Edinburgh, Scotland – Shot Scope, a leading international manufacturer of GPS-based golf management systems, today virtually enhanced the V3 Smart Golf Watch — the first multi-function watch to feature artificial intelligence and offer golfers real-time on-course performance tracking capabilities – uploading a free suite of performance features for thousands of golfing customers, and at no additional cost.

“At an industry-leading $219 price and featuring artificial intelligence that makes real-time swing performance tracking and distance measuring easier, faster and more accurate than ever before, uploading a suite of new advanced technology features at no additional cost is unheard of in the golf industry,” said David Hunter, CEO, Shot Scope. “Whether it is an existing customer who purchased the V3, or a new customer, this combination of technology features will truly make a difference in their game.”

Hunter adds, “Artificial Intelligence in a smart golf watch is a game-changer as the multi-function V3 provides golfers with real-time game tracking data like never before. Shot Scope technology has been used by tens of thousands of golfers worldwide recording nearly 100 million shots, and our data shows that amateur golfers improve by three strokes thanks to the unique fusion of accurate distance information and automatic performance tracking technology.”

V3’s patented Power-Sense AI strap technology captures data on every shot, delivering golfers feedback to better understand their game and reach optimal performance.  The V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology works automatically in the background to continuously scan the golfer’s swing settings to optimize performance tracking. The technology creates an ever-increasing volume and accuracy of data collected from the golfer during play, leading to more insights and statistics that help the player understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The more rounds the golfer plays with V3 the smarter the AI technology becomes, eventually producing highly refined settings that are personal to that individual.

Complementing the performance tracking capabilities, the V3 is the game’s most accurate lightweight, high speed golf watch, backed by proprietary dual GPS antennas that provide unmatched connectivity and synching, compared with competitive products, for precise distance measuring and pinpoint accuracy on 36,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide.

Among the new suite of technology features that are uploaded to the Shot Scope V3 Smart Golf Watch include:

  • Last Shot Distance: provides a calculation from the previous shot location, so a golfer can understand on course how far a drive traveled.
  • Enhanced GPS Acquisition: the watch remembers the satellite positions from the previous round, this memory helps GPS acquisition if used again within 7 days, reducing GPS lock time from 2 minutes to 20 seconds.

    Pause: this feature is incredibly useful for a golfer who wants to practice around the green or hit a second shot. Golfers can quickly click pause performance tracking and either hit shots or have lunch between the nines.
    Tag Recognition: adds a little box to the screen which shows the previous shot recorded on the watch, makes sure that the golfer knows the watch automatically recognizes the tag in the club. This feature can be turned off.

  • Lock Screen: the lock means that the watch will not skip holes if there is an erroneous button press, the golfer can have confidence that they will always be on the right hole.
  • Double Greens: feature brought in to help expansion into the Far East markets where numerous courses have multiple greens. Feature also resolves 9-hole courses with two sets of greens. Hugely popular with any user affected by this. Not catered for this innovatively by any other GPS company. This is a popular feature with any user affected by this as they are currently not catered for this innovatively by any other GPS company.

Powering V3’s shot tracking function are 16 lightweight plug-n-play club RFID tags that are embedded with smart GPS chips that easily screw into the butt-end of every club. Unlike other golf performance trackers, V3’s Power-Sense AI strap technology delivers instant syncing, while enabling club recognition with no pairing, phone or tagging required. The tags ‘communicate with the watch’ and identify what club was hit and its location on the course.

Utilizing this shot tracking technology, golfers can sync their V3 device with Bluetooth and download the free app for mobile use on iOS and Android. An interactive dashboard, which provides an aerial view of the course for a bird’s-eye view, enables the watch to capture and analyze over 100 tour level statistics on club distances and tee shots for measurable game improvement, while Shot Scope’s PinCollect™ technology records putt and pin location, capturing and analyzing approaches, short game and putting statistics.

“Pre-labeling the club ID tags is truly a built-in convenience factor for all golfers,” adds Hunter. “Our plug-n-play approach, which eliminates any pairing issues, establishes a new standard for sports wearables, while delivering the most accurate and precise GPS intelligence and shot tracking data available.”

As a distance measuring device, the V3 utilizes not 1, but 2 GPS antennas. This ensures V3 provides industry leading GPS accuracy on the golf course. The V3 library, which is mapped in-house at Shot Scope, features over 36,000 courses worldwide that are accessible with no subscriptions or interruptions, and free upgrades. The easy-to-navigate, daylight readable color screen, which also switches to watch mode (date and time) for everyday use, offers highly accurate dynamic distances in large fonts, in either yards or meters, to the front, middle and back of the green, plus every bunker and water hazard on the course, regardless of angle of approach for enhanced course management.

Constructed with the highest-grade smart GPS chip technology on the commercial market, including a 10-hour battery life, the V3 is a complete game management system built into a smart golf watch. It offers instant, real-time information for golfers to play their next shot with confidence, as well as the ability to monitor and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses through detailed performance data.

The V3 features three different play modes – GPS, GPS+Track and Pro, to support preferences for every golfer. The GPS mode provides distances anywhere on the course, while the GPS+Track mode provides distances and automatic performance tracking during a round. The Pro mode is designed for tournament use when GPS is not allowed and tracks only performance data.

The Shot Scope V3 Smart Golf Watch, which is available immediately, includes 16 pre-labeled Club ID tags and comes in four stylish watch strap options, including black, blue, red, and gray. Suggested retail price for the Shot Scope V3 is $219 and can be purchased at Dicks Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, PGA Superstores, golf specialty stores or online at www.shotscope.com.