There are two in-play GPS options available to the user when using shot tracking on the Arccos Caddie app for Apple Watch.
- iPhone GPS Location – In this mode, shots are detected at the location of your iPhone when the Apple Watch is in Bluetooth range (more battery efficient).
- Apple Watch GPS Location – In this mode, shots are detected at the location of your Apple Watch (less battery efficient).
Apple Watch shot detection will default to Option 1 (iPhone GPS Location) in order to minimize battery consumption on the Apple Watch and is the most efficient in-play option. If the Apple Watch is moved out of Bluetooth range of the iPhone, the GPS will switch to the Apple Watch until they are back in range.
A user can select Airplane Mode on their Apple Watch to switch the default GPS location to that of their watch. The size of the Apple Watch battery and associated GPS power consumption on the watch means that for longer rounds we do not recommend using Option 2 (Apple Watch GPS Location).
Depending on the length of a user’s round, and their Apple Watch series, battery consumption will vary. Based on their individual circumstances, users should remain aware of the appropriate options available to them. The table below summarizes the anticipated battery consumption, per hour, for each Apple Watch series and size.
When the user’s Apple Watch is not in airplane mode, all shot data will automatically sync to the iPhone. This allows a user to interact with Arccos Caddie throughout the round.
If airplane mode is turned on, no shot data will transfer until airplane mode is turned off (ex: when data is synced at the end of the round).