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Golf Pad TAGS:  Now for iPhone

Golf Pad TAGS: Now for iPhone

iPhone Users Rejoice

Golf Pad TAGS, the popular game tracking tags introduced in 2015, are now compatible with iPhone and Android. All TAGS sold on after November 1, 2018 will work on both types of devices.

Golf Pad TAGS make it easy to know the distance of every shot. Just tap your club to your phone before you make your shot. You'll automatically track your score, club distances, accuracy, putting stats and more. See, edit and share right on your phone. The best part is, you can leave your phone in your pocket.

I love the ability to see how far I'm hitting shots especially since I just got all new clubs - Jeffery Campbell, 5 Star FB Review

Phone Compatibility

Most Android phones with NFC capability are compatible. TAGS will work with iPhone 7 or later running iOS 12 or later. Click here for more information about phone compatibility.

Getting Started

TAGS are simple to set up. It begins with downloading the latest version of the Golf Pad GPS app. Next you’ll assign a tag to each club in your bag. The tags are ultra light-weight and battery free.

The core features are the same on both phone types, however the set up process is slightly different for each.

iPhone Set Up

Android Set Up

Older TAGS

If you purchased your Golf Pad TAGS before November 1, 2018 or from a third party retailer, they may not include iPhone compatibility. If you have questions, please contact our support team.


Golf Pad TAGS, an automatic golf game tracking system, are now compatible with iPhone 7 or later. They continue to work with most NFC enabled Android phones. TAGS are powered by the highest rated golf GPS app. They make shot tracking effortless, giving you access to accurate statistics, club distances and game insight so you can play better golf.

Golf Pad LINK Production

Golf Pad LINK Production

Golf Pad CEO, Konstantin Roslyakov, just returned from overseeing the start of production of Golf Pad LINK. The Golf Pad team has devoted countless hours perfecting every elements of the highly anticipated automatic golf game tracking system

Here's the latest update:

  • Final samples made on the actual production line were reviewed and look great! 
  • One of the electronics components (the GPS+GLONASS chip) had a delay on the supplier side. As a result, full scale production is delayed by a couple of weeks.  
  • Golf Pad is expecting to have all Kickstarter rewards shipped from the manufacturer in mid May and shipped to early backers in late May / early June.  
  • Software is feature-complete and Golf Pad is testing with variety of phone makes/models.  

While the supplier delay for the GPS+GLONASS chip is disappointing, the Golf Pad team keeps to the highest quality standards. They would rather wait a bit for the best-performance component than substitute with something inferior.

When can I buy Golf Pad LINK? 

Golf Pad LINK will be shipped to Kickstarter backers in late May / early June. Once those are fulfilled, Priority Access customers will be able to place orders. After which, sales will be open to the general public. If you're one of the many golfers eager for Golf Pad LINK, sign up for Priority Access here

Golf Pad GPS + Smartwatch

Golf Pad GPS + Smartwatch

A common question golfers ask is “What kind of smartwatch should I use with Golf Pad GPS?”

Golf Pad GPS, a golf rangefinder and scoring app, is compatible with more watches than any golf tracking app on the market today. This means golfers have a lot of options when choosing the best smartwatch.


3 factors to consider when deciding which smartwatch to use with Golf Pad GPS:


  • Cost - be realistic with your budget. Yes, it’s nice to look at the latest models, but if you’ll only be using the watch on the golf course, it may be better to save the cash for more golf balls instead. You can buy at watch for under $40 and get great performance with Golf Pad GPS.


  • Appearance - Smartwatches have become more refined looking in recent years. They are lower profile with discrete bands and watch faces that look like actual wrist watches. You’ll  spend a couple hundred to as much as a couple thousand dollars on these more modern watches. If looks aren’t important to you, an older model will save you a lot of money.


  • Features - The models listed below all work seamlessly with the Golf Pad GPS app. If you want to use your watch for other features, like music, measuring work-outs, or staying in touch with friends on social media, you’ll want to consider all the features offered. Many watches have lots of stand-alone features. Others require the use of applications.


Current compatible smartwatch models include:

Samsung Gear (including Gear Fit2)

Android Wear Including:

Update July, 2018: Pebble and Magellan Echo are also compatible with Golf Pad, however they've been discontinued and are currently in maintenance mode with the manufacturers. As a result, Golf Pad compatibility may not continue to be supported.

Apple Watch (including Series 2)

If you are considering a smartwatch and aren’t sure if your model will work with Golf Pad GPS, please contact us. We’ll verify compatibility for you.


Zahradnik, F. (n.d.). The Best GPS Watches Reviewed. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from

Golf Pad TAGS in the EU

Golf Pad TAGS in the EU

Order Golf Pad TAGS in The EU

Golfers often ask "Where can I buy Golf Pad TAGS in the UK (or other EU countries)?".

Combined with the top-rated golf app, Golf Pad GPS, TAGS are the easiest way for golfers to track and improve their golf game. Golf Pad TAGS work with most NFC capable Android devices.

Golfers who live in Europe can now order Golf Pad game tracking products through Golf Pad’s newest online retailer, Golf & More.


Faster Shipping For EU Reisdents

Golf & More is a Golf Pad dealer located within the European Economic Area (EEA). Ordering online with Golf & More means you don't have to worry about import taxes and VAT.  Domestic shipping within the EEA is fast and affordable. A multilingual version of the website is in the making. In the meantime,  contact Golf & More directly by email:

Golf Pad's new automatic golf game tracking system, Golf Pad LINK, will be available with Golf & More in early summer. Golf Pad LINK is compatible with iPhone and Android devices.

NOTE: For golfers who live outside the EU, orders can be placed directly with Golf Pad GPS or other Golf Pad retailers.