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8 Things Galaxy Note 7 Owners Need To Know

8 Things Galaxy Note 7 Owners Need To Know

Golf Pad GPS and Switching Phones

Did your phone end up on the recall list for the Galaxy Note 7? Getting a new phone is usually exciting, not so much when it's unexpected though. 

Many golfers who use the free Golf Pad GPS app for shot tracking, score keeping and as a GPS rangefinder, have questions about switching to a new phone. 

The 8 most important things golfers need to know:

  • If you switch to iPhone from Android, the Golf Pad GPS app will still work. It's compatible with Android and Apple devices.



  • Have a Golf Pad account created before switching phones. This will ensure your golf game playing history transfers to the new phone. You can use your email address or social media to create the account. 




  • Open the app and log in to your account, using the settings icon.  That will bring your history over to the new device. You may need to start a round before your history populates. 



  • The Galaxy Note 7 recall is serious! Don't risk it for the sake of brand loyalty. Get your phone replaced! 

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

Golf Pad offers a free shot tracker, GPS rangefinder, and scoring app as well as a Premium version of the app. They also offer an automated game tracking system, Golf Pad TAGS™ for Android and Golf Pad LINK™ (coming soon) for iPhone. 

Golf Pad recently got an email from a golfer who was deciding between Golf Pad TAGS and another golf game tracking system. It's always a good idea to compare golf game tracking apps. Golfers want the most useful and easy to use app. 

Best golf app. Can't even see how this can get any better. It suggests clubs to hit, depending on distanc...

Best golf app. Can't even see how this can get any better. It suggests clubs to hit, depending on distanc...

While there are similarities among golf game tracking products, it's the software that makes Golf Pad GPS and Golf Pad TAGS™ stand out from the crowd. 

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

15 reasons Golf Pad is better than the competition

  • Intelligent club recommendations
    • With Golf Pad GPS, you see club recommendations based on your playing history and course information, even the elevation, temperature and humidity
  • Custom club comparison
    • Golf Pad GPS lets you add make, model, shaft type and more. Then compare two of the same clubs against each other. Very helpful when choosing between drivers or brands. 
  • Real Time round sharing
    • Your friends, or coach can watch your game unfold while you are playing - even when they are stuck at work
  • Re-designed tags
    • Golf Pad recently updated the design of TAGS™ to give golfers the most durable, ultra-light tags with an extra secure fit
  • Precise GPS
    • Golf Pad has perfected it's software to provide the most accurate results possible
  • Simple user interface
    • Golf Pad GPS and Golf Pad TAGS are easy to set up and use, so you can focus on playing golf
  • 99.5% crash free
    • Golf Pad GPS continuously updates as new Android and iOs updates are released to provide a stable application

These are just some of the advantages of Golf Pad over other golf game tracking apps.  Golf Pad is packed with useful features. 


Golf Pad has the best review rating


These are just a few of the features that help make Golf Pad and Golf Pad TAGS the best choice for golf game tracking. 

Golf Pad GPS has earned the highest review rating of any of the closest competitors.

Over 10k users have reviewed Golf Pad GPS. Golf Pad has earned a 4.6 (out of 5) star rating on Google Play, App Store and a 5 star FB review rating.

Our users consistently praise the Golf Pad for:

  • great service
  • excellent value
  • near perfect app stability
  • useful stats
  • free feature enhancements
  • easy to use 
  • help improve their golf game

Golf Pad has over a million downloads to date. Start with the free Golf Pad GPS app and decide for yourself. 


Golf Course GPS & Apple Series 2

Golf Course GPS & Apple Series 2

Golf Pad GPS + Apple Watch Series 2

The blogs and news feeds are all buzzing about the new Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.  

For golfers using Golf Pad GPS, the big question is:

Will Golf Pad GPS work with the iPhone 7 and/or Series 2 Apple Watch?

The simple answer is, "Yes, Golf Pad works with the Series 2." It'll be compatible with the new watch, as it is with the original Apple Watch

One of the features of the Series 2 is a built-in GPS. Many golfers are wondering if this means they can use Golf Pad GPS without having the iPhone nearby or paired 100% of the time.

