IntelliGolf Version 8.x Feature Summary
For a summary of the New Features included in version 9.x please click here.
IntelliGolf® "version 8" is now shipping for all platforms (e.g. Palm and Treo handhelds, Pocket PCs, Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, Sony Ericsson and Nokia-based smartphones, and Windows PCs). Version 8.x includes a variety of new features, enhancements, and continued free access to the IntelliGolf course database for our in-revision (version 8.x) customers.
New Version 8.5 Features - Palm handhelds, Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PCs
Version 8.5 for Palm handhelds. Version 8.5 includes significant enhancements for wirelessly downloading courses directly to your Palm-based smartphone (i.e. Treo-series) plus a variety of minor enhancements. If you want to wirelessly download courses to your Treo handheld directly, version 8.5 is a "must have" for you :-).
Version 8.5 for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and Pocket PCs. Version 8.5 includes support for Windows Mobile 6.0, landscape/rotating-based screen displays (e.g Motorola Q, Samsung Blackbjack, T-Mobile Dash, AT&T Tilt, Ty Tn II, etc), and various other enhancements.
This upgrade is necessary if you recently purchased a new Windows Mobile 6.0-based Smartphone or Pocket PC, or need support for landscape or rotating screen displays for devices running Windows Mobile 5.0 or 6.0.
Note: Customers running Windows Mobile 2002 (very old) should not upgrade to IntelliGolf version 8.5 or higher. Windows Mobile 2002 is no longer supported in version 8.5 or higher.
New Version 8.3 Features - All
Version 8.3 includes some general enhancements to IntelliGolf. These items are not critical updates. As such, you are welcome to download and install version 8.3 at your leisure.
New Version 8.2 Features - All
IntelliGolf (IG) version 8.2 includes all of the current version 8.0/8.1 features plus the "Most Requested Features" (MRF) that you sent us this past quarter. These include:
- GPS Keep-Alive. Now, you have the option of keeping your GPS Bluetooth connection "open" when switching between the GPS distances screen and other screens (WM devices). This is particularly useful when you are tracking shot distances using Shot Start/Stop from the GPS distances screen. This will save you valueable time on the course. In addition, you will automatically be switched back to the GPS distances screen after tracking your shots. What a time saver! This was our #1 "Most Requested Feature" last quarter;
- Enhanced Desktop (PC) Statistics. We've had a lot of requested to add statistics to the IG desktop software (Birdie, Eagle, and Desktop editions) to track Approach and Chip Shot finishing directions. Now you will be able to view the accuracy of your greenside shots (e.g. length from pin, left, right, long, short, etc). These statistics will give you a much better feel for your greenside approach shots. Plus, we've improved/enhanced the Summary section at the top of the Statistics page.
- RCGA Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) Posting. For our Canadian golfers, now IntelliGolf will adjust your final score based upon your Handicap Index for official Posting to the RCGA. That means no more ESC table look ups. Just tap on Post and RCGA (or USGA), at the end of your Round, and IntelliGolf will calculate your ESC (final) posting score for you;
- Member ID. In the Posting screen, space has now been added to enter your official USGA, RCGA, EGA, other Other membership identification number. Now you won't have to remember your Member ID every time you Post a new round.
- Course DB Access. Version 8.2 includes continued free access to the IntelliGolf golf course database for our in-revision (version 8.x) customers. As you know, from time-to-time we need to update the course database format. Version 8.2 includes these updates and new encryption algorithms. To enjoy continued free access to the IntelliGolf course database, you will want to upgrade to IntelliGolf version 8.2 today. For more information on our in-revision course database access policy, please click here;
- GPS Simulator Mode. For our Par and Birdie edition customers (i.e. that do not own a GPS receiver), now IntelliGolf will show you actual delta distances from the center of the green to the front and back of the green for GPS Surveyed courses. This will give you a better feel for the actual size of a green, even without a GPS receiver. For distances to the 200, 150, 100 yard/meter markers, front, center, and back of the green from anywhere on the fairway, consider upgrading to the Eagle edition and adding a Bluetooth GPS receiver to your handheld/smartphone. To learn how to GPS-enable your handheld/smartphone, please click here;
- GPS Satellite icon. For GPS-surveyed courses, a satellite icon has always been put next to the course in the IntelliGolf on-line database. Now, in the version 8.2 handheld/smartphone software, this same satellite icon appears in the Courses screen as well as in the Wireless Search screen for GPS-surveyed courses. Now you will be able to tell which courses have been GPS-surveyed on your handheld/smartphone.
- Plus, there have a been a variety of other enhancements and updates thoughout IntelliGolf version 8.2.
We hope that you enjoy all of the new features and enhancements included in IntelliGolf version 8.2. To upgrade to version 8.2 please click here.
Version 8.0/8.1 Feature Summary - All
IntelliGolf (IG) version 8.0/8.1 includes:
- Shot tracking for hybrid clubs. Now you can track shots for your 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H & 6H (hybrids);
- Personalized club selector. With the addition of hybrid clubs, now you can track shots for any of 26 included clubs (1W-9W, 1H-6H, 1I-9I, PW, UW, SW & LW). The new Club Selector feature allows you to personalize IntelliGolf to select the clubs that you carry in your bag. Just tap on the golf bag icon in the Shot Tracking section and personalize IntelliGolf for those clubs that you carry;
- IntelliGPS® desktop entry. Now you can GPS survey a course, before you play it, using popular GPS viewers (e.g. Google Earth). From the comfort of your on home, now you can now enter GPS coordinates for the 200, 150, 100 yard/meter markers, front, center, and back of the green, and up to three custom points per hole into the included IntelliGolf desktop software (i.e. Birdie, Eagle, and Desktop editions). This will save you valueable time on the course;
- IntelliGPS® Auto Fill. IntelliGolf now includes the ability to enter the the course's Degrees, Minutes, and Direction (N,S,E,W) only "once". When you press Auto Fill, all 18 holes will be populate with this information as it is traditionally constant by course. That means, the only thing that you will have to enter is the hole's "Seconds" as they traditionally change per hole. This new feature will save you up to 75% of the keystrokes normally required to GPS Survey a course using popular GPS Viewers;
- More sidegames. Now there are 35+ sidegames included in IntelliGolf. These include individual and team sidegames. For a list of the sidegames included into IntelliGolf please click here;
- Improved synchronization. After your selected rounds, players, and courses are synchronized between your PC and handheld/smartphone, now the (blue) synchronziation icon is automatically turned off. This reduces future synchronization time. Plus, additional optimizations and been included that reduce synchronization time.
- Square screen support. Now IntelliGolf supports square screen-based Pocket PCs (e.g. HP 65xx/69xx, Treo 700w, etc). This required a major redesign effort as the aspect ratios of traditional portrait-based screens is significantly different than that of square screen-based devices.
- Embedded GPS chip support. IntelliGolf now supports a variety of GPS-capable handhelds (HP 6515/6915, etc) that included accessible/embedded (non-emergency) GPS chips. Now, users of these new devices will have full support for embedded GPS within IntelliGolf.
- Plus, there have a been a variety of other enhancements and updates thoughout IntelliGolf version 8.0/8.1.
To upgrade to the latest version 8.x IntelliGolf software please click here.
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