The new SkyCaddie Linx GT is a GPS watch, handheld GPS and shot-tracking system all in one, designed to give you real-time information to help you improve your game
SkyCaddie’s new top-of-the-range GPS watch, the SkyCaddie LINX GT, adds game-tracking to its GPS accuracy when integrated with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App to produce an innovative wrist-mounted golf information system.
The core function of the SkyCaddie LINX GT is to act as a standalone GPS watch. Like all of the brand’s products it features Skycaddie’s Course Maps – each exclusively created and regularly updated on foot by trained golf course mappers using professional surveying equipment – to provide you with the most accurate distances.
SkyCaddie LINX GT gives quick distances on your wrist to 35,000 preloaded golf course maps worldwide. And when you need to see more information than the compact wrist display can provide, the SkyCaddie LINX GT gives you a better view of what’s ahead by pairing wirelessly with the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App to provide expanded views on your phone.
But the SkyCaddie LINX GT is also golf’s first rangefinder to include a built-in shot tracking system which, when combined with SkyCaddie SmartTag club tags, allows golfers to track the club, location and distance of each shot.
The golfer attaches SmartTags to each club in their bag and ‘tags’ a club to their SkyCaddie LINX GT watch before taking a shot. The golfer can then see the club, location and distance of each shot overlaid on the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App’s Interactive HoleVue screen.
With the SkyCaddie LINX GT, each captured shot is synchronised automatically in real time with the SkyGolf 360 Cloud, avoiding the need to connect to a computer after the round. This means that the data from your round of golf is immediately available for sharing with friends, family or your golf professional either in real time, or straight after the round.
“The SkyCaddie LINX GT is golf’s first rangefinder and shot tracking watch with a synchronised mobile app, giving you a powerful system to help play your best,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie’s Senior Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing, speaking from the company’s USA headquarters.
“SkyCaddie LINX GT users can discover how far they hit every club in the bag in real-world situations – as opposed to on the range, when the pressure is off. And they can also rely, of course, on golf’s most accurate GPS data combined with golf’s most vivid rangefinder GPS app, to give them distances and views they can trust 100%.”
By tagging each shot using SkyCaddie Gametracker technology, available in the LINX GT, golfers can capture the club used, the distance hit and the exact location of each shot during the round. Your SkyCaddie LINX GT also displays smartphone notifications showing inbound calls with caller ID, voicemail notification, text messages and email alerts.
In the UK the basic SkyCaddie LINX GT package costs £229.95 including the LINX GT GPS watch, offering dynamic Front-Middle-Back distances and quarterly golf course map updates, plus a single SmartTag enabling golfers to try the GameTracker technology, plus a free 12-month SkyCaddie Mobile Premium subscription which unlocks the advanced features of the SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App, enables synchronisation and expanded views between Linx GT and your mobile phone, and also grants access to the full online suite of SkyGolf 360 personal user tools.
A full set of SkyCaddie Gametracker SmartTags can be bought separately for £59.95, or golfers can save money by electing to buy the SkyCaddie LINX GT Gametracker Edition with Tags for £269.95, which includes everything in the cheaper LINX GT package plus enough Smart Tags for every club in the bag, plus an attractive metal Divot Tool which contains a further user-definable SmartTag, which can be used as a spare or to tag penalty shots, for example.
In addition to time and golf, fitness features included in the SkyCaddie LINX GT also make it a fully-functional multi-sport watch. A multi-sport odometer tracks distance, pace and speed whether you are golfing, walking, running or cycling. Set a fitness goal and the SkyCaddie LINX GT will track your number of steps, calories burned and distance walked against your goal.
The SkyCaddie LINX GT Gametracker system is currently available for use with Apple iOS apps, with Android options coming soon.
For more information, visit www.skycaddie.co.uk.