Arccos Golf Collaborates with Samsung
Arccos Caddie App for Wear OS Powered by Samsung on New Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series
STAMFORD, Conn., August 17, 2021 –
Arccos – the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf – today announced it has partnered with Samsung to launch the Arccos Caddie app for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, leveraging the Wear OS Powered by Samsung platform, which Samsung built jointly with Google.
Arccos, the global category leader for on-course performance tracking and insights, worked closely with Samsung to participate in the launch of the first Samsung smartwatch to leverage Wear OS Powered by Samsung. Arccos members have recorded more than 7 million rounds and 460 million shots with the system while playing courses in 194 countries. This feeds the world’s largest on-course dataset, which now includes 31 billion separate data points that are analyzed to help golfers perform their best.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 users will now be able to use Arccos Caddie to receive precise GPS distances while in-play and review their shots and clubs used. Later this year, Arccos will also incorporate Health Services API info into the Arccos Caddie app for Wear OS Powered by Samsung as well as the ability to see a variety of statistics for previous rounds.
“Samsung has long been a global leader in wearable technology, and Wear OS powered by Samsung comes with some major enhancements for developers,” said Ryan Johnson, Arccos’ Vice President of Software Engineering. “Our team has found the platform very easy to develop on and the result is a seamless integration between our app, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series, and Android smartphones.”
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos Caddie automatically tracks your shots while delivering in-round insights and post-round Strokes Gained Analytics. The system includes the world’s first A.I. powered rangefinder, smart distance club averages for each club and caddie advice for any hole on earth. These combine to help golfers of all skill levels make smarter decisions, improve faster and shoot lower scores. In 2020, the average new Arccos member improved their handicap by 5.02 strokes.