The best GPS and Performance tracking solutions on the market in 2021

The best GPS and Performance tracking solutions on the market in 2021

21 August 2021

Collecting golf statistics is becoming increasingly popular with golfers understanding the importance of analyzing their game post round to better scores. 

We are often asked; What is the best performance / shot tracking device? There are lots of good solutions on the market from brands such as Garmin, Shot Scope and Arccos, we have listed the top performance tracking solutions below and key features of each device:

Shot Scope V3 (16 Tags)

£179.99 /  $219.99 Free updates
Shot Scope V3 range
The Shot Scope V3

The Shot Scope V3 is a stylish and lightweight GPS watch available in 4 colours. The V3 can be used on the course as an advanced GPS watch or simply use in watch mode for your daily life off the course. The Shot Scope V3 comes preloaded with the Shot Scope’s in-house course database of 36,000 worldwide courses, allowing changes to a course to be instantly uploaded within as little as 48 hours.

The V3 automatically tracks each shot hit on the course, without interfering with your game. Post round, more than 100 different statistics can be reviewed via the Shot Scope V3 mobile app or Shot Scope’s online dashboard on different clubs, tee shots, approaches, short game and putting to help improve on course strategy and lower scores.

Shot Scope V3 GPS watch and tracking tags
  • Automatic Shot Tracking
  • Displays GPS yardages on a daylight readable color display
  • Preloaded golf courses with 48 hour course updates
  • Interactive features such as course hub, leaderboards and earn over 400 medals 
  • No subscription / free lifetime updates

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Garmin S62 Approach® CT10 Tags (14 Tags)

£479.99 / $630 watch + £259.99 / $341 tags
Garmin S62 range

The Garmin Approach S62 GPS watch features a sunlight-readable touchscreen that integrates detailed hole maps and yardages in full colour. You get quick and precise distances to greens, hazards and doglegs and preloaded courses.

The Approach S62 is packed with useful golf features like AutoShot, which automatically records the location and distance of each detected shot so you can log your score as you play and analyse your statistics after your round. 

Garmin S62
  • AutoShot game tracking
  • Displays GPS yardages on a sunlight-readable touch-screen display
  • Preloaded golf courses
  • Smart notifications and activity tracking 
  • No subscription / free lifetime updates

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Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors (14 Tags)

£169.99 / $223 + £75 / $99 subscription per year

Fully-automatic shot-tracking system seamlessly records and analyses every shot you hit, provides A.I. Powered GPS Rangefinder distances to any point on the course and advanced analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores. 

Smart phone required on the course, unless using Arccos Caddie Link (additional cost of £89.99).

arccos sensors
  • A.I. Powered GPS Rangefinder (including gusts), elevation, temperature, humidity and altitude on the Arccos app (subscription $99 per year)
  • Smart Distance Club Averages, know how far to actually hit all your clubs
  • Advanced Analytics powered by strokes gained

Find out more here

Game Golf Pro (14 Tags)

£299.99 / $394
game golf pro

Game Golf Pro features automatic shot-tracking technology, enabling golfers to instantly track every shot in real-time hands free. Taking advantage of the industry’s most advanced shot-tracking technology is this easy: arrive at the tee, turn on Game Golf Pro and play. Unlike earlier iterations, there’s no need to tap the  Game Golf tags on your clubs to the hip device. All you have to do is play golf — and every shot, distance, and club used is automatically tracked.

game golf pro and tracking tags
  • Hands free, no tagging
  • Full Game Golf Platform Access
  • Includes strokes gained
  • No phone required

Find out more here

GPS and Tracking Comparison Table

The below table compares the top tracking devices on the market:

Shot ScopeGarminArccosGame Golf
Yearly subscription No – updates freeNo – updates freeYes – £75 / $99Some features require subscription
Cost of hardware£179.99 / £219.99 £740 / $971 S62 + 14 Tags£169.99 / $223 + yearly software subscription£299.99 / $394
Wear as an
everyday watch 
Requires phone during playNoNoYes No
Displays yardages YesYesOn phoneNo
Tags included16141414
48 hour course updatesYesNoNoNo

Short video on Performance Tracking Options

performance tracking options

Check out this video that compares some of the best GPS and performance tracking products.


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