to the cloud. The information is brought to life by bird’s-eye visuals overlaid on GPS hole imagery. The stats are available instantly on your iPhone or after your round on a computer.
Information tracked includes: GPS Distances to Front, Center and Back of Green, Club Distances and Averages, Fairways Hit or Missed, Greens in Regulations, Putting Statistics and more. Armed with detailed data, you can then uncover your strengths and trends.
Arccos Caddie 2.0 is now using all this and other information such as the current weather to provide golfers with real-time insights. Users will get info on strategies and outcome predictions as they work their way down the golf course.
“The entire sports landscape is being revolutionized by advanced analytics, and golf is the most ideal sport for the application of these concepts,” says Sal Syed, CEO and co-founder of Arccos.
“Working with Microsoft, we’re plugging into a very traditional framework – the caddie/player relationship – and taking it to the next level through the power of A.I. Considering only 3 percent of golfers today have access to advice from a human caddie, we’re also helping democratize the caddie experience by making it available to anyone.”
Arccos says its smart golf accessories have tracked more than 100 million shots so far from nearly one million rounds of golf played. Its users have mapped 418 million GPS data points and 26.6 billion of geo-tagged data points. Most important, users have seen an improvement in their strokes of 2.77 in 2016 and 3.55 in 2017.
“The PGA TOUR has done a great job of using advanced analytics to help its players practice and perform their best,” said Mike Downey, Director, Principal Evangelist – Sports at Microsoft.
“At other levels of the game, capturing the necessary on-course data has been a real challenge. Arccos has cracked that code and built a robust data set which they’re deploying…to golfers worldwide.”
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