Edinburgh, UK – Shot Scope (www.shotscope.com), the industry-leader in advanced GPS and shot tracking technology, today introduced the multi-function X5 GPS Golf Watch, the next generation in the Company’s award-winning performance tracking and distance measuring smart watch technology. Designed to be worn both on and off the course, the stylish X5 offers AI-powered performance tracking of over 100 statistics with a built-in step counter and accurate, real-time front, middle and back distances to all greens, hazards and doglegs on over 36,000 preloaded golf courses worldwide.
Available at an unbeatable $299.99 price point, the X5 joins Shot Scope’s stable of low-cost, high-tech GPS and performance products that are offered — unlike leading competitors in the industry — with NO subscription fees and free firmware updates, including new feature offerings.
Additionally, The X5 is completely customizable allowing golfers to choose from 5 different watch face designs, as well as interchange the color of their strap, for a variety of stylish looks on or off the course. This is complemented by a clear and bright full-color 1.2” touchscreen and multi-function crown that enables quick and easy navigation of menus, with a glare resistant display of large and clear distance numbers (yards or meters) and other data points. Video with Shot Scope X5 features can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FTLBYo9tPU
The launch of X5 comes on the heels of the debut of Shot Scope Academy, a first-of-its-kind game tracking system — designed specifically for PGA Professionals, golf coaches and teachers — that uses advanced technology to establish unlimited connectivity between instructors and golfers to track and analyze their performance “on the course.”
The Shot Scope Academy system allows any type of instructor, from amateur teachers to collegiate coaches, to track the performance of a golfer using the Company’s X5 and V3 Smart Watches, or PRO LX+ Rangefinder models, during a round of golf anywhere in the world. Following the round, all data captured from tee to green is seamlessly uploaded where the instructor can view and analyze the round and, in-turn, instantly send game improvement recommendations or lesson plans.
“The X5 GPS Watch is an evolution from the award-winning V3 model, as it takes AI technology to a new level in offering precise distance measuring with unmatched shot tracking that captures accurate data on every shot hit from tee to green, including over 100 statistics for golfers and coaches to analyze every aspect of game performance,” said David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Shot Scope. “Equally impressive, X5 features a step counter that provides golfers with an added level of fitness tracking, as well as the ability to personalize X5 with a range of custom watch faces and color straps that truly establishes a multi-function smart golf watch.”
From a GPS standpoint, the X5 offers over 36,000 preloaded courses that are mapped in-house with 48-hour course edits. It is unmatched in accuracy with instant front, middle and back distances to all greens, hazards, lay up points and doglegs. This is complemented by Shot Scope’s PinCollect technology, which allows golfers to record the exact pin location for important and accurate putting statistics. Further, the Green View display provides the shape of the green from any location on the course allowing the golfer to drag and drop the pin to the correct location for the day. Plus, the digital scorecard enables the golfer to keep track of scores during the round.
With regard to game performance tracking, the X5 automatically records every shot hit on the course thanks to Shot Scope’s new and improved, lightweight 2nd generation plug-n-play RFID tracking tags that are embedded with smart GPS chips and easily screw into the butt-end of every club. Unlike other golf performance trackers, X5’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. As a result, the 16 tracking tags that come with the X5 capture detailed data that provides a breakdown of a golfer’s game and style from over 100 performance statistics including Club Distances, Approaches, Short Game, Putting, Strokes Gained and Handicap Benchmarking.
As the engine of X5, Shot Scope’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, or a coach, understand their game better, improve on-course strategy and shoot lower scores. The more rounds the golfer plays with X5 the smarter the AI technology becomes, eventually producing highly refined settings that are personal to that individual.
Following a round, golfers can instantly sync their X5 device via Bluetooth with the free to download iOS and Android mobile apps. The app and interactive dashboard provide an aerial view of the course for a bird’s-eye perspective and displays all the data captured throughout the round. This enables a golfer, coach or PGA Professional to review and analyze every shot hit from tee to green.
Adds Hunter, “The X5 has no equal in terms of features and benefits, from GPS distances to performance tracking, as well as the step counter and customizable features. Add to this the direct connectivity with a coach or PGA Professional through Shot Scope Academy for post round performance analysis, and golfers have a truly game changing piece of equipment for just $299.99.”
The Shot Scope X5, including customizable strap color options (which are sold separately), can be purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, PGA Superstores, golf specialty stores or online at www.shotscope.com. Full course maps will be available with X5 as part of a future update coming in 2023, as Shot Scope continuously release new features and updates all free of charge to the golfer.