Golf GPS on Apple Watch

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By Shawn P.

  • 7 Replies
  1. Shawn P.

    Shawn P.
    Barrie, ON

    What’s everybody’s thoughts on using Golf GPS on your Apple Watch?

    Is anybody using it and is it worth it? Looking at picking up an Apple Watch and figured I’d get both benefits of GPS and the daily use of an Apple Watch (ie text messages etc)


    Tillsonburg, ON

    I don't have an apple watch (yet) but I know some guys that use the GPS function for golf. They like it. I guess it frees up some room in the bag from the laser or handheld gps
  3. Darius V

    Darius V
    Barrie, ON

    Not sure which watch my friend uses, but he links it to his phone's GPS before the round and then just looks at the watch throughout the round. All in all it seems to work well.
    I use a Garmin product along with my laser. The Garmin G6 is a great tool as I also use it to keep score and track my stats. But whatever you use as a GPS device is still not a complete replacement for a goo Laser Range Finder. I use mine in addition to my garmin to shoot the distance to a specific tree when playing a dog leg, or when I am trying to ensure my lay-up will not reach through the fairway and get me in more trouble...
  4. Serge C

    Serge C
    Chambly, QC, CA

    Hey! I have been using an app on my apple watch this year. Quite frankly it does the job. There is one little downside i find. It drains your watch battery! So i’ve done a few early 18s and my watch would be out of battery for the rest of the day.
    I’m considering a range finder now. But the apple watch does the job!
  5. Shawn P.

    Shawn P.
    Barrie, ON

    Thanks for the replies. Decided on sticking with my Garmin Approach S20. It’s been solid for me on distances. However a laser rangefinder will be on my Christmas list for this year.
  6. Ive used SwingU and upgraded to the pro version and I have to say it does work well. It shows actual vs what it is with slope + weather factors which can help with club selection. It has a club tracking feature but you have to constantly remember to track and stop which is annoying. Older versions did drain the watch battery but on my series 5 its worked really well and I can get a round in as well as a full day of use from the watch.
  7. Jason R

    Jason R
    Ottawa, ON

    I have a Garmin Fenix and use the Golf App all the time. Super accurate and I would expect that the S62 to be even more user friendly.
  8. I picked up the S62 Garmin this year. No regrets. Big upgrade over any of my previous Garmins. The battery life alone is worth the upgrade. I can play 5 rounds without recharging. For players who know how far they hit their clubs it is a hugh advantage. For players who don't, it doesn't matter if they have a watch or rangefinder, they still can't hit the green.

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