SkyCaddie launches new mobile GPS App
February 20, 2015
SkyCaddie announces the introduction of the new SkyCaddie Mobile GPS App available for iOS and Android.
Now, golfers of all skill levels and budgets can save strokes and play better with golf’s only 100% ground-verified and error-corrected course maps through a variety of platforms, from the range of dedicated SkyCaddie GPS devices including SkyCaddie LINX, TOUCH and AIRE II, to smartphones or tablets via SkyCaddie Mobile.
“SkyCaddie Mobile is designed as an entry-level product which allows us to complete our mission to provide 'A SkyCaddie for Every Golfer', while adding a new benefit to current SkyCaddie customers with eligible memberships .” said Jacqui Surman, Vice President of International Sales & Marketing at SkyCaddie.
“Since SkyCaddie Mobile runs on a smartphone and not a precision-engineered and dedicated SkyCaddie device, it is not an equal substitute for a real SkyCaddie.
"However, we believe that SkyCaddie Mobile will quickly become established as the best and highest-rated golf GPS App on the market, because it is powered by the same ground-verified and error-corrected TruGround Course Maps which make SkyCaddie the #1 Rated and Most Trusted Rangefinder in Golf.”
The basic SkyCaddie Mobile App is a free download from the Apple App and Google Play stores. It enables golfers to find course ratings, scorecards and other helpful information such as prices, dress code and more. It also allows golfers to score their round as they play, capture basic stats for performance analysis and capture highlights and special moments with an integrated camera feature.
Premium features, such as the ability to access SkyCaddie's frequently-updated global library of TruGround Course Maps using the phone's GPS signal, are available via an in-app purchase of SkyCaddie Mobile Premium for £20.99 per year.
SkyCaddie Mobile is handy to use if you have an older SkyCaddie, or a wearable SkyCaddie watch product with a smaller screen, and want to grab a quick look at the overall hole layout before using your dedicated SkyCaddie device to obtain the reliable distances which all golfers have come to trust.
Golfers can also use SkyCaddie Mobile as a backup should if they forget to put their SkyCaddie in their golf bag one day.
Existing SkyCaddie customers with eligible memberships will receive an automatic upgrade to SkyCaddie Mobile Premium at no extra cost as an additional benefit. SkyCaddie Members with the Double Eagle Plus 2 family memberships will find the new Mobile app an especially convenient way to introduce a family member to SkyCaddie in an affordable way.
SkyCaddie Mobile Premium includes many of the same features which are available in SkyCaddie’s dedicated GPS devices including:
• Interactive HoleVue in Vivid HD, which provides a bird’s-eye view of the entire hole and the distances needed to any point from tee to green to avoid hazards and play smart golf.
• Integrated HoleVue Targets, including up to 40 geo-referenced targets per hole. Golfers simply pinch and zoom HoleVue to seamlessly reveal the critical distances to all hazards, carries and layups — not just a few calculated layup yardages provided in other apps … all without changing screens to a list of targets that are hard to understand.
• Detailed Green Information allows golfers to view the exact shape of the green and get distances to the front, centre and back from anywhere on the course.
• Auto-Hole Advance, which automatically advances to the next hole so the distances needed for the next shot are always ready.
• Measure Any Shot allows golfers to learn the distances of each club, making them better golfers and saving wasted strokes.
SkyGolf 360 Premium Membership is another feature included in the SkyCaddie Mobile Premium App, providing Cloud storage, advanced scoring and stats features, advanced reports and charts, live scoring, and much more.
SkyGolf 360 is one of golf’s fastest growing online communities where golfers stay connected to their game, their courses, their equipment, their pro and each other.
“We don’t expect SkyCaddie Mobile to replace traditional SkyCaddie devices” added Surman, “There are inherent issues with smart phones on a golf course such as battery life, risk of damage, intrusiveness and of course the difference in accuracy imposed by the phone’s limited GPS precision. But our mission is to be the rangefinder of choice for all golfers, regardless of ability, frequency of play or budget, and SkyCaddie Mobile is certainly the smart, comprehensive mobile alternative to owning a REAL SkyCaddie watch or handheld, especially when considering the advantages of SkyGolf’s highly accurate TruGround course maps over the less accurate aerial imagery maps used by other smart phone apps.”