Currently the Golf Pad app requires the iPhone and Apple Watch (including Series 2) to be paired with the phone.


"We expect to release an update soon so the app will use the GPS signal of the watch, even when it's not paired with the phone," explains Konstantin Roslyakav, one of Golf Pad's founders. "Our development team is constantly adding new features and improving compatibility with new technology as it comes to market."

Constant innovation is one reason Golf Pad GPS is top-rated by golfers.  


"Since using Golf Pad, I have been able to take over 20 swings off my game..the recommendations, distance, and map view give you all the right information to select the correct club." Marc and Christina A. 5 Star Google Review of Golf Pad GPS


Learn how Golf Pad GPS works with Apple Watch in this user guide. 

Golf Pad's Game Tracking TAGS: More durable design

Golf Pad's Game Tracking TAGS: More durable design

Golf Pad TAGS™ allow golfers to automatically track shots, keep score, see distances, get detailed game analytics and more. 


K. Roslyakov

K. Roslyakov

"Golfers can be hard on their clubs. We improved the design of our TAGS to be more durable and long lasting," said Konstantin Roslyakov, a Golf Pad founder.


Last month, Golf Pad released a limited number of newly designed, real-time game tracking TAGS.  They fit easily and securely into the top of each golf club used in a round of golf. 


Golf Pad received overwhelming positive feedback from users. The new, improved Golf Pad TAGS™ are now available on


"The new TAGS were easy to set up and install. The TAGS and the app are excellent. They've helped improve my golf game tremendously,"  writes Scott M. of PA. 


Golfers can order the new Golf Pad TAGS direct from Golf Pad now.

Real Time Round Sharing

Real Time Round Sharing

Let your friends, golf coach, (boss?) brother-in-law see your score as you progress through the course, in real time! 

Golf Pad now offers Real Time Round Sharing (v. 12.5 and later). Get the latest Golf Pad GPS Android update here.

You can now share the round with your friends and they'll be able to follow your progress shot-by-shot on the web. Just pick the recipients when starting a new round.

Golf Pad's continued innovation and feature enhancements are just one more reason golfers love using the free, top-rated scoring and GPS rangefinder app.  If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for? Get it free.  

Compare Club Performance Automatically

Compare Club Performance Automatically

You know that new driver your significant other got for your birthday? Now you can compare it's performance against your current driver - automatically! 

Golf Pad recently launched a custom club feature in it's top-rated GPS and scorecard app.

Add two drivers to your bag. See exactly how they stack up against each other.  Add club details like:

  • make
  • model 
  • loft
  • shaft
  • grip

The Golf Pad app will track and analyze the performance of each club. This takes the guesswork out of deciding which brand or style of club works best for you. 

The comparison feature works for all clubs from drivers to putters. Custom clubs are available for Android (iPhone coming soon).

Learn more about the custom club feature and how to use it here. 

Pin Placement: One More Reason Golfers Love Golf Pad

Pin Placement: One More Reason Golfers Love Golf Pad

In March, Golf Pad announced another new feature for Android and iOS users of the popular Golf Pad GPS application. The feature allows users to place the pin (or flag) on any of 34,000 courses world wide. Golfers love it. 

Exact pin position adds another level of insight for putting statistics. This type of innovation is why we’re at the forefront of development. Users have been very excited about this feature.
— Keaton Hayenga, Director of Customer Outreach

Strokes Gained: At your fingertips in Golf Pad Premium

Golf Pad launches Strokes Gained, a new feature in Golf Pad Premium. Users are already loving it! 


If you're a golfer using Golf Pad GPS, the free shot-tracker, scorecard and GPS rangefinder, this feature is a game changer. It's time to take a closer look. 

Strokes Gained is the revolutionary approach to game analysis, based on the "Every Shot Counts" book by professor Mark Broadie. Strokes Gained is the measure of how well someone performs compared to the average scratch player, taking into account the length and location of each shot and putt. 

The new feature is available in Golf Pad version 12.0 for Android and coming to iPhone soon. You'll see easy to read stats that will help you make better decisions on the course. 


