Silent movie showing the steps below.
Getting started with Bluetooth devices can sometimes seem intimidating at first glance, but the convenience of wireless technology like Bluetooth is unparalleled. This will guide you in getting started with your Bluetooth-enabled Optishot Orbit. It will walk you through downloading the My Swing Caddie app that will allow you to not only use the Orbit outdoors at a driving range but also update the firmware on your Orbit device. It will then guide you through paring your Orbit to your Microsoft Windows 10/11 machine via Bluetooth for use in Orion Live. I’m sure you are excited to get started, so we will begin with downloading the My Swing Caddie app on your phone.
On your phone, go to the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android) and search for an app called “MySwingCaddie”.
After you have installed the MySwingCaddie app, launch it, and you will be prompted to either log into your account (if you have one with Voice Caddie) or create an account if you do not have an account. Once you have an account set up, log into the My Swing Caddie application, and you should be taken to MySwingCaddie home screen as shown below.
The MySwingCaddie home page
This is the application that you will want to run when you have taken the Orbit to the driving range and any time you are going to use the Orbit outdoors, and not with Orion Live. Note that the data stored in MySwingCaddie will be held in your Voice Caddie profile and does not transfer to Orion Live. Only data collected by Orion Live when you are connected to your Windows computer will be saved to your Orion Live profile.
The next step is to connect the Orbit to the MySwingCaddie application and to update it to the latest firmware on the Orbit (if a new version is available).
To connect the Orbit to the MySwingCaddie application, you will first need to turn on the Orbit by long pressing the power button on the back of the Orbit. If the Orbit does not turn on, the battery may be low - try plugging it into any compatible charging brick or computer with a USB-C cable and wait until the battery is charged. Place the Orbit on a flat surface, and when the device indicates it is OK, we can attempt to connect via Bluetooth.
Orbit on and ready
Inside of the MySwingCaddie application, you will notice the Bluetooth symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen. Tap the Bluetooth icon. This will open the pairing screen, where the application will look for the Orbit.
Tap the Bluetooth Symbol
It may take several seconds, but eventually, the Orbit will show up. The orbit is identified with the letters SC4 followed by several digits. If you do not see this, make sure that the Orbit device hasn’t fallen asleep. If the screen on the Orbit device shows Zzz it has fallen asleep and needs a jolt of digital caffeine by turning it off and back on again until it is back in the ready state. Once a device starting with SC4 appears in the Connectible Device area, tap on it.
Located the Orbit (notice the SC4 followed by four digits)
Tap on the SC4, and it will attempt to pair
When Bluetooth is paring to any device, your phone or your computer, it will display a Pin code on the front of the device. Your phone or your computer will ask for this number, and you only have a few seconds to enter this into the box for the paring. This is a Bluetooth safety precaution so unauthorized people can’t access your device. The code is six digits that are shown on the very bottom row of the screen. The code will change each time you pair the device, so you will want to have it facing you during this process.
Depending on if you are using an iOS device, or an Android device, your screens for paring will look a little different, but in each case, you will need to enter the six digits shown on the screen of the Orbit during this process.
Paring with iOS. Enter the code and press Pair
Pairing with Android. Tap “Pair & Connect”
Pairing with Android part 2. Enter the code and press OK. You don’t need to check the checkboxes.
If the connection is successful, you will likely get a message asking you if you would like to update to the latest firmware version. Say YES and allow the application to update the firmware of your Orbit. If no new firmware is available, you will be taken back to the MyShotCaddie home screen. The Orbit is now ready to be used outdoors and/or on the driving range.
Before you are going to use your Orbit with your computer, you will need to disconnect it from your phone. If your phone is connected and you try to pair it with your computer or use it with Orion Live, the Orbit always likes the phone better than your computer, so it won’t register shots in Orion Live. To disconnect the Orbit from your phone, tap the Bluetooth symbol again on the home screen and a message will appear asking if you want to disconnect it. Say yes. When you want to use it with your phone again, just follow the previous steps.
Tap the Bluetooth symbol to disconnect.
Tap Yes to disconnect the Orbit from your phone so that it can pair with your computer.
Now that your Orbit has the latest firmware, it is time to pair it with your Windows computer.
Windows 10 / 11 Bluetooth instructions
Now that you have updated the firmware on your Orbit, it is time to connect your Orbit to your Windows desktop. The procedure is the same between Windows 10, and Windows 11, but the screens may vary slightly.
NOTE: Be sure to disconnect/forget the Orbit (SC4) from your phone or phones before running it connected to the computer. If this is not done then the connection to the computer will randomly drop and no swing results will be recorded.
The first thing you want to do is locate the Bluetooth icon at the bottom right of your desktop. It is usually in a grouping of other system icons that you can see by pressing the carrot ^ somewhere near the date and time. When you press this, several system icons will appear that will look different on your computer based on what programs are running. Amongst them will be the Bluetooth icon. If you can’t find this icon, and you are certain that you have Bluetooth on your computer, you can also get to where you need to be in the next steps by going to your system settings and looking for “Bluetooth & Devices”. Most people will have the Bluetooth shown in the area below:
When you find the Bluetooth icon, move your mouse on top of it and hit your right mouse button. This will pull up another menu similar to the one below:
Click on Add a Bluetooth Device. This will take you to the Bluetooth & Devices screen.
At the Bluetooth & Devices screen, you want to click the “Add Device” button.
When you hit the Add Device button, you will see a selection of options of what kind of device you would like to add. Click on Bluetooth.
At this point, you want to make sure that your Orbit is not in sleep mode, so if you see Zzz on the front of the Orbit, wake it up by tapping the power button. This should wake the Orbit back up so you will be able to pair it to your Windows machine.
When you hit the Bluetooth option in the Add a Device dialog box, you will see your computer searching for all available Bluetooth devices. Several items may show up here, but the device you are looking for will start with SC4 and end with digits. The numbers will correspond to the same SC4 and digits you saw when you were paring your Orbit with your phone, earlier in this process. It may take a minute for the SC4 to show up. If it is longer than 90 seconds, you may want to try turning the Orbit all the way off, then on again. When you see the SC4 device show up in the Add a device box, click on the SC4 and you should see a PIN code show up on the Orbit, just like you did when you paired it with your phone. Enter these digits into the proper dialog box and hit connect.
Example of the Orbit showing a Pin (note the numbers change every time)
Enter the pin shown on the Orbit (note the code should match what is displayed on the Orbit
Keep in mind that you have a limited amount of time to enter the Pin shown on the front of the Orbit into the Add a device box, or it will time out. If it times out before entering the Pin, you will hit cancel and try to pair it again.
When it pairs correctly, it will indicate “Your device is ready to go!”. It may still indicate that it is not connected, but that is just a quirk of Windows. Now install the Orion Live software (instructions located elsewhere) and your Orbit should be ready to go.