If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, having something that’ll keep track of your game and tell you distances is super important. In this post, we’re going to be reviewing the SkyCaddie Linx GT game tracker and I’ll be giving my honest opinion after testing it on the golf course. I’ll also talk about the cheapest place to pick it up.
The Skycaddie Linx GT is a pretty cool device that did do its job fairly well, but that being said, we did prefer the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors. They essentially do the same thing, but the Arccos Sensors are a bit cheaper and I found the quality to be higher and the consistency to be better. If you’re going to spend a good amount of money, you should get the highest quality device available.
The Linx GT device was decent and I’m sure if you found it on sale for a good price it’d do the job. Everything about the Arccos system was just a bit better, in my opinion. If that’s all the info you were looking for then great. But if you want a more detailed review, continue reading.
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SkyCaddie Linx GT First Impressions
This is a GPS watch that connects to your phone and it also uses sensors to act as a shot tracker to keep track of your clubs. The sensors screw into the top of your grips and you don’t really notice them there. The watch isn’t the most comfortable but it was better than some of the watches we’ve tried in the past.
You’ll be able to see distances to the green and hazards, how far you hit each of your clubs, and a post-round analysis of your game. Knowing the distance of each of your clubs will really help with your distance control. If you always find yourself hitting too long or short, this could be perfect for you.
The SkyCaddie Linx GT Watch
The watch isn’t the most stylish one on the market (in my opinion) but it is decently comfortable to wear. I’m not the biggest fan of watches so that’s probably why I thought that way.
There are 6 buttons on the watch that controls everything, and from what I can tell, it seems to be quite well made and durable. You wouldn’t want to throw it around and drop it for fun, but it should stand up to normal wear and tear.
It’s a GPS so it’ll show you the distance to the front, middle, and back of the green as well as hazards and doglegs. You can also see the green shape and keep track of fairways hit (and where you missed). Here’s a demo video:
The SkyCaddie Linx GT Tracker
You’ll also get 15 sensors to screw into your clubs that will keep track of all your stats and record them in the app. The app isn’t the most well-designed one I’ve used but the good news is that it can be improved as time goes on (hopefully).
It’ll track the distances for each club which is super helpful in really figuring out your distances (I always struggled with distance control so this was a huge help).
Putting and chipping isn’t the most accurate but it’s still useful to know some of the data.
The SkyCaddie Linx GT App
Once you download the app on your phone you’ll be able to see all your stats and also the full course maps.
It’s pretty cool seeing exactly where all your shots went, which makes it easier to figure out what part of your game needs work. Obviously, you should have an idea about what needs to be improved but I was pretty surprised when I saw the data across more than a few rounds.
The app will show you your scoring average, the percent of fairways/greens hit, your average driving distance, and the number of putts per hole.
- The amount of data it gives is awesome.
- It’s a lot easier than some to set up and use.
- The accuracy seems to be just as good as my high-end golf watch.
- The battery life isn’t the best but lasts a full round no problem.
- The app occasionally crashes (hopefully fixed in an update).
- It can sometimes take a while to locate the course.
- Performance Score: 8
- Price Score: 8
- Quality Score: 8
- My Personal Score: 8
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there an annual fee or subscription?
A. The first year is free but it’s around $20/year after that for the app features.
Q. How many courses are on it?
A. There are around 35,000 from around the world. All of the main courses in my area were on it and that should be the case for you as well.
Is The SkyCaddie Linx GT Worth It?
Overall, it’s a pretty cool device that did its job, but that being said, I did prefer the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors over them. I’ve been using the Arccos system for a number of years now and absolutely love it.
The Arccos Sensors are a bit cheaper and I found the quality and consistency to be a bit better. The app was less glitchy and the yardage seemed to be slightly more accurate.
- Check the current price on Amazon (best place we could find it).
They essentially do the same thing but the only downside is that it doesn’t come with a watch. With the Arccos system, you’ll have to use your phone instead. Not a huge deal in my opinion, but it’s something to know beforehand.
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Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API