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.

Recently, Lifewire, listed the Magellan Echo as one of the top 8 smartwatches for 2017

“The Magellan Echo is budget-priced, and it relies on compatible smartphone apps for most of its data. Compatible apps include: Strava, MapMyRun, Wahoo Fitness, iSmoothRun, AllTrails, and Golf Pad.”

 

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:

Pebble

Magellan Echo

Samsung Gear (including Gear Fit2)

Android Wear Including:

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.

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Zahradnik, F. (n.d.). The Best GPS Watches Reviewed. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from https://www.lifewire.com/gps-watches-reviews-1683616