Golf Pad Premium is an in-app upgrade. To take advantage of this new feature and many others, download the free app here.  

Learn more at the Golf Pad GPS support forum. 

LINK™ for iPhone/ Android Launched at PGA Show


Top Developer, Golf Pad, Inc., Launches Automatic, Real-time Golf Tracker For iPhone And Android


Kirkland, Washington, January 20, 2016 -- Golf Pad, Inc. is announcing the launch of Golf Pad LINK at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show. Golf Pad LINK is a real-time game tracking system for golfers of all skill levels. It uses automatic tracking, analysis and intelligent club recommendations to help golfers improve their game. The new product is compatible with iPhone and Android devices.


Golfers play while LINK™ instantly records the exact distance of every shot and provides game-changing insight in real-time. Results can be viewed on a phone or even a smartwatch. Supported models include Apple Watch, Pebble, Samsung, Asus, Magellan and more. Users can also access their stats using an online dashboard, share results with friends and see how they compare to other players.


“Until now, our popular Golf Pad TAGS could only be used with Android phones,” observed Golf Pad CEO, Konstantin Roslyakov. “Golfers love the insights and wanted iPhone support too. Golf Pad LINK

 addresses that. It has the additional benefit of improved phone battery life and ultra precise GPS location sensing. With LINK, golfers can even leave their phone in their bag while playing. ”


Golf Pad LINK™ comes with a wireless reader, 15 ultra-lightweight Golf Pad TAGS (one for each club) and the Golf Pad GPS application. The popular app is loved by golfers around the world and  has earned top ratings in the sports category. The low-profile reader fits in a pocket or on a belt to create a hands-free experience.


The system retails for $249.00. Pre-orders begin at the PGA Merchandise Show January 27-29th, 2016. Orders can be placed on the company website:


About Golf Pad, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Golf Pad Inc. develops Golf Pad GPS, a rangefinder, game tracking and scoring application for golfers. The top-rated app has been downloaded over 1 million times and used to record over 2.5 million rounds of golf. As a result, Golf Pad has been recognized as a Top Developer by Google. Golf Pad is committed to providing easy-to-use tools that help golfers improve their game in a meaningful way. For more information visit


Golf Pad TAGS™ Launched at PGA Show

Golf Pad TAGS™ allows golfers to quantify their performance while staying focused on the game.

Kirkland, WA, January 20, 2015 -- Launched by Golf Pad, Inc. at the PGA Merchandise Show, Golf Pad TAGS™ will enable golfers to easily analyze and improve their performance. The system - available for only $99 - includes a set of 15 tags that attach to the back of each club and work with the Golf Pad GPS app on Android phones to seamlessly capture the game in full detail.

“Users told us that statistics are extremely important to help them assess their game and track improvement,” says Golf Pad CTO Maksim Ivanov. “The best statistics require detailed information about the game, including the position and the club used for each shot.”

Currently, tracking this kind of information while playing a round is both difficult and distracting. With Golf Pad TAGS™, players can remain focused on the game. They only need to tap the back of the club to their phone before each shot. Golf Pad TAGS™ will record exactly how far the ball travels with each shot, map players’ shots and allow them to make adjustments in real time.

“Used together with Golf Pad GPS, Golf Pad TAGS™ offers golfers a true understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to make better decisions during the game,” says Ivanov. “Knowing how far you hit the ball with each club is crucial for improving your game and your score. Using Golf Pad TAGS™ makes getting this information effortless. And if you have a smartwatch, you can even see distances instantly on your wrist.”

The Golf Pad TAGS™ system works with most Android phones and is available from

About Golf Pad, Inc.

Golf Pad, Inc. makes a high-quality golf assistant app for iPhone and Android. Over 1,000,00,000 golfers have used the app, described as ‘a must-have for every golfer’; the app provides a state-of-the-art GPS rangefinder that covers more than 34,000 golf courses worldwide. Golf Pad GPS supports advanced scoring, including handicaps, and offers users detailed statistics, aerial maps, hole elevation profiles and more. It also works with a wide range of wearables, including Pebble, Magellan Echo Series, Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360, LG G Watch, Sony Smartwatch 3 and more.